Areas of Concentration
Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC handles all aspects of criminal cases on an affordable and professional basis, including white collar and motor vehicle investigations, from the investigative stage, through grand jury investigations, interviews with law enforcement officials and prosecutors, the arrest and bail process, pre‑trial motions, then ultimately trial to verdict and potential appeal. The firm's attorneys are experienced in all felony, misdemeanor, motor vehicle violations, youthful offender, and juvenile delinquency matters. We work with clients on probation and parole problems, pre-arrest investigations, extradition, petitions for a new trial, sentence modification, and habeas corpus. Possible grounds for constitutional challenges to arrests and motions to suppress for violations of individual rights are explored in every case.
Attorney Schoenhorn has never worked in law enforcement or as a prosecutor as a matter of choice and believes that the rights of individuals are paramount when the nearly limitless resources of the state or federal government are brought to bear on citizens.
The following is a sampling of the types of cases that have been handled by Attorney Schoenhorn:
- Money Laundering
- Computer Crimes
- Corporate Misfeasance
- Environmental Crimes
- Illegal Narcotics/Controlled Substances
- Embezzlement And Other Larceny
- Sex Crimes
- Negligent Homicide
- Assault/Interference With Police
- Child Pornography
- Domestic Violence
- Breach Of Peace & Disorderly Conduct
DUI/DWI & Motor Vehicle Offenses:
We represent drivers suspected or accused of all types of motor vehicle offenses, beginning with administrative hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles, through court representation on more serious offenses such as DUI/DWI and negligent homicide. The attorneys at Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC have over 40 years of experience challenging license suspensions, often working with scientific experts to question the prosecution’s case. Remember, many drunk driving accusations may be unfounded and based upon nothing more than the subjective opinion of a law enforcement officer or involve violations of a driver's constitutional rights. You don't have to concede that a police officer's opinion is correct! Sometimes, for example, breath machines malfunction resulting in inaccurate and false readings. We can help uncover technical flaws in the process that ultimately may result in dismissal or reduced charges.
Personal Injury & Accidents:
We are experienced in automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, premises liability, fires, assaults, emotional distress, libel, slander, defective products, and professional malpractice (including medical, dental, and legal) – just some of the types of negligence and other tort cases handled by Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC. We deal with all aspects of your case, including contact with investigators, discussions with insurance companies, medical providers, settlements, litigation, and underinsured motorist claims. By choice, Jon L. Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC usually does not represent insurance companies, because we want to protect your rights; not those of the insurance industry. Most insurance companies are out to protect their profits, even if it means denying fair compensation to someone who has been injured. By defending your rights, we will help you to achieve justice.
Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC is experienced in the distinct area of civil rights law. Whether you have been the victim of police assaults, false arrest, denial of free speech or other unconstitutional and discriminatory governmental misconduct, we have the skill and fortitude necessary to take on municipal, state or federal officials. We have also successfully challenged statutes and local ordinances to protect civil rights.
Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC handles select cases dealing with employment, licensing, housing, and public accommodation discrimination claims, brought to the CT Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment and Opportunities Commission, or in state and federal courts. Attorney Schoenhorn served for many years as a hearing officer for the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, having been appointed by the Governor of the State of Connecticut, presided at formal administrative hearings, and authored opinions on individual discrimination claims. In 2009, he obtained the first successful jury verdict for a hostile work environment claim due to the sexual orientation of the employee.
Professional License Hearings:
Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC is experienced in matters before state and local boards and agencies, involving license suspensions and revocations, for such professions as medicine, nursing, dentistry, teaching, attorneys, hairdressing, electrician, daycare, accounting, home construction, auto mechanic, home improvement contractor, and funeral director.
Student Disciplinary Hearings:
Jon L Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC is experienced in the representation of students and parents before disciplinary committees, hearing officers, and school boards, both public and private, on disciplinary charges at both the school and college levels. Attorney Schoenhorn has successfully litigated challenges on behalf of students to unfair disciplinary hearings on due process grounds against high school and university administrators.
Seizures of funds, real estate, bank accounts, and vehicles by the state or federal government may be challenged as unconstitutional, unfounded, or excessive. These challenges may occur administratively or through the court system. Attorney Schoenhorn has represented both individuals and corporations in these matters.
The attorneys at Schoenhorn & Associates, LLC are prepared to represent your interests on a variety of matters in court, in public hearings and at private arbitration proceedings. Whether you are sued or being sued, you are entitled to a robust and competent legal team that will fight for your interests.