Jackson Heights, New York Criminal Lawyers

Stephen Bilkis
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I'm an experienced New York City criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who are facing a wide range of criminal charges. I will vigorously fight for your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Sumeet Sondhi
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Sumeet Sondhi is counsel to The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Sondhi has worked in conjunction with Ryan Blanch on a myriad of matters, ranging from government investigations to white collar and antitrust crimes, his specialties... Read More »
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Robert Tsigler
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer

A lifelong resident of New York, Robert Tsigler, Esq. is committed to providing his clients with the aggressive legal assistance they deserve. As an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Tsigler has... Read More »
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Matthew J. Galluzzo
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Northwestern University School of LawNew York
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Stephen Hughes
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

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Queens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(718) 898-5691 78-27 37th Ave
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(718) 898-6969 3706 82nd St
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal
Queens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(718) 446-0666 3706 82nd St
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DWI
Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 64 years experience
(718) 898-2945 79-15 35th Ave
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Personal Injury
Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(718) 458-2929 84-30 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(718) 507-6464 73-19 Broadway
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal and DWI
Ny Law School
Queens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(718) 478-7380 82-11 37th Ave
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, DWI, Immigration and International
Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(718) 803-6321 37-32 75th St
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Temple Law School
Queens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(718) 779-6630 37-51 76th St
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, DWI and International
Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(718) 899-7200 37-38 73rd St
Queens, NY 11372
Criminal, Business, DWI and Real Estate
Frank Catalina
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Free Consultation! Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for the Results You Need!

I am an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. I am determined to protect your rights and best interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Robert M. Schechter
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Free Consultation! Dedicated, Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I provide exceptional legal representation in criminal defense law. I work to give each client the individualized attention they deserve! Visit my website to see testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Daniel Loren Kron
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(212) 300-2832 741 Madison Ave, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10065
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Syracuse College Of Law
Mr. Kron is an expert in handling traffic violations ranging from a minor traffic ticket to speeding to reckless driving. Some violations won't hit your driving record, but if you have tickets you've not dealt with, you can be arrested.

Many traffic citations require legal guidance, especially if you have numerous tickets. There's more unwanted trouble in store if the points on your driving record push you over New York's limit.

Mr. Kron deals with a blend of regulations and criminal offenses based on state, county, or city ordinances — each related to operating a vehicle. Federal law may come...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 118-35 Queens Blvd
#400
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationForest Hills, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Touro Law School
Free Consultation | (800) 696-9529 | Call 24/7 | Stephen Bilkis is the managing Partner of the New York Law firm Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Aggressively representing clients in their legal needs.
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(718) 263-5999 118-21 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Family and Immigration
The University of Georgia School of Law and New Law College
Naresh Gehi is too experienced Immigration attorney licences in the Eastern and Southern district of New York and Connecticut. Mr Naresh Gehi practiced in New York and Connecticut, the US Southern and Eastern District courts of New York. Attorney Gehi holds a master of laws from the University of Georgia, especially sophisticated in Immigration laws. Naresh Gehi successfully challenged many Immigration and deportation cases and helping the Immigrants to get out of the legal problems for the last 13 years in New York. Along with the other Immigration lawyers launched an Immigration law firm called Gehi & Associates. This...
Mercedes Cano
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Elmhurst, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(718) 505-8506 40-26 82nd St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
The City University of New York School of Law
Mercedes S. Cano is the sole proprietor of the Law Office of Mercedes S. Cano. She has extensive experience in the area of immigration law, and more specifically in matters that involve deportation, political asylum and family petitions. She has represented and obtained green cards for immigrants who have been allegedly abused by United States citizens or permanent legal residents. Ms. Cano has successfully represented immigrants in immigration courts in and out of New York State, and has filed appeals for the Board of Immigration Appeals for those in deportation proceedings. Ms. Cano is also an experienced criminal defense...
Jimmy Johnson
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Flushing, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(347) 426-8803 Law Offices of Jimmy Johnson PLLC
149-45 Northern Blvd, #1N
Flushing, NY 11354
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and DeSales University
Attorney Jimmy Johnson is Juris Doctor (JD) graduate of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills Campus, Michigan, USA. In fact, Jimmy Johnson, Esquire is a skilled US Immigration Attorney, Private and Public Criminal Defense Attorneys, and a General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Lawyer with great talents and proven experiences in legal immigration matters including Individual-Family-based and Business-based immigration issues for Jimed Johnson Immigration Services, LLC, Flushing, NY; Law Office of Osa Igunbor, Poughkeepsie, NY; Proskauer Rose, LLP; & Law Office of Adebukola Adetula, Irvington, NJ.

Besides having his Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree with concentration on...
George C. Grasso Esq.
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Flushing, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(347) 821-3241 25-02 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Free ConsultationCriminal, Construction, DWI and Traffic Tickets
The City University of New York School of Law
Zealous, aggressive, and effective advocacy - constantly striving to achieve the best results and peace of mind for every single client.
Elliot S. Schlissel
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Jamaica, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(718) 350-2802 80-30 164th St.
Jamaica, NY 11432
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Established in 1978, The Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel is a multi-service firm of five lawyers committed to client-focused, cost-effective legal services in the Five Boroughs of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our law office provides high quality, personalized legal services regarding divorce, family law, foreclosure defense, criminal cases, real estate, personal injury, elder law, bankruptcy, and wills, trusts and estates. Mr. Schlissel graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1972 and attended the Hofstra and Buffalo law schools.
John Carney
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(917) 696-2363 401 East 34th Street
Suite N32D
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Gonzaga University School of Law
I have been a criminal and family lawyer for 34 years and have practiced in Buffalo, Manhattan, Niagara Falls, and many other cities in New York State. I was one of the first lawyers in the state chosen by a panel of judges to handle capital murder cases and have handled some of the biggest criminal cases in New York State. We are one of the very few law offices that are statewide so that no matter where you have a case we will be able to represent you. I am a CLE criminal law instructor and have taught criminal...
Scott J. Limmer
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Kew Gardens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(516) 844-0030 80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 300
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Nova Southeastern University
For over two decades, my passion has been defending the rights of my clients. My goal with every single client is to help them move forward with their lives as quickly as possible with the best possible outcome.
My practice focuses on the areas of Criminal Defense and College Disciplinary Law.

