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If you or someone you love is currently facing criminal charges, it's vitally important that you get in touch with a Long Island and 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.
We Offer Services For:
- Criminal Process
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Felony Charges
- Misdemeanor Offenses
- Probation Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Weapons Possession
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What steps should I take if charged with a criminal offense?
- After being charged with a criminal offense, you must understand the impact that can take place on your future if your case is not accurately defended. It is essential that you retain the services of a lawyer who is experienced in handling criminal defense cases and who can help you navigate the criminal process. The penalties that you can face will likely change your life, especially if you are incarcerated. Your first action should be to arrange a free case evaluation with our firm to learn about the defense techniques we can use in your case.
Should I speak with law enforcement following my arrest?
- Keep in mind that you are not required to provide a statement of any kind to law enforcement following your arrest. Remember your constitutionally protected Miranda rights, particularly that you are granted the right to remain silent. You should also not speak until you have exercised your right to an attorney. Your rights should be exercised as soon as possible because anything that you say can be used against you in a court of law.
How does the prosecutor decide to file charges?
- When arrested for a criminal defense, the prosecutor will first assess whether your case is legally sound. In some cases, there are substantial issues regarding the grounds for your arrest or another part of your case that will cause it to be thrown out. The prosecutor assesses the case to determine if there is enough evidence for a conviction to be made probable. Other factors will also be considered, such as whether pursuing your case is worth the resources and time necessary to do so.
Can I still be punished if I only attempted to commit a crime?
- In many circumstances, attempting to commit a crime is still classified as a crime. Typically, the defendant accused of attempting to commit a specific crime is punished with a lower-level sentencing of the actual crime. For an individual to be convicted of such an offense, the prosecutor will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person intended to commit the crime and that steps were taken beyond just the planning stage to commit the crime.
Should I hire an attorney for my bail hearing?
- For the best possible result to your case, and in order to protect your rights, you should not enter a courtroom without the representation of a strong lawyer. When you attend your bail hearing, the possibility for negotiation exists. If you go to court without our Nassau County criminal defense attorney representing you, you can risk losing your ability to have bail posted for your release. Our firm can take every necessary step to get you released on your own recognizance or to negotiate a reasonable bail amount.
Do I have to submit to a police search of my home?
- The answer to whether you must submit to a police search entirely depends on the circumstances, which is why it is imperative to understand the laws. For a search of your home to be completed, the police will either need to have your consent or to provide a valid search warrant. In some circumstances, law enforcement officers are able to conduct a search without your consent or in the absence of a warrant if they have valid reason to believe that a crime is being committed.
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.