146 Hopmeadow Street. Simsbury, CT 06089
84 Connecticut Boulevard, East Hartford CT 06108
55 Oak Street Suite 20, Hartford CT 06106

Hartford Criminal Defense Law

I have 28 years of criminal experience working in state courts. I have a great professional working relationship with prosecutors and judges in courts I practice in because I am viewed with integrity. Prosecutors know I will try a good case so I am very successful with plea bargain negotiations.

My practice areas include all state courts, misdemeanor and felony, Part A & B , Juvenile Courts, drug offenses, including all possession and sale drug and narcotics cases, larceny/bad checks, burglary robbery, domestic violence, assault, sexual assault, embezzlement , DUI, assault with a motor vehicle while intoxicated, negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, guns and weapons charges, child pornography, stalking, etc.

I have handled numerous cases for clients that have been charged with serious felonies and misdemeanors where I have been able to seal the court file and achieve dismissals for them by utilizing accelerated rehabilitation, youthful offender, family violence program, drug education program, community service labor program and the alcohol education program.

I have also handled numerous homicide cases involving misconduct with a motor vehicle and assault with a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

As an experienced Hartford Criminal Defense Lawyer, I also handle a significant volume of DUI matters each year. I have been extremely successful in getting reduced offender status on multiple DUI arrests and convictions which avoids significant mandatory jail time otherwise imposed by the courts.

Lastly, I handle all criminal matters personally, including every court appearance.

Criminal Case Results:

State v. George H., Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Sexual assault 1st degree, forcible rape
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
   
State v. Carlton C., Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Possession with intent to distribute more than 20 lbs of marijuana
Result:  Jury verdict of not guilty
   
State v. John Doe, Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Robbery 1st degree
Result: Jury verdict of not guilty
   
State v. Steven C., Part A Hartford Superior Court
Charges: Assault 1st degree (Defendant intentionally shot his roommate in the foot)
Result: Probation
   
State v. David B., Part A Danielson Superior Court
Charges: Possession with intent to sell 900 hits of LSD, Possession with intent to sell more than 4 oz. of marijuana
Result: Plea negotiation/Probation
   
State v. Matthew S., GA7 Meriden Superior Court, CR10-02568…
Charges: Sale controlled substance 21a-277(b); Possession of narcotics 21a-279(a)
Result:  Sealed file and dismissal of all charges
   
State v. Brian S., GA12 Manchester Superior Court, CR10-0231…
CR10-02314…
Charges: 2 counts Burglary 2nd
(smash and grab at liquor store twice)
Result: Sealed files with dismissal
   
State v. Kevin C., GA13 Enfield Superior Court, CR08-0149…
Charges: Possession of marijuana with intent to sell; operation of drug factory; 12 ounces marijuana individually wrapped in 1 oz. packages
Result: $5,000 fine, no probation
   
State v. Mark M., GA19 Rockville Superior Court, CR10-0096…
Charges: Sale of 1.2 lbs. marijuana to confidential informant, police arrested Defendant in middle of transaction
Result: Sealed files with dismissal

If you or someone you know in Connecticut needs the assistance of an experienced Hartford Criminal Defense Lawyer, call Attorney John D. Ritson today at (860) 651-3200, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

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