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Case Results

Below are selected case results for the Law Offices of Allan F. Friedman – the names of the clients have not been used to protect the confidentiality of the clients. All of these cases are a matter of public record.

CR 20 019 – Aggravated DUI and Reckless driving
Outcome: Diversionary programs granted – Charges will be dismissed

The client engaged police in pursuit at speeds exceeding 100 mph while allegedly highly intoxicated on alcohol. The State’s attorney was seeking a jail sentence and criminal convictions. By developing a strategic plan to get the client into the appropriate treatment programs and an excellent mitigation package Attorney Friedman was able to convince the Court to grant the accelerated rehabilitation program and the alcohol education program which will lead to a dismissal of all charges. The client was very pleased that Attorney Friedman’s strategy was sufficient to overcome the objections of the State’s attorney.

Read more in DUI.

CR 20 002 – Larceny in the 1st degree
Outcome: Charges dropped – Case dismissed

The client was alleged to have stolen $30,000 through wire fraud. Attorney Friedman and his team of investigators were able to uncover evidence that another individual had stollen our client’s identity and establish an alibi for our client. The State’s attorney agreed to dismiss the charges after 6 weeks. Our client was overjoyed to have his life and reputation back.

Read more in Larceny.

CR 19 098 – Possession of a handgun without a permit; Weapons in a motor vehicle; Possession of marijuana
Outcome: Accelerated rehabilitation program granted

Our client lives in a distant state and is a truck driver. He was traveling through Greenwich with an unlicensed handgun and marijuana in a tractor-trailer. Attorney Friedman was able to get the State’s attorney to substitute the top charge down to a non-mandatory minimum offense and convinced the Court to grant the accelerated rehabilitation program which will result in a dismissal of all charges saving our clients commercial driver's license and job.

Read more in Weapons.

CR 19 067 – Sexual assault in the 2nd degree
Outcome: Judge declined to sign warrant – charges dropped

Client retained Attorney Friedman as soon as he learned that he was the subject of a false date rape allegation. Attorney Friedman got his investigative team out to promptly secure all the video evidence and witness statements to show that the victim’s allegations were questionable. As a result, the Judge determined that the arrest warrant lacked probable cause and the case was dropped. Our client was really relieved not to have to go through a trial and the stress of being arrested for a crime that he did not do.

Read more in Sex Crimes.

CR 19 052 – DUI 1st offender
Outcome: Client granted alcohol education program

The client was driving under the influence and was involved in a car accident. Since the client was a traveling salesperson they needed to keep their license or they would lose their job. Attorney Friedman was able to keep the client behind the wheel, saving their license and they were granted the alcohol education program which will lead to a dismissal of the charges.

Read more in DUI.

CR 19 045 – Felony evading responsibility – Serious physical injury
Outcome: Charge lowered to misdemeanor evading – no jail

The client was drunk driving and hit a pedestrian causing serious physical injuries that required hospitalization and resulted in physical disfigurement. Facing a mandatory minimum of 9 months in jail and a felony record the client retained Attorney Friedman. Attorney Friedman was able to work with counsel for the victim to negotiate a global resolution that resulted in the charges being lowered down to a misdemeanor evading charge with no jail time. Our client was very happy to avoid jail time and a felony record.

Read more in Evading Responsibility.

CR 19 019 – Possession of narcotics, Identity theft, Engaging police In pursuit, Violation of probation, Failure to appear
Outcome: Client was continued on probation no additional jail time

The client was on probation out of both Norwalk, G.A. #20 and Bridgeport, G.A. # 2 and owed several years of time when she picked up a new criminal case for possession of narcotics and other charges. After the client’s probations were violated and then the client failed to appear at Court, the client was facing a total of 64 years of jail exposure for all the charges. Attorney Friedman was able to successfully implement a plan to resolve the charges in both jurisdictions without any jail time and have the client continue on her original probation.

Read more in Probation Violation.

CR 18 091 – Violation of a criminal order of protection
Outcome: Client was allowed to continue in the family violence education program – Charges dismissed

The client was arrested for assault in a domestic violence case. While the case was pending and the client was in the family violence education program; the client picked up a second case of disorderly conduct and violation of an order of protection. Attorney Friedman was able to convince the Court to give the client another opportunity to complete the family violence program, saving the client from a felony record. All charges were dismissed.

Read more in Domestic Violence.

