Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense and Divorce Lawyer
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Criminal Lawyer

Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Lawyer

If you have been arrested in Nassau County, Long Island, it may be in your best interest to hire a Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Attorney.

Local Long Island Law Firm

Ezdrin & Woods is a Long Island law firm with experience in the criminal courts of Nassau County, Suffolk County, the Five New York Boroughs, and the surrounding areas. Whether you are accused of a violation, misdemeanor, felony, or DWI, our office can assist you from the inception of your case through trial. Our fees are reasonable and we encourage you to contact our office for a consultation.

Why You Should Hire a Criminal DEFENSE Attorney

Criminal Law, like many other areas of law, can be complicated and oftentimes overwhelming. However, unlike other types of law, the consequences involved with criminal matters can have far lasting implications on both your personal and professional life. Your problems are NOT going to simply “go away.” If you are thinking about representing yourself, please consider the following:

Remember the old axiom – “Ignorance is not a defense to the law?” Prosecutors, judges, juries; they will not show mercy on you simply because you did not know your rights. You won’t get a “do over” if you fail to raise a procedural or jurisdictional defect which in some instances could have resulted in a dismissal of your case.

When facing criminal charges, there’s a lot on the line. You are not thinking straight. Your emotions are running on high. You need someone to look out for you; someone to protect your rights and interests and to ensure that the State and the court follows the letter of the law.

If you have been charged with a crime in Nassau County, Long Island, before you speak to the police or the District Attorney’s Office, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney. If you have already spoken to the DA or the police and have a scheduled court date in a criminal court, do not go to court alone. Don’t leave your fate in the hands of chance. Let the attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods help you.

When is the Best Time to Hire a Criminal Defense
Attorney in Nassau County, Long Island?

The best answer to that question is – As soon as possible! If you are suspected of having commited a crime in Nassau County, Long Island, or if you feel the police might suspect you of some wrong doing, don’t wait until you are questioned - or worse – arrested, before you consult with a lawyer. To the extent possible, avoid going to the police station until you have contacted a criminal defense attorney. The sooner you get your lawyer involved, the better the chances are that he or she can help you.

However, if you’ve already been questioned by the police, or if you have been already been arrested, it’s not too late to hire a Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Attorney. Protect yourself. Protect your rights. Call the attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods and schedule a consultation at our office in Nassau County.

 

Practice Areas

  • (AUO) Aggravated Unlicensed Operator/
    Driving With a Suspended License

  • Arson

  • Assault

  • Burglary

  • Criminal Contempt

  • Domestic Violence/Order of Protection Violation

  • Drug/Marijuana Charges

  • (DWAI) Driving While Ability Impaired

  • (DWI) Driving While Intoxicated/Leandra's Law

  • Homicide

  • Juvenile Charges

  • Probation/Parole Violations & Warrants

  • Property Crimes/Criminal Mischief

  • Robbery

  • Sex Crimes/Sexual Abuse/Criminal Sexual Conduct/Rape/Forcible Touching

  • Theft Crimes/Shoplifting/Grand Larceny/Petit Larceny

  • Trespass

  • Vehicular Assault

  • Violent Crimes

  • Weapon/Firearms Charges

 
 Driving With A Suspended License
 

(AUO) AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATOR/DRIVING
WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE

(AUO) Aggravated Unlicensed Operator/Driving With a Suspended License

In old times, violation of NY Vehicle and Traffic Law §511 - operating a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license was not considered a crime. Now, It is illegal to drive In New York when your driver license or driving privilege is suspended or revoked. With §511 being a crime, an arrest warrant will be issued. Ways in which people get their license suspended or revoked are:
 

  • Conviction of charges involving driving under the effect of alcohol or drugs

  • Being the driver in a motor vehicle crash that involved a fatality

  • Failure to answer/appear in court for a traffic ticket

  • Failure to file a motor vehicle accident report

  • Failure to follow rules for junior drivers

  • Failure to maintain auto liability insurance

  • Failure to pay for a traffic ticket fine

  • Failing a DMV road test

  • Failing to pay child support

  • Having unpaid NY State Tax debts

  • Involvement in an uninsured motor vehicle accident

  • Making a false statement on an application for a license or registration

  • Receiving too many traffic tickets in a certain amount of time

If you are charged with violating NY Vehicle and Traffic Law §511, you need to be represented by a criminal lawyer right away.

