Criminal Law

The Law Office of Hector M. Roman, P.C. represents clients who have been arrested, are the target of a criminal investigation or are a potential subject or witness to a law enforcement or legal agency inquiry. The Firm recognizes the potential ramifications that any criminal conduct can have on a client’s future and understands the need for an aggressive and qualified attorney to protect a client’s liberties. The Firm's attorneys have extensive legal experience, both inside and outside the courtroom, that is invaluable to anyone who has been charged with a state crime.
In general, a state crime is any action that violates New York State’s Penal Law. Most crimes are prosecuted at the state level. The Law Office of Hector M. Roman, P.C. represents clients on charges ranging from misdemeanors to non violent felonies to violent felonies, including, but not limited to:
  • Assault
  • Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Impaired, Driving Under the Influence
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft and Larceny:
  • Theft of Service
  • Petit Larceny
  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
  • Identity theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes
  • Rape, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Abuse
  • Gun possession
  • Domestic violence
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Bribery
  • Fraud:
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Health care Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Money Laundering
During and after an arraignment, there are many decisions to be made, and it is best to speak with a qualified lawyer. In many circumstances, a lawyer may be able to work out a plea bargain A plea bargain is, in essence, a compromise. Usually, someone will plead guilty to a lesser crime, and the prosecutor will recommend a lesser sentence to the judge. If a guilty plea is not entered, then the case may go to trial, either in the form of a bench trial or a trial by a jury. Plea bargains may be negotiated and entered until the very end of a trial. Before and during a trial, a criminal defense lawyer will formulate a defense, collect evidence, hire investigators, hire expert witnesses, and prepare for testimony and examination, or questioning. It is possible that a trial will end in a guilty verdict and, thus, sentencing. That is hardly anyone’s desired outcome. That is precisely why it makes sense to work with an experienced attorney. Hector M. Roman and his staff are uniquely qualified to represent those charged with a crime in court to obtain the best possible outcome for the client. The Firm works to get client's cases dismissed, arrange a plea bargain to lessen or eliminate one’s sentence and criminal record and to offer strong representation at trial. Hector has over 25 years of legal experience handling criminal matters in all boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or is the subject of a criminal investigation, please contact the Law Office of Hector M. Roman, P.C. today for a free consulation.