Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Syracuse, NY
If you or a loved one has been arrested and is facing a criminal misdemeanor or felony charge in the state of New York, you are most likely feeling a great deal of stress and worry. You need the help of our experienced criminal defense lawyers in Syracuse, NY, for several reasons. A criminal conviction can lead to severe legal penalties, including costly fines and a potential jail or prison sentence. Depending on the nature of the crime, a conviction can ruin your reputation, hinder future job opportunities, and impose other social consequences.
Passalacqua & Associates, LLC is a New York criminal defense firm whose goal is to help you avoid conviction. Our experienced defense lawyers will fight hard to protect you and your reputation. Some of our areas of practice in state and federal courts include:
Traffic Crimes: These types of crimes may include reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, or driving without a license.
Drug Crimes: Charges may include marijuana possession, which is often classified as a misdemeanor depending upon the amount in question. Our criminal defense lawyers are also qualified to handle more serious felony drug cases, such as those that pertain to prescription drugs, cocaine, and ecstasy.
Misdemeanor Crimes: These include DWI (first offense), petty theft, larceny, domestic violence, restraining orders, harassment, and shoplifting. Simple possession of controlled substances is also classed as a misdemeanor.
Felony Crimes: Robbery, homicide, gun crimes, and DWI (second and any subsequent offenses).
What is the Next Step When You Have Been Charged With a Crime?
If you have been arrested in Onondaga County or surrounding areas and are now facing criminal charges, you need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer immediately. It is highly possible that you have already consulted with a criminal defense attorney. However, you still may not feel that you have the representation you deserve.
Because there are many criminal defense attorneys in New York, you may be having a difficult time finding one with the knowledge and experience to help you. Passalacqua & Associates, LLC is a law firm that possesses both the experience and the resources necessary to effectively guide you through each aspect of your criminal case.
One of the first steps that your criminal defense lawyer will take is to formulate a strategy as to how to defend your case to help you avoid being convicted of a crime. Time is of the essence in criminal cases. Over time, vital information and evidence are often lost, witnesses move, or their memory fades, making your defense even more complicated.
A criminal lawyer will review all of the facts that surround your case, look for inconsistencies in witness testimonies, assess the strength or weakness of the evidence, and also determine if your civil rights were violated in any way.
You can trust that our legal team has years of proven results handling criminal defense cases like yours in both the state and federal courts. That is why we should be the first call you make when you or a loved one needs help. We have former prosecutors on staff who are ready to fight for your rights.
In What Types of Cases Does Your Law Firm Have Favorable Results?
Our law firm is highly skilled in criminal defense law. We are proud that we can provide our clients with a wide array of attorneys who are capable of practicing in multiple divisions of the law. We have experienced counsel qualified to assist you in the following areas:
- Felony Defense
- White Collar Crimes
- Petty Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Gun Crimes
- Restraining Orders
- Domestic Violence Crimes
- Sex Offenses
- Murder/Attempted Murder
- Federal Crimes
Our criminal defense lawyers have one goal in mind, and that is to help you avoid potential jail time. We have years of experience in handling many areas of the law and are committed to making certain that your constitutional rights, such as the right to a vigorous defense, are upheld as we work to resolve your criminal case.
What Can I Expect From the Passalacqua & Associates, LLC Criminal Defense Team?
We promise to provide you with professional legal counsel and hold ourselves to high ethical standards as we defend your case. We listen to your story so that we may better investigate and analyze the evidence to provide you with the best possible defense strategy. Furthermore, we aggressively represent you and your rights with every legal resource available.
Passalacqua & Associates, LLC provides our clients with detailed information regarding our investigation and analysis as it relates to your case. We always maintain due diligence in our effort to provide each of our criminal defense clients with the highest standard of legal representation. You can be assured of the fact that there will always be two or more attorneys assigned to your case and, in some instances, as many as three or four attorneys.
We are committed to investigating your case and the circumstances that surround your charges so that we are able to launch an aggressive defense on your behalf. We examine every aspect of the events that took place and how they pertain to the law and your defense.
What Type of Effort Will Your Law Firm Put Forth To Resolve My Legal Situation?
In the event that you or a loved one is accused of a crime, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring that your legal rights are protected. The best way you can do that is by contacting one of the experienced New York criminal defense attorneys at Passalacqua & Associates, LLC as quickly as possible.
As your defense team, we will provide you with the best possible defense of your criminal charges. In addition, we will fight to ensure that you get the case resolution you deserve, working diligently to protect you from overzealous prosecutors and fighting to reduce or dismiss your charges. Furthermore, we will:
- Negotiate to have your charges dropped or dismissed
- Negotiate to have your charges reduced
- Negotiate for a diversion program (when available)
- Negotiate for probation instead of jail or prison time
- Aggressively defend your legal rights when a trial is unavoidable.
We recognize that the possibility of going to court can be overwhelming. You need a skilled criminal defense attorney who can aggressively fight for your rights. If your case cannot be resolved through negotiations with the prosecutor, it may have to progress to the court phase. Our attorneys are all highly skilled in trial law, and you can be assured that they will use every aspect of the law in order to fight for an outcome that is favorable to you.
Can I Trust and Depend on Your Legal Services?
You should never take your legal rights lightly, whether you have been accused of a misdemeanor or felony crime. Your rights are guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and Passalacqua & Associates, LLC considers it an honor to protect those rights by providing you with trustworthy and dependable legal services. We value the attorney-client relationship that we strive to establish with each of our clients.
Our attorneys are trained in the latest courtroom and trial presentation technologies and are ready to put those skills to work for you. We understand that you are uncertain regarding your future and have many questions in regard to what may happen next with your case. Do not wait to get the representation you deserve–contact us today at 315-500-6425 to schedule a free strategy session.