Criminal Defense

When you’re charged with a drug offense, driving under the influence or assault with a motor vehicle, there’s a lot at stake. Potential consequences include hefty fine, jail time and loss of employment. Turn to attorney Matthew Joseph Collins for the best outcome. He’s there to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the entire criminal justice process and to fight for justice on your behalf. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, his successes are many, including dismissal of charges, reduction in charges, parole instead of jail time and reduced sentencing. Plus, he has experience at both the state and federal levels.

DUI Laws in Connecticut

In Connecticut, you face immediate license suspension if you fail a breathalyzer test for alcohol or refuse to take one. And even a first offense DUI can bring a jail term of six months, suspended license for one year and a $1,000 fine along with 100 hours of community service. If you’ve been charge with a DUI in Connecticut, it makes good sense to evaluate all of your defense options under the law. Even if you want to plead guilty, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be the best and fairest deal possible. Let attorney Matthew Joseph Collins help you achieve the best deal.

Manslaughter with a Motor Vehicle

A person commits a 2nd degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle when they operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cause the death of another person. This is a serious crime and a class C felony punishable up to 10 years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine. Driver’s license is also suspended for one year, and the person can only drive a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device for the following two years. Let attorney Matthew Joseph Collins develop a strong defense strategy for you.

Drug Charges: Attorney Matthew Joseph Collins

In Connecticut, drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana are controlled substances. The criminal penalties vary depending on whether the substance is a narcotic, non-narcotic or hallucinogen. Unlawful possession of narcotics receives the highest penalty. If you are charged with possession of a controlled substance, there are lengthy incarcerations and steep fine. Attorney Matthew Joseph Collins will advise you of your rights regarding plea agreements and whether or not you should go to trial.

If you’re charged with a criminal offense, turn to attorney Matthew Joseph for the best defense. He can also assist those who are seeking expungement of their criminal record.