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Criminal Defense

We are your criminal defense lawyers in Nassau County and Suffolk County. If you have been arrested, or if you have a loved one who is facing prosecution, then you need to act quickly. In New York, you must be arraigned within 24 hours of your arrest, making it crucial to obtain a criminal attorney within that time frame.

Aggravated Harassment

Aggravated harassment charges are routinely based on the statements of an adversary, former lover, spouse, co-workers or neighbor. However, many simple conversations discussions or arguments are routinely elevated to a criminal charge. The allegation then becomes that you were . Intentionally threatening, harassing, or annoying another individual.  This can be elevated if the complainant or person making the charge against you claim it was based upon his or her gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. This can result in you being charged with a crime even possibly a misdemeanor.  You should never speak with anyone other than your lawyer if you believe or suspect someone is trying to lodge a criminal complaint of aggravated harassment against you. You must protect your rights and your liberty. Speaking with law enforcement will only result in your being arrested. LET YOUR LAWYER DO ALL THE TALKING. Here at Young & Young, LLP we have handled thousands of these cases with excellent results for our clients. Richard W. Young is a retired NYPD Sergeant  and knows the tactics used by police to incriminate you. The police will only record statements which hurt you and routinely omit statements which clear you. We with our expert experience in aggravated harassment can provide you with a solid defense, ensuring that you are not unjustly charged with a crime.

Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judges in New York have over used these laws and several sections have been demeaned unconstitutional by Federal Courts. Even though they are not a legally viable charge we have represented people who are charged with laws that have no merit and can not proceed. NY State does not remove these laws from their Penal Code and the police still rely upon them. We can insure that you are not prosecuted in such a manner.

If you have are convicted of aggravated harassment, whether it is of the first or second degree, you stand to face a number of legal penalties. These include, jail, probation, community service, fines and most important mandatory submission of your DNA to the State of New York,  To protect yourself from harsh criminal prosecution, contact our law office as soon as you suspect you may have a problem. IF CONTACTED BY THE POLICE DO NOT TALK WITH THEM. PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS LET US SPEAK WITH THEM AND RESOLVE THE MATTER..

Aggravated harassment in the first degree is often considered a hate crime. You will be charged with aggravated harassment if any of the following statements are true:

  • You intentionally harassed, annoyed, threatened, or alarmed another person because of his/her race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

  • You intentionally caused over $50 worth of damage to a property or premises used primarily for religious purposes, or due to discriminatory purposes of any type.

  • You committed aggravated harassment of the second degree, but you have previously been convicted of aggravated harassment of the first degree within the last 10 years; or you committed aggravated harassment of the second degree, but you have previously been convicted of aggravated harassment of the second degree.

You will be charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree if any of the following statements are true:

  • You intentionally harassed, annoyed, threatened, or alarmed another person by means of telephone, telegraph, mail, or email.

  • You made a telephone call to the victim—regardless of whether you actually spoke to him/her—without having a legitimate reason or purpose for communicating.

  • You intentionally shoved, struck, kicked, or made any type of physical contact with the victim because of his/her race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation. It is also considered aggravated harassment of the second degree to threaten to harm another person for these reasons as well.

  • You have been convicted of harassment of the first degree two or more times.


Assault and Menacing 

We are able to actively pursue a favorable outcome for our clients who are charged with assault and Menacing. In order to protect yourself from conviction – which can lead to jail or prison time, MANY ALTERCATIONS SHOULD NOT BE CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED. Just because you were involved in a fight should always result in criminal charges. PROTECT YOURSELF IF CONTACTED BY THE POLICE DO NOT TALK TO THEM. LET YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP TALK.

Assault can result in prison, jail,  probation time, fines, restitution, and mandatory anger management courses, community service and mandatory submission of your DNA to the State of New York Data Base – contact our law office for expert defense.

Menacing is the criminal act of intentionally threatening to harm or injure another person. The model penal code, adopted by 49 states would refer to this act as Assault. However, New York still retaining the old common law refers to the act as Menacing. Choose an Attorney that is familiar with the nuance of New York Criminal Law. Choose Young and Young


Assault in New York is the act of intentionally or recklessly causing physical injury of another person by force. The government must prove beyond all reasonable doubt, that you either intentionally or recklessly caused a physical injury to another human being, and each term is specifically defined in law. Proving such requires sworn testimony and certified medical records which can be challenged by competent counsel.


Building Code Violations 

We have extensive experience in defending building code violation cases for property owners, landlords, and contractors. When you face a building code violation, we can diligently protect you and your business. Towns impose oppressive fines. Many of the charges are routinely brought to raise revenue for the Town Government. This process can be very intimidating. Likewise, some of the violations are actually crimes. You must protect your rights. NEVER SPEAK WITH A TOWN CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. ANYTHING YOU SAY WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU. DO NOT LET THEM ON YOUR PROPERTY. DO NOT LET THEM INSPECT YOUR HOME. REMEMBER THESE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MUST ISSUE SUMMONS EVERY MONTH DON'T BECOME THEIR QUOTA. IF CONTACTED, EVEN IF THEY KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR TELL THEM TO CONTACT YOUR LAWYER AT YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP. WE WILL HANDLE IT.

