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Elia Gregory Cerritelli

Elia Gregory Cerritelli

  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • New York
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Gregory Cerritelli is a partner of the law firm Knight & Cerritelli, L.L.C. Before joining his firm, Attorney Cerritelli worked as a litigator devoting his practice primarily to criminal defense, police misconduct and general litigation. He is a member of the bars of Connecticut, New York, and federal District Court (Connecticut). Attorney Cerritelli is also a member attorney with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Peace Officers Legal Defense Fund. In addition to his private clients, Attorney Cerritelli is a Special Public Defender and has been approved by the Chief Public Defender to represent persons accused of crime who otherwise would be unable to afford competent legal representation. He has represented people throughout the state in a wide variety of matters ranging from Murder to Breach of Peace, and minor traffic offenses. He has also represented individuals in Federal District Court for offenses ranging from federal narcotics offenses to Social Security fraud and money laundering. Attorney Cerritelli is a former police officer of two separate municipalities (1991-1997) and served as a Chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners in Derby (1997-2001). Attorney Cerritelli is a faculty member at the University of New Haven, where he teaches criminal law, constitutional law, police civil liability and evidence to both the undergraduate and graduate schools of criminal justice. He is a Magistrate Judge for the Judicial District of New Britain and Middlesex, where he presides over small claims matters, and criminal/motor vehicle infractions. Attorney Cerritelli graduated from the University of New Haven with a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

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Quinnipiac University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of New Haven
M.A. | Forensic Science
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University of Hartford
B.A. | Law Enforcement Administration
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Professional Experience
Knight & Cerritelli, LLC
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
University Of New Haven
- Current
Police Officer
Town of Seymour
Peer Review Rated
Connecticut Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Fraternal Order of Police Legal Defense Fund (FOP)
- Current
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Peace Officer's Research Association of California (PORAC
- Current
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Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
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Connecticut Bar Association  # 2879955
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • Free Consultation
    60 minutes
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
  • English
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Knight & Cerritelli LLC
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Telephone: (203) 624-6115
Knight & Cerritelli LLC
2 Lincoln St
New Haven , CT 06510
Telephone: (203) 624-6115