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Nassau County DWI / Criminal Lawyer

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer

I am Edward Palermo, a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer with more than 27 years of experience. I concentrate my professional practice time on criminal and driving while intoxicated defense.

I strive to deliver the most experienced, knowledgeable legal service possible. A Nassau County Criminal Lawyer must be experienced in order to deliver the most favorable results. There is no substitute for time in the courthouses of Nassau County.

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo voted “BEST LAWYER ON LONG ISLAND”

I was recently honored to be voted Best Lawyer on Long Island for the 5th consecutive year in the Bethpage FCU Best of Long Island contest. I am so proud and grateful for this recognition.

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer

I have steadily built a history of client satisfaction and industry recognition. I pride myself on my concentrated experience as a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer | Nassau County DWI Lawyer. I was also recently honored by being named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Lawyers! I have also been honored with the highest rating available from AVVO – “10/10 Superb”. Additionally, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel recently selected me to the Top One Percent of Lawyers in the nation! I provide the highest level of professionalism and personal service to each of my clients.


Arrested? You Probably Have A Number Of Questions

  • Will I go to jail?  
  • Will I be placed on probation?
  • Will I have a permanent criminal record?
  • Will I lose my license?
  • What happens when I go to court?
  • How long will the court process last?
  • How can I find the best lawyer to defend me?

Contact me today and I can answer these questions for you!

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer

As a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer, I hear these questions and many others every day. The first thing to do is relax. Take a deep breath. I know that criminal charges are stressful. I believe in putting things in perspective. You are only merely ACCUSED of a crime. The Presumption of Innocence is the bedrock of our criminal justice system. I will make sure that it is given to you!

Hiring the right criminal attorney is critical to a successful outcome. I have been in the criminal law trenches in Nassau County for the last 27 years. Many lawyers who have general practices will dabble in criminal law. Avoid them at all costs. A criminal case is much to serious to leave in the hands of a non-specialist. There is nothing about your case that can surprise me. I have seen it all in the past 27 years.

I have forged terrific relationships with the judges and prosecutors. These relationships are incredibly important. I value them as an asset when representing my clients. I am a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer with the professional connections and concentrated experience to get the result you need.

I am also en experienced trial attorney with many favorable verdicts for my clients. My trial experience is long and involves many successful criminal and DWI defenses. I prepare meticulously and always strive to achieve the best possible result. I am well known as Nassau County DWI Lawyer / Long Island DUI Lawyer who will always be ready to try a case for his client.

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo is Here To Help!

I often receive calls from folks at their lowest point after an arrest and criminal charge. I relish being able to bring them back to a place of peace and happiness. There are few things more stressful than being charged with criminal conduct. The penalties for criminal charges and DWI charges can involve a loss of freedom and reputation. Clients often contact me after Google sessions where they have become overwhelmed with fear and anxiety. I have such compassion for anyone in this situation and will immediately begin the process of lifting away these negative thoughts and feelings.

Once I speak with you, there will be an understanding that you are in the right hands. You will feel better immediately. Feel free to text me on my cell. I am a Nassau County DWI Lawyer / Nassau County Criminal Lawyer who is here to help.


Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo Will Vigorously Defend You!

There is no Nassau County Criminal Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer fighting harder than me. My clients are everything to my practice. I treasure them 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. Nothing will deter me from my goal of providing you with a successful defense to your criminal case. I am the Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer to retain when you need results. Don’t hire the family lawyer for your criminal case. You need a Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer with the experience and talent to get the result that you need.

I am a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer that has handled all levels of criminal cases, from murder cases to misdemeanor DWI cases. I have handled hundreds of drunk driving cases. No case is too big or too small. I will give the same 100% effort whether your case is high-profile or a simple misdemeanor. I truly love what I do. I will fight to get the best result.

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo Is Always Available For Clients

All of my clients receive my personal cell phone number. Clients can contact me anytime. A client who knows that his lawyer is available and not hiding behind a secretary or legal assistant is a happy client. My goal is to resolve my client’s case favorably so that I have a client for life. I pride myself on being a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer who is always directly available to his clients.

This website is a resource for anyone in need of criminal or DWI representation. It allows someone charged with a crime to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. I am always happy to meet a new client through my website. So please do not hesitate to call me. I look forward to hearing from you and will do everything in my power to get you a favorable result.

Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Edward Palermo Named TOP ONE PERCENT in the Nation!

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected me for membership to the Nation’s Top One Percent. The NADC is a national association of lawyers. According to the NADC, all selections to the Top One Percent are vetted by a research team, a blue ribbon panel of attorneys, and a judicial review board. “By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in the NADC.”

Selection to the Top One Percent is a tremendous honor. As a Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer, inclusion with the select few prominent lawyers in this association is exciting for me. I look forward continuing to give the same level of service which enabled my choice to this prestigious organization of lawyers.

A Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Who Maintains A Manageable Caseload & Personally Handles All Client Matters.

I never take-on more criminal and DWI cases than I can handle. While I maintain a support staff which is available to my clients at all times, I am the attorney who will personally resolve or take your case (if necessary) to trial. Many so-called criminal lawyers practice in volume, taking on as many cases as possible. These lawyers can not give anywhere near the level of service that I provide to each of my clients.

I am often retained to handle cases for clients who originally started with other attorneys. These clients greatly appreciate the attention and concentrated effort that I give. These clients tell horror stories about experiences with prior counsel. When you hire Edward Palermo – you get Edward Palermo. I will handle all important aspects of your case and will never delegate to my staff what your attorney should do!

Qualities to Look for in a Criminal Lawyer Notable Achievements of Edward Palermo
Extensive legal knowledge Successfully defended high-profile clients accused of serious criminal charges
Strong analytical skills Obtained favorable outcomes in complex criminal cases through strategic analysis
Excellent communication skills Successfully negotiated reduced charges and favorable plea bargains
Effective negotiation skills Achieved dismissals and acquittals for clients in challenging criminal trials
Diligent case preparation Prepared comprehensive defense strategies resulting in successful outcomes
Ability to build strong defense strategies Secured favorable resolutions through skillful defense tactics

Recent Representation:

Client charged with aggravated DWI.

Client is a financial professional and his future career advancement was in jeopardy if convicted of this serious misdemeanor crime. The Suffolk County District Attorney VERY RARELY agrees to reduce such a charge because of the elevated Blood Alcohol Content finding by police. Edward negotiated an extremely favorable resolution which will lead to the reduction of the aggravated DWI to a simple traffic infraction after 1 year of good behavior by the client. His professional license and future career opportunities are secure.

Edward represented student at Stony Brook University charged with DWI in Suffolk County.

Again, Edward negotiates a reduction of the criminal charges to a non-criminal traffic violation.

Pennsylvania business man charged with DWI in Suffolk County.

Edward negotiates a reduced charge of only a single traffic violation.

Medical Doctor charged with DWI in Suffolk County.

Edward negotiates reduction to simple traffic infraction to insure no negative impact on Doctor’s career.

Edward represented a New Jersey Businessman charged with DWI in Suffolk County.

Once again, Edward negotiates a reduction of the criminal charges to a non-criminal traffic violation.

Client charged with DWI after driving his vehicle into a residential home in Suffolk County.

The District Attorney originally recommended jail time. Edward negotiated a very favorable outcome which will lead to dismissal of criminal charges and only a traffic violation after 1 year of good conduct by client.

Notable Case Results:

Edward is a Nasaau County Criminal and DWI Lawyer who has successfully represented hundreds of other clients. His passion for helping the underdog is unmatched. He is ready to help you or a loved one. Call Edward Palermo, Nassau County Criminal Lawyer/Nassau County DWI Lawyer today for a free consultation.

Please remember that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Edward Palermo represented a young man charged with first degree assault and a number of assorted felonies and misdemeanors.

The charges carried a maximum sentence of 25 years and a minimum sentence of 5 years upon conviction. The assigned Suffolk County District Attorney offered a sentence of 15 years. Edward rejected the offer and scheduled the matter for trial in the New York State Supreme Court. The trial lasted for four weeks and approximately 15 witnesses, including 3 experts, testified. The jury needed only four hours to acquit Edward’s client of the assault first degree and all other charges. The case was reported in Newsday.

Edward Palermo represented an infamous reputed leader of a Haitian paramilitary group in a mortgage fraud case in New York State Supreme Court in Suffolk County.

