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The Law Office of Vincent Scala

When you need a criminal defense attorney, call the Law Office of Vincent Scala. Our legal team defends clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, the five boroughs and Westchester. We will do everything possible to get your charges dismissed or reduced immediately, and represent you through trial if necessary.

No case is too big or too small. Our firm has successfully defended clients for crimes ranging from drunk driving, disorderly conduct and narcotics possession, to gun possession, grand larceny and Class A-1 or A-2 narcotics felonies.

Vincent Scala, Esq.

Vincent Scala has been a prosecutor, defense attorney, law teacher and columnist.

Since 1991, Vincent has represented thousands of New Yorkers accused of criminal offenses as varied as drunk driving, narcotics possession, narcotics trafficking, conspiracy, gun possession, gun trafficking, rape, sodomy, assault, attempted murder, arson, vehicular assault, vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, robbery, burglary, car theft, forgery, possession of forged instruments, petit and grand larceny/ heavy emphasis on gun possession, violent felonies and the most serious narcotics felonies classified as Class A-1 or A-2 felonies.

The New York Times - July 8, 1989

Vincent has the expertise to represent you from the first moment you are arrested or receive a ticket. Over the last 30+ years, he has presented clients to NYS grand juries where charges were dismissed and/or reduced, and successfully defended his clients at pre-trial suppression hearings and trials by jury or judge. He also lectures on NYS Sentencing law and in continuing legal education programs on "Procedure, from Arrest to Arraignment and Beyond in Criminal Cases," and writes regular columns in The Chief Leader newspaper. Vincent was integral to New York's passage of "Connie's Law" in 2007, also known as the Civil Confinement of Sexually Violent Predators Law.

Prior to 1991, Vincent was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, working with the

While as an ADA, he handled thousands of criminal cases, including prosecuting gun; narcotics sale, possession and trafficking, rape/sodomy cases of adults and children under 11 years old, and shaken baby syndrome assault. The case law he dealt with every day can now be used in your defense.

Legal Biography:

Angelo Santana

When you hire the Law Firm of Vincent Scala, you will often work with Angelo Santana.

Angelo grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He is a 47-year-old devoted father and grandfather. He was born in the US to Dominican parents and speaks fluent Spanish. He met Vincent somewhere around 1993 and has been working with him ever since.

Angelo does virtually everything short of making court appearances, conducting hearings or trial. He interviews families and gets up to speed on what is necessary to successfully represent clients. He does virtually all the office "intake." He learns the docket number, inmate number (if applicable), county of arrest, charges and defendant's background. He reviews discovery on all our cases. He brainstorms with Vincent on strategy and on the wishes of the defendant and his family.

Angelo calms down defendants and their loved ones. He has absorbed 95% of what is involved with criminal defense. He is in some respects a lawyer without the license. He organizes cases, goes to crime scenes, reviews reports, photographs and other evidence with Vincent. He basically runs the office on a day-to-day basis.

Teresa Marando

Teresa is our voice on the phone and office manager.

Teresa worked for most of her life in corporate America, working for companies as diverse as Warner Communications, Viacom, MTV, the Hallmark Channel and other publicly traded companies. She was responsible for Securities and Exchange Commission filings, board minutes, board meetings and other responsibilities of a large multinational corporation. Now retired from the corporate/ legal/ Human Resources world, she now does much of the management of Mr. Scala's office. She is happy to talk to clients and their families to either do any intake or to bring them up to speed on the status of their matters. She too is a calming influence in the office. Teresa is available night and day to help our clients.