• 1. I just got arrested and I want to know if I’m going to jail?

  • Drug possession

  • The best thing to do right now is call an attorney at CVattorneys 24 hours a day at 800-318-8310. There is no charge for the phone call and the attorney can answer all of your questions.

    

Drug possession charges in Connecticut are very hard to defend. In most cases, the police find the drugs on you or in your car during a valid search and at that point they have enough evidence to convict you.

    

The good news is that depending on your case, there are several diversionary programs in Connecticut which allow you to avoid jail time and in some cases have no criminal record. A list of these diversionary programs can be found on the State of Connecticut’s website http://www.jud.state.ct.us/Publications/CR137P.pdf

    

To explain your rights and see if you qualify for one of these programs you need to speak to a lawyer about your case. That is why it is so important to have a lawyer from Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC on your side.


  • Crimes against another person (breach of peace / assault)

  • The best thing to do right now is call an attorney at Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC 24 hours a day at 800-318-8310. There is no charge for the phone call and the attorney can answer all of your questions.

    

You might be out with some friends and everyone has had a little too much to drink. Someone says something and those words lead to pushes and shoves and before you know it there is a fight. Now you have been arrested for assault or breach of peace and you are looking at a possibility of 6 months to 10 years in jail.

    

Fortunately if this is your first offense and it is not a serious assault, you may be eligible for a diversionary program which will avoid jail time and leave you with no criminal record. For more on these diversionary programs visit the State of Connecticut’s web page at:
 http://www.jud.state.ct.us/Publications/CR137P.pdf

    

To explain your rights and see if you qualify for one of these programs you need to speak to a lawyer about your case. That is why it is so important to have a lawyer from Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC on your side.



  • Other crimes

  • The best thing to do right now is call an attorney at Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC 24 hours a day at 800-318-8310. There is no charge for the phone call and the attorney can answer all of your questions.

    

46% of all the arrests in the United States are people under the age of 25. You are not alone. And your not a bad person. You just got caught.

    

There is a classic joke about a lawyer filling out a job application. Question 4 said, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” The Lawyer answers, “No.” Question 5 says, “Please explain answer to number 4.” The lawyer wrights, “I never got caught!”

    
You got caught and that has made all the difference. Fortunately for you, if this is your first offense, there are diversionary programs that may apply to your case which could eliminate jail time and leave you with no criminal record. To learn more about these programs visit the Connecticut Website at:
 http://www.jud.state.ct.us/Publications/CR137P.pdf

    

To explain your rights and see if you qualify for one of these programs you need to speak to a lawyer about your case. That is why it is so important to have a lawyer from Cirello & Vessicchio, LLC on your side.



  • More Information

  • To find out more about the crime you have been charged with look on your summons or promise to appear. There is a box titled “Statute/Ordinance” on the form. Look for numbers starting with 53a or 21a. These numbers are the statutes for the crimes you have been charged with. You can look up the language of the statute by referencing the numbers on the following web site from the State of Connecticut:
    http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/Statutes.asp