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I was featured as a Trailblazer by the prestigious New York Law Journal in 2019 and have a perfect 10 “superb” rating from AVVO.

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There is no Lawyer fighting harder than me!

I treasure my clients and truly appreciate that they retain me to defend them in matters of such importance. I will do everything in my power to get you a great result.

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All of my clients receive my personal cell phone number. Clients can contact me anytime. A client who knows that his / her lawyer is available is a happy client.

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I will answer all of your questions. I will explain the DWI charges you face. I will explain potential strategies to win your case. New clients ALWAYS feel better after they speak to me.

- Ed Palermo

Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney

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Your Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys in Sag Harbor, NY

My name is Ed Palermo, and I am proud to serve the Sag Harbor community as your dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney. With over thirty years of experience in criminal law, I have had the privilege of defending countless clients and achieving favorable outcomes in complex legal situations. My commitment to client satisfaction and relentless pursuit of justice sets me apart as a trusted advocate for those facing criminal charges.

Over Three Decades of Experience in Criminal Defense

I have been practicing criminal law for over thirty years, and during this time, I have honed my skills and developed a deep understanding of the legal system. My extensive experience allows me to navigate the complexities of criminal cases with precision and confidence. From minor offenses to serious felonies, I have represented clients in a wide range of criminal matters, including DUI/DWI, drug offenses, theft, assault, and more. My goal is to provide each client with the strongest defense possible, ensuring their rights are protected and their voices are heard.

Commitment to Client Satisfaction

At the core of my practice is a commitment to client satisfaction. I understand that facing criminal charges can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, which is why I prioritize open communication and personalized attention for every client. When you choose me as your Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney, you can expect a lawyer who listens to your concerns, answers your questions, and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. I believe in building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust and respect, ensuring that you feel supported and confident throughout the legal process.

Voted Best Lawyer on Long Island for Five Consecutive Years

I am honored to have been voted Best Lawyer on Long Island for five years in a row. This recognition is a testament to my dedication to excellence and my unwavering commitment to my clients. Being acknowledged by my peers and the community is incredibly gratifying, and it motivates me to continue providing top-notch legal representation. I strive to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and I am grateful for the trust that my clients and colleagues place in me.



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Meet Ed Palermo

I am a Suffolk County DWI Lawyer with more than 29 years of experience. I concentrate my practice on helping individuals who face DWI charges. I have represented more than 1000 Long Island and NYC residents over my career.

I am proud of my track record of success. Helping my clients is my only goal. If you or a loved one needs a Suffolk County DWI Lawyer, please do not hesitate to call me today. I am always here to help.

There is no substitute for experience when finding a Suffolk County DWI Lawyer. I am always happy to extend my family of clients. I will fight for you and make sure that you always feel protected and secure.


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Meet Ed Palermo

I am deeply committed to serving the Sag Harbor community as a seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney. My journey in the legal field began over thirty years ago, driven by a passion for justice and a desire to protect the rights of individuals facing criminal charges. Over the years, I have developed a reputation for being a dedicated and effective advocate, always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients.

Throughout my career, I have handled a diverse range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to serious felonies. My extensive experience includes defending clients against charges such as DUI/DWI, drug offenses, theft, assault, domestic violence, and more. I understand that each case is unique, and I take the time to listen to my clients, understand their specific circumstances, and develop tailored defense strategies that address their needs.

One of the cornerstones of my practice is my commitment to client satisfaction. I believe that effective legal representation goes beyond the courtroom; it involves providing compassionate support and clear communication throughout the legal process. My clients can count on me to be accessible, responsive, and dedicated to their needs. I take pride in building strong attorney-client relationships based on trust, respect, and mutual understanding.

Why Choose Ed Palermo?

Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is crucial to the outcome of your case. Here are a few reasons why I stand out as a top choice for your legal representation:

  1. Experience: With over three decades of experience, I have a proven track record of success in criminal defense.
  2. Client-Centered Approach: Your satisfaction and peace of mind are my top priorities. I provide personalized attention and clear communication throughout your case.
  3. Results-Driven: I am focused on achieving the best possible results for my clients, whether through negotiation or litigation.
  4. Local Experience: As a Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney, I have a deep understanding of the local legal landscape and strong relationships within the community.

Faced With A Criminal Charge? I Can Help

When you are confronted with a criminal charge, the stakes are incredibly high. Your freedom, reputation, and future are all on the line. Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming and complex, but as a seasoned Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney, I am here to guide you through every step of the process. Here’s how I can help:

1. Provide Professional Legal Advice

One of the most critical roles of a criminal defense attorney is to provide you with expert legal advice. I will explain the charges against you, the potential consequences, and your legal rights. With nearly three decades of experience, I can help you understand the nuances of your case and the best strategies to employ.

2. Conduct a Thorough Investigation

Building a strong defense requires a thorough investigation of the facts surrounding your case. I will gather and examine evidence, interview witnesses, and work with experts if necessary to build a comprehensive defense strategy. This meticulous approach ensures that no detail is overlooked and every possible defense is explored.

3. Develop a Strong Defense Strategy

Every case is unique, and developing a tailored defense strategy is crucial. I will analyze the prosecution’s evidence, identify weaknesses, and determine the best course of action. Whether it involves challenging the legality of a search and seizure, questioning the credibility of witnesses, or presenting an alibi, I will use my expertise to construct a robust defense.

4. Negotiate with Prosecutors

In many cases, negotiation plays a pivotal role. As your attorney, I will engage in discussions with prosecutors to seek reduced charges or alternative sentencing options. My goal is to achieve the most favorable outcome possible, whether that means negotiating a plea deal that minimizes the impact on your life or securing a dismissal of charges.

5. Represent You in Court

If your case goes to trial, you need an experienced trial attorney to represent you. I will present a compelling case in court, cross-examine witnesses, and challenge the prosecution’s evidence. My courtroom experience and dedication to your case ensure that you have a strong advocate fighting for your rights and freedom.

6. Protect Your Rights

Throughout the legal process, protecting your constitutional rights is paramount. I will ensure that you are treated fairly and that your rights are upheld at every stage of the proceedings. From unlawful searches and seizures to ensuring a fair trial, I will be vigilant in safeguarding your rights.

7. Work Towards a Positive Resolution

My ultimate goal as your Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney is to achieve the best possible resolution for your case. Whether that involves a not-guilty verdict, reduced charges, or a favorable plea agreement, I am dedicated to fighting for your future and helping you move forward with your life.

Schedule A Free Consultation with a Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, don’t hesitate to reach out for experienced and dedicated legal representation. As your Sag Harbor Criminal Defense Attorney, I am here to protect your rights and fight for your future. Contact my Hamptons office today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a strong defense. Together, we can navigate the legal challenges ahead and work toward a positive resolution.

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