Criminal Defense Lawyer in Nassau County, NY
If you were arrested in Nassau County or Long Island, NY, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Law Office of Stephanie Selloni. Stephanie Selloni has focused her career on defending individuals against felony and misdemeanor offenses in Nassau County and throughout Long Island. Her office is conveniently located in Garden City, NY. Call 516-972-1212 today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case either over the phone or in the office.
A criminal accusation is a serious matter. Without the proper representation, you might face the consequences handed out by the judge including an adjudication of guilt or a criminal conviction, possible incarceration, fines and court costs, or a lengthy term of probation. A criminal allegation also comes with different collateral consequences that can last a lifetime. Having a criminal record can lead to the loss of certain liberties including the right to possess a firearm, vote, travel outside of the United States, obtain student loans, or pursue certain types of professions.
If you were arrested for any misdemeanor or felony offense, then you have many important rights. You have a right to be free of unreasonable searches and illegal interrogations. You have a right against self-incrimination and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Perhaps most importantly, you have a right to have the attorney of your choice represent you in court. The role of the criminal defense attorney is to help you obtain the best possible result while ensuring that your rights are protected at every stage of the case.
Stephanie Selloni is a dedicated criminal defense attorney in Nassau County, NY, who fights for the rights of her clients. She will diligently review your case, find any favorable evidence and work to show the holes in the prosecution's case against you. Stephanie Selloni will fight to help you obtain the best possible result in your case.
Exclusively Dedicated to Criminal Defense in Long Island, NY
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 has devoted her career to criminal defense to protect people from overzealous police officers and prosecutors. She is also a skilled trial attorney who enjoys taking difficult cases to trial before a judge or jury.
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. That focus helps Stephanie Selloni provide zealous representation for her clients each time she steps into the courtroom.
Representing Professionals Charged with a First Offense
For certain types of professionals, the accusation itself can be career ending. In some cases, the professional licensure issues play a major role in the way the case is ultimately resolved. Stephanie Selloni is experienced in representing professionals charged with a first-time offense. Those professionals include nurses and other health care professionals, teachers and other certified educators, certified public accountants, lawyers and law school students, law enforcement officers and civilian employees of those agencies and members of the military.
She also represents high school and college students who face disciplinary action after the arrest, even if the offense occurred off campus. The stakes are also higher for individuals with a concealed firearm or concealed weapons permit. When the stakes are high, make sure your criminal defense attorney is experienced in protecting you from the direct and collateral consequences of the accusation.
Experienced DWI / DWAI Defense Attorney in Nassau County, NY
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a very common offense in Garden City and throughout Nassau County. 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. Charges can include DWI, aggravated DWI, or DWAI.
A DWI arrest or 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. Just because you were arrested for drunk driving, however, 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.
Whether your case involves a DWI breath test, blood test, or refusal to submit to testing, Stephanie Selloni can help. Your lawyer can challenge each piece of evidence including the BrAC or BAC test results or the alleged refusal to submit to chemical testing. Your attorney can file motions to contest the legality of the initial stop, the prolonged detention or the arrest.
Your criminal defense attorney can also negotiate with prosecutors to seek reduced the charges and the conditions of probation. Stephanie Selloni can also represent you in an administrative license suspension hearing so that you can properly protect your driver's license.
Pursuing the Most Favorable Outcomes Including a Case Dismissal
Prosecutors have a heavy burden. At trial, the prosecutor must prove every single element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The defense lawyer does not have to prove anything. Criminal defense attorneys do have an important job. The attorney must protect the rights of the person accused, move to suppress or exclude prejudicial evidence, negotiate the best possible resolution on a pre-trial basis, and argue for the "not guilty" verdict at trial.
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 prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt. In those cases, the prosecutor may have no choice except to reduce or dismiss the charges.
Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney in Nassau County, Long Island, NY
If you face criminal charges in Nassau County or anywhere in Long Island, you need a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in Garden City, NY, on your side. Stephanie Selloni represents clients for felony offenses, misdemeanor offenses, or violations. She also represents clients on traffic tickets throughout Nassau County. She is experienced in representing clients in the County Court in Mineola in Nassau County and the District Court of Nassau County in Hempstead, NY.
She has represented client arrested throughout Nassau County including the City of Glen Cove and the City of Long Beach. She has also represented clients arrested throughout the many towns, incorporated villages, and unincorporated hamlets of Nassau County, NY. Stephanie Selloni represents clients arrested by the Nassau County Police Department or one of the thirteen local police departments in Centre Island, Floral Park, Freeport, Garden City, Great Neck Estates, Hempstead, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Lynbrook, Malverne, Muttontown, or Old Brookville, NY.
Stephanie Selloni fights for the rights of her clients. She will seek to have your charges reduced or dismissed. When pre-trial negotiations are not acceptable, she is prepared to take the case to trial to obtain the "not guilty" verdict. Call Law Office of Stephanie Selloni today at 516-972-1212 to set up a consultation.