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Mark Yampaglia Law Office

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.

Personal Accomplishments

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.

Theft Offense Attorney

A Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Individuals Accused of Theft Crimes in New York and New Jersey

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:

  • Probation

  • Restitution
  • Community service

  • Jail time
  • Fines

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 Attorney

Defending Against Criminal Allegations

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:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Robbery
  • Domestic violence
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape

  • Kidnapping

  • Arson
  • Murder
  • Sexual assault
Violent Crimes

Different Types of Violent Crimes:

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:

  • Alibi

    – An alibi defense involves introducing facts that indicate that the defendant was not at the scene of the crime when the incident occurred.
  • Self-defense

    – Self-defense is an affirmative defense, meaning that the defendant does not deny the prosecution’s allegations, but rather introduces additional facts that justify his or her use of force. In order to be successful, the defendant must be able to show that the threat was imminent, his or her fear of harm was reasonable, and that the level of force used in self-defense was proportional to the threat.
  • Unreasonable Search and Seizure – When law enforcement officers investigate a case, they are required to follow certain rules – when these rules are broken, any evidence they gather can often be excluded from any legal proceedings against the individual whose rights were violated.

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.

Drug Offenses

Drug Crimes Attorney

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:

  • Possession of
    drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with the intent to distribute drugs
  • Sale and
    distribution of drugs
  • Drug Trafficking

All of the above drug-related offenses can result in serious consequences including imprisonment. It is important to have an attorney on your side who knows how to explore every option to help you avoid jail time whenever possible in your drug-related case.

Contacting a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Mark Yampaglia is a highly experienced NY and NJ criminal defense lawyer for drug charges. He has handled many different drug-related cases and has helped clients qualify for diversionary programs such as drug court instead of spending time behind bars. In addition, successful negotiations with prosecutors can result in a more favorable plea deal that not only can keep you out of prison but can also prevent any convictions on your permanent criminal record. Penalties for drug offenses increase substantially if you have prior offenses, so it is critical to avoid a drug conviction whenever you can. If you have been wrongfully charged, Mr. Yampaglia knows how to aggressively defend your rights at trial and has obtained many successful trial outcomes for his clients facing drug charges.

White Collar Crimes Attorney

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:

  • Embezzlement

  • Other types of financial fraud schemes
  • Bribery
  • Identity theft
  • Counterfeiting or forgery
  • Money laundering
  • Credit card or bank fraud
  • Tax evasion

  • Investment and securities fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
White Collar Crimes Attorney

Some white collar cases that involve a single incident of fraud or theft while others can involve long-term and complex schemes that can last for months or years and implicate many different people. No matter what type of white collar charges you may face, however, both NY and NJ laws set out penalties that can include costly fines, extensive jail sentences, probation, restitution, and more. Furthermore, a conviction for white collar crimes on your permanent record can significantly limit your future professional options and can harm your reputation.

White Collar Cases

White collar cases have many differences from violent crime cases. They often involve lengthy and complicated investigations and can easily result in wrongful charges against someone who had no idea a scheme was occurring. If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any type of white collar crime, you should immediately contact a New York and New Jersey defense attorney who has specific experience with this type of case. Over the past 15 years, Mark Yampaglia has secured favorable results for clients facing white collar charges through plea bargaining, exploring alternative sentencing options, and presenting a vigorous defense at trial.

Call to Discuss your Case Today

Whether you have been accused of theft, a violent crime, a drug-related offense, or a white collar crime, you need representation from an attorney with the experience needed to defend against criminal charges in NY and NJ. Mark Yampaglia has been representing criminal clients for more than 15 years as a public defender and as a private defense attorney. He takes a unique approach in every case and has solved criminal issues for clients by negotiating plea bargains, seeking alternative sentencing, tenaciously presenting legal defenses at jury trials, and even getting charges dismissed. If you are facing any type of criminal charges, please call Mark Yampaglia Law, P.C. as soon as possible 201-909-8644.

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