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Experienced New York State Criminal Defense Attorneys on Long Island

Personal representation focused on results

Most crimes are prosecuted at the state level. The defense attorneys at Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C. have worked on all types of crimes involving the New York penal law for more than 30 years. We will provide you with committed legal guidance that reflects our prominence and respected status in courts throughout Long Island.

Violent crimes prosecuted by states

The sentence for being convicted of violent offenses can vary significantly.  Some issues that may affect a sentence include the nature of the offense and a defendant’s prior criminal history, if any. Some of the most common state violent crimes include:

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Conspiracy
  • Strangulation
  • Sex offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Escape
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Criminal possession or sale of a firearm
  • Hate crimes
  • Terrorism

Nonviolent state crimes

Nonviolent crimes prosecuted at the state level are extraordinarily varied, and include offenses such as:

  • Criminal solicitation
  • Criminal facilitation
  • Trespass
  • Criminal mischief
  • Larceny
  • Computer offenses
  • Welfare fraud
  • Forgery
  • False statements
  • Insurance fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Bribery
  • Official misconduct
  • Perjury
  • Criminal contempt
  • Criminal possession or sale of a controlled substance
  • Criminal possession or sale of marijuana
  • Gambling
  • Prostitution
  • Obscenity
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Harassment
  • Unlawful surveillance

Common penalties for New York state crimes

There are three classifications for state offenses in New York:

  • Violations: Violations are non-crimes that can carry a fine and a jail term of up to 15 days. The most common non-criminal violations are disorderly conduct and harassment.
  • Misdemeanors: This classification of crimes represents lesser offenses  that can result in  life-altering consequences, including up to one year in jail, up to three years of probation, fines and a criminal conviction that  will result in a permanent criminal record that may not be expunged.
  • Felonies: Felonies represent the most serious crimes punishable under the Penal Code. A felony conviction can result in significant state prison sentences and post-release supervision by the New York State Division of Parole.

Contact our skilled legal team in Hauppauge, NY today

When you’re facing accusations of a state crime in New York, speak with an experienced lawyer with Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C.. Schedule a free initial consultation by calling our office at 631-231-1199 or by contacting us online. Our office, located off the Long Island Expressway, is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm. Weekend and evening appointments available upon request. We represent clients across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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