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LAW OFFICE OF BRYAN MCENTEE

         19 Mitchell Ave, 2nd Floor
            Waterbury, CT 06710

           Phone: (203) 982-8396
               Fax: (203) 413-2925







 

 

CRIMINAL DEFENSE


Attorney McEntee is available to advocate zealously on your behalf, for your rights, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Losing your freedom, job, driver's license, or reputation is an extremely stressful and unpleasant time. Attorney McEntee is sensitive to the stress and anxiety you are experiencing. Attorney McEntee offers professional, competent, and experienced legal services that can go along way in relieving your stress and anxiety.  Attorney McEntee is available for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Attorney McEntee can be reached for a free consultation at (203) 982-8396.

 

YOU HAVE RIGHTS

You may not be thinking of it at the time of your arrest, but every individual has rights guaranteed to them by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. One of the most important rights you have is a Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. Another important right is your Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. Under the Sixth Amendment, you have a right to an attorney. These rights are meant to be a check and balance on the power of the police. Many of these rights are embodied in the Miranda Warnings.

You have the right to remain silent. The police are prohibited by law from coercing a confession out of you. They cannot assault you, abuse you, or force you against your will to make a confession.

You have the right to an attorney. You must tell the police that you want an attorney. If you tell them that you want an attorney they must stop their interrogation.  You have the right to have an attorney present with you during any questioning by the police, discussion with the State's Attorney, appearances before a Judge, and during trial.

Do not let the police ignore or disrespect your rights.  The police may act like they are your friend or that they have your best interests in mind, but they are really only trying to get you to confess. Attorney McEntee is familiar with Connecticut's system of criminal justice and the tools it offers to redress any wrongdoings by the police. Further, when in talking with the State's Attorney, Attorney McEntee is aware of the issues to raise in order to negotiate a favorable plea bargain. You have a right to have a competent, experienced, and zealous attorney fight for your rights.

In addition to being a lawyer, Attorney McEntee also possess a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University and is a graduate of the Waterbury Citizens Police Academy.

Attorney McEntee is available for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Attorney McEntee can be reached for a free consultation at (203) 982-8396.

 

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

If you have been charged with a crime against a family member or loved one, I can help you. I understand the stress that you are going through. In several locations throughout the state, Domestic Violence crimes are handled on a separate docket than other criminal charges and they are prosecuted by prosecutors that have undergone specialized training. I can  help you navigate these potential minefields and explain your options to you. I would be happy to talk to you about the restrictions imposed by any protective orders that may be in place and how to go about modifying the protective order.

Attorney McEntee is available for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Attorney McEntee can be reached for a free consultation at (203) 982-8396.

VIOLATION OF PROBATION

If you have been convicted or plead guilty to certain criminal offenses you may have been given a period of probation as part of your sentence. There were several conditions ordered as part of your probation. If you have violated any of these conditions your probation officer can apply for a warrant from a judge for violation of probation. Some of the more common reasons for violation of probation are dirty urines as a result of the use of illegal drugs and new arrests.  To be arrested the police officer must have probable cause. To be convicted at trial the offenses against you must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The standard of proof is higher for a trial than it is for a violation of probation. This means that you could be convicted of a violation of probation even though you are ultimately found not guilty of the offense for wish you are arrested. Under Connecticut Law you must be given a Violation of Probation hearing within 120 days. I advise you not to go it alone but to higher an attorney to assist in your defense.


ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION/DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS

Although Attorney McEntee is not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what your particular case calls for, many times a plea agreement can be negotiated without the need for the Client to serve any time in prison. The fact of the matter is that the majority of all criminal cases settle without going to trial. Prison overcrowding is becoming an increasingly important consideration in plea negotiations. There are several alternatives to incarceration that can be pursued. If you are involved in the criminal justice system for the first time you may be eligible for the Alternative Rehabilitation Program (AR) or the Family Violence Education Program. It some cases it may be possible to use the Evolve Program, Alcohol Education Program, the Drug Education Program, or the School Violence Program. In some cases you may be eligible for Treatment in Lieu of Incarceration. Although not applicable in every case or for every client, if you are eligible for any of these programs and they are completed successfully, it may be possible under certain circumstances to have the offense WIPED OFF YOUR RECORD AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED! If you are not eligible for one of these programs, a conditional discharge may be applicable to your situation.  Finally, probation is always a possibility. Prison and Jail are always a
last result.  

Attorney McEntee is an intelligent, competent, and zealous advocate who will be able to ensure that you receive the most favorable outcome possible given all of the facts and evidence.                           



AREAS OF PRACTICE

Driving While Intoxicated                                                                      Risk of Injury to a Minor  

Driving Under the Influence                                                                   Impairing the Morals of a Minor

Operating Under the Influence                                                               Restraining Order Violations

Motor Vehicle Violations                                                                       Criminal Mischief

Drug Charges                                                                                        Assault

Family Violence                                                                                    Pardons

Violation of Probation                                                                           Manslaughter

Larceny                                                                                               Harassment

Burglary                                                                                               Stalking

Robbery                                                                                               Murder

Manslaughter                                                                                                             Drug Charges

 

The information on this Law Office of Bryan McEntee Website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents,  comments, answers,  e-mails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute or create, an attorney-client relationship. There is no Attorney-Client relationship created without a signed retainer agreement.  Attorney cannot  guarantee any particular outcome. Client is responsible for paying all costs and expenses.  

Waterbury photographs of the Clock Tower at Union Station and Carrie Welton Fountain copyright Daniel M. Lynch. Used with Permission.