Basom, New York Criminal Lawyers

Eric David Friedhaber
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Akron, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(716) 542-5413 12364 Main Rd
Rte. 5
Akron, NY 14001
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Michael Seibert
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Amherst, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(716) 222-2222 1967 Wehrle Drive
Suite 1
Amherst, NY 14221
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
A valuable DWI and criminal defense attorney with Trbovich Law Firm. Michael has a reputation for being a dedicated and passionate trial attorney. He now dedicates his considerable talents and legal experience to defending against drunk driving charges, and his work has been recognized on local Channel 4 News and wivb.com.

Mr. Seibert is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. He has worked as a Law Clerk for Law Office of Frank L Bybel, Private Practice in Family and Criminal Law, and the Law Office of Dennis C Gaughan.

Mr. Seibert served in the United States Army...
Steven Michael Cohen
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
From New York City originally and now residing and practicing law in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Cohen has been successfully trying civil and criminal cases, including numerous civil rights and constitutional law cases, for over 25 years. In addition to corporate clients and individual litigation clients, he regularly represents local, state and federal law enforcement officers from numerous agencies, defending them in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings. Admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, he has been admitted pro hac vice to conduct trials in many other states. Mr. Cohen is frequently brought in as...
Harry N Konst
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Lancaster, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(716) 601-1000 5511 Broadway Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Konst Law provides real estate, divorce, personal injury, corporate and business legal services.
Michael Timothy Dwan
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Depew, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(716) 870-4030 5136 Transit Road
Suite 100
Depew, NY 14043
Criminal, DWI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Michael T. Dwan is the senior partner at the Law Offices of Dwan & Counter. Mr. Dwan oversees Real Estate, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense departments at Dwan & Counter. Mr. Dwan is one of the top trial lawyers in Erie County.

Mr. Dwan is the son of longtime Judge and trial attorney Timothy J. Dwan.

Mr. Dwan received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University, and received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School. He has also served as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Erie Community College and is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer at...
Timothy Brooks
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Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 222-2222 1967 Wehrle Drive
Suite 1
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
Timothy displays strong support for his clients while investing all his time and energy in obtaining a resolution that his clients can live with.

From 1994-2015 Timothy was a highly decorated police officer in the Town of Hamburg Police Department, leading his department in DWI arrests from 1998-99, receiving the Police Officer of the Year award in 2001, and being recognized with numerous other awards, accolades, and achievements.
Thomas Douglas Trbovich
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Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(716) 222-2222 1967 Wehrle Drive
Suite 1
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Thomas Trbovich has a history of recognition for outstanding legal service dating back to when he served as an assistant district attorney. His office receives many referrals from satisfied clients and other attorneys. Criminal defense attorneys have asked Mr. Trbovich’s firm to take over complicated criminal cases that they were uncomfortable handling. In fact, Mr. Trbovich has been the “must have attorney” other attorneys have trusted to handle their own personal matters.

Mr. Trbovich has tried as well as negotiated thousands of criminal cases. He is an experienced attorney dealing with traffic tickets and criminal defense, as well as arguing DWI...
Corey John Hogan
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
I founded Corey J. Hogan and Associates in 1975 in Lockport, New York. In 1990, I moved the firm's headquarters to Amherst, New York while maintaining an office in Lockport. In 1998, HoganWillig was established through a merger of The Law Office of Ronald Willig, founded in 1966, and Corey J. Hogan and Associates. I have been in practice for over 35 years since admission to the New York State Bar in 1975. Every year since 2007, I was voted an Upstate New York "Super Lawyer", reflecting the esteem and confidence of the local legal community. As one of...
James David Hartt
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Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(716) 400-3260 1967 Wehrle Drive
Suite 1
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney James D. Hartt represents victims of employment discrimination statewide. He has significant experience representing clients in the NYS Division of Human Rights, EEOC and in State and Federal Courts. Call Attorney James D. Hartt today to set up your free initial telephone consultation.
With Offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and a Satellite Office in Manhattan, Attorney James D. Hartt is proud to offer his legal expertise to New Yorkers statewide.

