I am a Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney. I’ve created this website to showcase my criminal and DWI law practice. The website is also a resource for people in need of help with either a criminal, driving while intoxicated or traffic matter. No case is too big or too small. I give a dynamic, aggressive and personalized criminal defense service. I make myself available to my clients 24/7. You can call me for a confidential and free first consultation.
I plan on personally updating and growing this site so please check back often for information on criminal and DWI law in Suffolk County New York. I enjoy meeting new clients outside of my usual referral network. This Website provides a way for people in need of strong criminal defense counsel to find me. Often, people do not know who to ask or are just embarrassed to divulge what is a very private matter for them. Feel free to contact me and talk freely. Our conversations will be strictly confidential and protected by the attorney/client privilege. I take great pride in helping people who are facing criminal prosecution.
I have practiced criminal law for more than 20 years. I was recently named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers association. Click HERE to see my biography, which includes a sampling of some my noteworthy case results.
The Top 100 trial lawyers is an invitation only organization. The National Trial Lawyers website advises that invitation to this organization is only extended to the most qualified criminal defense lawyers. It was an honor to be invited into this association, which includes some of the most recognized criminal defense attorneys in the United States. Choosing a Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney is the most important decision many people will ever make. You must hire an attorney qualified to effectively handle a criminal matter. You should only hire a Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney to handle your criminal case who has concentrated in criminal law. NEVER hire an attorney for your criminal case that does not devote most of his practice to criminal law. The stakes are too high!
The case in this television news clip from News 12 was dismissed on February 24, 2014.
A criminal charge is very serious. The penalties for criminal charges range from probation to jail time. Criminal allegations can also lead to a criminal record. A criminal record is permanent. Prevention is the best cure. You must retain a Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney with the experience and talent to prevent the consequences of a criminal conviction.
The first stage in a criminal case is an arraignment. The Court will tell of the criminal charges against you and decide certain issues such as bail. It is imperative that you have an experienced and capable Long Island criminal lawyer by your side for the arraignment. A qualified Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney can often get you released without any bail.
After arraignment, the Court will schedule a conference date. Conference dates usually occur every 4 to 6 weeks. During conferences on your case, the attorneys and judge discuss the legal and factual issues involved in your case. It is imperative that you have a qualified Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney beside you during all conferences.
If your case is not resolved by a mutual agreement known as a plea bargain or dismissed for a legal reason, a trial is scheduled. During the time frame a Long Island criminal lawyer should file a demand for discovery. A motion addressing all the pre-trial legal issues is often filed during this time as well. Having the right criminal lawyer is everything. A skilled and experienced Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney can avoid the potential of a criminal conviction. You must find a lawyer who is best suited to defend your criminal matter.
Why should you hire me to represent you in your criminal or DWI case? I have devoted more than 90% of my personal practice time to criminal and DWI law. This level of concentration gives me with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend someone where their reputation and FREEDOM are at stake. Knowing the law and the prosecutors and Judges who work on Suffolk County criminal cases is necessary to carry out successful results for criminal and DWI clients. I am a Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney who is in the courthouse every day. I have spent the last 20 years forging strong relationships with all the people who work there. I am well-known by the Judges and prosecutors as a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. When you hire me your case will be defended aggressively and effectively. I leave no stone unturned when seeking the best results for my clients. You will always know the strategy that I use. I will ALWAYS keep you informed of all developments in your case. I will treat you exactly the way I would expect to be treated if our roles reversed.
I handle everything from the most serious crimes, including many high-profile cases, to misdemeanors and even traffic tickets. I will always treat your case with the utmost care. No case is too big or small. My vast experience gives me the ability to assess a new matter efficiently. I will always use the strategy available to get the results you need.
Unlike most other law firms we also believe in making ourselves accessible 24/7 in case of emergency. All of the firms criminal clients are given the office and cell phone number to their attorney and calls are returned the same day. We also take advantage of text messaging, which enables us to communicate with our clients even while we are in courtrooms handling cases.
Does the Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney have a lengthy history of success handling criminal matters. Most attorneys who handle criminal cases have never won a criminal jury trial for a client! A Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney must have a reputation as a strong trial attorney to garner the respect of the prosecutor assigned to your case. A Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney must be experienced in the art of negotiation. Edward Palermo is a battle tested Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney with many trial victories.
You need to also feel comfortable with the lawyer you hire. When you consult with an attorney, pay close attention to how he answers your questions. Is he patient? Does he take the time to answer your questions thoroughly? Is he confident in his ability to effectively represent you? I will take the time to discreetly and confidentially answer all of your questions. I will give you my cell phone numbers so that you can always reach us in case of emergency.
Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney, Edward Palermo founded the firm in 1994 and it has grown to become one of the busiest criminal firms on Long Island. Call for your free consultation 24/7 (631) 903-3733 .
I am always happy to take on new clients and will do whatever I can to make my fee affordable. I offer payment plans when needed and very flexible payment options such as debit, credit or cash. I am proud of my Avvo superb rating. Avvo is one of the most respected websites for attorney information (including ratings and reviews) and legal information. Feel free to click on the AVVO badges located within my site to see my profile. Feel free to call me anytime. I am here to help.