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Skilled Representation In Felony And Misdemeanor Cases

You should retain a criminal attorney in Queens if you are charged with either a felony or misdemeanor. Any conviction of either will stay on your record for the rest of your life. (However, recently a new law called conditional sealing has been passed for a small amount of felonies and misdemeanors under certain circumstances.)

I, Luke Scardigno, have been handling all types of felony and misdemeanor charges since 1987. Do not get caught off guard by bad advice from law enforcement officials, court officials, prosecutors or anyone else. Contact my office as soon as possible.

Classification Of Felonies And Misdemeanors

In New York state, there are two types of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. These two types of crimes are distinct.

Felonies are classified into five different categories, i.e., Class A, B, C, D and E felonies. They are further subcategorized into two further categories, i.e., violent and nonviolent felonies. A felony conviction on your record is very serious and will have an adverse effect on your future. Most violent felony convictions require a state prison sentence. Examples of felony charges I regularly help clients confront include:

  • Identity theft, such as some forms of credit card fraud
  • Criminal obstruction of breathing, commonly known as strangulation, and other assault charges
  • Accusations of defrauding Medicaid
  • Criminal charges that can affect your immigrant status

Misdemeanors are classified into two different categories, i.e., Class A and B misdemeanors under New York state law. Class A misdemeanors are more serious than Class B misdemeanors. Class A or B misdemeanors do not require jail time. There are alternative sentences to jail time, such as fines, conditional discharges, probation or a combination of all, including jail time. Most misdemeanor convictions in the criminal court of Queens County, located at 125-01 Queens Blvd, do not result in jail time. Of course, it all depends on a person’s past criminal background record. Among the misdemeanor charges I am familiar with, there are:

  • Possession of marijuana or other drugs
  • Theft charges such as shoplifting
  • Juvenile charges against minors
  • Cruelty against animals
  • Disorderly conduct charges

Many of these crimes can be charged at either misdemeanor or felony level

Certificate Of Relief From Civil Disability

For all convictions in New York state under the New York state penal law, a convicted person can receive a certificate of relief from civil disability.

Contact A Trustworthy Criminal Defense Lawyer

To schedule a free consultation, call 718-414-6186 or fill out my online contact form.

The Law Office of Luke Scardigno is conveniently located just across the street from the Queens County Criminal Courthouse, in Kew Gardens. My fees are reasonable, and payment plans are available so that you can get the representation you deserve in a way that fits your financial situation and needs.

Spanish, Italian and Greek language services are available.