At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we help people under arrest or investigation by defending their rights and their freedom. We provide effective criminal defense for clients in Willimantic, Windham County, Tolland County, New London County and across Connecticut. With over 35 years of experience as a lawyer, criminal defense attorney Jerome Paun can vigorously defend you in a broad range of criminal matters. Whether you have been arrested on felony or misdemeanor criminal charges, drunk driving or other motor vehicle offenses, need pre-arrest advice and representation, or a pardon to expunge your Connecticut criminal convictions, Attorney Paun can help you.

Attorney Jerome Paun is honored to have been selected as one of the top 100 Connecticut criminal defense attorneys by both the American Society of Legal Advocates and The National Trial Lawyers since 2014. He is proud to have earned a "superb" rating as a top Connecticut criminal defense lawyer and is pleased to have earned "clients' choice" awards each year since 2013 from

What Makes Our Criminal Defense Firm Different?

We care about our clients! And we care about getting the best possible results for them. We are dedicated to criminal, motor vehicle, and juvenile delinquency defense, and representing clients seeking pardons for their Connecticut criminal convictions. That's what we do.

When you call our office, we will compassionately and carefully listen to what you tell us. We will make every effort to schedule your initial free consultation at a time convenient for you and as soon as possible. We want to help you get out of your legal troubles.

During your free initial consult: I will listen to you and your concerns; I will explain the criminal justice system to you; I will explain your rights to you. We will explore the facts of your case and I will explain the charges against you as they relate to those facts in plain English so you will understand your legal situation; we will explore the legal defenses that may be available to defend you. I will answer your questions thoroughly and honestly. Finally, I will explain my counsel fees to you and I will work with you to help make my fees affordable for you.

At the end of your initial free consultation, we want you to leave our office knowing more about your situation than you did before you came and we want you to feel at least somewhat more hopeful about your legal defense options even if you don't retain our services.

If you retain The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we will empower you to effectively participate in your legal defense. We will promptly return your phone calls and honestly answer your questions. We will do our best to help you avoid: criminal conviction, jail, and a conviction record by using a diversionary program, if you are eligible for one. If you are ineligible for a diversionary program, with your approval we will attempt to negotiate the best possible plea agreement to the least criminal charge possible to avoid or minimize a jail sentence. If all else fails and you want to go to trial, we will vigorously defend you and your rights at trial. We know and will explain to you what the prosecution must prove to convict you of the crimes charged. We know and will explain to you what legal defenses may be available to you to effectively challenge and hopefully defeat the state's case. We always remember that you are innocent until you either choose to plead guilty or are found guilty by proof beyond a reasonable doubt after trial.

Contact An Experienced Criminal Lawyer In Connecticut

For your free initial criminal, DUI, juvenile defense, or Connecticut criminal pardon consultation, please contact The Law Office of Jerome Paun by telephone at 866-787-0119 or online.