James practices in several other areas of law, including but not limited to: criminal defense, professional licensure defense, civil litigation, education law, and others!
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Batavia, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(585) 343-0746 113 Main Street
Batavia, NY 14021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
My name is Mike Ranzenhofer. I assist residents of the Buffalo and WNY area with their legal needs in three specific practice areas. They are: * Injury Law * Divorce and Family Law * DWI and other Crimes I am one of the managing partners of Friedman & Ranzenhofer. Our firm has been helping Buffalo and WNY area folks since the late 1950's so it's likely we've helped a family member or friend in the past. In fact, we're told numerous times weekly just that. Area residents come to us for help for...
David Centeno
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(866) 830-2064 300 International Drive, Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14221
Free ConsultationCriminal and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
My name is David Centeno and I was born and raised in New York City. Today, I'm proud to serve as a divorce and family lawyer throughout New York State for people like you. I use my experience to help you get through your NY uncontested divorce, which can be a very stressful time. I'm not just a NY divorce lawyer, I'm a NY family man. As a husband and father, I know and appreciate the value of family. I understand what you have at stake and will work hard to protect you and your family through...
David Pajak
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Alden, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 630-0400 13179 Broadway
Suite 2
Alden, NY 14004
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
SUNY Buffalo Law School
William A. Lorenz Jr.
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
William A. Lorenz, Jr., joined HoganWillig as an Associate Attorney in the fall of 2013. He currently focuses his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, and Real Estate Law.

Mr. Lorenz brings a variety of legal experience with him to HoganWillig, having worked in the areas of civil litigation, criminal practice, family law, intellectual property law, landlord-tenant law, and real estate law. Since admission to the New York State Bar, Mr. Lorenz has appeared in courts in both Erie and Niagara County on various matters, including evictions and civil litigation. Recently, he lobbied in Albany for the Child...
Michael Meredith Mohun
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Cowlesville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(585) 937-8987 344 Kern Road
Cowlesville, NY 14037
Criminal and DWI
State University of New York - Buffalo
My practice is limited to the defense of those charged with crimes. I practice in State Courts,throughout Western New York
Kevin Scott Mahoney
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Kevin Mahoney received his B.A., Ed.M and J.D. all from the State University of New York at Buffalo. As a member of HoganWillig's Family and Criminal Law Departments, Mr. Mahoney regularly assists individuals who are in a very difficult time of their lives. He believes it is his task to calmly offer skilled advice and perspective during what is often a difficult or emotionally charged situation.

In the area of family law, Mr. Mahoney and his colleagues assist individuals with family court proceedings which most commonly involve custody/visitation and/or paternity and support proceedings. They also assist individuals in all aspects of...
John Mark Dudziak
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Depew, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(716) 795-8600 4640 Broadway
Depew, NY 14043
Criminal and DWI
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Mr. Michael W. Cole
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Alden, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(716) 937-9150 13349 Broadway Street
Alden, NY 14004
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
John Vaughan Millane
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(716) 689-4449 300 International Drive
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14221
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 70 years experience
91 Hidden Ridge Cmn
Buffalo, NY 14221
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 631-4772 6720 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 62 years experience
(716) 689-2731 219 Cottonwood Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
Criminal, DWI, Environmental and International
Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(716) 803-8741 1301 North Forest Road
Suite 2
Williamsville, NY 14221
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 69 years experience
(716) 688-1600 10 John James Audubon Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14228
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(716) 434-9177 107 East Ave
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Michael Charles Cimasi
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Amherst, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(716) 560-1171 66 Park Circle
Amherst, NY 14226
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
My practice pattern at the Cimasi Law Office is focused on DWI, criminal defense, and traffic matters (e.g. speeding, mechanical violations, unlicensed operation, etc.) in courts across Western New York. I also represent clients on parole violations and landlord-tenant matters. I am a highly meticulous and diligent practitioner who seeks to provide dedicated service to each client, regardless how big or small the matter. I am always available by phone, and there is no fee for initial consultations.

