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Helping People Defend Their Rights Since 1980

Windham County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending Clients for over 40 Years

At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we feel compassion for you, your situation, and your loved ones. We understand that if you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, you, or somebody you care about, is in trouble with the law. You’ve been arrested, or you expect to be. The police, or other government agents like the Department of Children and Families, want to talk to you. You may feel like you want to talk to them because you think it’s all a big mistake. You may think that once you explain your side of the story to them, they will understand and it will all go away. (You don’t know it yet but it won’t just go away.) You are probably scared of what’s happening, confused about what to do, and worried about your future. You probably have questions you would like answered.

We are passionate about vigorously defending our clients' rights, preserving their freedom and protecting their future. We are dedicated to defending against: criminal, drunk driving and other motor vehicle offenses, and juvenile delinquency charges. If you already have a Connecticut criminal conviction record, we can help you clear your record by expunging your convictions with a pardon petition or an erasure motion, which ever may be appropriate.

We understand. We can help you, if you’ll just call us for your free initial consultation. Contact us today to get started!

At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we are passionate about vigorously defending our clients. We are dedicated to defending them against: felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, drunk driving and other motor vehicle offenses, and juvenile delinquency charges. We know we are frequently all that stands between our clients and jail. We know that vigorously defending our clients’ rights is the best way to protect their freedom and their future.

We have effectively defended many clients over many years. You can read what some of them have to say about us by clicking here. Or you see what other former clients and peers have to say about us at Avvo.com.

We will defend your rights to protect your freedom too. Please call us for your free initial consultation.

If you already have a criminal conviction record, you know how hard it can be to get a good job, get a bank loan for a car or to go to school, or even to get a decent place to live. How much better would your life be if you just didn’t have a Connecticut criminal conviction record anymore?

The Law Office of Jerome Paun can help you clear your record. You may be eligible to file a pardon petition or an erasure motion to expunge your Connecticut criminal convictions. If granted, your past wouldn’t haunt your future anymore.

We passionately represent clients in Windham, Tolland, New London Counties and across Connecticut.

To discuss pardons, call us for your free initial consultation.

One of Connecticut's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys

Attorney Jerome Paun has over 40 years of legal experience defending people and their rights. He is honored to have been selected as one of the top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut by 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 Avvo.com.

In addition to our professional office staff, our clients benefit from the collective knowledge and resources of Attorney Paun's professional memberships in a variety of legal organizations. These include: the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association (CCDLA), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG).

What You Should Expect From Us

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

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

By the end of your initial consultation, we want you to leave knowing more about your situation than you did before you came. 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, we will attempt to negotiate the best possible plea agreement to minimize the criminal charges and to avoid or minimize a jail sentence. If all else fails and you want to go to trial, we will vigorously defend you at trial. We know and will explain to you what the government must prove to convict you of the crimes charged. We know and will explain to you what legal defenses may be available to challenge and hopefully defeat the state's case. We will 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 us today at (860) 455-4202 to find out more about how we can help you.

Our Firm Is Different

Read What Sets Us Apart
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney: Recognized Excellence Since 2014
    The National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates have recognized Attorney Jerome Paun as a Top 100 criminal defense attorney since 2014.
  • Your First Step to Justice: Free Initial Consultation for New Clients!
    All of our new clients are entitled to a free initial consultation. Call or email now!
  • Decades of Expertise: Navigating Legal Challenges for Over 40 Years
    Attorney Paun has over 40 years of experience helping people in trouble.
  • Comprehensive Defense: Protecting Your Rights Against Serious Charges in Connecticut Courts
    We defend adults and juveniles against all serious felonies, misdemeanors, and OUI's in Connecticut courts.

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  • "He is easy to talk to, very friendly, and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend him if you find yourself in need of an attorney."
    He is easy to talk to, very friendly, and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend him if you find yourself in need of an attorney.
    Past Client
  • "The best"
    He worked diligently, kept me informed without sugar-coating the process, and proved to be an invaluable ally. I can only imagine what would have happened if I didn't find him.
    Bob
    Portsmouth, RI
  • "If you ever find yourself in a bind, don't hesitate to contact Jerome Paun."
    If you ever find yourself in a bind, don't hesitate to contact Jerome Paun.
    Gene
  • "I felt very comfortable relying on his expertise, and confident that he was doing everything in his power to help me win my case."
    Attorney Paun was so helpful, thorough, knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive to all my many, MANY questions about the whole process.
    Rebecca
    Groton, CT
  • "All I had to do was tell the truth and he did the rest he saved my life when I thought I had nowhere else to turn. He was more than an attorney to me and my family. He was our hero."
    Al I had to do was tell the truth and he did the rest he saved my life when I thought I had nowhere else to turn. He was more than an attorney to me and my family. He was our hero.
    Alicia
  • "He made us feel like we were his only case and gave my son and us his undivided attention at all times. "
    He made us feel like we were his only case and gave my son and us his undivided attention at all times.
    Past Client
  • "Mr. Paun was the best attorney i have ever had! "
    Mr. Paun was the best attorney i have ever had!
    Past Client
  • "Without Jerome I'm not sure what I would have done"
    He was very knowledgeable and took away the stress from the situation at hand. Jerome was there with me every step of the way, going to the court room and staying in touch throughout the weeks while the case was open.
    Past Client
    Willimantic, CT