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New Haven Criminal Defense Attorney

Freedom and liberty are the cornerstones of American society. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, your reputation and liberty are on the line, and unless you aggressively defend them, you may lose both. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, I will provide you with a strong legal defense and work to minimize the consequences of your charge. I am Kevin Smith, Attorney at Law, and I take pride in providing individuals with experienced legal representation. My law firm focuses almost exclusively on criminal defense, and I have dedicated my career to defending the reputation, life and liberty of my clients. Located in New Haven, I represent individuals from all walks of life — from students to professionals — who are faced with criminal charges throughout Connecticut.

Kevin Smith, Attorney at Law

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Contact a New Haven criminal defense lawyer by calling 203-980-7559. I offer a free initial consultation, and I can arrange to meet you or your loved one in jail if necessary.

Handling a Range of Criminal Cases

I routinely handle the full range of felony and misdemeanor cases at both the state and federal courts, in places like New Haven, Milford, Bridgeport, Meriden, Waterbury, Middletown and the surrounding areas. Some examples of cases I handle include:

  • DUI/OUI and related administrative hearings (license suspension hearings)
  • Drug charges such as drug possession, conspiracy and trafficking
  • Gun charges
  • Domestic violence
  • Violent felony offenses, including murder, manslaughter and all  degrees of assault
  • Internet crimes
  • Sex crimes, including rape, child pornography, statutory rape and more
Success Stories

State v. Gonzalez: Attorney Smith secured an acquittal on all charges for his client, who was facing felony sexual assault accusations and up to 20 years in prison…

Experienced, Skilled and Detailed Defense Representation

Experience defines your attorney and ultimately determines the outcome of your case. I am experienced as I have successfully defended hundreds of clients who were accused of crimes ranging from murder to breach of peace. As an experienced New Haven trial attorney, I am adept at:

  • Conducting legal research
  • Providing sound legal advice
  • Constructing legal strategies to counter your charges
  • Resolving cases through negotiation — when beneficial for my client
  • Resolving matters successfully through litigation

What to Expect at Our First Meeting

You might be concerned about sitting down with an attorney for the first time. There is nothing to be concerned about. First, I will listen to your circumstances and ask you questions about your situation so that I thoroughly understand what happened. Next, I will take the time to educate you about the law that affects your situation. As a former teacher, I take the time to educate you about what you can expect from the state’s attorney. I also explain the legal options available to you and how long it will likely take to resolve your case. I will work with you to review all of your options and help you make the best decision for your life and liberty.


Contact a Connecticut DUI Lawyer

If you need a lawyer to handle your criminal matter, whether it is a DUI or drug defense, my law firm online or by calling 203-980-7559 to schedule a free initial phone consultation. My office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, evenings and holidays by appointment. I offer payment plans for my clients — speak with me for more details.