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If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI, gun charges, drugs, domestic violence, homicide, theft or other crimes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester, call Vincent Scala. We are available 24 hours a day, and someone will be able to help you with the immediate and longer-term issues you will have to face after your arrest. Vincent Scala has been defending clients like you against criminal charges for more than 30 years.

Call Vincent Scala 24/7 if you’ve been arrested or ticketed. (917) 837-7141

Even with recent changes to some drug-related laws, you can still be charged for possession, possession with the intent to sell, or sales. These charges can range from violations to misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the substance, quantity, location, and other circumstances. If you’ve been arrested on a drug charge, don’t wait. Contact Vincent Scala. We will fight to get the charges dropped or reduced and will vigorously defend you in court if necessary.

Illegal firearms are taken very seriously in New York State, and the gun laws in the New York City region, including Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, are among the strictest in the country. If you’ve been charged with illegal possession of a gun of any kind, contact Vincent Scala immediately. Vincent’s experience in the Bronx DA’s office and 30+ years as a defense attorney has made him more familiar with New York’s gun laws than most other local attorneys, and he will put that experience to work for you.

Murder, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, or, if involving an office of the law, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated criminally negligent homicide. These are just some of the charges you could face if you’ve been charged with the death of someone else. Homicide charges are prosecuted with the most serious penalties you could face, and you need an attorney who knows how to formulate a defense that will get you the best outcome. If you are arrested for any murder, manslaughter or homicide, do not say anything to the police, and call your attorney, Vincent Scala, immediately.

Rape and sexual assault are among the most serious charges you can face. The fact of the arrest itself, even before you have been brought to trial, and even after an acquittal, can damage your career and relationships.

Rape is a felony charge defined as sexual intercourse without consent. Other sex crime charges relate to any sexual contact without consent and may be either felonies or misdemeanors. These include forcible touching, criminal sex act (oral or anal), sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual conduct against a child, and other charges.

Vincent Scala has successfully defended clients charged with sex crimes and has also prosecuted these crimes as an Assistant District Attorney. If you are arrested, request to speak with your attorney and refuse to say anything else. If you are aware of an investigation against you, do not wait to be charged before contacting our firm.

You could be charged for theft as a misdemeanor on a petty larceny charge with shoplifting. Theft also includes muggings, burglary and robbery, and depending on the value of the items taken and other factors could rise to felony status and grand larceny. No charge should be taken lightly, as any conviction will lead to fines, jail time, and long-term repercussions. You need an attorney who knows both sides of the legal profession – and Vincent Scala has prosecuted and defended hundreds of individuals facing a theft charge. Call Vincent 24/7 as soon as you are arrested, and we will do everything legally possible to keep you out of jail.

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can result in fines, jail time, a criminal record, and loss of your license and insurance. If you’ve been arrested or ticketed for DWI or DUI, contact Vincent Scala as soon as possible – we are available 24 hours a day. Our law office will review your charges and help you determine what to do next.

Domestic violence charges can include assault, battery, sexual abuse and sexual assault, as well as stalking, menacing and violating an order of protection. Domestic violence refers to these acts against spouses, romantic partners, parents, children, and other blood relatives. Depending on the circumstances, you can be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Don’t risk your future – call Vincent Scala. We will listen to your side of the story, and work with you to develop a defense plan, get the charges dropped or defend you in court.

Fraud, embezzlement and other white-collar crimes can have serious repercussions, including fines, prison, and loss of professional licenses. Fraud entails misrepresenting facts for financial gain; whether to an insurance carrier or a mortgage provider or to influence decisions about stock purchases and investments, or by using the internet or postal service to commit fraud. Embezzlement, a form of theft, is charged when you take property or money that were entrusted to you for safe keeping. If you are charged with fraud, embezzlement or other white-collar crime, contact Vincent Scala. We will represent you in all dealings with the police and other regulatory agencies and determine the best defense for your case.

If you’ve been arrested on any charge, you need to call Vincent Scala immediately. Vincent has been practicing law for more than 40 years, and a criminal defense lawyer for 30, providing his services in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester and Staten Island. Vincent can defend you against fraud, child abuse, hate crimes, civil rights violations, and probation and parole charges. Our office can represent you for desk appearance tickets, trials and appeals in district, state, family and federal court. Don’t risk your future, call Vincent Scala today.
  • Fraud
  • Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Hate Crimes
  • Civil Rights Violation
  • Violation of Parole
  • Desk Appearance Ticket
  • Record Sealing
  • Appeals