Criminal Defense

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When it comes to criminal cases, we believe every person is entitled to the best possible defense.

At the Law Office of Jason Goddard, you can expect client-focused, high quality service. When it comes to criminal cases, we believe every person is entitled to the best possible defense; and we strive to deliver on that belief for every one of our clients. If you are looking for team of attorneys to represent you in a criminal matter, listed below are some of the areas we provide representation for:

Assault – There are varying degrees of assault charges, each with different potential consequences for the people who are charged with assault. Depending on the degree of assault charged, you may find yourself facing an extensive period of incarceration. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney about cases involving assault charges as soon as possible. 

Firearms – Certain types of convictions can cause you to lose your right to carry a firearm or to obtain your pistol permit. If you are charged with carrying a pistol without a permit or with possessing a firearm when you have certain convictions on your record, you may face mandatory minimum jail time. You must speak with an attorney as soon as possible regarding your case so that you know your options in resolving these types of cases.  

Domestic Violence – Domestic violence cases are often very difficult for clients because they come with protective orders. On the morning after your arrest (or on the next business day if you are arrested on a holiday or weekend), you must appear before a judge. That judge will make a determination about the level of protective order that will be issued in your case. This can range from a “partial” protective order (that merely prohibits future altercations or threatening, harassing behavior toward the protected person) to a “full” protective order, which mandates the client not to have any contact with the protected person, come within 100 yards of the protected person, or go to the place where the protected person lives (even if it also the client’s home). Every person should have an attorney with them on the first day of court in cases like these to protect your rights. 

Drugs – Drug laws have been changing in the State of Connecticut for quite some time. We are familiar with the most current state of the laws as they apply to our clients in the State of Connecticut and make sure you know all your options when it comes to drug cases. 

Larceny/Robbery  – Larceny and Robbery cases can carry hefty jail sentences, even if the alleged stolen property had little value. The potential periods of incarceration a person might face depends on multiple factors, including the criminal history of the person, the value of the items alleged to have been stolen, and the circumstances under which those objects were allegedly taken. Our office can help you sift through the information in your case and give you a clear perspective of your options moving forward. 

Homicide – Our firm has handled multiple homicide cases. While some of the cases have gone to trial, others have been settled without a trial. The key in cases with stakes as high as a homicide charge is adequate communication between the attorney and client; a thorough investigation of all the facts and circumstances the State claims happened; and preparation of a strong defense in collaboration with investigators, expert witnesses, and of course our client. 

Arson – Attorney Olan has handled arson cases, including a trial to verdict. Arson cases can be immensely complicated, so it is important to retain an attorney as soon as possible if you are charged with this type of offense. 

Sexual Assault – Our office has handled a multitude of sexual assault cases and work to keep our knowledge of this area of the law up-to-date. This involves not only researching the most current law in the area of sexual assault, but also being well-versed in the most current forensic standards for the investigation of sexual assault allegations. Contact our office immediately if you are being questioned regarding a sexual assault case or if you have been charged with this type of crime. 

We have staff in our office Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, who are available to get you connected with an attorney who can answer your questions. Please call us as soon as possible at 860-904-2291. 

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