Kevin T. Kearon, Esq.

  • Partner at Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP
  • Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP
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Kevin Kearon is a widely experienced, powerful and versatile 25-year former prosecutor and veteran of state and federal criminal trial courts in New York. He has extensive experience defending major felonies including murder, DWI-related manslaughter, sex crimes, white collar crimes, narcotics trafficking, and medicaid, no-fault, mortgage and tax fraud.

He is a past president of the Nassau Criminal Courts Bar Association and former chair of the Technology and Practice Management Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a former chief of the Mental Health and Hygiene Unit of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Kevin is a partner at the Garden City criminal defense and civil rights law firm of Barket, Marion, Epstein & Kearon, LLP.

He lectures on a variety of topics related to the criminal law.

Expert Articles by Kevin T. Kearon, Esq.

Criminal Law

Advice on your legal defense when arrested for drug possession
Educate yourself about the law, including the criminal law. Educate yourself about your legal rights. Ignorance may be blissful but, in this context, it can be costly. ...

Expert Articles Sponsored by Kevin T. Kearon, Esq.

Criminal Law

Expert advice when arrested by the police
Getting arrested is very stressful and foreign to most people. You need to remain as calm as possible, do not resist the police officers, ask for a lawyer and keep your mouth shut. Be ready to contact...
How to choose a criminal lawyer
If found guilty of a criminal offense, you are potentially facing jail time, significant fines and even forfeit of property, including vehicles and other valuable possessions. So choosing an experienc...
Lawful arrests require probable cause
Lawful arrests require police to have probable cause. The U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment authorizes arrests by police, only if they have probable cause that a crime has been committed and tha...
Pulled over by the police? Don't panic.
The best thing to do after being pulled over is to take a few moments to collect your thoughts, take a deep breath and prepare yourself to re-enter traffic.  If you are really upset, after your conta...
So you need bail?
After you have been arrested, you will appear before a judge who will set bail. Bail is an amount of money that you must surrender to the court in order to be released from jail, with the promise you...
Obtain a positive outcome in your traffic court appearance
The traffic court experience is many drivers' first encounter with the criminal justice system. Although drivers may feel intimidated, the courts are aware of this and often offer additional explanati...
Crucial advice to ensure a better outcome from a misdemeanor arrest
When you are arrested for a misdemeanor crime, especially for the first time, there are basic steps you can take to help protect your rights. Silence is golden as once an arrest has been made, police ...
You need a competent criminal defense attorney to defend your case
Each phase of the litigation in a criminal prosecution is potentially critical to the outcome of the case.  It is essential to have competent counsel throughout each phase of this process where loss ...
Protect yourself, take action, and stop being a victim of stalking
The most important thing to do if you are the victim of a stalker is to reach out for assistance from loved ones, friends, advocates and law enforcement. Everyone working together can and will protect...
What to do if you're a victim of police misconduct
Police misconduct includes a wide range of police activity that results in an abuse of the power vested in the police force. This abuse of power causes various harm and injury to the victim. Victims o...
Help for victims of domestic violence involves professionals, family, and friends
We have come a long way from the time that victims of domestic abuse were told it was a “family problem” to be resolved in the home. There are many people working day in and day out to end family ...
Advice on your legal defense when arrested for drug possession
Educate yourself about the law, including the criminal law. Educate yourself about your legal rights. Ignorance may be blissful but, in this context, it can be costly. ...
Understand plea bargaining before you waive your right to trial
A plea bargain has long lasting implications. The criminal record established via a plea bargain is the same as if you had gone to trial and were found guilty. The criminal charge will still show on y...
Stop sexual harassment in the workplace or in your personal life
There was a time that sexual harassment was considered funny, joked about in movies, television, and in comedy routines. The reality, even then, was not humorous for the victims. If you are being sexu...
Advice when testifying as a witness in a criminal trial
Testifying as a witness in a criminal trial is a significant responsibility and should be taken seriously. Be honest and sincere; make eye contact as you testify. Do not get argumentative and do not g...
Prove you're trustworthy to the judge to get bail and out of jail
Although bail is determined by the Judge, highlighting crucial factors can convince the Judge to order release or to set a low bail. The decision turns on whether or not the judge believes the defenda...
Advice for choosing trial by judge or jury
When going to trial the decision between a judge or a jury trial is a crucial one. Follow what is outlined above and you will be far more educated as you make your decision....
What you should do if you or your loved one needs a bail bondsman
While most of us think we’ll never need the services of a bail agent, it is important to understand that the right to bail is guaranteed by the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution. It al...
What to do when you paid the bond and your loved one skips bail
If you ever find yourself in the situation of having to bail out someone you know, and then suffering the double whammy of having them skip out on the bail bond which you have indemnified, do everythi...
What to do when you are a victim of sexual assault on campus
If you are the victim of a campus sexual assault you may feel alone and confused. Years ago there was no one to whom you could turn. Today, every campus is mandated by the federal government to have p...
Police dashcam footage can protect you when you get pulled over
Since more than 22 million traffic stops occur every year in the United States, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know will be pulled over. It’s important to remember that the evidence...
How to decide if you should bail someone out of jail when arrested
If you are ever asked the question, “Can you bail me out?” you should never say “Yes,” without carefully considering the huge financial obligation to which you may be agreeing. Following these...
Advice for women on avoiding sexual assault and staying safe
It’s vital that we understand where our misconceptions are interfering with our safety when it comes to the risk of sexual assault. Know that complete strangers aren’t necessarily your greatest da...
Talk to someone and get help if you are a victim of sexual abuse
Child and teen sexual abuse occurs in all populations. It cuts across all economic, racial, ethnic and educational levels. It happens in rural, suburban and urban areas . It happens to girls and boys....
What you should know when charged with hacking company computers
One doesn’t have to be a hardcore hacker to be prosecuted under the federal hacking statutes. The simple act of accessing company data or computers to obtain information or to destroy computer recor...