The client faced a sentence of up to 25 years in state’s prison. The case received television and press coverage including a three-page article in the New York Times, where Edward was quoted, and in national wire reports. Edward successfully opposed a one million dollar bail application by the prosecuting attorney and after months of litigation, negotiated a very favorable disposition for the client to the least state sentence under law.

Edward Palermo represented the president of an international shipping company who faced the prospect of federal fraud and bribery charges in the United States District Court in Jacksonville Florida.

20 years in federal prison was the potential exposure for the client if convicted. Edward negotiated a result wherein the client would serve 6 months in a federal halfway house. The client was only incarcerated at night. He was able to continue to work at his company.

Edward Palermo represented a man charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in the Suffolk County Supreme Court.

Edward was hired after bail was set at a million dollars with the man’s prior counsel. The client faced upwards of a decade in State prison if convicted of the charges. Edward, first, re-argued bail and successfully lowered the amount to $400,000, which the client posted. He then successfully motioned the Court to dismiss the marijuana charge. Finally, he negotiated a very favorable disposition to a misdemeanor where the client received no jail and no probation. The District Attorney’s Office also agreed to return a large sum of cash that was seized from the client at the time of his arrest. The client then advised Edward that he was “his attorney for life”.

Edward Palermo represented a college student from New York City in a tragic vehicular death case in Manhattan wherein a young Scottish woman died.

A conviction on the charges carried a sentence of up to eleven years in State’s prison. The case was covered in the cities major newspapers including the Times, the Post and the Daily News. Edward negotiated a very favorable disposition for his client and avoided any state imprisonment.

Edward Palermo represented two people charged with First Degree Rape. Each faced up to 25 years in state prison.

The matter went to trial in the New York State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. Both clients were acquitted of all charges.

Edward Palermo represented a client charged with violent Second Degree Burglary allegation.

The client faced the three strikes rule and life imprisonment. Edward tried the case and convinced a fair-minded Suffolk County Jury that his client was not guilty of the charge. The client was then immediately released after having been detained in jail for more than 8 months while awaiting trial.

Edward Palermo represented a businessman accused of Second Degree Sodomy.

The client faced up to 7 years in State prison and deportation. Edward persuaded a Jury in Nassau County to acquit his client of the sodomy charge.

Edward Palermo represented a medical doctor charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality.

The doctor, who had no prior criminal history, now faced up to 4 years in a state prison. Edward convinced a New York State Supreme Court Justice to sentence his client to probation without any jail time.

Edward Palermo represented a client accused of a gunpoint First Degree Robbery wherein the client faced up to 25 years in state prison.

Once again, Edward convinced a Suffolk County Jury to acquit his client.

The Role of a Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Nassau County criminal lawyer specializes in handling criminal cases within Nassau County, New York. With a deep understanding of the local criminal justice system, we are well-versed in the specific laws, procedures, and nuances that apply within the county. We provide legal representation to individuals facing a range of criminal charges, including DUI/DWI, drug offenses, theft, assault, domestic violence, white-collar crimes, and more. From the initial investigation to courtroom proceedings, Nassau County criminal lawyers are skilled in gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and developing strong defense strategies tailored to their clients’ specific situations.

Criminal defense lawyers work closely with their clients, explaining the legal process and protecting their rights throughout the case. With courtroom experience and advocacy skills, these lawyers are effective representatives during arraignments, bail hearings, pre-trial motions, plea negotiations, and trials. By leveraging their knowledge of the local court system and their experience in criminal law, Nassau County criminal lawyers strive to achieve the best possible outcome for their clients.

These lawyers have a deep understanding of the local court system, including the judges, prosecutors, and procedures specific to the county. This knowledge allows them to develop effective defense strategies and negotiate with the prosecution on behalf of their clients. By providing knowledgeable guidance, protecting clients’ rights, and working diligently throughout the legal process, Nassau County criminal lawyers offer the support and representation needed to navigate the complexities of criminal cases.

Choosing a reputable and experienced Nassau County criminal lawyer is crucial when facing criminal charges. At Edward Palermo Criminal Defense, our experienced criminal defense attorney, Edward Palermo, provides clients with strong legal representation and guidance. From thorough case evaluation and strategic defense planning to effective courtroom representation and negotiations, our attorneys are committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact us today at (516) 280-2160 to schedule a free consultation.