Criminal Defense Lawyer in Queens
Being arrested and charged with any sort of crime in the New York justice department can be an overwhelming experience for anyone. The courts and prosecutors are aggressive while pursuing convictions, and as an individual facing this machine, it can sometimes feel hopeless. Fortunately, there are experienced criminal defense attorneys available to help you with your case, identify a way forward, and help you fight for a reasonable and fair outcome regardless of the circumstances. We understand that there is a lot at stake for you, your family, your private life, and your professional life when facing a situation like this, which is why we work directly with our clients to build a strong defense.
Read more below to learn a bit more about some cases that we are able to help you with. However, the following information is intended to provide some examples and is not a comprehensive list of our practice areas. Whether or not you see a criminal case that resembles the situation that you are in, contact us now to learn about how partnering with our firm will benefit you. When you are heading into court, do so with confidence while you are being represented by a former New York City prosecutor and former Assistant District Attorney.
Common Practice Areas
Learn a bit about some common criminal defense areas that we practice in the New York courts. Again, if you do not see charges that resemble your own unique situation, contact us now to speak directly with our legal team about your circumstances and learn more about how we can help you build a strong criminal defense.DWI and other Traffic Crimes
The state of New York has some of the strictest DWI laws in the United States, and are actually expanded to go beyond “driving while intoxicated, as there is an additional charge of “driving while ability impaired” that has little to no bearing on a suspect’s blood alcohol content. While a DWI, DUI, OUI or other alcohol-related driving charge has a BAC limit of .08, a charge of DWAI can be leveled against a driver who has a BAC of between .05 and .07, or if the suspect is under the influence of drugs.
Being charged with either of these crimes can have a serious impact on your life, which is why it is so important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate this process towards a positive outcome.Domestic Violence
Domestic violence charges can be especially tricky to handle since anytime a call to 911 is initiated, it is highly likely that someone will be arrested. Sometimes emotions can run high in a home, and even if there was no violence or the situation has settled down, police will likely make an arrest in order to ensure that the situation remains safe. While this makes sense to some degree, it can be extremely upsetting and disruptive to everyone involved.
No matter what the reasons are that you were arrested and charged with domestic violence, it is of the utmost importance that you work with a defense attorney to navigate this process. Public defenders are available, but they are notoriously overburdened by their caseloads, and will often recommend that you submit a guilty plea regardless of the situation. While this plea may expedite the legal case, it will certainly prolong the impacts on your life significantly.Drug Possession
Drug possession charges can range from a misdemeanor to felony, and depending on the substance, amount of substance, and a variety of other factors such as enhancements to the charges, your criminal record, the context of your arrest, and more. Some drug possession situations may result in a violation, which is similar to a traffic ticket, but more likely will begin with the possibility of a misdemeanor and have the possibility of a felony.
Because of the wide range of drugs that are scheduled by the DEA, whether or not there was an intent to distribute the drugs, the quantity of drugs that you were in possession of, and more, it is nearly impossible to discuss the penalties of drug possession charges in Queens without speaking with you directly. The sooner you contact us, the more time we will have to build a comprehensive defense for you.White-Collar Crimes
The term “white-collar crime” covers a wide range of crimes related to business or government that is non-violent and motivated by monetary gain. It includes things like insurance fraud, wire or mail fraud, insider trading, extortion, bribery, Ponzi schemes, and much more. Like most areas of law, the penalties for white-collar crimes range significantly depending on the severity of the crime, the amount of money involved, the number of victims, and more.
The nature of these charges are complex, and it is important that you work with an attorney who has a proven track record of success representing clients in these situations. Even being charged with these crimes can have a serious impact on your personal and professional life, but a conviction will inflict even more damage. We will help you make sense of your case, and identify the best path forward.Violent Crimes
Violent crimes range from misdemeanors to felonies, and the penalties associated with them depend on the specifics of the charges. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor assault charge or are facing murder charges, you should work with an attorney who has a history of experience and success representing cases similar to your own. The New York justice system is notoriously overwhelming, and it is important that your case is heard clearly from both sides before a judge and jury make a decision that will impact the rest of your life.Contact Us Today
The sooner you contact our law firm to schedule an initial consultation, the more time we will have together in order to work through all of the details of your case and ensure that all time-sensitive steps are taken in order to maximize your possibilities of a positive outcome.
During your initial consultation, we will be able to discuss the specifics of your arrest and the charges that you are facing, as well as your criminal history, any steps that you have already taken, and how we would move forward as your legal counsel. In addition, we will be happy to discuss past cases similar to your own that we have defended in order to give you a better sense of what to expect as our valued client.