(AUO) Aggravated Unlicensed Operator /Driving With a Suspended Registration

NY Vehicle and Traffic Law §512; defined.

Any person who operates any motor vehicle upon a public highway while the certificate of registration of such motor vehicle or privilege of operation of such motor vehicle in this state or privilege of obtaining a certificate of registration issued by the commissioner is suspended or revoked shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

If you are charged with violating NY Vehicle and Traffic Law §512, you need to be represented by a criminal lawyer right away.

 

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation at our office for (AUO) Aggravated Unlicensed Operator/Driving With a Suspended License in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.

 
 Nassau County Drug Crimes Attorney
 

Drug Crimes

Nassau County, Long Island Drug Crimes Attorney

Drug crimes are very serious and have very harsh penalties in New York, including severe maximum minimum sentences. New York still has the Rockefeller Laws on the books and even though they have been moderated somewhat over the recent years, they still call for extremely long sentences for possession and sale of modest amounts of narcotics. The sentences will be handed out by the type and amount of drugs the accused possesses. New York prosecutes individuals whether it is a controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, and THC or whether it is marijuana. 

Accused of Possession or Trafficking Drugs?

That said, you need aggressive personal representation if you are accused of a drug crime. Non US citizens can face deportation and removal, while others can lose their jobs and freedom without the right attorney behind them.

Ezdrin & Woods can help guide you through the legal labyrinth of drug crimes. Including:

  • Conspiracy

  • Possession

  • Intent to Deliver

  • Cultivation

  • Distribution

  • Manufacturing

  • Prescription Fraud

  • Trafficking

  • Loitering

 

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation at our office for Drug Crimes in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.

 
 DWI/DUI/Drunk Driving Attorney
 

DWI/DUI/Drunk driving

Nassau County, Long Island DWI/DUI/Drunk Driving Attorney

New York State has little to no tolerance for drinking & driving. If you’ve been arrested for DWI/DWAI on Long Island, you should immediately retain a Criminal Defense Attorney. Oftentimes, people refer to this kind of counsel as a “DWI Attorney” or “DWI Lawyer.” Make no mistake about it, Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs are a crime in Nassau County and if you are arrested or charged, you should seek representation from a Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Attorney. If you were caught driving over the legal limit, the ramifications can be severe. Your driving privileges can be restricted –or worse- revoked. How will you get to work? How are the kids going to get to school? Who’ll do the grocery shopping? You may have a myriad of questions. Let the attorneys at Ezdrin & Woods answer them for you.

 

Types of Alcohol and Drug related Offenses in New York State

VTL 1192-1: Driving While Ability Impaired By Alcohol (DWAI/Alcohol)

VTL 1192-2: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a reading of .08 or more

VTL 1192-2a(a): Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a reading of .18 or more

VTL 1192-2a(b): Driving While Intoxicated with a child 15 years or less in the vehicle/Leandra's Law

VTL 1192-3: Driving While Intoxicated - Common Law

VTL 1192-4: Drive While Ability Impaired by Drugs (DWAI/Drugs)

VTL 1192-4a: Drive While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol (DWAI/Combination)

VTL 1192-a: Operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol under the age of 21/Zero Tolerance Law

Finding an Affordable DWI Attorney

There are many ways to find a DWI Lawyer (Google, advertisement, referral from a friend). But in our opinion, the best way to hire a DWI Attorney in Long Island is to meet with the law firm. At Ezdrin & Woods, the initial consultation is free. Call our office, schedule an appointment, and come see us. Ask us questions, voice you concerns. Feel us out. If you don’t sense a connection, then continue your search until you find a lawyer that feels comfortable.

 

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation at our office for DWI/DUI/Drunk Driving in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.

 
 Nassau CountyShoplifting Attorney
 

Larceny and Theft crimes

Have You Been Accused of Theft, Larceny, or Shoplifting?

In New York, whether its larceny, embezzlement, false pretenses, or larceny by trick, any theft related offense will be categorized as LARCENY, and the degree of the charges will depend on the value of item in question. Any larceny charge is considered a “crime of dishonesty.”  It is not something an individual should take lightly because the consequences of any type of larceny conviction will have serious lifetime consequences, sometimes collateral/indirect. 