I also teach courses in sociology and legal studies to undergraduates at the University at Buffalo ("UB") and Buffalo State College....
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DWI
I have been practicing law in Rochester, New York, and nearby towns for the past 13 years. I concentrate my practice in matrimonial and family law. I counsel my clients on divorce, separation, custody, relocation, child support, adoption, premarital and postmarital agreements. More specifically, I assist my clients with such matters as: * Adoption * Alimony/Maintenance * Annulments * Child Abuse * Child Custody * Child Support * Child Support Enforcement * Dependency Proceedings * Divorce * Domestic Partnerships * Domestic Violence Orders * Family Court Proceedings * Family Law * Fertility and Surrogacy * Foreign Adoption * Foster Care * Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights * Grandparent Rights * Guardianship * Name Change * Parental Rights * Paternity * Postnuptial Agreements *...
Barry Nelson Covert
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
State University of New York - Buffalo
Barry Covert focuses his practice New York State and federal criminal trials and appeals; constitutional law, including First Amendment, Second Amendment, and civil rights actions; Qui Tam Act, also known as the False Claims Act; defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence; defense of professional licensing, including for attorneys, doctors, and nurses. Mr. Covert has represented numerous professional clients relating to licensing issues and defended a prominent research scientist against allegations of scientific fraud and misconduct involving several federally funded research projects involving the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)....
Carl Scott Spector
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(716) 631-9999 70 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
I'm Carl Spector and I have been providing my client's with effective defense in criminal law cases since 1986. I worked as an Assistant District Attorney for six years in Bronx County, New York. While working there I learned all about how the prosecutors office and the police work within the criminal justice system. I attended State University of New York at Buffalo where I received my B.A. degree. I then went to Nova Southeastern University in Florida where I received my law degree (J.D.). I am currently admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and am...
Matthew Borowski Esq
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 330-1503 295 Main St,
Suite 1060
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal, Appeals and Immigration
Drexel University
The first-generation son of immigrants, Matthew Borowski is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He has been featured on news media outlets including CNN, NBC, ABC, and The Buffalo News for his asylum and refugee work. Matthew is licensed in both the U.S. and Canada. He is well-versed in immigration matters including deportation defense, family and business immigration including NAFTA/TN visas and rehabilitation/waivers, federal criminal defense, and post-conviction relief. He appears before Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, New York state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Borowski Law is located in downtown Buffalo,...
Peter J. Pullano
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(585) 492-4700 400 Linden Oaks
Suite 110
Rochester, NY 14625
Criminal and Appeals
Albany Law School and SUNY Buffalo Law School
Peter is the Managing Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rochester Office, where he practices criminal defense.

With over 30 years of criminal defense experience, Peter has handled thousands of criminal cases, including violations, misdemeanors, felonies and appeals. He has primarily represented defendants in felony cases in both state and federal courts. Peter is certified as “learned counsel” in federal court capital cases. Prior to New York State’s abolishment of capital punishment, he was likewise certified to handle death penalty cases in state courts.

On multiple occasions, Peter has won acquittals or verdicts to lesser charges for clients charged with murder. Additionally, he...
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Hamburg, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 648-8000 6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DWI
New York Law School
We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create...
Gabriella MacDonald
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(585) 204-7330 2480 Browncroft Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14625
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Gabriella MacDonald, Esq. was born and raised in Monroe County. She is a graduate of the New York State University at Buffalo Law School, where she was presented with awards including a spot on the Public Service Honor Roll, and also the CALI award, which recognizes her outstanding achievements in trial advocacy.