CR 18 063 – Reckless driving 122 mph in a 55 mph zone
Outcome: Charge reduced to a speeding violation

Our client was charged with reckless driving after going 122 mph on the Rt. 7 connector. Attorney Freidman was able to negotiate a resolution that avoided the client having to “burn his A/R” and he also kept his driver’s license.

Read more in Traffic Ticket Violations.

CR 18 046 – Possession of narcotics with intent to sell; Possession of an illegal assault weapon
Outcome: Client was spared any jail time or probation paid a $2,500 fine

The client was apprehended in a large home in North Stamford in possession of 72 pounds of marijuana and an assault weapon. Facing decades of time in jail and having a prior criminal record the client retained Attorney Friedman to go to work on his behalf. A successful plea resolution was achieved resulting only in the payment of a fine of $2,500.

Read more in Drug Crimes.

CR 18 021 – Second time offender DUI; Violation of probation for DUI; Reckless endangerment
Outcome: Client avoided penalty as a 2nd offender and time owed on probation; was treated as a 1st offender and continued on probation

The client was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol with her daughter in the back seat. She was on probation for DUI at the time of the arrest. Attorney Friedman was able to put together a powerful mitigation package and convince the State’s attorney and Judge not to send this client to jail or charge her as a 2nd DUI offender which would have carried a 120-day mandatory minimum jail sentence.

Read more in DUI.

17 CR 098 – 14-227a DWI; 14-36 No License; 14-222 Reckless Driving
Outcome: Granted alcohol education program and accelerated rehabilitation program – all charges dismissed

The client was driving highly intoxicated more than two times over the legal limit and without a license and crashed into a police car. Against the strong objections of the State’s attorney, I was able to successfully argue and get my client's entry into both the alcohol education program and the accelerated rehabilitation program which lead to the dismissal of all charges and no criminal record for my client.

Read more in DUI.

Case 16 CR 277 – 14-219 Speeding – speeding during the probationary period after taking driver retraining program conviction would result in a suspension of my client’s drivers’ license which he needed for his work
Outcome: Charges dropped – saved my client’s license

The client was under probationary period with DMV – any speeding conviction would lead to loss of his license and he would then lose his job. He came to me in a panic. With his horrible driving history including multiple motor vehicle infractions, it was going to be a very hard case to convince the State’s attorney to drop the charges. Using diplomacy and cooperation with the State’s attorney I was able to get the State to listen to mitigation factors and explain how the loss of my client's license would have a serve impact upon his life. In exchange for a charitable donation, the State agreed to drop the charges. This may not seem like the biggest case ever but to my client, it made the difference between keeping and losing his job. He was very happy with the outcome.

Read more in Traffic Ticket Violations.

Case 15 CR 106 – 14-215 Operation under suspension – 3rd time offender; Violation of probation – on probation for violation of 14-215 owed one year in jail
Outcome: Saved my client 1 year and 90 days in jail – paid a fine and continued probation - no jail on a case that had mandatory jail time

The client was on probation for operation under suspension 14-215. He had a one year suspended jail sentence. He was caught driving again under suspension a 3rd offense which carries a 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence. His total exposure was one year and 90 days in jail with 90 days being mandatory minimum. Somehow I managed to catch the State’s attorney in a great mood one day after trying the same argument about 20 times to explain my client’s foolish mistake. I was able to work out a plea bargain in which the State agreed to drop the mandatory minimum jail time; waive the probation violation and have my client simply pay a $1,000 fine.

Read more in Probation Violation.

Case 14 CR 179 – Violation of Probation
Outcome: Probation Terminated after a hearing on violation of probation

My client was originally charged with Larceny in the 1st degree and sentenced to 12 years in jail suspend after 4 years to serve and 8 years of probation with a special condition of probation to pay $148,989 in restitution to the victim over the 8 years of probation. For various reasons my client over a period of 3 years only paid $1,178 towards the restitution owed. The State charged my client with a violation of probation for failure to pay the restitution owed or make bona fide efforts to do so. My client was facing 8 years in jai. Unable to work out a settlement with the State that would keep my client out of jail we were forced to take the case to a trial – (a Violation of Probation hearing). I put together a tremendous defense on a shoestring budget bringing in doctors who claimed that my client was medically unable to work due to health problems that she incurred during her time in the State’s prison. I also proved that she was being supported by family members and had no source of income what so ever. Finally, I interjected a question that had no simple solution, the fact that the victim – a bank – had written off the debt for tax purposes on its books yet was still seeking restitution from my client. In the end rather than continue a hearing which had dragged on for a few weeks the State offered to terminate my client’s probation and let her walk out of court a free woman in exchange for the payment of a $2,000 fine.

