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The legal system is not designed for going it alone

Smart people often like to show off how much they know. Wise people tend to be smart people who know that it doesn’t matter how intelligent you are if you fail to apply your knowledge judiciously and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

When you are facing criminal charges in New York City, it can be agitating. Most people never fathom being brought up on charges. When they are, and if they happen to be confident in their own intelligence, they might think they can navigate the legal process on their own. Unfortunately, what they come to appreciate, often too late, is that they are in over their heads.

It is crucial to acknowledge that every case is different and that what you think you know likely covers only a fraction of the factors that make your case unique. Where the law is concerned, enlisting the help of an experienced, passionate and skilled attorney is the surest way to be confident that what is necessary to defend your civil rights and mitigate consequences is being done.

The trial is important, but it’s not all there is

The legal system has a great many written rules. For example, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declares:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

 

What that means has been defined and revised many times over the course of more than 200 years, and legal interpretations create further nuances all the time. There are also the unwritten rules that apply in any given jurisdiction about the handling of investigations and prosecutions. It takes more than intelligence to identify violations of all the rules.

Regardless of the crime you face, you deserve the best defense possible. That’s what Gregory Antollino, Attorney at Law, seeks always to provide.


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