Criminal Law

Stony Brook, NY’s Seasoned Criminal Defense Firm Fights For Your Freedom

Count on our experienced team no matter the charge

No matter what you’re being charged with, an arrest impacts you and your family. At Glynn Mercep and Purcell, LLP, our goal is to keep you out of jail, or to get you the lightest sentence possible, so you can get on with your life. Our legal team stands by you from questioning or arrest through to the ultimate outcome. With more than three decades of experience handling criminal law, our attorneys know how to use the evidence in your favor, and we work hard on your behalf to get your life back on track.

Serious charges need a formidable defense

If you or your loved one has been arrested, you have lots of questions. How much time are we looking at? What evidence do the police have? Why did this happen to me? Turn to us for answers. We know where to look for evidence. Since our lawyers have been practicing law in the Stony Brook area of Long Island for more than three decades, we know the local prosecutors and can anticipate their moves. We prepare your case thoroughly to present you in the best possible light, no matter how heavy-duty or large it might be.

Don’t face your legal challenges alone

Our criminal defense lawyers represent clients facing all kinds of charges, including single and multiple charges. Whether you have been arrested on a misdemeanor, or you’re seeking help with fighting state or federal charges, we have been there before in the legal process. If you have been found guilty, and if your case warrants it, we can represent your appeal — giving you a second chance. We take a broad spectrum of cases, including but not limited to:

  • DWIs and DUIs
  • Traffic violations
  • Domestic violence
  • Identity theft
  • Weapons charges
  • Multiple charges
  • Fraud
  • Sex crimes
  • Homicide and murder
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Charges on college campuses
  • White collar crimes
  • Financial crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • Drug crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Appeals
  • Immigration charges
  • Terrorism
  • Conspiracy
  • Property crimes
  • Expungements
In 2012, Suffolk County saw 2,131 violent crimes and 26,720 property crimes, such as thefts and burglaries. Our legal team is ready to defend you or your loved one no matter what the nature of the charges are. While we can’t promise a particular outcome, we can assure you that we present all of your options with the goal of reducing or eliminating jail time. Our clients include people fighting single or multiple charges, such as:
  • DWIs, DUIs and DWAIs —
  • Whether you have been pulled over for the first time or you have a previous DWI, drunk driving or driving under the influence of a drug carries serious penalties in New York state. You could lose your license for a period of time, pay penalties, see a rise in your insurance costs and even face jail time. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident with injuries, you may face multiple charges or be the target of a personal injury claim.

  • Weapons charges — New York State has relatively tight gun laws. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York quickly enacted stricter rules on the purchase and possession of firearms. With complex and changing laws, it is important to hire an attorney who keeps abreast of legal changes and how they impact your case.
  • Drug crimes — Across the nation, legislatures are discussing medical marijuana and other drug laws. Whether you are facing possession, distribution, production or trafficking charges, we do our best to focus on positive outcomes, including rehab instead of jail time whenever possible.
  • Violent crimes — Although many people associate violent crime with big cities, here in the suburbs, individuals deserve equally strong representation against the harshest accusations. We look into every aspect of your situation to build a worthy defense.

When you need a strong defense, contact an experienced Stony Brook team

With more than 30 years of defense work under their belt, our attorneys at Glynn Mercep and Purcell, LLP have the required insight and knowledge about how to best approach your legal challenges. Contact our office online or by phone 631.751.5757 to speak with a legal team that fights for justice on your behalf. Our two Long Island offices are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and we offer weekend and evening consultations by appointment.