Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Serving New Haven & Hamden, CT

The criminal defense attorneys at Knight & Cerritelli Attorneys at Law know from experience that people are wrongfully accused, that sometimes good people do bad things and that often the punishment does not fit the crime. As a result, an effective criminal lawyer must have not only a passion for the law and good intentions but also the proven ability and experience to represent individuals in the criminal courts. Our law office is proud to serve residents throughout the New Haven & Hamden, CT areas. Contact our team today to schedule an initial consultation.

A Range of Criminal Defense Services

The attorneys at Knight & Cerritelli have been successful in their defense of a multitude of individuals facing a range of charges from misdemeanors to felonies in both state and federal courts. Their success is a result of their ability, experience, focus, and reputation. Guidance is provided in and out of court. Our felony attorneys serve also as a source of information and direction when things are uncertain and stressful.

The attorneys at Knight & Cerritelli have represented and continue to represent people charged with a variety of state and federal crimes such as:

  • DUI, DWI
  • Sexual assault
  • Violent crimes and felonies (murder, robbery, burglary, home invasion)
  • Drug crimes (sale, possession, distribution crimes in state and federal courts, including but limited to cocaine, crack cocaine, OxyContin, heroin, marijuana)
  • Internet and computer crimes (child pornography, cyberstalking, harassment, enticing minors)
  • Hate crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Parole or probation violations
  • Federal drug offenses
  • State guns and weapons charges
  • Child pornography
  • Kidnapping
  • Financial crimes (embezzlement, larceny, theft)
  • Firearm & gun rights


During an initial consultation, the lawyers at Knight & Cerritelli will discuss your legal matter at absolutely no charge to you. To arrange an appointment, call the New Haven office. Availability is flexible according to clients’ needs. We provide our services in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.