We Defend Your Rights: Federal and State Criminal Defense Lawyers in New York
Pursuing justice in New York state and federal courts since 1978
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. These are nonnegotiable constitutional rights. If you are arrested for a state or federal crime, or even if you think you may be a suspect, it is critical to exercise these rights.
Established in 1978, Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP pursues justice in New York and federal courts. Our lawyers advocate for you at each phase of the investigation and prosecution. Our firm’s team approach means you receive the benefit of multiple lawyers and other legal professionals working on your case. Our goal is to reach the best possible outcome to your criminal charges.
Aggressive defenses to serious charges
Our attorneys possess the experience and resources to aggressively defend you in such serious matters as:
- White collar crimes defense — White collar crimes are nonviolent offenses perpetrated for financial gain. They include tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, public corruption, financial institution fraud, healthcare fraud, government fraud, insurance fraud, securities and commodities fraud, and money laundering. A conviction for a white collar offense may result in a lengthy prison term, heavy fines, costly victim restitution and property forfeiture proceedings.
- Cybercrimes — A cybercrime involves using the Internet, a smartphone or another electronic device to commit an unlawful act.
- RICO violations — The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) enhances criminal penalties and also allows civil litigation against those committing unlawful acts when certain criminal organizational activity is involved.
- Narcotics and other drugs — Drug crimes carry stiff penalties, even for nonviolent offenders in many cases. In addition to illegal drugs, law enforcement has waged a war on unlawful use and distribution of prescription medications.
Drunk driving defense
An arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) is a serious, life-changing event. For many people, a DWI or DWAI is the only time they ever become entangled in the criminal justice process. Our attorneys do all we can to obtain an acquittal, or help you minimize or avoid jail time, and restore your driving privileges as quickly as possible. In these cases, it is essential that you contact Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP as quickly as possible, so that you do not loose certain rights or compromise your case. The lawyers at Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP can act quickly to protect you as soon as we are contacted.
A criminal appeal gives you the opportunity to have a bad trial decision reviewed by a higher court. Our attorneys successfully handle both federal and state appeals. You only have a brief window in which to file your appeal, so we urge you to seek prompt assistance if you were convicted of a crime. If we handled your criminal trial, we meticulously preserved issues for appeal and timely prepare your brief if the court made an erroneous decision.
Defend your rights in the criminal justice system
Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP, serving clients throughout Middletown & Goshen, NY, protect your constitutional rights. Call us today at 845-294-4080 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at either our Goshen or New City office. Each location is conveniently accessible by public transportation and has free parking available. Your first appointment is free and may be scheduled on evenings and weekends upon request. In cases of your arrest and need for immediate representation after office hours, our answering message provides a cell phone number that can be used to access one of our partners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.