Dedicated and Aggressive Syracuse Criminal Lawyers to Defend You

Our Syracuse, NY legal defense team includes former prosecutors and Assistant U.S. Attorneys who are savvy in all aspects of criminal defense. Whether it be a DUI arrest, an assault allegation, or a federal white-collar crime, our Syracuse, NY criminal lawyers bring knowledge and experience together with a hard-hitting approach to defending the charges.  We take the time to listen and learn facts that put you in the best possible light as a way to negotiate with a prosecutor to reduce or drop the charges.  If we cannot do so, we will vigorously defend you in court at trial and, if necessary, on appeal.  

Our Syracuse criminal attorneys know the prosecutors and the judges in the Syracuse area and are well versed in local criminal practice.  We have also appeared before the highest state and federal courts.  We handle cases in a proactive and persistent manner to preclude the prosecution from proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt.  We have defended hundreds of persons charged with all types of criminal wrongdoing and have done so in a tireless and dedicated manner.  We will do the same for you.

Types of Criminal Charges in Syracuse, NY

All criminal charges bring risks of conviction that can be life-altering. Among the criminal charges we defend in both state and federal courts are the following:

  • Assault
  • Sexual harassment and sexual assault
  • Homicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Hate crimes
  • Robbery and larceny
  • Drug charges
  • White collar crimes
  • DWI
  • Fraud

Our Syracuse criminal defense lawyers represent accused persons at all stages.  We have strong negotiation as well as criminal defense skills.  From the time of initial arrest or arraignment, we work to resolve your situation expeditiously and to obtain as favorable an outcome as possible. We also can become involved at later stages of proceedings as well as in efforts to expunge convictions and delete criminal records.  We will work hard to clear your name. 

How a Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

When selecting a Syracuse, NY criminal defense attorney, there is no substitute for experience and an aggressive approach to champion your rights and protect your interests.  We are skilled at all aspects of the criminal law process from negotiating plea bargain arrangements to selecting jury members best suited to your case to preserving a record at trial for an appeal.  Our years of know-how can give you a decided advantage.    

Contact a Syracuse Criminal Defense Lawyer Today to Fight for You

The earlier you contact our Syracuse, NY criminal defense lawyers, the sooner we can go to work for you defending your case.  The period in the immediate aftermath of being arrested or charged with a crime is critical. The police or prosecutor may try to question you to obtain harmful statements or seize records or property to bolster their case.  While we can seek to preclude statements or evidence at a later time, it is better to give us the chance to prevent declarations from being made and subpoenas from being issued if at all possible.

Our Syracuse criminal defense team is led by Peter Pullano, a criminal lawyer with over 30 years’ experience, and Nathaniel Riley, a criminal appeals counselor whose practice includes criminal defense at all stages of procedure. Our offices are conveniently located north of Syracuse University.  Contact us today and put our Syracuse, NY criminal defense attorneys to work for you to reach the best possible resolution of your case


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