Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

As Connecticut criminal defense attorneys, ZNC offers valuable guidance through all stages of the legal process, including the pre-arrest period. We fight to assure that those who have been accused of a crime have all their legal rights protected, and thoughtfully work with them in considering their best options.

With offices in Bridgeport and Stamford, ZNC attorneys have an established presence in appearing before judges and prosecutors in criminal courts throughout the State. We aggressively defend the rights of our clients against a wide range of charges, from infractions and misdemeanors to serious crimes. We have successfully resolved allegations of DUI / DWI, vehicular offenses, traffic violations, assault, domestic violence, drug and alcohol related crimes, larceny, breaches of peace and public disturbances, and property damage. How a criminal charge is resolved can have long-lasting effects. We consider and explain all of our clients’ potential outcomes, including pursuing the pretrial diversionary and rehabilitative programs, and expungements, available in Connecticut to minimize or eliminate the adverse effects of a criminal record. We have successfully disposed of all types of criminal matters defending clients who have been charged with sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, DUI, assaults and domestic disputes, leaving them without a criminal record after the court proceedings were finalized.

In our white-collar crime practice, we are effective in analyzing complex financial evidence related to charges of RICO, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, mortgage and real estate fraud, securities violations, false billing practices, money laundering, structuring, conspiracy, embezzlement, theft, and other serious felonies. ZNC is diligent in fully investigating the evidence forming the basis for any criminal allegations against its clients. Our attorneys are careful and instinctive in all of their dealings with United States attorneys and agents of the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and only recommend trial when a difficult case cannot be fairly and reasonably resolved in the pre-trial stages. If trial is necessary, however, ZNC’s criminal law attorneys are experienced and zealous advocates for their clients.

Representation of Individuals in All Criminal Proceedings

Dealing with a criminal charge can be burdensome and challenging both emotionally and financially.

The attorneys in our offices have a wealth of knowledge of substantive criminal law, the process of the courts, and reputation and experience that is unlike other law firms, when a clients’ liberty, financial health, and future are most at risk and in need of high-quality representation.

Some cases that ZNC criminal defense lawyers deal with:

  • Financial fraud
  • Juvenile matters
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Larceny
  • Drug possession and sales
  • Breach of peace
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Minor traffic violations

At Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C., our attorneys have combined experience of over forty years in Connecticut State and Federal courts with these types of criminal defense and white-collar defense matters. Our attorneys zealously advocate and build strong defense strategies for individuals who are facing a wide range of criminal cases, involving felony and misdemeanor criminal charges.

With our law offices located in Bridgeport, Darien, and Stamford, Connecticut, ZNC provides our experienced criminal defense attorneys with access throughout the New Haven, Hartford, New London, and Fairfield Counties.

Our goal at ZNC is to continue the principles that founding partner, Jacob Zeldes, began as a well prepared, professional, and skillful criminal defense attorney that made him a leader and a well-respected figure in the criminal bar. Our attorneys continue this legacy by keeping clients well-informed and thoroughly advised throughout their proceedings, arrive at cost-effective solutions with practically desirable outcomes, and assist with tampering the emotional woes that come along with a criminal charge.

IRS Audit Representation of Individuals and Organizations

Professional License Proceedings

There is a broad and long list of professionals that are required to be licensed in the State of Connecticut.

At Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C., our attorneys have the experience and substantive knowledge in licensing and administrative bodies that bring these proceedings against hard-working professionals. Our firm and its experienced attorneys represent clients against their respective governing bodies to help protect our clients’ careers and reputations that they have worked tirelessly to develop over the many years that they have given to their industries and communities.

Our law offices in Bridgeport, Darien, and Stamford, Connecticut, provide our experienced defense attorneys with access to Southern Connecticut in New Haven, Hartford, New London, and Fairfield Counties.

Our goal during this tumultuous process is to provide sound legal advice to navigate the murky waters of administrative proceedings and to best represent clients to protect their reputations and to continue working in their respective industries.