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Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Areas of Practice

If you or someone you love is currently facing criminal charges, it's vitally important that you get in touch with a Nassau County criminal defense attorney from Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. When faced with overly eager law enforcement officers and prosecutors who are convinced of your guilt and obtaining a conviction, you need a hard-hitting defense lawyer fighting in your corner protecting your rights.

Our lead attorney, Jason M. Barbara is a no nonsense criminal attorney who has been featured on national television programs such as Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper, and Good Day New York. His high profile cases have also been featured in the New York Times, the New York Post and Newsday. With a reputation as an aggressive attorney who is committed to protecting his clients' rights, when you come to our firm, you can be confident that your case is in highly capable hands.

Anyone suspected of committing a crime is innocent until proven guilty, which is why the services of a criminal defense lawyer can be invaluable in helping you maintain your innocence. Our firm can conduct an independent investigation and utilize the facts at hand to provide you with the advocacy needed to effectively communicate your side of the story.

Criminal Defense FAQ
Do you have questions about criminal law and procedures in Nassau County? We encourage you to read our Criminal Defense FAQ page to get answers to commonly asked questions.

Criminal Process
What is the criminal process? What should you expect after an arrest? In this page we explain the criminal process in Nassau County. Learn about your Miranda rights and exercising your right to an attorney. These are important because they can protect you against self-incrimination.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence refers to violence that occurs between couples, spouses, family members, people who live together and people with a child in common. Domestic violence can involve physical violence such as hitting, punching and kicking, but it can also involve emotional abuse and making violent threats towards another family member.

Drug Crimes
New York drug laws are some of the strictest in the nation. If you have been arrested for any type of drug crime offense involving cocaine, crystal meth, LSD, heroin, marijuana, or a number of other drugs, we can fight for your defense! Whether you are arrested for drug possession or sale, your penalty can be increased for additional factors.

To determine if you are driving while intoxicated (DWI), the state of New York will assess your blood alcohol concentration. Depending on your age and what type of vehicle you are driving, you can be charged with DWI based on the level of alcohol found in your blood. Serious penalties can result for individuals convicted of DWI.

Felony Charges
Criminal charges come in the forms of misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious than felonies and generally involve from no jail time up to a year in jail and a maximum of $1,000 in fines, whereas felonies involve harsher sentencing and penalties. Many crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the facts in the case.

Fraud offenses typically involve misrepresenting facts or failing to disclose material facts. There are various types of fraud, some of which include Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, immigration fraud, securities fraud and immigration fraud. Fraud offenses are commonly prosecuted as felonies and may involve years behind bars and thousands in fines.

Misdemeanor Offenses
Misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies and typically involve from zero jail time to a maximum of one year. Misdemeanors can involve first time DWIs, disorderly conduct, simple assaults, and harassment charges. While they are less serious than felonies, they still involve a criminal record which causes a host of unwanted consequences for the accused.

Probation Violations
With the many restrictions and requirements of probation, individuals are often charged with the crime of violating their probation. The ground rules for probation will depend on your original offense, such as being monitored through a random alcohol testing if you were convicted of driving under the influence. If you have been arrested for a probation violation, you will need to obtain legal guidance from a strong and experienced lawyer.

Robbery and burglary charges are classified as theft crimes. While burglary can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense, all robberies, which involve stealing property directly from a person, are prosecuted as felonies in Nassau County and New York.

Sex Crimes
There are an array of crimes that are categorized as sex crimes. While the more serious sex crimes involve unwanted and forceful sexual contact, others such as prostitution are not violent in nature. A conviction for a serious sex crime will carry mandatory sex offender registration in Nassau County.

Theft Crimes
New York uses the term "larceny" when discussing theft crimes. Some of the most common types of larceny include issuing a bad check, acquiring lost property, and obtaining property under false pretenses. The state of New York classifies theft crimes based on the monetary value of the property that was stolen.

Violent Crimes
Violent crimes either intend to harm someone physically as in a bar fight, or they are a means to an end as in a home invasion robbery, or a carjacking. Depending on the facts of the case, the accused can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony.

Weapons Possession
New York has laws in place that govern weapons possession. If a person is found to be illegally possessing an unlicensed firearm, he or she can face imprisonment and harsh monetary fines.

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Are you looking for a lawyer for a criminal case in Nassau County? If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or are the subject of a criminal investigation, our experienced and knowledgeable attorney at Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. can help.

You should not speak with any law enforcement agent or prosecutor without first obtaining legal advice from an experienced attorney because the statements you make could be used against you during your case. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation and to get the advice you need to protect your rights and your freedom.

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