While attending law school, Ms. MacDonald also spent time as a teaching assistant, she was a member of the UB Law Mock Trial Team, and she was a member of the Erie County Woman’s Bar Association. She also volunteered to coach mock trial students at a local...
David A. Hoffmann
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Geneseo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 635-1923 10 University Drive
Geneseo, NY 14454
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
State University of New York - Buffalo
David A. Hoffmann graduated from Canisius College before attending the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. While at UB Law, Dave was a member of the Trial Team which won the National Ethics Trial Competition at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. In addition to his private practice as an attorney, Dave served as an Assistant District Attorney in Niagara County for five years. His ability to understand the prosecutor's perspective is a huge asset in plea negotiations and trials. In 2012, Mr. Hoffmann was qualified in...
P. Adam Militello Esq.
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Rochester, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(585) 485-0025 2480 Browncroft Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
State University of New York - Buffalo
P. Adam Militello, Esq., graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he received the Law Faculty Award for outstanding clinical work.

Before entering private practice he began his career with internships at the Empire Justice Center, the Monroe County District Attorney's Office, and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Mr. Militello previously worked at a litigation-focused law firm, where he represented three companies on the 2009 Fortune top-10 list, a local school district and university, a large regional bank, and numerous individuals including physicians, artists,...
Jeffrey Vincent Scherer
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(716) 316-3160 Buffalo, NY 14120
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Ask any of my former clients and they will tell you that I will fight for the best outcome in your case. If you need an attorney in Western New York, the Law Offices of Jeffrey V. Scherer will provide you with fair and skillful representation. As a former assistant district attorney in both Livingston and Chemung Counties, I personally handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony matters, I have the experience to handle Criminal, DWI and other legal matters with service tailored to meet your needs. The firm also provides representation in other areas of law including Real Estate, Family...
Dominic Saraceno
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(716) 626-7007 534 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Immigration
Georgia State University College of Law
Dominic Saraceno holds both a law degree from Georgia State University Of Law and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo. He has been practicing criminal defense law in New York State since 2001. Mr. Saraceno has often appeared on local television, the Buffalo News, and the Niagara Gazette defending his clients in high profile criminal defense cases. Mr. Saraceno’s aggressive defense of his clients has helped many of his clients minimize their sentences or have charges dismissed outright. Dominic Saraceno has been a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the New York State Defender’s Association...
John Edward Bernacki Jr.
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Pittsford, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(585) 218-9550 11 State St.
Suite 200
Pittsford, NY 14534
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
John has practiced law in Rochester for over 15 years and is admitted to practice in the following courts: New York State Court, U.S District Court for the Western District of New York, and United States Bankruptcy Court. He also currently serves as a justice for the Town of Pittsford, where he presides over civil matters including contract, real property, and municipal law, small claims, and criminal matters including felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanors. He is actively involved in his local community and participates in the following community activities: * Pittsford Town Board, Past Councilperson *...
Annick T Koloko Esq
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(716) 200-1720 69 Delaware Avenue
608
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Business and Immigration
Franklin Pierce Law Center
John I LaMancuso
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Niagara Falls, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 708-4409 2065 River Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Mr. LaMancuso was born and raised in Western New York and practices in Lewis & Lewis' Jamestown, Olean, and Buffalo offices. He is committed to living and working in Western New York, and his aim is to ensure that the people of our community have a tenacious and effective advocate they can turn to when faced with a difficult legal issue.

Mr. LaMancuso focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, Workers' Compensation, and criminal defense.

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury - Car Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Ladder Accidents, Scaffold Accidents, Construction Site Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Boating Accidents, Defective Products,...
Michael Kuzma
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(716) 822-7645 1893 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
University Buffalo Law
Michael Kuzma is a solo practitioner in Buffalo. He has long viewed the law as being a tool to bring about social, political and economic change. For over three decades, Mike has fought to make government more open and accountable through use of the federal and state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws. He has litigated a number of FOI cases against agencies such as the CIA, FBI and New York State Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS). Mike has represented Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, Jalil Muntaqim, Occupy Buffalo and Leslie James...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.