Criminal Defense

The skill set to be a competent criminal litigator is similar to that of a civil trial attorney but there is a very detailed, complicated and constantly changing body of knowledge that is unique to criminal law.

At Cascione, Purcigliotti & Galluzzi, P.C., we will take on a few select criminal cases in a year. Should you consult with us and we decide not to accept your matter we have relationships with some of the best criminal defense attorneys in the metro area and can help you select the right lawyer (at a fair price) for your particular problem and courthouse.

Thomas Cascione, a former Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County DA's office has tried close to a hundred criminal cases to conclusion and has obtained "not guilty" verdicts in murder, rape, robbery, arson, felony DWI, narcotics and racketeering cases in the five boroughs, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk and Rockland counties as well as the United States District Courts in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He has also argued criminal appeals in the New York Appellate Division courts sitting in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Albany. He was appointed to the special "A Felony" defender panel in Westchester, approved for court appointment to the most serious prosecutions. During the years that Court TV broadcasted from New York he was a frequent expert commentator on criminal trials around the country.

How do I pick a criminal attorney?

There are many lawyers advertising their services as criminal defense experts and quite frankly many are less qualified than their advertisements would have you believe. You need to ask the following.

  • Have you handled this type of case before in this county?
  • Have you gone to trial on this type of case? How often?

Do not trust an attorney who says that they have never lost a case. If that is true it can only be so because they never take on tough cases.

Hiring a lawyer for criminal defense is placing your future, your freedom and your reputation in a stranger's hands. Choose wisely. If you or a loved one has been arrested or is facing arrest then you should consult a competent lawyer immediately. Reach us online or by telephone at 800-807-2826 for more information.