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New Haven Criminal Defense Attorney

Proudly Defending the Accused in New Haven Connecticut 

The criminal justice system is a beast. It’ll eat you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It can make you feel confused. Overwhelmed. Scared. Angry. Hopeless. I became a criminal defense attorney because I wanted to make sure people like you don’t have to face the beast alone. 

Hi, I’m Rachel Mirsky. I’ve dedicated my career to advocating on behalf of the criminally accused in state and federal courts throughout New Haven, Connecticut. If you hire me to represent you in your criminal case, you will gain a fierce ally who will exhaust every possible resource and defense strategy to achieve the outcome you desire. 

A criminal charge is a very serious matter. Even a low-level first-time misdemeanor offense can result in consequential penalties, including jail time, fines, probation, and community service. A more serious felony or federal offense can land you in prison for several years. While these penalties are harsh, the aftermath of a conviction can be even more devastating. A criminal record will follow you everywhere you go and could hinder your ability to get a job, secure housing, obtain a loan, and even keep custody of your children. 

When you are facing time behind bars, stiff penalties, and life-long damage to your career and personal life, you want quality legal representation you can trust. At Mirsky Defense, LLC, my team and I have the skills, experience, and dogged determination to help you avoid or mitigate the impact of a conviction. 

Request a Free Case Evaluation 

If you or someone you love is under investigation or has been arrested for and/or charged with a criminal offense in New Haven or the surrounding areas, it’s critical that you contact me as soon as possible. I am happy to review your case at no cost to you. We can discuss the charges against you and what legal options are available.

In the meantime, do not attempt to talk to the police or the prosecutor on your own. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Instead, respectfully invoke your right to remain silent, except to request the opportunity to speak with your attorney. 

Mounting a Strong Legal Defense Requires Quick and Decisive Action

When you reach out to me early in the criminal process — either during an active investigation or after you’ve been arrested, you increase the likelihood of a positive result in your case. Sometimes, if charges have not yet been filed, I can attempt to convince the prosecutor to drop the case.  Even if you have already been charged, early intervention gives me the opportunity to negotiate with the State’s Attorney’s office in an attempt to reach a favorable plea deal to avoid severe penalties. If a reasonable resolution cannot be worked out, I will not hesitate to take your case to trial and present a strong defense before a judge or jury of your peers. 

Why Choose New Haven Criminal Defense Lawyer Rachel Mirsky? 

  • Proven track record of securing case dismissals, reduced charges, and not guilty verdicts. 
  • Treats every client with compassion, dignity, and respect. You’ll never be just a case file number!  
  • Builds and executes custom-tailored defense strategies 
  • Expert knowledge of local and state rules and procedures governing the Connecticut criminal justice system 
  • A sophisticated understanding of federal criminal law and experience with high stakes federal crime cases 
  • Trial tested

Meet Rachel Mirsky

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
B.A., with honors, Goucher College


State of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
State of New York


DUI Trial resulting in acquittal
United States v. Leon Vaccarelli, Federal securities fraud and money laundering
State v. Richard Roszkowski, death penalty trial

“The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor,
the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”
~Bryan Stevenson

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Violent Crimes



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