DUI and DWI

17 Questions to ask yourself after being arrested for a DUI
This is a list of 17 questions that you should answer as soon as possible after you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI. Answering these questions will help you remember the circumstances of your arre...
Calculate your blood alcohol content for a DUI
Your blood alcohol content is the concentration of alcohol in your blood expressed by a percentage. An alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is legally considered under the influence and illegal i...
Don't let a DUI ruin your life
Being charged with a DUI can be an emotional and stressful event that will take time and money to address. If charged, you need to act quickly and hire a qualified and experienced DUI lawyer. You or y...
Drunk driving terminology by state
There are many different terms used by the various states for a charge of driving drunk. A DUI means driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol while DWI means driving while intoxicated or drivin...
Contact the DMV immediately when charged with a DUI
When you are charged with a DUI or DWI most people do not realize there are in fact two separate cases against you. One is the court case, which is a criminal matter, and the second is a Department of...
Understanding a DUI defense in a court trial
The defense of a DUI charge in court is complex and involves a range of factors from your personal blood chemistry, to the dependability of the equipment used to obtain your blood alcohol content, to ...
Protect yourself with a good DUI lawyer
DUI lawyers specialize in defending clients charged with drunk driving formally, known as a DUI. They have specialized training and expertise that other types of lawyers do not have. DUI defenses in c...
Tests used to determine if you are driving drunk
When the police pull you over, they will use a variety of visual cues to determine if you have been drinking. If the officer thinks you have been drinking, he/she will have you exit the vehicle and as...
Advice on refusing DUI field sobriety tests and knowing your rights
Majority of motorists are not fully aware of the legal provisions and implications surrounding DUIs or DWIs. Contrary to Miranda Rights where officers are mandated to inform an apprehended offender of...
Advice when you fail the field sobriety test and are charged with DUI
If you find yourself confronted by an officer for a possible DUI, don’t dig a bigger hole of fines and penalties by not knowing your rights as a motorist. Familiarize yourself with the sobriety test...
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