Nothing is more frightening than being charged with a crime, facing jail time and feeling lost in the criminal justice system. When faced with such a life altering situation such as this it is imperative to act immediately and take steps to safeguard your rights. The sooner you contact an experienced Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney the better your chances of avoiding serious penalties.
I am Harold A. Steuerwald, a Long Island criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of New York legal experience. Before opening my practice I worked as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney. During my tenure as an Assistant District Attorney I gained invaluable knowledge, insight and experience in the criminal process. As a former prosecutor I have the experience and skills to defend you against criminal charges and to reduce the impact these charges have on your life.
No matter the circumstances of your criminal law matter or the particular nature of the charges or allegations against you, you can feel confident in trusting your case to my office. I am experienced in defending clients against all types of New York traffic, misdemeanor and felony charges including but not limited to speeding and other traffic violations, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated (DWI), harassment, aggravated harassment, alleged violations of orders of protection, drug offenses including possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, prescription fraud, sale and conspiracy to sell, assault, petit larceny, criminal mischief, weapons possession, trespass, burglary and grand larceny.
If you are on probation or have been accused of a probation violation I can help you at your hearing to protect you from serious penalties.
In any criminal offense you may be at risk of facing serious criminal penalties. I understand that much is on the line and that is why I am committed to providing personalized service and aggressive legal representation to each and every one of my clients at all stages of a criminal prosecution, including police interrogation, arrest, search and seizure issues, bail reduction hearings, grand jury proceedings, indictment, arraignment, plea negotiations and trial. I will personally appear by your side at every court appearance and will explain your rights under the law so that nothing is left unclear or misunderstood.
When you have been arrested and charged with a crime, whether a first DWI offense or a serious felony charge, one rule holds true, do not discuss your case or answer questions until you have legal representation. In order to defend your case, you need legal counsel to advise you of your rights of how to proceed in answering questions to law enforcement. Without legal representation, you are at risk, as it is absolutely true that anything you say will be used against you. You need legal advice when charged with a crime and my office will review your case immediately and advise you how best to move forward with your defense.
From my office in Bellport, I defend clients throughout Long Island against criminal charges. I am available for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Do not hesitate to contact my office at 631-286-0800.