Fierce Defense, Empathic Service

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New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer

Handling Cases in New York City &

Surrounding Areas

Are you being investigated for a crime in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester Counties? Have you been arrested or formally charged with a crime? If so, you need to act fast. Your freedom and future may be at stake. There can be consequences effecting your job, your drivers and professional licenses, as well as your reputation and relationships. At the Law Office of Tara Whelan, I provide zealous criminal defense legal representation along with personalized attention. As your attorney, I will make sure you and your family understand what’s going on at all times. When you hire my firm, you go from a stranger, to a client, to a friend and then part of the family.

To better serve you from the start, I am available 24/7 to take your calls, offer same-day appointments, and a free initial consultation in which you can discuss the details of your unique case with me. As your lawyer, I will provide legal advice and guidance as to your available options and what to expect during the process. It would be my honor to help guide you through this difficult time.

Contact the Law Office of Tara Whelan at (516) 647-4828 for a free, initial consultation.

    She will always be my "Fearless Hero."

    “Ms. Whelan's commitment to her clients and resilience in her work effort in and out of the courtroom is truly superb. If you are in search of legal representation, Tara Whelan is the passionate, ...”

    - Anthony F.
    So blessed that Tara Whelan came to my rescue and was by my side to protect and defend me.

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    She fought hard to get me the best outcome possible.

    “I am very grateful and appreciative of the way Ms. Whelan handled my case. She fought hard to get me the best outcome possible. I was so satisfied I referred her to a friend of mine.”

    - Derrick G.
    She's Definitely A Boss!

    “I've known Tara for quite some time now. She was referred to me by her colleague. I wasn't confident about her or my situation at all at the time. The moment I met her, she took charge. Eased all my ...”

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    Truly amazing. miracle worker!

    “Tara is an amazing attorney. Couldn't be more satisfied with the efforts and commitment she displayed. She fought harder for me than I did for myself. Extremely knowledgeable and very professional. ...”

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Successful Past Results

Being convicted of a crime can lead to incarceration, lengthy probation, heavy fines and other court-ordered programs as well as court orders to stay away from your place of residence or certain known persons. Being charged with a crime can be one of the most terrifying experiences you will ever face. You will suddenly be swept into a criminal justice system that you may know little about and have no idea how to navigate.

This is where I can help! I have practiced criminal law, almost exclusively, for over 11 years. I will help guide you and your loved ones through the process and answer all the questions you might have. I will also thoroughly investigate the accusations against you and prepare for all phases of the process. My goal is to make you feel confident and secure - by knowing all your options and being able to make a well-informed decision.

With over a decade of relentless advocacy for my clients’ best interests, you can count on me to provide you with the zealous representation you need at this critical time in your life. Start protecting yourself, your family, and your future with a simple phone call and we will fight for your freedom and future together.

  • Attempted Murder - New York County, NY Not Guilty
  • Conspiracy - New York County, NY Not Guilty
  • Domestic Assault - Kings County, NY Case Dismissed
  • Drug Possession with Intent to Sell - Queens County, NY Negotiated Disposition
  • DWI - Kings County, NY Refusal Win & Negotiated Disposition
  • Financial Fraud - Nassau County, NY Negotiated Disposition

Tough. Steadfast. Aggressive.

My firm is dedicated to helping you reach the best result possible. Aside from a dismissal, most criminal matters are resolved in one of two ways: a negotiated disposition or a trial. When it comes to negotiations, I work relentlessly to structure solutions specific to each case. At trial, I use my experience to advocate aggressively for your case. I personally handle cases from the initial investigative stage through arrest, arraignment, plea negotiations, motion practice, hearings, and trial. I am not afraid to fight the system and do what it takes within the bounds of the law to get the best result possible.

Why SHould You Hire Me?

See How I Stand Apart From the Rest
  • I am reliable and available to my clients 24/7
  • I will guide you through the legal process and help calm your worries
  • I fight fiercely in the courtroom
  • I strive to provide an exceptional level of service
  • You'll go from a stranger, to a client, to a friend, then part of the family