Standing Up for Your Freedom Helping People Defend Their Rights Since 1980

Pre-Arrest Representation

Providing Skilled Representation in Windham County & throughout Eastern Connecticut

If you are under investigation for a crime, NOW is the best time to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You have certain rights under the law, including the right to counsel and the right to remain silent.

If the police stop by for a casual chat, please follow this recommendation from Windham County criminal defense lawyer Jerome Paun: Don't talk to the police without consulting with an accomplished lawyer.

Officers conducting the criminal investigation are not your friends. Their job is to gather evidence so that you can be arrested and later charged. The truth is, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Don't let this happen to you.

For experienced criminal defense counsel, call The Law Office of Jerome Paun in Willimantic, Connecticut toll-free at (860) 455-4202. We strive to protect the rights of every client under investigation with aggressive defensive strategy. Our goal is to create a positive outcome.

Getting the Legal Advice You Need While Under Investigation

Attorney Jerome Paun understands that it is difficult to budget for unexpected bills like attorney fees.

We offer clients a modest fixed fee package, so that they have access to decisive counsel if under investigation for all felony and misdemeanor charges including, but not limited to:

You have the right to object to a search in your car or in your home. If the police cannot show a valid search warrant, you don't even have to open the door. If law enforcement shows up with an arrest warrant, you have the right to step outside and have them arrest you there to avoid disrupting your home.

Avoiding Public Embarrassment

When we accept you as a client, we inform the investigators that The Law Office of Jerome Paun is representing you, and that they must arrange interviews with you through our office.

Sometimes arrest is unavoidable. We ask the investigators to contact us before an arrest warrant is issued, so that our attorney can arrange for a peaceful surrender. This avoids the humiliation of being led away in handcuffs at work or the disruption of a midnight arrest at home. A peaceful surrender is helpful for the police, too, as they avoid the costs and hassles of tracking down a suspect, and stay out of harm's way.

While it is not ideal, it is far better to present oneself at the police station for arrest at an appointed time. We can be there accompanied with a bail bondsman, so you can get out as quickly as possible.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Windham County

Call us toll-free at (860) 455-4202 to schedule a free initial consultation at The Law Office of Jerome Paun. We can provide learned counsel while you are under investigation to help you protect your rights.

A Reputation of Excellence

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say.
  • “Without the help and kindness shown to me by Jerome Paun, there is a very strong chance I wouldn't be in the position I am today. Anyone in need of criminal defense look no further you have found your attorney!”


  • “Mr. Paun was the best attorney i have ever had! ”

    Past Client

  • “I definitely suggest him; he will fight for you!”


  • “He was very skilled at putting us at ease, without trying to lie to us to make us feel better. ”

    Past Client

  • “If you ever find yourself in a bind, don't hesitate to contact Jerome Paun and his assistant Kelly. Truly The Dream Team.”


  • “He made us feel like we were his only case and gave my son and us his undivided attention at all times. ”

    Past Client

  • “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

  • “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.”


  • “I couldn't have gotten a better lawyer than Jerome Paun.”

    Past Client