Read more in Probation Violation.

Case 14 CR 127 – Sexual Assault in the 4th Degree – Class D Felony; Risk of Injury to a Minor – Class C Felony
Outcome: Case Dismissed

The client was a 30-year-old supervisor on a Church youth retreat. He somehow wound up sleeping in the same bed with a 15-year-old teenaged boy who claimed that my client in the middle of the night attempted to sexually assault him and the 15-year-old had to fight him off and run away. My client being an undocumented alien, faced certain deportation for these charges if he plead guilty to either of them. I used my vast experience in preparing applications for the accelerated rehabilitation program to prepare a very strong package of materials to support the accelerated rehabilitation program application. I sent my client for an evaluation with a sexual offender therapist who determined that he did not have any tendencies or factors that would indicate that he was a risk factor as a sexual offender. I gathered 10 affidavits from other attendees at the youth retreat that contradicted the claims of the victim and shed doubt on the victim’s claims. I put together a strong presentation as to the good character of my client. It was a very close call and the Judge struggled with the decision but in the end, he granted the application for the accelerated rehabilitation program and all the charges were dismissed. Thereafter, we were able to contact some places that had listed his arrest on the internet and force them to remove his name from the internet so there is no trace of his arrest anywhere.

Read more in Sex Crimes.

Case 14 CR 103 – Part A Case – Domestic Violence – Assault in the 1st Degree 53a-59(a) Class B Felony - Five year mandatory minimum; Strangulation 1st 53a-64aa; Class C Felony Threating in the 2nd degree - 53a-62
Outcome: All Felonies dropped – client allowed to plead to one count of assault in the 3rd degree a misdemeanor

The client got into a domestic argument with his girlfriend over allegations of infidelity. He lost his temper and not only strangled her to the point where she almost lost consciousness but he then used a large military-style knife to slice up her mattress and punch a giant hole in her wall before leaving her home. Fortunately, the victim began to send text messages to the client. Some of them were boarding on extortion. Over a period of a half hour, she threatened him if he did not pay her a certain sum of money for the damages to her home, she would contact the Police and “bury him.” Also, she stated that she knew all the Judges and that he would “never get out of prison again by the time she was done with him.” Although my client had committed some very serious felonies and was facing a mandatory minimum 5 years in prison, I employed a very aggressive approach to smear the credibility of the complaining witness based upon her text messages. I immediately retained a forensic electronics expert to obtain custody of my client’s phone and conduct a forensic extraction of all text messages and submit a sworn affidavit attesting to the accuracy of the transcript of the text messages. Armed with this data, I was able to convince the State that had it elected to take the case to trial I would have been able to totally tarnish the credibility of the complainant. Fortunately, I was retained immediately upon the arrest of my client as was able to stop the Police from questioning my client so there were no incriminating statements which could be used against him. I was able to negotiate a reduction of the charges down to a single count of misdemeanor assault with no jail time and one year of probation.

Read more in Domestic Violence.

Client Reviews
Attorney Friedman is the best!! He was extremely helpful and put me at ease with staying on top of my case leaving me with little to worry about. He is hardworking and was extremely flexible with my work schedule in setting up appointments and phone calls. His worth ethic, compassion, and fair price point really set him apart! Raul M.
Not only does Allan give exceptional legal advice, but he also takes the time to get to know his clients on an individual level. He is always available to answer questions, and he is truly dedicated to achieving a fair outcome in each case he is presented with. Knowledgeable, professional & compassionate. Highly recommend! Jennifer S.
Allan has been my personal attorney for over 10 years. He is creative, had working, dedicated, tenacious, and incredibly reliable. I highly recommend him, please don’t hesitate to contact him for service. George K.
I would highly recommend Attorney Allan F. Friedman to anyone seeking counsel in Connecticut. He represented our family's interests in a very professional, fair and effective way. I would give him my highest endorsement. Greg S.
Absolutely Exceptional Attorney. I give Allan a 10 out of 5 - he is that good and far beyond excellent!!! Allan handled my traffic matter with the highest level of professionalism, empathy and efficiency that anyone could ever ask for… Jose
This man literally saved my life! I had a criminal mischief and domestic charge along with a protective order put on me. Atty Friedman successfully got me into the required needed to have these charges dropped. Then came the felony protective order violation...Long story short I walked out of court today with all my charges nolled. Anonymous