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Valley Stream Criminal Defense Attorneys

Being accused of a crime can have a devastating effect on your life. It can cause damage to your reputation, and have an overwhelming effect on your finances, and family. Whether you’ve been charged with a felony, misdemeanor, DWI, drug offense, cyber or white collar crime, it is important to have legal representation who can protect your rights during this difficult time as well as save you time and money.

Our criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience representing and protecting the legal rights of residents of Hempstead, West Hempstead, Uniondale, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Oceanside, and the surrounding areas.

How can we help you?

Below is a summary of some specific criminal case practice areas that our Nassau county criminal defense attorney’s experts handle and with which they have previously assisted defense clients:

DUI/DWI Charges

A DWI offense, driving while intoxicated, refers to operating a motor vehicle while above the legal limit of intoxication. Throughout the United States, the legal limit of intoxication for drivers is 0.08%.
In the state of New York, however, an individual can still be arrested and charged with a DWI offense even if their blood-alcohol concentration level (BAC) is below the legal limit. This offense is known as a driving while ability impaired offense (DWAI). A DWAI means that the driver’s BAC is between 0.05 and 0.07 percent, or there is other evidence that the driver is impaired.

Drug/Narcotics Crimes

Are you facing drug-related charges in Nassau County, New York? You can strive to minimize the negative effects of a drug conviction with a drug lawyer from McCord.
• Community service
• Drug abuse treatment programs
• Fines
• Incarceration

Cyber Crimes

As the technology continues to advance, cyber-crime, also known as internet crime or computer crime, is becoming more prevalent means of violating the rights of individuals both here in the United States and abroad. Sensitive information like financial information, credit information, and even one’s social security information can now be accessed with the click of a mouse anywhere. Because of the widespread and random nature of then, cyber-crimes have a tendency to go undetected from a great period of time.

White Collar Crimes

Although white-collar crimes are not violent, that doesn’t mean that financially motivated fraud doesn’t have a severe influence on people’s lives. The mere suggestion that you may have committed a white-collar crime can ruin your life and reputation. For these reasons, you require a criminal lawyer in Nassau County who will fight for your freedom and strive to have the accusations against you dropped.

Felony Crimes

Felonies carry jail times of at least one year and in many cases, substantially greater terms of incarceration. At the most severe level of felony classification, Class A, the maximum penalty can be life in prison without parole or the death penalty. In addition to a jail sentence that could be for an extended period of time, individuals convicted of a felony offense may also face:
• Loss of professional licenses or permits
• Loss of the ability to run for public office
• Loss of the right to own a firearm
• Loss of the right to vote
• Seven-year suspension from serving on jury duty


In the state of New York, a misdemeanor is a criminal act that is punished by a jail sentence of less than one year. While penalties for a misdemeanor are not as harsh as those for a felony, being convicted of any crime can have a serious effect on a person’s ability to obtain employment or maintain a stable personal life.

Juvenile Delinquency

Children between the ages of 7 and 16, who have committed an act that would be considered a crime if committed by an adult are considered by New York State courts to be juvenile delinquents. Children under the age of 16 are considered to not yet have the competency to make decisions that would warrant the same punishment as an adult. A juvenile has the same constitutional rights as an adult does upon arrest and throughout court proceedings. A parent or guardian is responsible for providing legal guidance by hiring an attorney. If the parent or guardian of the child cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one to represent the child. However, a juvenile must also be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during police questioning and interviews with a probation officer.

Domestic Violence

Do you feel that no one wants to hear your side of the story after you were accused of a domestic violence offense? Although family violence is not always obvious, people are frequently quick to judge those accused of domestic abuse (DV).

You undoubtedly need assistance from a Nassau County criminal lawyer of domestic violence if you’ve been accused of committing a violent offense against a member of your family.

Do You Need a Lawyer?

It’s crucial to keep in mind to keep quiet if you or a loved one has been detained. You are under no compulsion to sign anything or provide any information to law authorities before discussing it with a criminal attorney in Nassau County. Once you’ve asked for legal representation, law enforcement cannot interview you further until your attorney shows up.

You are less likely to unintentionally implicate yourself if you keep quiet. It is common knowledge that law enforcement and prosecutors will manipulate someone’s remarks to further their goals. Are you, for instance, being asked where you were on a Wednesday night at 9:20 nine months ago? Whether or not you can recall an exact timetable from months ago, constant questioning and baiting by police enforcement may lead you to blurt out the first statement that comes to mind. But, if you were inaccurate about your whereabouts, a prosecution might take advantage of this and try to portray you as dishonest and deceitful in front of a court and jury.

Yet, by keeping quiet, you and your attorney will have more time to consider your schedule carefully, create a plausible scenario, and formulate direct, concise responses.
Our company ensures you receive appropriate justice through the judicial system. You have rights, and McCord can support you whether these are your first charges or you have a history of offenses.

How can you find the right criminal lawyer for your case?

It’s crucial to take the time to select the best criminal defense lawyer for your situation. Choose a criminal lawyer in Nassau County who has experience defending clients in situations like yours. For instance, it is in your best advantage to choose a lawyer who has successfully helped other clients have their shoplifting charges dropped or reduced if you are facing accusations.

Also, look for a lawyer who has won awards for excellence in the legal profession. Choose a lawyer recognized by or awarded by local and international organizations. This demonstrates the lawyer’s standing in the legal profession.

Finally, be sure to get a lawyer enthusiastic about upholding your rights. Your future is at stake, so you need to retain a criminal defense lawyer who will vigorously advocate for the best result in your case.

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