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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney with More than 30 Years of Experience Serving Stamford and Fairfield County

Having an experienced Stamford criminal defense attorney fighting hard on your behalf can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. The Police may think that they hold all the cards when they arrest you for a crime. Often they forget that everyone is protected by the most powerful card of all – the Constitution. The Constitution is the great equalizer that levels the playing field and provides a criminal defense attorney the ammunition to fight back and defend you against illegal Police tactics, searches and interrogations.

The Constitution requires that the State must allow you an opportunity to cross examine the witnesses against you and the State must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt which is a very hard burden of proof to meet. One thing that distinguishes Connecticut is that every morning before any cases are heard throughout our State all of the Judges of the criminal courts will read aloud to all persons charged with a criminal offense their Constitutional rights. Obviously, if every Judge is taking time each morning to go over the basic principles of the Constitution it shows how central these rights are to the prosecution and defense of criminal actions. Our great State of Connecticut was named the Constitution State for a very important reason. Back in 1634 New Haven County had its own Constitution, the first of its kind in the United States. Obviously, our State and our Courts have a long standing tradition of upholding the Constitution which was drafted by our founding fathers to place a check on the powers of the Police and provide a fair system for the prosecution of criminal cases. For a Stamford criminal defense attorney, the Constitution is our most powerful weapon to protect clients against false accusations and improper Police investigations.

If you have been arrested for a crime, or if you have been contacted by the Police and found that you are the subject of a criminal investigation, it can be one of the most agonizing and stressful experiences you will face. It is of the utmost importance that if you find yourself facing an arrest or a criminal investigation that you immediately contact a Stamford criminal defense lawyer. If hired soon enough in the criminal investigation Attorney Allan F. Friedman may be able to intercede on your behalf and negotiate with the Police and possibly prevent charges from being brought against you. Often just remaining silent and not making a statement can be enough to thwart the Police from making an arrest. In many situations when they are contacting you to “make a statement” or “come in for questioning” it is because they don’t have enough proof yet to make an arrest. You should never speak with Police or answer any questions without first consulting with an experienced Stamford criminal defense lawyer. You always have the right to remain silent.

At the Law Offices of Allan F. Friedman, our goal is to utilize every means legally permissible to obtain the best possible result for our clients. With more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Fairfield County, Attorney Friedman has the skills and resources needed to fight the State’s Attorney at every stage of the case. Attorney Friedman has extensive experience in defending clients who have been alleged to have committed all types and levels of criminal acts and he will work tirelessly to ensure that his clients receive the most exhaustive and effective criminal defense possible. At the same time Attorney Friedman realizes that often a very important defense tactic involves using skillful negotiation with the State to achieve a favorable disposition. A skilled criminal defense attorney must know when to strike the balance between aggressive advocacy and diplomatic negotiations.

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One of the most important steps you can take if you are in need of a Stamford criminal defense lawyer is to come in for a free case evaluation and consultation. This meeting serves many purposes. Without hearing all the facts about your case and all the circumstances of your arrest and a full discussion of any criminal arrest and conviction history that you may have it is impossible for any attorney to give you sound legal advice. Furthermore, in order to provide a fair and accurate legal fee quotation it is important for a lawyer to know all of the details and facts about the case. Finally, by meeting with an attorney face to face and listening to his or her advice and recommendations about how best to proceed with a defense of the allegations which you are facing you will be in a position to determine if you feel comfortable working with the lawyer and if the chemistry is good. A positive attorney – client relationship is very important to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and obtaining excellent results. Many attorneys are not interested in spending the time to meet with you to discuss your case, or even worse will demand a “consultation fee” of several hundred dollars just to meet with them to discuss the prospect of hiring them. At the Law Offices of Allan F. Friedman we always offer a free initial consultation and we look forward to meeting and getting to know our clients personally and having a productive relationship with you to assist you in resolving your criminal case. We have found after many years of experience that one of the most important advantages that we have over the State’s Attorney’s office is that we can take the time to immerse ourselves into an in depth analysis of our clients and the facts of their cases. By knowing the facts and details of the cases better than the State we have an advantage.

The Content in the Criminal Practice Section

Of course all attorney web sites are advertising materials. However, I have invested a lot of time and energy in drafting the content in the criminal practice section to serve not only as a form of advertisement but also as a source of information for both existing clients and the general public. I have shared my insights on what clients should expect when facing a criminal charge in terms of the procedural steps of the criminal prosecution. I have discussed areas in which the Police are known to overcharge or upcharge clients with unwarranted allegations, particularly in the area of drug crimes. In the DWI/DUI section I described in great detail what to expect when facing a DUI road stop and / or arrest. It is my belief that an educated and informed client who understands the process and what they are facing is a client who is going to have less stress and anxiety about the criminal justice process. It is my objective to transfer this spirit of open communication and dialogue into the attorney client relationship and be available to always answer whatever questions clients may have about their case or the process to help and make the experience of facing a criminal charge as stress free as possible for my clients.

Discuss Your Criminal Case with an Experienced Stamford Lawyer

A skilled and seasoned Stamford criminal defense attorney can provide indispensable legal insight regarding the analysis of your case and guide you towards the best course of action to obtain a favorable resolution of your criminal case in Connecticut. With more than 30 years of experience in the practice of criminal law Attorney Allan F. Friedman has represented individuals in Connecticut charged with domestic violence crimes, DWI-DUI, drug crimes, shoplifting, assault, conspiracy, kidnapping, murder, and just about every other offense in the Connecticut Penal Code. To schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about your options for defending against the allegations against you, call the Law Offices of Allan F. Friedman at (203) 357-5555 24/7 , or contact us online. We proudly serve clients throughout Fairfield County including Stamford, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Darien, Wilton, Westport, Cos Cob, Weston, Greenwich, and Bridgeport.

Some of the crimes that Attorney Freidman regularly defends his clients against are listed below in the following sections. This list is by no means exhaustive. In addition within each section there are often sub sections which contain additional offenses, for example the domestic violence and the drug crimes sections in particular have several sub sections. If you have been charged with a criminal offense and do not see it listed on this page please contact us to discuss the unique attributes and defense tactics which we would utilize to defend against the crime with which you are charged.

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