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Frost | Bussert represents accused individuals in criminal courts throughout Connecticut, primarily in Fairfield County and New Haven County. The publishers of Connecticut Magazine have recognized both Bob Frost and Todd Bussert as “Rising Stars” in the field of criminal defense. We represent people from all walks of life, including lawyers, doctors, politicians, executives, professors, police officers, as well as and college and high school students.

Our experience extends to following types of criminal charges and accusations:

  • Capital Murder, Murder, and Felony Murder
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
  • Home Invasion
  • Corrupt Organization and Racketeering Act (CORA)
  • Drug Possession and Sale
  • Larceny, Theft, Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, and Forgery
  • Kidnapping and Unlawful Restraint
  • Assault
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Domestic Assault, Breach of Peace, and Disorderly Conduct
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Risk of Injury to Minor
  • Enticing a Minor
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Arson
  • Criminal Mischief and Trespass
  • Evading Responsibility
  • Reckless Driving and Minor Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • Violation of Probation

Taking a client-centered approach to representation, we work to identify each client’s goals and objectives as early as possible and work closely with them toward achieving the most favorable outcome. To this end, we diligently investigate the prosecution’s claims, including aggressively pursuing discovery concerning the allegations in order to allow us to provide informed advice and counsel.

Connecticut is unique in that there are a number of pretrial diversion programs available for those with no or with limited prior contact with the criminal justice system. Because individuals who qualify for and successfully complete such programs can have all charges dismissed and all arrest records erased, we do, when appropriate, recommend pursuing such an approach. In other cases, the nature of the allegations and circumstances surrounding the prosecution require an aggressive attack on the charges, and we proceed accordingly.

In every case, Frost | Bussert attorneys work with the client on a strategy for trial and determine how pretrial motions may facilitate a favorable outcome for the client. We frequently file motions to dismiss or motions to suppress based on illegal interrogation by law enforcement, violation of the right to counsel, illegal searches, use of suggestive identification procedures, or other improper police conduct. We aggressively pursue these motions where appropriate and have used them successfully as part of our trial strategy - in many cases, they can lead to a favorable resolution of the charges. If the state persists in prosecuting the case, we put forth an aggressive defense at trial.

Contact experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorneys at the offices of FROST | BUSSERT LLC today to schedule an initial free consultation to discuss your case.

Client Reviews
In 2016 I was wrongfully accused or very offenses I did not commit. After 3 years facing the matter with a public defender I hired attorney Bussert. From the start he was knowledgeable, responsive and aggressive in defending me in court. Before trial he successfully won arguments on what evidence could be presented and other constitutional matters. During trial attorney Bussert dismantled the complainants story via cross examination and effectively turned the prosecutions witnesses into our witnesses. I was facing a lengthy sentence on false charges but I was found not guilty now I can resume my life. I strongly recommend attorney Bussert and his team on any legal matter. Marc
Two years ago my son, a federal inmate, lost all his privileges for 6 years along with 6 months good time. We believe the severity of these sanctions was not deserved. We hired Todd Bussert who guided us through the lengthy process of appeals ultimately leading to filing a 2241 motion the end of July 2018. Two months later Mr. Bussert called to inform me that after reviewing the motion the government decided to drop the case and completely expunge it from my sons record. He got all his privileges back, along with the 6 months good time. This was the best possible outcome and exceeded our expectations. After 2 years I finally got to speak to my son and look forward to visiting him soon. This would not have been the case without the experience and expertise of Todd Bussert. Arlene
Todd was recommended to us by an attorney -- in itself a highly positive statement about Todd's qualifications. Todd helped us obtain a very successful outcome in a federal criminal case. He was very knowledgeable, very competent and responded quickly to questions. It was a true comfort having him on our side and I absolutely recommend him. John
I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Bussert as one of my defense attorneys when I went to trial. He never gave up no matter how may challenges we faced. He has an incredible ambitious passion for what he is hired to do. The team he had working with him was impeccable and resilant in achieving getting me home to my family. I am very grateful for having Mr. Bussert on my side when it was needed. Steve