Criminal Defense

Mr. Santarpia and the team at Santarpia Law provide experienced legal counsel and representation to adult and juvenile clients in all areas of criminal law, including violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. If you were charged with a criminal offense, or if you are aware of an ongoing investigation or impending charges, it is advisable to contact an attorney immediately. Early intervention will allow your attorney to handle the case from the onset and make sure that your legal rights are protected.

Types of criminal cases

Violations: A violation has a potential maximum sentence of up to 15 days in jail.

Misdemeanor: A misdemeanor is an offense that is punishable by up to one year in jail, in addition to fines and other penalties.

Felony: Felonies are the most serious criminal offenses. A felony conviction ranges from a year to a life sentence.

Santarpia Law Criminal Practice Areas

DWI: New York has some of the most serious penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in the country. It is essential to understand that an arrest is not a conviction and that there are various aspects of a Driving While Impaired (DWI) arrest that may be vigorously challenged, including the field sobriety test, the accuracy of the Breathalyzer test, the results of the tests, whether or not the arresting officer actually had probable cause, and more. It is important to consult an attorney immediately upon arrest, as there are many implications as a result of a DWI arrest or conviction that may inhibit your ability to cross borders or drive legally within the United States.

Theft Offenses: Theft offenses vary and include shoplifting, retail theft, bad checks, identity theft, auto theft, burglary, robbery, and many others. 

Drug Offenses: Possession, sales, trafficking, manufacturing, distribution, medical marijuana offenses, and any other offenses relating to the criminal possession of narcotics.

Sex Offenses: Sex offenses are extremely serious and require vigorous and effective defense. Sex offenses include rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, forcible touching, and other supplementary charges such as menacing, assault, battery, or disorderly conduct.

Property Crimes: There are a wide array of property crimes, including breaking and entering, criminal mischief, arson, burglary, graffiti, larceny, stolen property, theft of service, and many others.

Violent Crimes: Includes assault, aggravated assault, murder, criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, gang assault, kidnapping, and many others.

Violation of Probation: Probation violations often result in reinstatement of the original sentence. Probation matters require aggressive, skilled legal representation.

All Other Offenses: Santarpia Law represents clients charged with all crimes, whether listed above or not.

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