Criminal Defense

Brian A. Picarello & Associates P.C. represents clients in Federal, State, Justice and Traffic Courts throughout New York. We possess the knowledge, experience, and skill to aggressively defend the accused. A criminal charge is just an accusation, you are innocent until you admit guilt or are proven guilty.

When charged with a criminal offense hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial to resolving the matter in a fast and fairway. Hiring an inexperienced attorney may result in higher fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record. Thus making it difficult to obtain or maintain gainful employment, a driver’s license or vote. Hire a former prosecutor who is familiar with the procedure and the people in the jurisdiction where you are charged.

Former Assistant District Attorney,  Counsel  R.A. James, Esq. has the experience needed to defend any criminal charge. Being represented by a former prosecutor is advantageous in that you will have an advocate who is familiar with the strategies of the opposition. We know how the other side thinks and are able to anticipate the prosecution’s theory and stay one step ahead.


In recent months the issues surrounding men, women, and children living in Domestic Violence situations have gained national attention. Images of professional athletes committing acts of violence against their intimate partners have permeated the media and raised awareness of the existence of this blight on our society. In response, the nation has rallied in support of the victimized. Victims are encouraged to become survivors.  Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C., is committed to protecting the rights of the abused. Through partnerships and collaborative efforts with local Domestic Violence Agencies and law enforcement,  Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C., provides our clients with unparalleled access to resources and information to allow for the safe transition into a life free from fear, power, and control. Once you decide that enough is enough and you are in a safe location, call Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C. 1-631-392-4949.

Information for victims of Domestic Violence

Counsel  James, Managing Attorney of Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C.​, serves as the consulting Attorney to Long Island Against Violence. Counsel work with LIADV enables her to help victims navigate the legal aspects of their transition to the survivor. This alliance has given Counsel the opportunity to combine her love of the law with her desire to help families impacted by Domestic Violence. If you or someone you know is in an abusive intimate or familial relationship call the LIADV 24 Hour Hotline at (631) 666-8833.

For Nassau County Residents, please contact the Safe Center at (516) 465-4700.
For NYC Residents call Safe Horizon at (800) 621-4673.
For emergency assistance call 911.

Family Law

Brian A. Picarello & Associates P.C. represents clients in Family Court with Family Offense Petitions (Order of Protection)Custody & VisitationPaternitySupport Matters (Child & Spousal)Neglect & AbuseJuvenile Delinquency / Designated FeloniesPersons in Need of SupervisionAdoptionGuardianshipFoster CareConsent to MarryJuvenile Drug Court and Family Treatment Court

Counsel  James, ESQ. is the consulting attorney for Long Island Against Domestic Violence. She is uniquely qualified to help you navigate the difficult issues addressed in Family Court. Whether seeking an Order of Protection, Custody, Visitation, Maintenance, Child Support, or you are charged with Abuse /Neglect, you need an experienced Family Court attorney to represent your interests and protect your rights. Representing yourself or hiring an inexperienced attorney in Family Court can result in losing custody of your children, paying too much or not receiving enough child support. The consequences in Family Court can be severe and often permanent, call Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C. 1-631-392-4949

Additional Services
Brian A. Picarello & Associates P.C. specializes in Criminal Defense and Family. However, we are a part of a large network of attorneys who are ready, willing and able to help you if you are going through a divorce, buying or selling a home, are in need of a will or are injured in an accident.

Call Brian A. Picarello & Associates, P.C. 1-631-392-4949​ today to discuss your legal needs.