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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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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Contact Jason M. Barbara & Associates, P.C. today!
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.