Buffalo, New York Criminal Lawyers

Tom Anelli
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Tom Anelli is the Senior Partner at Tom Anelli & Associates, a practice focused solely on defending DWI charges. For almost 20 years, Tom has invested all his time learning and practicing the best methods to defend... Read More »
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Timothy Brooks
PREMIUM

Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Michael Seibert
PREMIUM

Amherst, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

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... Read More »
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Thomas Douglas Trbovich
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Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

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.... Read More »
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Dominic Saraceno
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Mr. Saraceno has handled many of the most high profile cases in Western New York over the last two decades, winning homicide trials, rape trials, kidnapping trials, assault trials, larceny trials and DWI/DUI trials. Mr.... Read More »
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Stephen Michael Hughes
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
295 Main Street
Suite 1076
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
MIchael Benz
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(716) 636-7600 155 Summer Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Drexel University School of Law
Michael T. Benz is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department; handling personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense cases. His motto and practice is to prepare every case as though it will be a jury trial; and he is confident that his trial preparation is the key to getting the best result for his clients.

Mr. Benz brings vast trial experience with him to HoganWillig, having tried hundreds of cases as an Assistant Defender at the nationally recognized Defender Association of Philadelphia, before starting his own private criminal defense practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a native “Buffalonian” he...
Michael Timothy Dwan
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Depew, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(716) 683-0300 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 principal of The Law Offices of Michael T. Dwan. Mr. Dwan handles Real Estate transactions, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense. 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 the University of Buffalo.
Harry N Konst
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Lancaster, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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.
John Mark Dudziak
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Depew, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(716) 795-8600 4640 Broadway
Depew, NY 14043
Criminal and DWI
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Michael James Ingham
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North Tonawanda, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(716) 531-1639 150 Payne Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Michael J. Ingham is a seasoned courtroom attorney with over twenty years of trial experience. He has served as a trial attorney/prosecutor on both the county and state levels. His practice includes all federal, state and local courts. Areas of focus are criminal defense, personal injury, DWI defense, traffic offenses and all family court matters.
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Hamburg, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 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...
Michael A. Klima
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Orchard Park, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(716) 662-2664
Ext. 3
4063 North Buffalo Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Criminal, DWI, Probate and Traffic Tickets
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Michael Christian Schmahl
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Niagara Falls, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(716) 524-2084 1816 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Vermont Law School
Michael Meredith Mohun
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Cowlesville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 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
Michael Charles Cimasi
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Amherst, NY Criminal Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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David Pajak
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Alden, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(716) 630-0400 13179 Broadway
Suite 2
Alden, NY 14004
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Mr. Michael W. Cole
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Alden, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(716) 937-9150 13349 Broadway Street
Alden, NY 14004
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Kyle Calabrese
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Hamburg, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(716) 649-3311 265 Union St
Hamburg, NY 14075
Criminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Eric David Friedhaber
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Akron, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(716) 542-5413 12364 Main Rd
Rte. 5
Akron, NY 14001
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(716) 852-3600 438 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(716) 551-3341 300 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal and DWI
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(716) 852-3600 438 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DWI
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(866) 377-8554 2025 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
13 Marina Park S
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal and DWI
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(716) 885-8855 568 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 71 years experience
91 Hidden Ridge Cmn
Buffalo, NY 14221
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(716) 984-1795 403 Main Street Suite 600
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(716) 551-3341 300 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(716) 362-1156 70 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(716) 858-2653 25 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal and DWI
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(716) 839-4001 4536 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(716) 852-4351 237 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal
Williamsville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(716) 803-8741 1301 North Forest Road
Suite 2
Williamsville, NY 14221
Criminal
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 24 years experience
(716) 858-2424 25 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 65 years experience
(716) 854-1002 295 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(716) 845-6446 43 Court St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(716) 855-1777 403 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Ub Law School
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
State Univ of New York School of Law
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(716) 856-4000 140 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Environmental, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(716) 845-9471 92 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Environmental, Health Care and Legal Malpractice
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(716) 856-4080 43 Court St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(716) 858-2424 25 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(716) 826-8749 853 Harlem Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 849-8900 424 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
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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.