You have a right to a lawyer.

These words have been repeated so many times in popular culture; movies, television, the media, yet so many people disregard this advice, leading to catastrophic results.

If you are arrested or being investigated, the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Connecticut guarantee your right to have counsel present prior to speaking to or providing any evidence to law enforcement. The Maddox Law Firm has the experience to protect you and safeguard your constitutional rights from the moment that you even suspect that law enforcement has turned its attention to you.

When you are represented by The Maddox Law Firm, you will be set on the right course with the right combination of knowledge, intelligence and aggressive protection of your rights.

The Maddox Law Firm has defended thousands of clients in criminal defense cases including:

The Maddox Law Firm handles cases in both State and Federal court.

Our cases have been covered in such newspapers as The Stamford Advocate, The Norwalk Hour, and The Greenwich Time, as well as Connecticut News Channel 12, Channel 5 and the Connecticut Law Tribune.


Federal Defense

The worries that are created by a federal investigation are daunting.  You are probably concerned about your reputation.  What if your clients find out?  What will your neighbors and community think of you?   Then, perhaps just as importantly, how will this federal indictment or federal investigation impact your job and your income?  While our country’s judicial system states that we are “innocent until proven guilty”, the harsh reality is that our society is quick to pass judgement.  At The Maddox Law Firm, we are proactive about minimizing the risk to your reputation and livelihood.

Everything is at stake in a federal prosecution.  It is important that your federal defense attorney has experience in and understands federal procedure.  Even an attorney who may have experience in state criminal defense doesn’t necessarily have the ability to protect you in federal court.

Contact The Maddox Law Firm today to speak with an experienced federal defense lawyer!

While the threat of indictment and conviction can be overwhelming, Attorney Maddox and his team of legal professionals work relentlessly to win the best possible results for you, your family, and your business.

Violation of Probation

The Maddox Law Firm has defended hundreds of cases of violation of probation in Connecticut. Although many clients and attorneys are intimidated by the charge of violation of probation, there are numerous factors to consider in the defense of this charge. These include the nature of the violation itself. Is the alleged violation a “technical” violation, such as the alleged failure to inform the Department of Adult Probation of a change of address, or an alleged failure to report? Is the alleged violation the result of a new arrest? What is the strength of the new arrest?

If you intend to enforce your constitutional right to a Hearing for Violation of Probation, there are two phases of such a hearing.

The first phase deals with the question of the violation itself. The judge must find whether it is more likely than not that the client violated probation. If a violation is found, the judge must then decide whether the purposes of probation have been frustrated. In other words, is the client still worthy of probation? This phase of the hearing is subject to the introduction of any evidence that bears on the client’s character, good acts and works, and mitigating circumstances that would justify the return of the client to probation. The Maddox Law Firm manages Violation of Probation Hearings for their clients with the same energy and thoroughness as when they take on a trial.

You have a right to a lawyer.

These words have been repeated so many times in popular culture; movies, television, the media, yet so many people disregard this advice, leading to catastrophic results.

If you are arrested or being investigated, the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Connecticut guarantee your right to have counsel present prior to speaking to or providing any evidence to law enforcement. The Maddox Law Firm has the experience to protect you and safeguard your constitutional rights from the moment that you even suspect that law enforcement has turned its attention to you.

When you are represented by The Maddox Law Firm, you will be set on the right course with the right combination of knowledge, intelligence and aggressive protection of your rights.

The Maddox Law Firm has defended thousands of clients in criminal defense cases including:

The Maddox Law Firm handles cases in both State and Federal court.

Our cases have been covered in such newspapers as The Stamford Advocate, The Norwalk Hour, and The Greenwich Time, as well as Connecticut News Channel 12 and Channel 5 and he has been quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune.


Violation of Probation

The Maddox Law Firm has defended hundreds of cases of violation of probation in Connecticut. Although many clients and attorneys are intimidated by the charge of violation of probation, there are numerous factors to consider in the defense of this charge. These include the nature of the violation itself. Is the alleged violation a “technical” violation, such as the alleged failure to inform the Department of Adult Probation of a change of address, or an alleged failure to report? Is the alleged violation the result of a new arrest? What is the strength of the new arrest?

If you intend to enforce your constitutional right to a Hearing for Violation of Probation, there are two phases of such a hearing.

The first phase deals with the question of the violation itself. The judge must find whether it is more likely than not that the client violated probation. If a violation is found, the judge must then decide whether the purposes of probation have been frustrated. In other words, is the client still worthy of probation? This phase of the hearing is subject to the introduction of any evidence that bears on the client’s character, good acts and works, and mitigating circumstances that would justify the return of the client to probation. The Maddox Law Firm manages Violation of Probation Hearings for their clients with the same energy and thoroughness as when they take on a trial.

Article: Why Mass Incarceration Doesn't Pay

“Washington — THE growth in the nation’s prison population has been nothing short of staggering. The United States’ incarceration rate is now more than four times the world average, with about 2.2 million people in prisons and jails. Of those, roughly 200,000 are federal inmates, double the number from 20 years ago. This substantial increase occurred even as violent crime was falling sharply.

Now Congress is considering bipartisan legislation to loosen tough sentencing laws. The bill faces resistance from some lawmakers.

As economists who differ on many issues, we both agree that cost-benefit analysis provides a useful framework for analyzing complicated questions. And in this case, we agree that the verdict of such analysis is clear: Our sentencing rules are failing and need to be changed.”

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