Long Island Felony Defense Attorneys
Felonies are serious crimes! In the State of New York felonies are defined as crimes that carry prison sentences in excess of one year. In New York felonies are divided by gradations such as class A, class B, and class C felonies. The class A felony is the most severe and as you go down the alphabet the felonies become less severe. For some felony charges you can be sentenced to life in prison. For other felony charges you can be given anywhere from one year to twenty years in prison.
If you, a family member, a friend or a loved one are charged with a felony, obtain qualified experienced criminal defense counsel immediately! Felonies have consequences over and above the jail sentences imparted by the court. They can eliminate an individual’s ability to obtain certain types of employment, such as being a teacher, lawyer, or doctor. A conviction causes you to lose your right to vote. It may prevent you from obtaining government aid, such as student loans and may restrict international travel and other valuable rights.
At the Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel, we immediately analyze the validity of the felony charges against you. If a search was involved we look into whether the search was appropriate. We investigate whether your Miranda rights were properly handled. We appear in court with you on every court appearance. We communicate with the District Attorney’s office to discuss the resolution of the case. We discuss methods of reducing the charges or eliminating the charges against you. Should your case go to trial, we utilize the assistance of investigators, accountants (when necessary) and paralegals in preparing your case for presentation to jury. We will discuss alibi defenses with you. We will explain to you that there are various programs available which serve as alternatives to incarceration, should you take a plea bargain or be convicted of a crime. We will counsel you on the best way to handle grand jury proceedings. We will also represent you regarding pre trial hearings and make the appropriate motions to protect your rights and obtain the necessary information in your defense.
For more than 35 years our office has provided zealous defense for individuals charged with felonies. We are available 24/7 to assist in obtaining the release of individuals charged with felonies from jail. We can also help you, by recommending bail bondsmen.
Should you, a friend, a loved one or family member be charged with a felony, call us at 1-800-344-6431, 718-350-2882 or 516-561-6645, or e-mail us using the “Contact Us” link on our website. WE CAN HELP YOU!
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