Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer, Scott Limmer, can handle every step of the process:
- Finding and questioning witnesses
- Gathering evidence
- Exploring every possible defense
- Preparing and filing court pleadings in the proper Suffolk County Court
- Zealously representing you in all hearings or proceedings in Suffolk County
If You Need a Criminal Lawyer in Suffolk County, Scott Limmer Can Help
A former assistant district attorney, Scott Limmer can draw on over 20 years experience practicing criminal law in Suffolk County Courts. He will expertly and aggressively defend you against felony or misdemeanor charges in District, County or Federal court.
Scott Limmer Provides Aggressive and Experienced Representation
You don’t have to face the stress and uncertainty alone. Put a strong, effective advocate on your side.
Call Suffolk County criminal lawyer Scott J. Limmer today for a no-cost consultation.
How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Suffolk County Criminal Lawyer
If you are about to meet with a criminal defense attorney, you are likely scared, nervous, and anxious. It is important to remember that the better prepared you are for the meeting, the faster the lawyer can begin to help you and the more effective the representation will be.
What the Lawyer Needs to Know
At your first meeting, the lawyer will need to ask you several questions about your personal life, the events that occurred, and your previous and upcoming court appearances. It may be a good idea to write down all relevant background information in preparation for the meeting.
What to Bring to the Meeting
When meeting with a criminal lawyer, he will want to review all documents that relate to the case. As a good rule of thumb, the more you can bring, the better.
Here are some examples of relevant documents:
- Any documents from Suffolk County Court showing your charges or court dates
- Bail paperwork
- Police reports
- If your home was searched, any paperwork left by the police
- A potential witness list with contact information
Questions to Ask the Lawyer
Remember that this meeting is for both you and the lawyer. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to make sure this is the right Suffolk County criminal lawyer for you. Make sure that you are comfortable with this person and feel that you can trust them to provide you the best representation.
Here are a few questions you can ask:
- How many criminal cases have you handled in Suffolk County or elsewhere?
- How many Suffolk County cases similar to mine had successful outcomes?
- What legal options, if any, do I have?
- What are your fees, and do you offer a payment plan?
- What problems do you foresee with my case?
- How will my case proceed through the legal system in Suffolk County, and how long will it likely take?
To speak immediately with a trusted Suffolk County criminal defense lawyer, call Scott Limmer now at 516-742-2300.
Scott will be happy to meet with you at his office, which is located at 200 Old Country Road, Suite 2 South, Mineola, NY 11501.
Suffolk County Courts
We have compiled here some basic information about the Suffolk County Courts in order to help you be better prepared.
Suffolk County Jurisdiction
The majority of criminal cases in Suffolk County are heard at two different courthouses. Misdemeanors and pre-indicted felonies are heard at the Suffolk County First District Court located at 400 Carleton Avenue in Central Islip.
First District Court encompasses the towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown.
The Suffolk County district attorney is Tom Spota, who has held office since 2001.
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Indicted felonies are heard at Suffolk County Court facility located at the Cromarty Court Complex, Criminal Courts Building, 210 Center Drive in Riverhead.
Each of the five eastern towns of Suffolk County have town courts which have jurisdiction over misdemeanors, as do the numerous village courts throughout the county.
Arraignments of “in-custody” defendants who are arrested and held by the police take place every day of the year at the Suffolk County District Court in Courtroom D-11. Court usually starts around 9:30 AM. Arraignments of defendants given Desk Appearance Tickets (DAT’s) take place on Monday through Friday in the scheduled arraignment courtroom.
Custody and Bail
If during arraignment the judge sets bail, it can be paid immediately, in cash at the courthouse, or bail can be paid by cash or bond at either jail.
When being held on bail or sentenced to a year or less, inmates will be housed in the correctional facility in either Riverhead or Yaphank.
Special Courts in Suffolk County
Suffolk County has created the following specialty courts
- The Suffolk County Domestic Violence Court
- The Suffolk County Judicial Diversion Program
- The Suffolk County Mental Health Court
- The Suffolk County Veterans Court
- The Suffolk County Drug Court
Suffolk County District Court Directions and Parking
When coming to the District Court in Central Islip, it is located right off exit 41a of the Southern State Parkway. There is a large lot across from the court and there are usually many open spots.
Suffolk County District Court Map
Directions and Parking to the Suffolk County Court in the Cromarty Court Complex, Criminal Courts Building
Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 71 and then take route 24 for 4.5 miles until you see a sign for the courthouse on your right. Make a right at the sign that says “Criminal Courthouse” and you will see parking in front of and to the side of the courthouse.
Map to the Suffolk County Court in the Cromarty Court Complex, Criminal Courts Building
Court begins at 9:30 each morning.
Cell phones are allowed in the building but must be turned off once you enter a courtroom.
Nassau County Criminal Law Office
200 Old Country Road Suite 2 S Mineola, NY 11501 Telephone: 516-742-2300
Queens County Criminal Law Office
80-02 Kew Gardens Road Suite 300 Kew Gardens, NY 11415 Telephone: 718-742-6300