If you are arrested in Nassau County, or anywhere else in Long Island, there can be grave consequences. You could face time in prison, steep fines, and lose important liberties if convicted. You will also have a criminal record that can haunt you for the rest of your life, keeping you from getting your dream job, from moving into an apartment, from attending the school of your choice or from obtaining a loan.
However, if arrested, you also have rights. You have a right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, a right against self-incrimination, and a right to a fair trial. Perhaps most importantly, you have a right to a lawyer — most important because a lawyer can help protect those rights, and expose the reasonable doubt in your case.
Nassau County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Stephanie Selloni is a dedicated Nassau County defense attorney who fights for the rights of her clients. She will diligently review your case and work to show the holes in the prosecution's case against you, no matter what charges you face.
Stephanie Selloni works to make sure her clients' rights are protected. She will challenge evidence unconstitutionally seized and vigorously cross-examine the district attorney's witnesses to show the inconsistencies in their case. She seeks to have charges reduced or dropped, and, if her client, after discussing all options decides to opt for trial, she makes every effort for an acquittal.
Call the Law Office of Stephanie Selloni today at 516-972-1212 to schedule a free consultation. Stephanie Selloni is a defense attorney based in Garden City who represents clients throughout Mineola, Hempstead, Westbury, Freeport, Floral Park, and the surrounding areas of Nassau County, Long Island. She also proudly defends clients in Suffolk County and all five boroughs of New York City.
A Dedicated Attorney for Long Island Defendants
Stephanie Selloni is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, where she earned her Juris Doctor. She decided to engage in criminal defense law to help protect people from overzealous police officers and prosecutors.
Stephanie Selloni's practice is focused exclusively on representing clients charged with felony, misdemeanor, and DWI charges in Nassau County, Long Island, and the surrounding areas of New York, including Suffolk County and all five boroughs of New York City. By focusing exclusively on fighting criminal accusations, Stephanie Selloni provides her clients with an effective and aggressive defense at each stage of the case.
She works closely with her clients. She listens carefully to their concerns so that she can help them fight for the best possible result. Thorough preparation for pre-trial negotiations, motions hearings and trials is essential for success. It helps Stephanie Selloni provide zealous representation for her clients each time she steps into the courtroom.
Experienced Defense for Drunk and Drugged Driving Charges in New York State
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a very common offense in Garden City. People are arrested every day and night, whether driving back from the city on the Long Island Expressway or on the city streets of Uniondale or Levittown.
It's so common that people often do not treat the charges very seriously. However, a DWI conviction has very serious consequences. You will lose your license, pay thousands in fines and fees and, depending on the charge and the number of prior convictions, be forced to have an ignition interlock device or even spend time in jail.
However, just because you were pulled over does not mean you will inevitably suffer these punishments. Like any other criminal charge, a person facing DWI charges has rights, including a right to an attorney.
Your lawyer can challenge the results of a DWI test, or whether the stop was legally valid. Your defense attorney can also negotiate with prosecutors to seek reduced charges and conditions or punishment that better fits your record. She can also represent you in license suspension issues so that you might be able to keep your driver's license.
Pursuing the Most Favorable Outcomes, including Case Dismissal
Prosecutors have a heavy burden. They must prove every single element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt. That means there can be no room in the jury's mind for any plausible scenario other than the one they present.
The defense lawyer does not have to prove anything. She does, however, have a very important job: To protect the rights of the accused and to show the jurors the reasonable doubt in the prosecutor's case.
Protecting the rights of the accused could involve challenging evidence illegally obtained by police in Long Island. Evidence, like the actual narcotics in a drug case, is usually discovered as the result of a search. To search anywhere a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, the Long Island police must have probable cause, which usually requires a warrant.
If they fail to follow strict procedures, the evidence they find as a result of that search may be inadmissible in court. Without that evidence, prosecutors may not have enough to show a case beyond reasonable doubt. They may have no choice but to reduce or dismiss charges.
Finding the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Nassau County, Long Island
If you face criminal charges in Nassau County or anywhere in Long Island, you can have a dedicated Garden City defense lawyer on your side. Stephanie Selloni fights for the rights of her clients. She will seek to have your charges reduced or dismissed if you've been arrested in Garden City, Floral Park, Westbury, Hempstead, Mineola, Garden City, or anywhere in Nassau County, Suffolk County or New York City. Call Law Office of Stephanie Selloni today at 516-972-1212 to set up a consultation.