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Call Us When You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Carmel Hamlet, NY

A Trusted Criminal Defense Lawyer in Carmel Hamlet, NY

Facing criminal charges is scary and overwhelming. You may feel lost, unsure of what your next steps we can be. But The Law Office of Joseph J. Fonseca is here for you. As a former law enforcement officer, Mr. Fonseca brings a unique perspective to your criminal defense. When you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Carmel Hamlet, New York, you’ve come to the right place.

Criminal Charges

When you're charged with a crime, every minute counts, and it's important to ask for an attorney as early on in the process as possible. As soon as an officer or detective reads you your rights, you should ask to be represented by an attorney immediately. Our criminal defense lawyer will help you avoid inadvertently incriminating yourself by talking to police officers without legal guidance.

As a seasoned criminal defense attorney, Mr. Fonseca has spent countless hours in criminal court. If you're looking for a lawyer who will fight tirelessly for your rights and protect your best interests, you've come to the right place. Whether you are facing a personal injury or anything else related from the incident, we’ll be able to help. Our criminal litigation services include:

  • Arson
  • Assault & Battery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Pornography
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Larceny
  • Cyber Crime
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies

Protect Your Rights With Our DUI Lawyer in Carmel Hamlet, NY


In the State of New York, operating a vehicle while under the influence can result in very serious penalties. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may even be charged with a felony. When you have an experienced DUI lawyer on your side, you won’t have to be lost or confused. With recent revisions to state law, those charged with DUI — particularly motorists under 21 — face even harsher punishment than before. Your first DWI offense can cost you up to a year in jail, fines ranging from $500 to $1000, and a minimum 6-month license suspension. Our DWI/DUI litigation services include:
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Car Accidents
  • Property Damages
  • Child Endangerment
  • Possession of an Illegal Substance

Child Endangerment

If, during the course of driving under the influence, you have a passenger under the age of 17 in your vehicle, you may also be charged with child endangerment. If that minor is your own child, local Child Protective Services will get involved.