NY Penal Law §155.05 Larceny; defined. 1. A person steals property and commits larceny when, with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or to third person, he wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner thereof.

Ezdrin & Woods defends clients from:

  • Grand Larceny

  • Issuing a Bad Check

  • Larceny

  • Petit Larceny – lower charge

  • Possession of Stolen Property

  • Shoplifting

  • Theft– common language

 

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation at our office for Larceny and Theft Crimes in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.

 
 Nassau County Sex Crimes Attorney
 

Sex Crimes

Nassau County, Long Island Sex Crimes Attorney

Being charged with a sex crime can be quite a traumatic and frightening experience. It is worse if you do not have an experienced Nassau County sex crimes attorney to help you fight the charges made against you. Being on your own to fend for yourself in such a situation can be extremely difficult.

You may think you cannot afford to pay for an attorney or you may feel too embarrassed or overwhelmed to hire one, but only a competent and experienced Nassau County sex crimes attorney like the ones at Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. can give you the thorough and aggressive defense you deserve that will give you peace of mind.

Grave punitive damages await people who are convicted of sex crimes. These include: jail sentence, probation, and hefty fines. Convictions for sex crimes will stain the person's criminal record for life. This could affect his/her chances for gainful employment or further education. In addition, sex offenders are listed on a sex offender registry which bears further adverse consequences.

Because sex crime laws vary from one state to another, only a competent Nassau County sex crimes attorney is well versed on the laws that may pertain to your particular case. Ezdrin & Woods has been defending clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and other areas surrounding the 5 NY Boroughs accused of various crimes including sex offenses.

Stigma of Having the Sex Offender Status

Being tagged as a sex offender carries a gamut of social stigma in the eyes of both the law and society. Aside from having very limited employment opportunities, a sex offender is not allowed to live with children and there is bias in situations requiring a background check. In New York, the name of a person convicted for minor sex crimes offenses will remain on the sex offender registry for 20 years. For more serious sex crime offenders, the listing remains for life.

In general, the consequences of having a sex offender status include:

Being barred from living near schools or in certain neighborhoods; likewise, any change of address must be reported to the local police department.

  • Being required to inform neighbors of classification as a sex offender

  • Not being allowed to work in any capacity with sensitive groups or children

  • Not being allowed to bear arms

Photo may need to be taken at the police station once every one to three years.

Police authorities may require sex offenders to provide ISP information, online usernames, and email addresses.

If found guilty, a sex offender will be required to keep in constant touch with law enforcement for the rest of his natural life. For legal representation or more information, contact Ezdrin & Woods.
 

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation at our office for Sex Crimes in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.

 
 Violent Crimes/Domestic Violence Attorney
 

Violent Crimes/Domestic Violence

Nassau County, Long Island Violent/Domestic Violence Crimes Attorney

Nassau County, Long Island is serious when it comes to penalizing those who commit violent crimes. Based on Long Island crime statistics, there is an increasing downward trend of crime in this state. Nassau County is known as a county that deals harshly with those who overstep the law, especially in violent criminal acts.

There are a variety of acts that are considered violent crimes, including:

  • Arson

  • Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Hate Crimes

  • Kidnapping

  • Manslaughter

  • Murder

  • Property Crimes/Criminal Mischief

  • Robbery

  • Sexual Assault With a Firearm

 

Defending Your Rights After an Arrest

Law enforcement on Long Island is doing everything it can to ensure that citizens are protected from violators of the law and those who are considered dangerous. If you have been charged with a violent crime, then it is important to understand the severe consequences of a conviction. The governor has made plans to safeguard residents by limiting their exposure to those who have committed violent crimes. As Nassau County, Long Island criminal defense attorneys, we understand that some arguments can get out of hand, and this does not make you a felon. Our firm can use our techniques and skills to investigate the facts of your case and develop a strong defense.

Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our firm has experience assisting clients who have been charged for violating New York State laws. Violent crimes are taken very seriously, but our firm is not afraid to do whatever it takes to get you the defense you need in a cost effective manner. Long Island violent crimes lawyers from our firm offer a case evaluation in which we can assess the factors of your case. We work hard to obtain the best outcome on your case and are prepared to stand firm in your defense.
 

Contact Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. Nassau County, Long Island Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation at our office for Violent and Domestic Violence Crimes in Nassau County, Long Island, call us at (516) 307-1330.