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Edward Palermo has focused his practice on the defense of people charged with serious felony offenses and federal criminal matters. Edward’s most basic belief is that an attorney must narrow the focus of his practice in order to be able to provide the highest level of service to his client. This narrow focus is critical for a client charged with a felony or federal criminal matter because his or her most important right, freedom, is at stake.
Edward is a Suffolk County, Long Island Criminal Defense Attorney who has handled numerous complex criminal matters in Suffolk County, Nassau County and in New York City. He is known as an attorney who has successfully defended many individuals charged with serious crimes. His services have been requested for cases in other areas of the Country as well.
Edward is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, The New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He also a previously served a three-year appointment to the Criminal Justice Association’s panel of defense attorneys for federal criminal matters in the Eastern District of New York. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Edward’s notable cases:
Edward represented a young man charged with first degree assault. The charge carried a maximum sentence of 25 years and a minimum sentence of 5 years. The District Attorney offered a sentence of 15 years. Edward rejected the offer and scheduled the matter for trial in the New York State Supreme Court. The trial lasted for four weeks and approximately 15 witnesses, including 3 experts, testified. The jury needed only four hours to acquit Edward's client of the assault first degree and all other charges. The case was reported in Newsday. Click here for the story.
Edward represented a New York City college student in a tragic vehicular manslaughter case in Manhattan wherein a young Scottish woman tragically died. The charges could have resulted in a sentence of up to eleven years in State’s prison. The case garnered press coverage in the cities major newspapers including the New York Times, New York Post and the New York Daily News. Edward negotiated a very favorable disposition for his client and avoided any state imprisonment.
Edward represented the internationally known, reputed leader of a Haitian paramilitary group that, in the early 1990’s, allegedly committed numerous human rights atrocities, in a mortgage fraud case in Suffolk County. The client faced a sentence with a maximum of 25 years in state prison. The case garnered television and press coverage including national wire reports and a three-page article in the New York Times where Edward was quoted. Edward successfully opposed a million dollar bail application by the prosecutor and ultimately negotiated a very favorable disposition for the client.
Edward represented two brothers charged as accomplices with First Degree Rape. Each client faced up to 25 years in state prison. The matter went to trial and resulted in acquittals for each client.
Edward represented a client charged with Second Degree Burglary who, as a previously twice convicted violent felon, faced the three strikes rule and life imprisonment. Again, after trial, the client was acquitted.
Edward represented a young man charged with a gunpoint First Degree Robbery wherein the client faced up to 25 years in state prison. Once again, Edward persuaded a Suffolk County Jury to acquit his client.
Edward represented a local businessman accused of Second Degree Sodomy. The client faced up to 7 years in State prison and deportation. Edward convinced a Nassau County Jury to acquit his client of the sodomy charge.
Edward represented the president of an international freight shipping company who potentially faced multiple federal fraud and bribery charges in the United States District Court in Jacksonville Florida. The client faced up to 20 years in federal prison. Edward negotiated a disposition that required the client to spend 6 months in a federal halfway house. The client was only incarcerated at night and was therefore able to continue his employment.
Edward represented a medical doctor charged with leaving the scene of an accident with a fatality. The client faced 4 years in state prison. Edward convinced a New York State Supreme Court Justice to sentence his client to probation without any jail time, overriding the strenuous objection of the prosecutor.
Edward represented a man charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree in the Suffolk County Supreme Court. Edward was hired after bail had been set at a million dollars with the man's prior counsel. The client faced upwards of a decade in State prison if convicted of the charges. Edward, first, reargued bail and successfully lowered the amount to $400,000, which was posted by the client. He then succesfully motioned the Court to dismiss the marijuana charge. Finally, he negotiated a very favorable disposition to a misdemeanor where the client received no jail and no probation. The District Attorney's Office also agreed to return a large sum of cash that was seized from the client at the time of his arrest. The client then advised Edward that he was "his attorney for life".
Edward has succesfully represented thousands other clients in Nassau, Suffolk, New York City and in other parts of the country . His experience, work ethic and passion for helping the underdog has been the catalyst to each of his successful representations. He is ready to help you or a loved one.
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