Andrew Karpf, Esq. defends people facing all types of New York state misdemeanor and felony charges, including attempted murder, drug offenses, theft, fraud, burglary, and robbery. As an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, he also handles cases in federal court, such as federal drug trafficking charges, racketeering, and civil cases where compensation is sought for false arrest, excessive force, and police misconduct. In addition, he handles probation and parole cases and represents minors who have been charged with juvenile crimes.
Attorney Karpf believes in a two-pronged approach to criminal defense. The majority of criminal charges can, and should, be resolved. "I will work hard to do exactly that." However, in order to negotiate a satisfactory resolution, you will need a lawyer who is known for trying cases successfully. The reputation of your attorney can make the difference between a satisfactory plea offer and a trial you do not want. When your freedom and livelihood are at stake, you need a lawyer who is willing to take your case as far as it needs to go.
When choosing a criminal lawyer in Long Island, NY, you cannot afford to take a risk with the wrong lawyer, and you certainly cannot afford to delay hiring the best. An hour of delay on your behalf allows law enforcement to initiate, investigate, and indict. Gerry Spence, one of America's most honored criminal defense lawyers once said, "Criminal cases are won on opening statements, not closing arguments."