State Criminal Defense
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
- Weapons Offenses
- Domestic Assault, Breach of Peace, and Disorderly Conduct
- Rape and Sexual Assault
- Risk of Injury to Minor
- Enticing a Minor
- Reckless Endangerment
- 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.