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Information Written by Criminal Attorneys about New York State and Federal Law - Updated Regularly

This website provides information and advice written by New York criminal attorneys about criminal cases, appeals, and sex offender registration matters. Also, we try to provide information about topics not often discussed online, including advice about finding the right criminal attorney and information about reasonable legal fees.

Only a narrow class of people, as defined by law, will qualify for a public defender. Most people will try to find the money to retain a private attorney because public defenders have huge caseloads and hit-or-miss records of success. When searching for a criminal defense attorney, a person should consider a number of factors: (1) the seriousness of the charges, (2) the attorney’s experience with handling a particular type of case, (3) the attorney’s attitude toward the client, and (4) the legal fees.

The best New York criminal attorneys will prepare a case meticulously from day one, working on pretrial strategy, investigating the facts and witnesses, and staying in constant communication with the prosecutor to find out what evidence the state has against the client. This website is intended to guide defendants through the New York justice system. Also, these resources will help a defendant understand the process for finding a good criminal attorney and for paying a fair amount of money for this service.

In addition to information about the pretrial and trial process, we also provide information for people trying to appeal a conviction and for people trying to get off of the New York and Federal Sex Offender Registry. One major goal of this project is to provide the most comprehensive information about sex offender registration laws available.

To find the best criminal attorney for a case, a person should research the legal process and the cost of representation. Sometimes, clients have reported that shopping for an attorney resembles shopping for a car, complete with deceptive pricing and high-pressure “sign now” tactics. This website tries to put prospective clients on an even playing field by providing honest information about the legal process, legal fees, and payment structures.
Attorney Advertising: All content sponsored by The Law Office of Adam Bevelacqua, LLC. Although informational, this website may be considered attorney advertising. Every case has unique circumstances, and a person should consult a criminal attorney before taking any legal action.