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At Law Office of Frank X. Casale, we understand that being charged with a felony can be extremely traumatizing. These types of offenses are taken extremely seriously by most government entities, including police officers, investigators, district attorneys, and judges. Because a felony conviction can result in a negative stigma in your personal life, the weight of a criminal allegation can be even more overwhelming for the accused. Do not think that a criminal arrest makes you convicted felon. We know that you are innocent until proven guilty. Let us fight for your reputation, future, and freedom.
We will not hesitate to put the full weight of our firm behind your defense.

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Rights That Are in Jeopardy After Serving Time

  • Loss of eligibility to apply for financial aid for college
  • Loss of 2nd Amendment right to legally obtain or possess firearms
  • Security clearance for certain professions such as teaching, working with children, or security
  • Cannot obtain a passport or a visa for entry into certain countries
  • Loss of your right to vote
  • Convicts are pulled into police line-ups as apotential suspect
  • Parenting rights can be taken away including custody & visiting rights

Don’t Wait for the Gavel to Drop


Are you facing a criminal charge?

Are you losing sleep as you worry about the outcome of the trial?

Would you like the reassurance that can only come from speaking to an experienced, devoted criminal lawyer?

If so, contact the Law Office of Frank X. Casale, Jr., PLLC. Frank X. Casale, Jr. is widely experienced in criminal law in the Melville, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County, New York area. Whether you’re facing a potential misdemeanor or a felony on your record, you need a strong, savvy defender.


Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Beyond that, you have rights that deserve to be respected by the criminal justice system.

Attorney Frank X. Casale will help to protect those rights. With 40 years of experience, he’s a Melville, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County, New York criminal defense lawyer who can:

  • Defend you from a misdemeanor charge, such as reckless driving or public intoxication
  • Defend you from a felony, such as assault, arson or drug trafficking
  • Defend your rights throughout the process

Call 631-293-3332 to consult with Frank Casale, a seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer in Melville, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County, New York.

We’ll Come to Your Defense


Attorney Frank X Casale Jr. offers the best legal representation to accommodate your criminal defense needs the Melville, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County New York areas. We recognize that each of our clients’ service needs are different and our goal is to stand by our clients every step of the way. At the Law Offices of Frank X Casale, Jr. we’re prepared to represent you in a number of different criminal defenses, from misdemeanors to felonies. Potential penalties that accompany a criminal conviction can be life altering – let us serve as your legal representative and work towards getting your life back on track.


When a person commits a crime but is not arrested in the course of committing an unlawful act, the courts can issue a warrant authorizing the police to arrest and charge the suspect with a crime. There are several different types of warrants, and felony arrest warrants are issued for felony crimes.

How Felony Arrest Warrants Work

Unless you have been caught while committing a crime, law enforcement agents need permission to detain you. This permission usually comes in the form of an arrest warrant issued by the court. A judge will issue a felony warrant if law enforcement officials show probable cause that a felony was committed. They must also have reasonable suspicion that you are the person who committed the crime.

Unlike some warrants, felony warrants don’t usually expire. They can remain in effect for years or decades, until police arrest the suspect or the court issues a countermanding order, an order revoking the warrant. Some jurisdictions may revoke a warrant if you contact them to arrange to surrender.
Also, unlike many warrants, felony warrants can be served anywhere, not just in a specific geographic area. If the warrant is served in a different state, the issuing state must request extradition, that is, return of the defendant to the issuing state.

Felony Warrants Must Be Specific

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects people from wrongful arrest. Although the process does not always work perfectly, the rules for issuing an arrest warrant attempt to ensure the correct person is charged with the crime. A felony warrant must, at a minimum, contain this information:

  • The name of the suspect or, if not known, a description clear enough to allow police to identify the suspect while minimizing the risk of arresting someone else
  • A detailed description of the crime
  • The signature of the issuing judge

If you learn that there has been a felony warrant issued in your name, it is a good idea to talk with a criminal lawyer who can help you arrange to turn yourself in. Although it depends on the crime, self-surrender is more likely to allow you to resolve the issue and eventually return to a normal life. Living with a felony warrant hanging over your head can severely restrict your freedom, since you will always worry about someone discovering the warrant and turning you in.

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  • Melville Office
    20 Broadhollow Road
    Suite 2004
    Melville, New York 11747
    Phone: 631-293-3332
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