An Experienced Nassau County Criminal Attorney Who Will Fight For You



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Nassau County Criminal & DWI Attorney James Pascarella

James Pascarella is a Nassau County Criminal Defense Attorney and former prosecutor who has the experience, reputation and bedside manner you need to handle your criminal case. As a former prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system from both sides. James devotes 100% of his professional practice to criminal defense, and has over 20 years of experience handling criminal cases. Mr. Pascarella has developed a reputation as a premier criminal defense attorney, and has cultivated relationships with judges, prosecutors, court clerks and court officers.

James Pascarella has a reputation as a top criminal lawyer. He was selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area. Attorneys are nominated, independently researched and rigorously evaluated prior to selection. The final Super Lawyers published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. He was also named as one of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state, who meet strict qualifications as criminal defense trial attorneys. Mr. Pascarella has also served as an instructor of trial skills to other attorneys at Hofstra’s NITA (National Institute of Trial Advocacy) course.

James Pascarella has been recognized and received awards from many organizations both inside and outside the legal community. He was awarded the Amicus Fraternitus Award from FOCO (Fraternal Order of Court Officers), an organization consisting of court personnel and court officers throughout New York State. He also received the Jurisperitus Award from COBANC (Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County), an organization consisting of court personnel and court officers in the Nassau County Court System. Mr. Pascarella is an expert in criminal law, and has handled literally thousands of criminal cases in Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City and beyond.

Getting arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be the most stressful event in your life. It can severely impact the rest of your life, affecting your job, professional licenses, future business opportunities, business & personal relationships, driver’s license and freedom. Retaining the right Nassau County criminal lawyer who focuses on (and specializes in) the nuances of professional defense and practices day in and day out in the Nassau County Criminal Courts as a Nassau County criminal attorney is of the utmost importance. Selecting the right lawyer can one of the most IMPORTANT decisions of your life.

James Pascarella is a Nassau County criminal lawyer who will give you the expert, honest, personalized and aggressive representation that you need to achieve the best possible results. He understands how important your criminal case is to you. When you hire James Pascarella, he handles your case from start to finish. It is not handed off to other associates, as many other firms do. Mr. Pascarella understands that you are hiring him for his expertise and experience, and he will personally work on all aspects of your case, giving it the time and attention it needs – and deserves.

Mr. Pascarella has navigated countless clients through the intricacies of the criminal justice system, tailoring each defense to the individual client and surrounding circumstances. James Pascarella has represented people from all walks of life, including celebrities, doctors, attorneys, business owners, teachers, police officers and their families, corporate executives and politicians. Many people working in the Nassau County Court System have turned to James to represent them and their families. Simply put, there is no Nassau County criminal attorney who will fight harder for you.

Case Results

Attorney client charged with grand larceny and $9 million in cash & assets seized by the Attorney General

The money and assets were returned and client pled to a misdemeanor charge with no jail or probation.

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Client Charged With B Felony & Has $9 Million Seized - Ends Up Pleading to Misdemeanor, Money & Assets Returned

Attorney client charged with grand larceny and $9 million in cash & assets seized by the Attorney General. The money ...

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Man Found Not Guilty of Forcible Touching & Sex Abuse After Jury Trial

The owner of a 35-unit apartment complex was accused of forcibly touching a tenant while picking up rent. After a ...

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Prominent Long Island Business Owner Charged with Grand Larceny & Failure to Pay Taxes Results in No Criminal Conviction

The client was charged with Larceny and failure to pay state income & sales tax. After reviewing thousands of documents ...

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Woman Charged with Felony DWI & Reckless Endangerment Acquitted After Trial

The client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (registering a .24 BAC) and Reckless Endangerment for almost hitting a police ...

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