Criminal Defense Attorney in Waterbury
Call for a FREE Consultation: (203) 583-8299
Being arrested or charged with a crime can be an overwhelmingly tense and
stressful situation. While criminal allegations will vary, they all pose
considerable consequences that can threaten your future, and often your
freedom. From fines and fees to probation and possible terms of imprisonment,
the penalties at stake make it critical you have the support and representation
you need to exercise your right of challenging the government’s
case against you.
At Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C., our Waterbury criminal defense
lawyers provide experienced and resourceful representation when clients
need it most. Having served communities throughout Connecticut for over
35 years, we know the local courts and procedures and have an in-depth
understanding of the law. We leverage this insight to protect our clients’
rights at each phase of their legal journeys, and to fight for the best
Why Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C.?
- Serving Connecticut Since 1978
- Over a Century of Combined Experience
- Top-Rated & Distinguished Defense Attorneys
- Free & Confidential Case Evaluations
Criminal Cases We Handle
With more than 100 years of collective experience, our legal team has accumulated
the insight to effectively protect the rights of clients facing all types
of criminal charges. From misdemeanors and DUIs to the most serious felony
offenses, we handle the full range of crimes:
- DUI Defense
- Drug Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Assault and Battery
- Vehicular Homicide
- Violent Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Prostitution / Solicitation
- Misdemeanors/ Felonies
- Traffic Offenses
Because every case and charge is unique, our attorneys focus on personalized
service and close-working client relationships to create customized defense
strategies and pursue the best possible outcomes. This includes the detailed
preparation required to produce successful results during pre-file intervention,
independent investigations, negotiations with prosecutors, and, when necessary, trial.
Your Rights When Accused
The American criminal justice system is carefully crafted to ensure accused
individuals have the right to be treated fairly at all stages of the criminal
process, from initial stops and investigations to arraignments and trial.
When you’ve been charged with a crime, it is important you know
your rights and how to protect them.
Here are few important rights you should know as you navigate the criminal
Presumption of innocence – The right to be treated innocent until proven guilty is the foundation
of our criminal justice system. When charges are levied against you, you
have the right and opportunity to defend yourself, state your side of
the story, and directly challenge the government’s version of the
facts. It is their burden to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Right to remain silent – Your Fifth Amendment right is an essential tool for protecting
yourself when stopped, investigated, or being questioned by law enforcement.
Remember, you have the right to decline questioning or conversations with
police; and you should. Talking to law enforcement will not help your
case, and could potentially provide incriminating evidence which can be
used to connect you to a crime. Let an attorney communicate with law enforcement
on your behalf.
Right to legal representation – You have the right to work with an attorney to help defend yourself
against the allegations you face. Although you may obtain a Public Defender,
PD offices are notoriously overburdened, underfunded, and commonly staffed
by young and inexperienced lawyers. Our attorneys understand the important
role we take when clients place their trust in our team, and we leverage
our time, resources, and extensive experience to conduct thorough investigations
into the unique facts of an arrest and create effective, customized defense
strategies. This allows us to pinpoint critical errors made by law enforcement
or holes in the prosecution’s case that can be leveraged for a positive outcome.
Discuss Your Case During a FREE & Confidential Consultation
Time is a crucial factor in criminal cases, which is why our legal team
is readily available to take your call, review the individual facts of
your case, and discuss how we can immediately work in your defense. When
you reach out to our firm as soon as possible after an arrest or being
made aware of an investigation, we’re prepared to handle all aspects
of your case, provide the counsel and support needed during difficult
times, and fight to protect your rights, freedom, and future.
With so much on the line, working with a proven lawyer can make the difference.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you can be confident
about working with Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C.
For a FREE and confidential consultation, call (203) 583-8299. Our criminal
defense attorneys proudly represent clients throughout Waterbury and the
state of Connecticut, and offer services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.