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Walter Shalvoy, Jr. - Attorney in Newton, CT

Walter Shalvoy, Jr.

Attorney Walter A. Shalvoy, Jr. is a criminal defense lawyer with over a decade of experience representing clients in multiple areas including criminal and civil trial practice, mediation, arbitration, negotiations, criminal defense, sexual assault, real estate transactions, family law, and personal injury matters.



Knowledgeable Legal Guidance for Connecticut Residents

Walter Shalvoy is a caring and compassionate criminal defense attorney, serving Connecticut, who understands how overwhelming it can be to face criminal charges. If you have been charged with even a minor crime, a criminal defense lawyer understands the impact it can have on your family and career. You don’t have to face the criminal court process alone.

Located in the community of Newtown, Connecticut, Walter A. Shalvoy, Jr. provides clients with high-quality legal advice and representation in a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, including family law, criminal defense, and personal injury. If you need a Connecticut attorney for litigation, arbitration, mediation, or negotiation in any of these areas, contact him for a free no-obligation consultation.

Seeking a Connecticut Divorce

Family law deals with legal issues related to marriage and family, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Connecticut provides both no-fault divorces and fault divorces, which are based on grounds such as adultery, desertion, and domestic abuse. A more common way to end a marriage is a no-fault divorce, which simply means that the spouses agree that the marriage has “broken down irretrievably.”

While dissolution of marriage is intensely personal, it is also a legal matter that involves a fairly complicated and lengthy process. There are many forms and successive steps that must be completed properly to finalize a divorce. Even when both parties agree to work amicably, the process may involve an intensive assessment of a couple’s financial situation to determine an equitable division of assets and debts, as well as alimony and child support. Like most states, Connecticut will divide property between divorcing spouses in a manner that is fair, not necessarily equal. If the spouses make an agreement on how to divide the property, however, they may be able to obtain a division more satisfactory to each of them.

Fight Criminal Charges With an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, you can have confidence knowing that Mr. Shalvoy brings many years of experience to your case. He can protect your constitutional rights, act as an intermediary between you and law enforcement, review the charges against you, and independently investigate and evaluate all the evidence.

In criminal law, the prosecution’s burden consists of proving that you perpetrated every element of a specific crime beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecution cannot meet this burden, the charges against you will not stand. Consequently, it is your defense attorney’s job to search for exculpatory evidence, show that the prosecution’s evidence is insufficient or inconsistent, and otherwise show that the prosecution has not met its burden of proof. A dedicated attorney will spare no energy in finding strategies that improve your chance of an acquittal or convince the prosecution to drop or reduce the charges.

Pursue Compensation for Personal Injuries in a Negligence Lawsuit

If you are harmed by the reckless or careless behavior of someone else, you may be able to seek compensation from that person or entity. All negligence cases are based on four main elements. The defendant must have owed a duty of care to the victim, the defendant must have breached the duty, the breach must have caused an injury to the victim, and the victim must have suffered damages as a result. The duty of care is generally defined as the obligation to act with the prudence of an ordinary person in refraining from behavior that poses foreseeable, unnecessary risks to others.

Negligence claims can arise in a variety of contexts, such as car accidents or other vehicle accidents, slips and falls on someone else’s property, or medical malpractice. Many types of economic and non-economic damages may be available, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, or pain and suffering.

Contact a Skilled Connecticut Attorney to Discuss Your Case

You can trust that Connecticut lawyer Walter A. Shalvoy, Jr. will give your legal matter the individualized attention that it deserves, whether it relates to family law, criminal defense, or personal injury. He takes the time to know his clients and to thoroughly understand their cases so that he can focus his efforts on achieving his clients’ goals. Since legal procedures and issues can be confusing and frustrating, Mr. Shalvoy will explain these matters to you as the case proceeds. Thus, you can make informed decisions about what options are best suited for you. For a free consultation on your case, contact Shalvoy Law, LLC, at 203-426-4409 or use the online form on this website. Find out what Shalvoy Law can do for you.

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I had been arrested for driving while under suspension for DUI, which carries a mandatory minimum 30 days in jail. In spite of the objections from the prosecutor, Attorney Shalvoy was able to convince the Judge to waive the jail term and only imposed a fine.

– A client