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Mr. Passalacqua’s education and training in trial law began back at T.R. Proctor High School as a member of the Mock Trial team. He then went on to Sacred Heart University, where he founded and led SHU’s first collegiate Mock Trial Team to two regional championship tournaments. Finally, at Michigan State University College of Law he was a member of the Moot...
Tom has been factory trained by National Patent Analytical Systems, the company that manufactures the breath-testing device used most by local police agencies. Tom is a NHTSA certified Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. ...
Before entering private practice, Matthew served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office for seven years. There, he successfully prosecuted hundreds of felony-level white collar...
With Offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and a Satellite Office in Manhattan, Attorney James D. Hartt is proud to offer his legal expertise to New Yorkers statewide.
James practices in several other areas of law, including but not limited to: criminal defense, professional licensure defense, civil litigation, education law, and others!
I started my career working as an Assistant District Attorney where I started out in the Law and Appeals Bureau. In the Law and Appeals Bureau I prepared several legal briefs and had the unique opportunity to argue cases in both the Appellate Division of...
David will fight for you as you confront your legal challenge. Whether you are facing a serious criminal charge or a routine traffic ticket, a complicated custody matter or an uncontested divorce, no challenge is too large.
He is able to achieve results because of his discipline. Serving in the military forged self-discipline into his character. David served nine years and two combat tours as a US Army officer. While in the army he was a prosecutor and spend...
I am admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of New York, as well as the Northern District of New York.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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