FORMER PROSECUTOR with over 20 plus years of experience. Luigi has handled  thousands of criminal cases ranging from violent felonies to simple misdemeanors and everything in between.  He has handled gang cases, narcotics, weapons charges, theft cases, assault, domestic violence, computer crimes, financial crimes, DWI/DWAI drugs, white collar crime charges, drug trafficking, prostitution, sexual crimes and much more.

Like every kind of case, criminal charges are extremely nuanced and require an intimate knowledge of the relevant issues.  An attorney needs to understand what the government’s case will consist of and how to attack it.  Having been a prosecutor, Luigi has an intimate knowledge of how prosecutors think and what evidence they will be presenting in order to secure a conviction.  In addition to that, because criminal cases often hinge on evidence found during a search and seizure, it is imperative that a lawyer understands the Fourth Amendment search and seizure rules, how pretrial suppression hearings work, how to write and argue motions to suppress evidence and dismiss charges in case prosecutors will not consent to hearings and how to create a reasonable doubt if cases go to trial.    

Luigi has been handling criminal cases since 2001.  In many cases, his clients get a dismissal or a significant reduction in charges so that the client does not receive a criminal record.  Whatever the strategy is, criminal cases can have a significant impact on your freedom, career, family life and reputation.

Clients should feel confident that while plea bargaining of a case is always the first strategy to resolve a matter, if clients wish to fight their cases by not pleading guilty, Luigi has the ability, expertise and experience of litigating both Misdemeanor and Felony criminal cases with a high rate of success.

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In the State of New York, a person can be charged with any number of criminal charges.  You may be the victim of a lying witness or perhaps you have been mistaken for someone else.  We all know that some cops lie and plant evidence.  Whatever the situation, you need to be sure that you have aggressive and competent criminal counsel on your side.

The penalties for criminal cases depend on a number of factors.


  • Jail or upstate prison
  • Probation
  • A combination of jail and probation
  • A period of post-release supervision
  • A period of parole following upstate prison
  • Monetary fines and surcharges
  • Monetary restitution
  • Orders of Protection prohibiting you from contacting family or friends
  • Loss of employment and reputation
  • And much, much more.

While the above penalties do not represent every criminal case that we handle, these are some of the more common charges and some of the penalties that may be imposed.  In many cases, we can AVOID JAIL AND A CRIMINAL CONVICTION.   

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Why You Should Choose Us to Help You Defend Your Criminal Case

First, we have extensive experience navigating the Criminal case minefield.  Luigi has handled thousands of Criminal cases as both a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney and is a master negotiator.  He can pick apart most criminal cases by finding mistakes that the police made during their investigation.   Often, criminal cases stand or fall on whether a search of a person, home or vehicle was constitutional.  If the search is questionable, evidence may either be thrown out or prosecutors fearing that their evidence will be lost may offer significant reduction of charges to avoid an outright loss of the case.  Luigi is highly skilled at cross examining police officers in all types of criminal cases as well as cross examining civilian witnesses.

Second, not every lawyer who handles criminal cases is an experienced trial lawyer. Any lawyer can walk into court and plead you guilty.  The reason you hire an experienced criminal lawyer is because if plea negotiations break down, you want someone who has intimate knowledge of how to attack a criminal matter and can successfully go to trial and win.  Trial lawyers are highly specialized in trial advocacy.  Luigi has extensive experience in all phases of criminal cases from arraignment to trial and has won many criminal cases for his clients.

Lastly, we give personalized attention to each of our clients.  Whenever someone is arrested and charged with a crime, it can be psychologically and emotionally devastating.   

Luigi is in constant contact with his clients and explains the legal process to them and is with you EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.  Many clients refer their family and friends to us because they not only received a great result in their case, but also because Luigi made them feel like they mattered.

If you or a loved one is in trouble, call us 24 hours a day.  We are here to fight for you.


The Law Offices of Luigi Vigliotti, P.C., serves clients in courts on Long Island, New York City and upstate New York.

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