Accused Of Criminal Charges? Choose An Attorney With Experience.
If you are ever approached by the police and they want to speak to you, you do not have to. Always be polite. If it is possible to do so, record the entire interaction between you and the police. Give them your name and address if they ask. If you are asked any other questions, tell the police that you want to speak to an attorney before speaking to them any further. If they ask you more questions, tell them again, still politely, that you want to speak to an attorney before speaking to them any further. Even if you have done nothing wrong, answers that you give to questions can be misinterpreted by the police or the court.
If the police want to arrest you, you must let them. If they want to take your photograph or fingerprints, cooperate with them. At that time, they will probably ask you questions about your date of birth, whether you have any tattoos or scars and similar identifying factors. You should answer these questions. If you object or struggle with the police, you can be charged with additional crimes. If the police ask to search you, your car or your residence, unless they have a warrant, politely say no.
A criminal conviction can have a severe and long-lasting impact on your liberty, your finances and even your ability to drive or vote. If you have been charged with any crime, it is essential to the outcome of your case that you retain an experienced attorney who will aggressively defend your rights in court.
My Stamford law firm, the Law Office Of Robert A. Skovgaard, stands by individuals in Connecticut who are facing the menacing challenges of the criminal justice system. I put over 40 years of experience to work in defending your rights, and I will fight until the very end to ensure you are treated fairly in the court of law.
A Vigorous Defense For A Wide Range Of Criminal Charges
For nearly a decade I worked extensively in criminal law for the Connecticut public defender’s office. During this time, I learned the importance of giving clients the personalized attention they deserve. While criminal charges and processes may be similar, the circumstances of each case are as unique as the individual facing the charge. As your lawyer, I am prepared to advocate for the best outcome possible, regardless of the complexity of your case. I have defended charges involving:
- Drunk driving and DWI
- Drug offenses such as possession, distribution or manufacturing
- Property crimes like larceny, burglary, shoplifting and robbery
- Violent crimes such as assault, battery and domestic violence
- Speeding tickets and other traffic offenses
- Juvenile crimes
- Murder, manslaughter and homicide
- Sex crimes such as rape, sexual assault, child molestation and indecent exposure
While the Connecticut justice system operates via a clear set of rules and guidelines when charging an individual with a crime, human error can still occur. Law enforcement is required to follow a mandatory protocol when arresting and charging an individual, and if any steps are missed or overlooked, your charge could be lessened or dismissed.
Get A Free Consultation And Protect Your Rights
My law firm is conveniently located near the courthouse and police department in Stamford, and offers free initial consultations for anyone facing criminal charges. Evening and weekend appointments are also available by request. Call my firm at 203-883-4506 or toll-free at to get started, or send me an email to make an appointment.