Some of the most common building code violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Environmental control board violations
  • Faulty plumbing
  • Faulty wiring
  • Selling alcohol to a minor
  • Failure to properly maintain the building
  • Working at/on the building without a permit
  • Residential parking violations
  • Violating maximum capacity limit
  • Violating fire safety code
  • Failure to fix or repair broken or hazardous conditions
  • Health and sanitary violations
  • Failure to maintain exterior building walls
  • Failure to install handrails and guardrails

Domestic Violence

We can actively protect you in cases of domestic violence, which are aggressively prosecuted in New York. Convictions can lead to prison or jail time, probation, community service, loss of child custody or visitation,  fines, restitution, anger management or other courses which can last for up to one year and Mandatory Submission of your DNA to the State of New York, and loss of your Second Amendment Rights forever.

DO NOT SPEAK TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL, NOT THE POLICE NOT CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES OR ANYONE FROM GOVERNMENT. LET YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP DO YOUR TALKING.

WE HAVE BEEN HANDLING THESE CASES FOR 25 YEARS SUCCESSFULLY 

THE MONEY YOU PAY US WILL BE FAR LESS THAN WHAT IT WILL COSTS YOU IF YOUR CONVICTED.

Many different actions are considered to be domestic violence in the eyes of the law, including the following:

  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Child endangerment
  • Verbal threats
  • Harassment
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Stalking

Drug Crimes

Contact us for defense in misdemeanor and felony drug crimes involving the use, manufacture, sale, or transportation of illegal or controlled substances. We are aggressive, expert New York criminal defense lawyers.

We have successfully represented people on all types of Drug cases including 5 A-! felony charges which resulted in only a misdemeanor conviction and probation. Another case involving 4000 Lbs of marijuana we successfully had the New York State case dismissed.

We know how to protect your rights. Guilty or innocent  you must protect your rights. If you have a hard fighting attorney your outcome will be far better than if you fail to raise all your rights. The police and prosecutor must prove your intent and/or knowledge of the drugs being in your possession. They must prove the quantity and quality of the alleged illegal substance. All these can be disputed and fought by a knowledgeable experienced attorney. The police must prove they had a right to seize the substance. Many arrests stem from car stops. Saying the wrong thing can be fatal. Say nothing to the police or law enforcement. LET YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP DO THE TALKING

RICHARD W. YOUNG IS A RETIRED NYPD SERGEANT AND AN ATTORNEY FOR 25 YEARS WHO KNOWS WHAT TO SAY TO THE POLICE  - LET RICHARD SPEAK FOR YOU.

At Young & Young, LLP, we have experience defending clients against a wide range of drug offenses, including the following:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug cultivation
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug distribution
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Prescription drug crimes
  • Possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Whether you are facing your first DWI or you are a multiple DWI offenders, you need a DWI lawyer, and we can help. We provide personalized defense, guiding you through the legal process and working to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

FIRST AND FOREMOST SAY NOTHING TO THE POLICE IF STOPPED ONLY PROVIDE YOUR LICENSE, REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE CARD

REMEMBER YOU WILL NOT TALK YOUR WAY OUT OF AN ARREST. DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS. DO NOT ADMIT DRINKING OR USING DRUGS. DO NOT SUBMIT TO ANY TESTS INCLUDING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS YOU WILL NOT PASS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T PASS THEM EVER.

IF ASKED TO TAKE ANY TESTS INCLUDING STANDING ON ONE FOOT OR LOOKING AT A FLASHLIGHT SIMPLY STATE YOU WANT TO SPEAK WITH YOUR LAWYER FROM YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP WE ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY. IF NEED BE WE WILL RESPOND TO YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

TODAY ALMOST ANY ACCIDENT WILL RESULT IN THE POLICE INSTANTLY SUSPECTING DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED. PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS CALL YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP IMMEDIATELY AT (631) 224-7500


Fraud Crimes

Fraud crimes can result in a multifaceted prosecution of several related charges. In order to ensure that you receive the best possible representation for your case, you need to work with Young & Young, LLP.

Fraud is a very difficult case to prove. Many people plead guilty when in fact it would be near impossible to prove the case at trial. The law of fraud is complex and difficult for juries to understand. Knowing this and mounting a vigorous defense demonstrates that you are ready to have a jury hear your case. If a plea offer is then made you can either choose trial or resolve the matter. YOU MUST MOUNT A VIGOROUS DEFENSE INCLUDING EXPERTS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT WHAT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN WAS NOT FRAUDULENT.

YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP WE ARE EXPERIENCED AT SUCH WORK. WE WORK WITH ACCOUNTANTS AND COMPUTER EXPERTS TO MOUNT A STRONG DEFENSE. MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU DO NOT TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. THEY ARE WELL AWARE THAT FRAUD IS HARD TO PROVE AND MANY TIMES CAN BE EASILY DEFENDED. THEY WILL ATTEMPT TO HAVE YOU ADMIT WRONGDOING THIS MAKES THEIR JOB MUCH EASIER DON'T TALK TO ANYONE BUT YOUR LAWYER.

YOUNG & YOUNG LLP WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS AND EVERYTHING YOU SAY IS CONFIDENTIAL. WE CAN SHOW YOU A CLEAR DEFENSE PLAN AND PUT YOU AT EASE. TAKE US UP ON A FREE CONSULTATION YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE. 

We will actively pursue a favorable outcome and make sure that your rights are protected.

We offer expert defense for the following fraud crimes:

  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Medical/healthcare fraud
  • Mortgage/real estate fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • False advertising
  • Forged documents

Sex Crimes

We offer expert defense in crimes of a sexual nature. These crimes fall under the definition of a moral turpitude which carry harsher punishments and may lead to severe immigration issues, and more severe sentencing. Do not let such a harsh criminal sentence ruin your future call Young & Young (631) 224-7500. 

We vigorously defend all persons charged with such a harsh crime. Many defenses include scorned lovers, rejected heartthrobs, an employee seeking a large cash payout from an employer and exaggerated claims. 

THESE CRIMES ARE HARD TO PROVE AS HUMAN RELATIONS INVOLVE SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS. DO NOT SPEAK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE POLICE. THEY WILL ONLY RECORD STATEMENTS THAT HURT YOU AND FAIL TO RECORD STATEMENTS THAT HELP YOU. WITH 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AND HAVING SERVED AND RETIRED A NYPD SERGEANT RICHARD W. YOUNG, ESQ. KNOWS HOW TO DEFEND YOU AND PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS.

IF THE POLICE CONTACT YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE COUNSEL AND PROVIDE THEM THE NAME YOUNG & YOUNG, LET US SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM AT THE BEGINNING DON'T LET IT BECOME A LARGE PROBLEM.

We have defended people who have been arrested for the following sex crimes:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation/pandering
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd conduct
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual abuse
  • Failure to register as a sex offender

Theft Crimes

We can provide you with representation after an arrest and charge for grand larceny, petty larceny, or robbery. Our team can thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that your rights were not violated during the investigation and that your freedoms are actively defended.

STATEMENTS ADMITTING TO WRONG DOING ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BRINGING A CASE AGAINST YOU. LET YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP TALK FOR YOU. IF STOPPED IN A STORE OR MALL WHETHER BY SECURITY OR THE POLICE SIMPLY STATE YOU WANT YOUR COUNSEL. MANY SITUATIONS CAN BE RESOLVED WITHOUT A CRIMINAL PROCEEDING AND MANY THAT ARE BROUGHT AS A CRIMINAL CASE CAN BE RESOLVED WITH NO CRIMINAL RECORD. WITH 25 YEARS OF DEFENDING PEOPLE RICHARD W. YOUNG, ESQ. A RETIRED NYPD SERGEANT KNOWS HOW TO DEFEND YOU. HE KNOWS WHAT TO SAY AND HOW TO SAY IT TO MINIMIZE CRIMINAL LIABILITY.

LET YOUNG & YOUNG, LLP RESOLVE YOUR CASE BEFORE IT BECOMES A MORE SERIOUS PROBLEM. IF WE ARE INVOLVED FROM THE BEGINNING AND KEEP IT A SMALL DISPUTE WITH ANOTHER PARTY RATHER THAN BECOMING A CRIMINAL MATTER.

We defend felony and misdemeanor theft crimes, including the following:

  • Vehicle theft
  • Carjacking
  • Armed robbery
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny
  • Money laundering
  • Shoplifting
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card theft

Town Code Violations

Individuals charged with violating a portion of the town code can work with Young & Young, LLP to ensure that they are fully protected and represented. We can handle everything from noise violations to traffic ticket matters and everything in between.

If you have been arrested for any of the crimes mentioned below, contact our office today!


White Collar Crimes

Any white collar crime charge can be handled aggressively by Young & Young, LLP for a favorable outcome.

White collar crimes are any offenses that involve intentionally deceiving another individual in order to obtain monetary or personal gain. These crimes include the following:

  • Money laundering
  • Extortion
  • Tax evasion
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Fraud (all types)
  • Racketeering
  • Insider trading
  • Bribery
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card theft
  • Conspiracy
  • Anti-trust violations
  • Counterfeiting
  • Computer/Cyber/Internet crimes

Over 25 Years Experience

When you've been charged with a DWI or traffic offense, call for an attorney with over 25 years experience who is also a retired New York Police Department Sergeant who knows both sides.

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