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Although criminal defense attorneys are charged with protecting the freedoms and rights of their clients, some law firms may not have the staff or resources to handle every aspect of a criminal case. When it comes to preparing a solid case and representing clients at trial, the goal is to achieve an acquittal, or in the alternative, minimize the sentences and penalties. In some cases, it helps to have the objective insights and professional guidance of a criminal trial consultant.

The Law Office of Mark J. Sacco is the premier criminal defense law firm serving clients throughout the State of New York. Our legal team routinely handles misdemeanor and felony cases in both state and federal courts and has a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes. Our firm offers legal consulting services to solo practitioners and law firms regarding a wide range of criminal defense matters, including:

  • Computer crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Economic crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes/fraud

Whether you are a new attorney who needs guidance navigating the court system or a law firm that needs additional resources, we will provide advice and support to ensure that your clients receive proper legal representation. Our services include acting as trial attorneys in complex cases, assisting with discovery and trial preparation, conducting depositions, legal research and writing, as well as pursuing appeals in the state and federal appellate courts.

Case Preparation

At the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco, we are keenly aware that a successful criminal defense starts with collecting evidence and conducting an investigation. We will assist you and your team with obtaining and reviewing police reports, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and working to uncover any exculpatory evidence that law enforcement or prosecutors may be withholding. Over the years, many of our consulting clients have also relied on our exceptional research and writing skills in drafting motions and briefs that are essential for building a strong case.

Trial Work

As highly skilled trial attorneys, we are known for aggressively and successfully defending clients in both the state and federal courts. This proven track record allows us to assist your team with designing effective trial strategies. In particular, we will help frame questions concerning witness testimony, the veracity of witnesses, and questionable investigative procedures. We are familiar with the tactics of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges and can help to ensure your clients get a fair trial by raising objections or seeking to have evidence thrown out. Lastly we can also assist with cross examining witnesses and preparing or making closing arguments.


Although every criminal defense attorney has a duty to secure a client’s freedom, there are cases that result in convictions. While it may be possible to appeal a guilty verdict, an appeal is a complex process that demands unique skill sets and an understanding of appellate proceedings. We are well versed in the rules of procedure and policy requirements in both the New York State and federal appellate courts.

Our legal team has extensive experience drafting cogent appellate briefs and a history of making successful oral arguments before appellate judges. We can provide guidance to you and your team throughout the appeals process, from filing the Notice of Appeal and designating the record to oral arguments and the final appellate court decision.

New York Criminal Trial Consultants

As criminal trial consultants, the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco provides comprehensive training, consultation and logistical support through all phases of a criminal case. Founder Mark J. Sacco is a widely respected criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes in state and federal cases. He is well versed in New York State Criminal Procedure Law, the Rules of Evidence, as well as the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

As a criminal defense attorney, your duty is to provide clients with a sound legal defense that is aimed at winning the case. At the same time, all attorneys are officers of the court and bound by rules of conduct. In our capacity as consultants, we can help you and your team understand the nuances of these obligations while striving to help develop successful defense strategies. Similarly, we can also advise as to when it may be in the client’s best interest to seek alternative sentencing or arrange for a plea bargain.

Over our many years of practice, we have earned a reputation for integrity and diligence in the legal community among practicing attorneys, law enforcement, state and federal prosecutors, and judges. Whether you are faced with a high stakes criminal case or need to supplement your legal resources, we are uniquely qualified to act as your criminal trial consultant. Contact the Law Office of Mark J. Sacco today to learn more about our legal consulting services.