Introducing Criminal Defense Attorney Jack O’Donnell
Jack O’Donnell: My name is Jack O’Donnell, I’ve been practicing law for 42 years, and I have been doing criminal defense work for all of those 42 years.
Interviewer: How many cases do you think you’ve handled in criminal defense during that time?
Jack O’Donnell: I would say we’re in the 15,000 to 20,000 range.
Interviewer: What cities and counties do you serve?
Jack O’Donnell: Pretty much statewide for Connecticut. The majority of my practice is concentrated in the Marion, New Haven County area but I have traveled statewide.
A Criminal Defense Attorney Can Represent Clients Accused of Crimes Ranging from Drug-Related Offenses to Fraud Charges
Interviewer: If you could tell me what are the most common types of crimes that you represent people for?
Jack O’Donnell: Drug offenses, domestic violence, larcenies, are some of the most common, as well as some crimes of violence, such as robberies, sex assaults. Other crimes include burglaries, crimes against minors, sex assaults against minors, risk of injury to minors, economic crimes, fraud, and embezzlement.
Passing a Counterfeit Bill, Even Unintentionally, Is a Criminal Charge
Interviewer: What are crimes that you represent people for that may not be a well-known offense? Do you ever encounter crimes people may not know that they’re committing?
Jack O’Donnell: It’s rare, but I guess if somebody passes a counterfeit bill, they can be arrested without them knowing that it was counterfeit.