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Aggressive Defense for Individuals Facing Felony Charges

Protecting the rights of individuals charged in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and across Long Island

Facing felony criminal charges is frightening and intimidating. Conviction can mean substantial prison time. And life is very different after you have been in prison.

The attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP provide compassionate support to individuals facing felony charges — during the early moments following arrest, and through all trials and necessary appeals. We work closely with our clients to make sure they understand their charges and all legal options that are available to them. Together, we decide the best course of action and then develop the aggressive defense needed to obtain the best possible outcome.

Experienced defense against all felony charges

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services maintains detailed records about the dispositions of adult arrests. In 2011, more than 26,000 Kings County adults were convicted and sentenced for felony charges, along with almost 7,000 Suffolk County adults. In spite of the large numbers of crimes prosecuted in a given a year, each charge is unique and requires a knowledgeable defense. Nearly eight decades of combined experience provides our criminal defense team with the skills and resources to defend our clients against virtually any felony crime, including the following:

  • Repeat DUI/DWI charges
  • Drug distribution and manufacturing
  • Theft crimes, including shoplifting, burglary and armed robbery
  • Criminal possession of stolen property
  • Sex crimes
  • Arson
  • Criminal sale or use of firearms
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

The penalties for felony crimes range all the way up to life imprisonment. Regardless of your degree of innocence, you need to retain a Long Island criminal defense attorney with the prosecution experience to strive for the best possible results — like a reduced sentence or the dropping of charges.

The importance of your Miranda rights

Anyone who has ever watched a crime drama has heard police read the Miranda rights to alleged offenders while placing them under arrest. The right to remain silent protects defendants from making statements that may provide self-incriminating evidence the prosecutor can use in court. Moreover, the right to an attorney — and representation in court — protects defendants by ensuring that law enforcement handles all questioning in a legal manner.

Until recently, individuals could invoke their right to remain silent simply by not speaking after arrest. But, in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that defendants must state explicitly that they want to invoke their right to remain silent in order to stop all questioning. This period of silence is the time to call the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP. Our experienced attorneys protect your rights throughout the legal process. We also keep you informed every step of the way.

A criminal defense law firm equipped to provide aggressive representation for the most serious criminal charges

Even innocent people can face serious felony charges — because of something as innocuous as looking like the actual offender. But regardless of whether individuals are innocent or guilty, they deserve attorneys who can provide a thorough and aggressive defense. At the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP, we have nearly eight decades of combined experience defending clients in Suffolk County and across Long Island. To discuss your legal issues and learn how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.