Criminal Defense | Middletown CT Law Service

134 Washington St.

Middletown, CT

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Fortuna & Cartelli P.C.

Fortuna & Cartelli PC



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"Recently, due to stresses in my personal and work life, I did a really stupid thing and tried to take a few items from a supermarket without paying. I was arrested on a larceny charge.


I have a full time position at a major hospital and I was terrified that my employer would somehow find out. I hired Carl Fortuna, Jr. and he went to court me with me.


We only had to go to court once and the case was thrown out. I did not have to tell my boss about any of what happened as there were going to be no negative consequences. I am very thankful that I used Fortuna & Cartelli, PC"



"It's not often that someone wants to thank another person for securing their freedom. I never thought I would be one of those people, so I'm not sure where to begin. When I was growing up I thought of prison as some far away place that was reserved for people who do terrible things, I never thought I would know someone who would go to prison, and I was sure that myself would never be incarcerated. As you are more than fully aware; this quickly changed after my freshman year of college.


After my arrest my concept of reality changed dramatically. If I had any childish innocence left, it departed. Life was no longer a game; freedom was no longer stable, safe, and secure. It was something that could be taken away, life was no longer self-centered, and my destiny was no longer in my control. Life involves people, and to ensure freedom for everyone others freedom must be taken away. To this day I'm not exactly sure why I put myself in a position to get in trouble the way I did.


I eventually realized that I was not alone, I was lucky enough to have people who supported me. There are my parents, my friends, my girlfriend, and you. Although you were doing your job, I could tell that it meant more to you than that. I probably don't even know half of what you did for me, but I do know that you were trying to help me out all the time, and that you put in extra energy than you had to. Just like my father, I knew that I could count on you to anything you could to keep me from going to jail. From the conversations you had with the prosecutor, pre-sentence investigator, and ultimately the judge, to taking notes on you car ride down to see your in-laws.


Looking back on the whole situation it seemed like I was more than just a client to you; that you truly wanted the best for me and were willing to do anything to keep me from going to prison. I'm not sure if it was from watching me and my father tearing up in the courtroom, or the relief of finally settling something you had been working on for years, but it appeared that you had a tear in your eye as well. And leaving the courthouse I overheard that conversation you had with you office, it seemed like the conclusion of a football game, people eager to hear the outcome, happy to hear the good result. In the parking lot you said that you would be in touch; all of these are signs that you truly cared about what happens to me.


Sitting here, my last night at home before I go to school, I cannot appreciate what you have done for me more. I get to eat at my school's dining hall instead of the prison cafeteria (although the food might be similar), I get to go to my classes instead of a prison computer class, and most importantly I get to sleep in my own bed and use my own bathroom instead of taking a shower with other inmates and constantly having to be on guard for my safety.


As I said earlier, I've never had to write a letter like this before, but I'm sure you got what I'm trying to say. I can't thank you enough for what you have done for me, besides my words of gratitude; all I can do is strive to be a better person. Over the last few years I have grown a lot (faster than I wish I had); but I have learned a lot in the process. I hope we get to meet again (under more pleasant circumstances of course), but until then I want you to know that your hard work and dedication to securing my freedom has not been in vein. I feel like I have a new lease on life, and I promise to take it more seriously and if I am ever in the position to help another person I will remember how many people have helped me. Thank you."



"Attorney Cartelli represented our son in court for misdemeanors he had while going through adolescence. He always had his best interest at heart and helped all of us tremendously to get through these most difficult times. With Attorney Cartelli's persistence, our son got through these issues and helped him transition into a responsible, successful, young adult. The lessons Attorney Cartelli helped him learn were valuable lessons of life. Thank you again!"



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Attorney Cartelli,

I wish to sincerely thank you for all of your help and support with my case.  You were diligent and knowledgeable and extremely easy to work with.  You made yourself available to me whenever I had questions or concerns and I felt highly confident with you by my side in the courtroom.  I know your expertise was paramount to the favorable outcome of my case.  I will always be grateful.

Many thanks,



I am deeply grateful to Attorney Cartelli for his professional service in representing me. He had the client's best interest at heart and worked tirelessly. He was always available to talk and to discuss and he is very knowledgeable. I felt fortunate to have his support and help in going through the process. Thank you. David

Many thanks,


T. Cartelli