If you are charged with a crime, or even if you just think you might be charged, the attorney you choose can be the most important decision you make.
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer can affect how your case is handled, whether or not you are ultimately convicted, what punishment you receive, and possibly your freedom. Sometimes, when hired early enough, an experienced defense attorney can prevent you from even being charged.
At the very minimum, a criminal conviction on your record can prevent you from getting certain jobs or state licenses (teacher, realtor, truck driver, accountant, doctor, lawyer, etc.) or from being admitted to the armed services or to college.
That is why, if you are charged with a crime, you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The criminal process moves very quickly in the early stages. Having a skilled attorney represent you can influence bail applications, arraignment, and preliminary hearings. Additionally, there may be evidence favorable to your case that may need to be preserved and collected as soon as possible. In many instances, hiring knowledgeable counsel in the early stages of the case can dramatically change the length and final outcome of your case.
Criminal defense, and especially criminal jury trials, require attorneys with extensive knowledge and experience in criminal law. Criminal law and procedure is a vast and precise area of law, and as a result, hiring a lawyer who only handles occasional criminal cases can be a big mistake, especially if your case goes to trial.
At Nobles & DeCarolis, one of our main focuses is criminal defense. We have practiced criminal law throughout our entire careers, both of us previously as Assistant District Attorneys and now as defense attorneys. We have extensive trial experience in both local and state courts, having handled over a thousand criminal cases. For some of the more recent successes in our cases, visit the RESULTS page.
If you are charged with a crime, make your next decision very carefully:
Call Nobles & DeCarolis at (585) 546-1260 today.
Other informative pages include:
This section defines and explains the most common crimes charged by the police and defended by Nobles & DeCarolis.
This is a roadmap of how a criminal case begins, proceeds, and is ultimately resolved. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, review this information to better understand what to expect as the case moves through the legal system.
If this is the first time you or someone you know is in trouble, having lots of questions is normal. While the best way to get your specific questions answered is to call and schedule an appointment with Mr. Nobles or Mr. DeCarolis, however we have general answers available on this page.
Who you chose to represent you is a very important decision. This page shares helpful tips on what to look for as you do your research.
Knowing and using your Constitutional rights when approached by law enforcement will greatly help you in defending your case. These rights are the foundation of our legal system and are in place for the protection of every citizen of this country. Failing to understand and use these rights can increase your chances of arrest or make your circumstances worse.
This page has helpful links including Monroe County Jail information, court dockets, jury instructions, sentencing calculations, inmate lookups, correctional facility addresses and a statement of every client's rights. The research links include more in-depth information about criminal law.