How Our Attorneys Can Help You Fight Staten Island Weapons Charges
No matter what happened before or during your arrest or indictment for weapons charges, you are entitled to the presumption of innocence in the courts of New York until a court finds you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You have the right to a robust legal defense that can create doubts about the accusations against you and resolve your case in a way that is beneficial to you.
At the Law Offices of Patrick Parrota, our legal team is committed to providing you with a robust defense that challenges the prosecution's case. We understand that prosecutors may only be aware of the police version of events, and we are dedicated to ensuring that all sides are heard. Our attorneys will strive to make sure all facts are known and your side of the story is given a fair hearing. We will do everything in our power to resolve the charges against you in a way that is most beneficial for you.
If you need legal assistance, contact the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta as soon as possible. Once we are hired, we will begin work and may:
Immediately secure your release for the lowest bail available or on your own recognizance, in some instances.
Begin our investigation into the weapons charges against you, including obtaining statements from you and other witnesses and reviewing police reports and other evidence connected to the case. We will argue that disputable evidence be excluded from further proceedings.
Identify holes in the prosecution’s case, such as:
Illegal search and seizure
Failure to inform of Miranda rights
False or impeachable witness testimony
False or impeachable evidence
Issues with chain of custody of weapons that is presented as evidence
Inability to prove control of the weapon(s) allegedly seized upon your arrest
Bias (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, etc.)
Other prosecutorial and/or police misconduct.
After conducting a thorough investigation of your case, our attorneys will attempt to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you. We are well-versed in finding potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case, as many of our lawyers are former prosecutors. Additionally, we understand that cases involving weapons can be complex and that the police may not have all the facts at the time of arrest or indictment.
Prosecutors in New York trial courts often offer a plea deal to defendants facing their first charge, provided that no one was harmed and no significant property damage occurred, in order to avoid a crowded criminal docket.
Our attorneys have earned the respect of prosecutors across Staten Island due to their decades of legal practice, enabling them to effectively negotiate deals for our clients through the strong working professional relationships they have established.
Our legal team is committed to providing you with the strongest defense possible if your case goes to trial. We have a wealth of experience in litigation and will use the evidence gathered during our investigation to mitigate any evidence against you. Our attorneys are prepared for every weapons case as if it will go to trial, and we have an impressive record of obtaining not guilty verdicts.