Joe Tacopina Assists in Dismissal of Assault and Drug Charges

One of the most prominent lawyers in New York, Joseph Tacopina often represents celebrity clients in a variety of civil and criminal cases. Last year, Joe Tacopina handled a matter involving a New York Jets linebacker who had been arrested on charges of assaulting his wife and possessing both controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. In an effort to get the charges dismissed, the athlete entered into a pre-trial probation program.

Joe Tacopina negotiated a 24-month pretrial intervention program for the linebacker. Upon successful completion of the program, all charges would be dismissed and the record would be sealed. The deal also included 100 hours of community service and the prospect of counseling.

The linebacker involved was the Jets’ longest-tenured player. He was released from the team around the time of the incident, but re-signed two days later and finished out the season. This marked his 11th season playing with the Jets.

Joe Tacopina has earned a reputation for employing innovation and ingenuity in the representation of his clients, whether they are celebrities or not. Individuals can learn more about him and his firm at


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