As a Public Defender at the Municipal level in 2005, Mark Yampaglia has defended many clients facing serious crimes such as insurance fraud, assaults, drug possession & distribution as well as shoplifting. All of those crimes carry with them the potential for jail time. Mark has been able to qualify his clients for diversionary programs and has a successful track record of helping his clients avoid that jail time.
Additionally, Mark has successfully bargained with prosecutors over the years for many of his clients that were facing jail time and a permeant criminal record. In many cases, he was able to have the cases dismissed outright with no repercussions whatsoever. Mark has represented criminal clients all over New Jersey and New York for over 15 years and has developed a reputation for fighting tenaciously and vigorously for his clients. He has also completed many criminal trials on the municipal and superior court level and has been very successful. He has argued cases before judges and has been able to obtain favorable verdicts for his clients. In addition to this excellent background, Yampaglia Law, P.C. also has at its disposal an ex-judge with more than 50 years of experience that has presided over many criminal cases in his career. Yampaglia Law, P.C. will evaluate your case and explain to you the best course of action to take.
Representing Individuals Accused of Theft Crimes in New York and New Jersey Crimes related to the theft of property are among the most common criminal offenses of which individuals are regularly used. Generally speaking, the severity of a theft crime is based upon the value of the property stolen as well as the circumstances under which a particular incident of theft took place – offenses involving higher value property or those involving violence against a person are generally more serious offenses. In New Jersey, crimes involving the taking of another’s property with the intent to deprive them of that property are referred to as “theft,” while in New York, the same types of offenses are referred to as “larceny.” Regardless of what a specific offense is called, individuals who are convicted of a theft crime are generally facing extremely serious legal penalties, including the following:
Fortunately, for people who are accused of theft crimes, there are usually many ways in which an attorney like Mark Yampaglia can help mitigate the consequences that you may be facing, and, in some cases, he may even be able to have the case completely dismissed. It is important, therefore, for anyone that is accused of a theft crime to have their case reviewed by an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.
Violent crimes are arguably the most aggressively prosecuted and severely punished crimes in the U.S. criminal justice system. People who are convicted of these kinds of offenses are often subjected to extremely serious legal penalties and can sustain irreparable damage to their reputation in their community. Additionally, the stigma associated with a violent crime conviction can make it extremely difficult for a person to get a job or even rent an apartment. Some of the more common types of violent crimes of which individuals in the area are regularly accused include the following:
It is important for people who have been accused of a violent crime to remember that an arrest does not necessarily result in a conviction. There are many legal defenses that could potentially be raised in a violent crime case, including the following:
Violent crimes can easily land a person in jail, even for a first-time offense, and recognizing whether these or any other legal defenses apply can be difficult for a non-lawyer. For this reason, people accused of violent crimes should always discuss their options with an experienced criminal defense attorney like Mark Yampaglia.
Both New York and New Jersey have strict laws regarding unlawful drugs. Unlawful drugs can include harmful substances such as heroin or cocaine but can also include legal prescription drugs if you do not have the proper prescription. There are a wide variety of charges for different types of drug crimes and each has its own potential penalties depending on the nature of the alleged offense, as well as the type and amount of drugs in question. Some of the commonly charged drug crimes include:
When people think of criminal offenses, they tend to think of violent acts that threaten or cause harm to another person. However, many criminal offenses do not involve any type of violence. Nonviolent crimes that are financially motivated are often categorized as “white collar crimes.” Just because there is no violent act involved, however, does not mean that these offenses cannot cause significant harm to victims and New York and New Jersey laws take white collar crimes very seriously.
There are a number of white collar offenses that can lead to an arrest, criminal charges, and serious penalties if you are convicted. Some of the most common white collar crimes include: