Canton Criminal Defense Lawyer
Getting convicted of a crime can derail your future. Canton criminal defense lawyer Brian S. Karpe has distinguished himself as an advocate for the constitutional rights of persons accused of serious crimes in Connecticut and can help ensure your rights are protected after an arrest. Contact the Hartford area Law Office of Brian S. Karpe, LLC as soon as possible after you have been charged with a crime in Hartford County.
One mistake can have serious long-term consequences for licensed workers
It isn’t only major felonies that can have long-term effects on those convicted. In some cases, even misdemeanor convictions can have a long-term impact. A conviction for a misdemeanor such as driving under the influence (DUI) can have a serious impact on persons who rely on a commercial driver’s license for their careers, such as long-haul truck drivers or bus drivers. Namely, someone who drives commercially for a living who is convicted of a DUI with a blood-alcohol level of 0.04% or more can lose their CDL for a full year. Likewise, conviction of certain sex-related crimes could be professionally devastating for someone who works with children for a living. Many other licensed professionals may see their licenses temporarily or permanently revoked after a conviction.
Passing background checks, finding housing, and maintaining social standing all get harder after a criminal conviction
Licensed professionals aren’t the only ones who can face major fallout from conviction of a crime in Connecticut. Once a conviction is on your record, many aspects of life become more challenging. When renting out a house or apartment, many Connecticut landlords will conduct a background check on applicants and often refuse to rent to those with criminal records. Similarly, many employers cannot or will not hire an individual with a felony conviction on their record. For those convicted of a crime requiring them to be listed on Connecticut’s sex offender registry, their names will be correlated with that list in internet searches. This means that friends, community members, or even potential dates will be able to learn immediately about a conviction for certain sex-related crimes.
We all make mistakes over the course of our lives. When that mistake results in an arrest, a momentary lapse in judgment can result in life-long consequences. Finding a criminal defense attorney who can prove to the court that your mistake in judgment should not result in career-ending consequences can make a major difference in your future. The Canton criminal defense lawyer Brian S. Karpe understands that one mistake shouldn’t define your life going forward. Hartford County defense attorney Brian S. Karpe knows what is at stake for you and will dedicate his time and energy to fighting for you. Contact the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe, LLC to discuss your options after a Connecticut arrest.
Ready to help with a range of criminal charges in Hartford County
Criminal defense attorney Brian S. Karpe has been a licensed attorney for over thirty years. He has represented individuals charged with an array of Connecticut felonies and misdemeanors and is ready and able to capably defend you before Part A and Part B Connecticut courts. Contact the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe, LLC for help when you’ve been charged with such crimes as:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Drug offenses
- Sex crimes
- Domestic violence
- Vehicular manslaughter
What should I do after an arrest?
When you’re arrested for a crime, it can be difficult to think clearly about what to do and where to turn. However, the early stages of a case can be determinative of the outcome of a case, depending on how the arrested person responds.
The smartest thing you can do after an arrest, aside from peacefully complying with the arresting officer’s instructions, is remaining silent until your lawyer is present. If you’ve ever watched a TV show about the criminal justice system, you’ve already heard Miranda rights, which should be stated to nearly any person being put under arrest. They go something like: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” Lots of people being arrested assume that they’re safe talking after an arrest if they know they didn’t do anything wrong, but this just isn’t always true. Police officers are trained in eliciting confessions and incriminating statements, and before you know it, you may be saying something that you will later come to regret. The best way to protect yourself from saying something regrettable is to make the first and last four words you say to the police be, “I want my lawyer.”
Choose an attorney with experience defending against serious felony charges
Connecticut criminal defense attorney Brian S. Karpe has been selected to act as special defense counsel for persons convicted of major felony offenses, such as sexual assault and murder, and has succeeded in defeating those charges. You can rest easy knowing that, when you’re represented by defense lawyer Brian S. Karpe, you’ll receive an aggressive defense from a seasoned litigator. Contact the Law Office of Brian S. Karpe, LLC immediately after an arrest in Canton or throughout Hartford County, Litchfield or Waterbury to give yourself the best chance of having your freedom and livelihood restored as soon as possible after facing criminal charges.