Garden City Criminal Defense Attorney
Representation for Criminal Charges in Nassau County
At Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, we are a distinguished law firm specializing in civil rights and criminal defense. With a team comprising former prosecutors, public defenders, and judges, we have successfully represented numerous clients facing a wide range of criminal charges in state and federal courts.
Our firm takes pride in our groundbreaking work to hold law enforcement accountable for violating our clients' rights through excessive force, false arrests, and wrongful convictions. Whether you are dealing with homicide cases, complex federal white collar allegations, appellate and post-judgment litigation, international narcotics trafficking, state drug charges, vehicular homicides, or DWI defense, our experienced team is ready to protect your rights effectively.
What Is Criminal Defense?
Criminal defense is a set of legal proceedings that are instituted in response to criminal charges brought against an individual. Criminal defense is necessary in order to protect the rights of the accused, as well as to ensure that the state follows the correct procedures when prosecuting an individual. Criminal defense can be extremely complex, requiring extensive knowledge of the law, as well as an understanding of the criminal justice system.
Understanding Your Rights
If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in New York, it is important to be aware of the rights protected under the law. These rights may include:
- Right to an Appeal
- Right to Due Process
- Right to Counsel
- Right to Remain Silent
- Right to Confront Witnesses
- Right to a Jury Trial
- Right to be Free from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
- Right to be Free from Cruel and Unusual Punishment
It is essential to note that the specifics of these rights can vary depending on the circumstances of your case and the type of offense you have been convicted of. Our criminal defense attorneys in Garden City can provide guidance on your rights in the face of criminal accusations.
Why Choose Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP?
Our team at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco is known for its formidable advocacy, leveraging over 200 years of collective experience to secure our clients' freedom, restore their reputation, and, in many cases, obtain financial damages by proving law enforcement misconduct.
Comprising former prosecutors, judges, criminal law thought leaders, seasoned litigators, and attorneys skilled in handling high-profile cases that attract national media attention, we can defend our clients both inside and outside the courtroom.
Comprehensive Criminal Defense Services
Our Garden City criminal defense attorneys can assist you in defending against a wide range of criminal charges, including but not limited to:
- Drug Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Firearm & Weapon Charges
- Theft Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- State Crimes
- Vehicular Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
Criminal charges can have a devastating impact on your life, jeopardizing your career, reputation, personal relationships, and future. A conviction can threaten your freedom. With so much at stake, it is crucial to engage the services of our powerful and proven team of criminal defense attorneys in Garden City.
Penalties for Criminal Convictions in New York
A criminal conviction in New York can result in various penalties, including fines, jail time, probation, and potential consequences for your immigration status if you are not a U.S. citizen. Moreover, certain job types may lead to loss of employment, voting privileges, and the enduring stigma of being a convicted felon.
The penalties you may face depend on the classification of the misdemeanor or felony.
- Class A Misdemeanor - Up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
- Class B Misdemeanor - Up to 90 days in jail and fines of up to $500.
- Unclassified Misdemeanor - Jail time ranging from 16 days to 1 year.
- Class A Felony - 20-25 years to life in prison.
- Class B Violent Felony - 5-25 years in prison.
- Class B Non-Violent Felony - 1-3 years, up to 25 years in prison.
- Class C Violent Felony - 3.5 years or up to 15 years in prison.
- Class C Non-Violent Felony - 1-2 years, up to 15 years probation.
- Class D Violent Felony - 2-7 years in prison.
- Class D Non-Violent Felony - 1.5-4 years probation.
- Class E Felony - Up to 4 years probation.
Protecting Your Rights in Nassau County
The partners at our firm, hailing from diverse professional backgrounds including judges, prosecutors, trial lawyers, and appellate lawyers, are renowned and respected in every county in the New York metropolitan area. While our reputation has grown, we have maintained strong local connections in Garden City, Nassau County, and Suffolk County, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible outcomes. Regardless of the specific charge or circumstances of your arrest, you have the right to a criminal attorney who understands local customs and practices and has earned the respect of law enforcement, prosecutors, court staff, and judges throughout the metropolitan area.
From pre-trial investigations to criminal appeals, our Garden City criminal defense lawyers possess the resources and experience to prevent wrongful arrests or overturn unjust convictions.
Contact Our Garden City Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
To learn more about Barket Epstein and the steps we can take to help you, contact our offices for a free and confidential consultation. This is an invaluable opportunity to work with a Garden City criminal lawyer who possesses the skills to successfully defend your rights and freedom. Seize this chance to collaborate with a firm that boasts credentials, results, and the experience you deserve.
Begin your defense today by contacting Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP, and our criminal defense attorneys in Garden City.
A Nationwide Influence
Barket Epstein's attorneys are regularly featured in the media to discuss their recent cases or offer insight on current events.
Over Two Centuries of Combined Experience
Barket Epstein has 13 attorneys who collectively bring over 200 years of experience to each case. Our team is comprised of former judges, former prosecutors, professors and true thought leaders in our fields.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.
Thousands of Cases Handled
Our Criminal Defense team has represented over 1,000 clients with charges ranging from DWI to homicide.
Three Convenient Office Locations
Our firm offers clients three convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, and Huntington.