Connecticut Criminal Defense Attorney

In my more than 30 years as a lawyer in Connecticut, I have dealt with thousands of people who have been charged with crimes, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. My experiences have made me more compassionate as an attorney. I understand that people aren't perfect and that they make mistakes. Most of the time, my clients are simply looking for an opportunity to stay out of court and not be branded for the rest of their lives.

My primary objective is to safeguard your rights, reduce penalties, and minimize the consequences of a criminal charge. I wage an aggressive defense to minimize the charges and penalties against you. Contact me for a free consultation

If you are charged with a crime, the attorney you choose can make a difference in the outcome of your case. I may be able to mitigate your charges through a plea bargain or reduce your penalties through negotiations. At every stage in your case I will wage an aggressive defense to protect your rights, liberties, and your record.

I have extensive experience handling the defense against charges of violent crimes including assault and murder, property crimes including larceny, burglary, and shoplifting, DWI/DUI defense, drug possession, and juvenile crimes.

New Haven Drug Charges, DWI & Shoplifting Lawyer

Former prosecutor with extensive criminal defense courtroom experience

While I started out as a prosecutor, for the past 25 years I have dedicated my practice to defending people charged with crimes ranging from DUI/DWI, to fraud, to murder. Serving as a prosecutor and a defense attorney has been very instructive. My experiences allow me to resolve criminal charges in a manner that is meaningful both to the State and the person charged.

Dedicated to aggressive advocacy and results

As your criminal defense lawyer, I will work to help you obtain the results you want for a reasonable fee, whether we have to go to trial to get that result or whether it is something that can be resolved short of a trial. I will be honest about your prospects and what the end result is likely to be. I will tell you what you are facing-the good as well as the bad. This assessment will be based on more than 30 years of experience with judges, prosecutors, and juries in Connecticut, and on many thousands of individual cases.

For a free initial consultation, contact criminal defense lawyer John Walkley.

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