In The News

Murder Charges Dropped (1/18/2018) after several days of evidence in the murder trial of State v. Lee-Seales the State offered Mr. Seales 15 years on a manslaughter charge. The previous offer prior to the start of trial was 35 years for murder, which Mr. Seales declined. After a carefully crafted defense was put forth the State decided that they would resolve the matter rather then risk a jury verdict.  The New London Day had several articles including this one regarding the trial.

State won’t prosecute New London armed robbery case due to missing witness (June 24, 2015)

State v. William H. Linder
Stonington man on trial in domestic violence incident (June 17, 2015)
Jury delivers split verdict in Stonington domestic violence case (June 19, 2015)

New London jury finds Grant guilty of manslaughter (Apr. 1, 2015)
Grant sentenced to 47 years in 2012 Norwich bar fatal shooting (June 27, 2015)

Attorney DeSantis Federal Wiretap Trial Operation Bloodline (Dec. 5, 2013)
Attorney DeSantis represented one of the first two co-defendants of the (105 Bloodline Arrests) largest drug indictment in Connecticut’s history to go to trial. The Federal Wiretap trial was the beginning in a series of trials and involved tens of thousands of wiretap calls, pounds of marijuana and dozens of kilos of cocaine. It involved one of the more notorious criminal masterminds in recent memory, (Chris ‘white boy’ Morley), who, working for the government, was subject to cross-examination by Attorney DeSantis. This is just an example of the many serious Federal and State trials that he has handled over the past decade.

Mistrial in Murder Trial (6/2/2011) A jury is hung after deliberating in State v. Ryan Wright,, which caused a mistrial.