Whether a crime is large or small, any criminal charge has the potential to impact the rest of your life. How you choose to handle the situation can impact your finances, your family and even your freedom. At The Raimondo Law Firm, we know that a criminal charge is a stressful and life-changing event. It’s our goal to help you defend yourself to the fullest extent of the law and reach the best possible result for your case.
Types of Criminal Charges
Our team of Long Island attorneys assists deserving clients with all types of criminal offenses. If you’re charged with a Suffolk County drunk driving charge, we can help you evaluate your case in order to determine whether law enforcement made any errors that may call their investigation into question. When you face a drug charge, we evaluate whether the police violated your constitutional rights. We help deserving clients defend against all criminal law charges including:
- Assault and Battery
- Drug Charges
- Drunk Driving
- Traffic Offenses
- Sex Offenses
- Your Best Defense
It’s up to the district attorney to prove the charges against you. We examine your case from every angle to see where the state doesn’t have sufficient proof of the charges. Our team conducts our own investigation into the charges. We demand to see law enforcement’s evidence against you. Our team contacts witnesses. If you need an expert in order to help you explain technical details to the jury, we find the appropriate expert for the job.
Once we’ve prepared the evidence, we help you get the best possible outcome in your case. In many cases, the best result is to walk into a Long Island courtroom to take your case to trial. In other cases, you might be wise to negotiate a favorable plea offer. Each client’s case is different. We help you understand your choices, the reasons you might take your case to trial and the reasons you might pursue a different path. We give you our honest opinion, but ultimately the choice is yours.
Understanding the Process
Part of providing great representation for our clients means helping clients understand the criminal law process. At each court date, you have the chance to put your best foot forward and present yourself and your case in the best possible light. Your first court appearance is usually your arraignment. Even at your arraignment, there are important things to do such as proving your case for favorable bond conditions.
You may have the opportunity for a pretrial conference in your case. We take time to carefully prepare for this meeting with the district attorney. With our evidence in hand, we make the case for why the district attorney should dismiss or reduce the charges.
If you decide to take your case to trial, we prepare your case long in advance of your court date. We want you to understand how we select a jury and how we tell the jury your story. You can expect us to spend time pouring over witness testimony and each piece of evidence. We promise to do our best to defend you to the fullest extent of New York law.
Understanding Possible Outcomes
Part of making the best possible choices in your case means understanding the potential penalties. All New York crimes carry the possibility of time in jail. However, it’s often unlikely that you’ll serve the maximum possible penalty in your case. That’s an important thing to keep in mind when you’re making choices as your case moves through the courts.
Jail is only one of the possible outcomes of a criminal conviction. You may lose your driver’s license for a period of time. You may have to serve a term of probation. For some offenses, you may need to join the sex offender registry. Treatment for substance abuse issues or anger management is another possibility. When you make choices in your case, you often need to prioritize what’s most important to you. You may be able to avoid jail time by agreeing to more treatment. You may be able to reduce a driver’s license suspension by accepting a plea to a lesser charge. Our team helps you prepare your case so that you have as many options as possible. Then, we help you choose the best possible option based on your unique objectives.
Work With Us
When you’re facing a criminal charge in Suffolk County, it’s important to have determination and experience on your side. We’re proud of our track record, and we’re eager to help you defend yourself against the charges. If you’re facing a criminal charge, we invite you to contact us to talk about your case. We respect our clients, and it’s our goal to help them achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us at 631-471-1222, so we can get started working for you.