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Criminal Defense and Traffic Violations Defense

Connecticut, Drug Charges Defense Lawyer

Ryan & Tyma provides experienced, effective representation for people charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses, DWI, and other traffic offenses. For nearly a quarter of a century we have been earning recognition for our integrity and vigorous representation to help our clients get the best possible outcome when charged with a crime in Connecticut. We know that being a good lawyer means more than knowing the law. It also means knowing how to respond to people's needs during the stressful time following an arrest. In addition to being skilled lawyers, attorneys William Ryan and Alan Tyma also hold degrees in psychology. Your lawyer will work directly with you and keep you fully informed of how your case is progressing. We believe that you hire an attorney to work hard for you. That is what Ryan & Tyma is all about.

Contact our offices in Shelton, Connecticut, to discuss the charges against you. Whether you are fighting a speeding ticket, or have been charged with a serious felony offense, we are ready to start protecting your rights and your future right away.

We provide effective representation for people charged with crimes such as:

  • Assault, domestic violence
  • Drug crimes, possession and sales
  • DWI, drunk driving offenses
  • License suspension hearings
  • Theft, burglary, shoplifting, stolen property
  • Fraud, ID theft, check forgery
  • Sex crimes, sexual assault, prostitution, child pornography

Administrative Hearings - License Suspension for DWI

If you have been arrested charged with a DWI, you face two obstacles; the criminal charge from the county attorney, and a potential administrative penalty from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Within 10 days of your arrest, you will receive a notice from the DMV advising you to request an administrative hearing, or your license will be automatically suspended after a certain date (usually 30 days after your arrest). This hearing addresses the question of whether there should be an administrative suspension of your license based on the DWI arrest.

In order for the DMV to suspend your license, it must be established that: (1) the person was driving at the time of the events; (2) that there was probable cause for his arrest; (3) that the driver was placed under arrest; and (4) that the driver either failed the test by exceeding the .08% of alcohol in the blood or refused to take the test. Our attorneys can represent you at the hearing and present evidence on your behalf to help you defeat the suspension.

Contact our offices to learn more about our criminal defense services. We have been here for nearly a quarter of a century. We'll be here to help you until your case is fully resolved.



Office Location

Ryan and Tyma, LLP
231 Coram Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
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The Ryan & Tyma law firm in Shelton, Connecticut, represents clients in the Lower Naugatuck valley including Shelton, Oxford, Seymour, Derby, Beacon Falls, Orange, Milford, Ansonia, West Haven, and other communities in Fairfield County Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown and New Haven County, Milford, Bethany, Woodbridge.