• Criminal Defense
With integrity, honesty and over 20 years of experience, I work tirelessly to defend clients in state and federal prosecutions throughout Long Island and New York City. I personally handle every step in the process, from meeting with the client and explaining all possible and probable outcomes,...
Rochelle Berliner
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Forest Hills, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(718) 261-5600 118-21 Queens Blvd. Suite 504
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DWI
New York Law School
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR QUEENS, NY

With more than 26 years experience in the criminal justice system in New York City, Rochelle Berliner fights for her clients charged with criminal offenses throughout the five boroughs of New York City. She also represents clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

As a former prosecutor, Rochelle Berliner served for more than 14 years in the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan. While at the DA's office, Rochelle Berliner handled many high profile prosecutions from the initial investigation through trial.

Six years ago, Ms. Berliner left the District Attorney's Office...
Jeremy Saland Esq.
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Free Consultation! Diligent Criminal Defense Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights!

I am a criminal defense lawyer with experience, knowledge and skill. I will fight aggressively to protect your interests and rights! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Hayley A. Chittenden
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

Hayley A. Chittenden is a litigation and transactions attorney with experience in litigating commercial and construction law matters, family and matrimonial matters, landlord tenant law, and criminal law. Ms. Chittenden... Read More »
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Don Anderson Murray
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Queens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(718) 268-2171 80-02 Kew Gardens Road
Suite 702
Queens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
I have been a practicing New York City criminal lawyer for more than 27 years. My career has been devoted to defending those accused of crimes in New York City. I graduated from Williams College, went to University of Florida College of Law, graduated with honors, and took a position in New York City with The Legal Aid Society as a trial lawyer. I worked there for six years. While working at The Legal Aid Society, I wrote a chapter for a criminal defense practice series of books called "Criminal Defense Techniques" published by Matthew Bender....
Mahmoud R. Rabah
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Forest Hills, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(917) 525-2515 118-35 Queens Blvd
Suite 1220
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Criminal
Brooklyn Law School
Mahmoud Rabah is an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney. He is a master litigator with extensive trial experience. He has successfully tried murders, robberies, larcenies, burglaries, rape cases, drinking and driving cases, arson cases, assault cases, fraud cases, and numerous other types of cases. Mr. Rabah has practiced in all New York City Criminal Courts, as well as courts in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.
Lawrence M. Kasen
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Flushing, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(800) 370-5810 136-20 38th Avenue
Suite 3C
Flushing, NY 11354
Criminal, Business and Immigration
Howard University School of Law and University of New Mexico
Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, I witnessed first hand the disparate treatment of individuals based on their country of origin, race and station in life. Even before becoming an attorney, I wanted to ensure that the civil rights afforded under the United States Constitution to individuals and business entities were equally and readily available. In furtherance of this objective, I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and studied the history, religion, languages and culture of many Native American peoples throughout North America as well as cultural anthropology. Realizing that the study of law would further my...
Paul H. Roitshtein
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Astoria, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(646) 389-1512 31-08 Broadway, Suite 204
Astoria, NY 11106
Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Paul Roitshtein, Esq. represents clients in divorce, family, and criminal matters. He is an experienced litigator and regularly appears before the Supreme, Family, and Criminal Courts of New York City.

Mr. Roitshtein handles all aspects of divorce and family matters. He has experience in property and debt division, alimony ("spousal support"), the support and custody of children, and family offenses (also known as "orders of protection"). He also has experience in matters involving hidden income and high net worth. Mr. Roitshtein encourages low conflict solutions where possible.

Mr. Roitshtein also handles all forms of criminal defense matters, including misdemeanor, felony, and domestic...
Yelena Sharova
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New York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
745 5th Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10151
Criminal and Family
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
R. David Ades
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Forest Hills, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(718) 487-3303 118-21 Queens Blvd., Ste. 509
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Criminal, DWI, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
R. David Ades graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and began his legal career handling all areas of corporate law, real estate transactions and commercial transactions. David also gained extensive experience in representing clients in court on personal injury and civil litigation matters. He was associated with an insurance coverage and defense firm for over ten years and is well versed in insurance law disputes. Other areas of law with which he has been involved include landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense.

In addition to his legal practice, David graduated from Columbia University with a degree in history and has had...
Jeffrey L. Davis Esq.
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College Point, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(917) 826-5150 13-16 133rd Place
College Point, NY 11356
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
The Law Offices of Jeffrey L. Davis is a boutique New York Criminal Defense Law Firm, dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of New York residents who have been charged with a crime. A former Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, Jeff Davis takes his job as a criminal attorney very seriously, and works relentlessly to achieve an optimal result for his clients in court. He strongly believes that a well-planned defense strategy by an experienced and skillful attorney can make all the difference between a criminal conviction and a verdict of “not guilty.” Mr. Davis provides professional criminal defense...
Peter M. Rivera
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(212) 227-7070 747 3rd Ave
#4C
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Employment
St. John's University School of Law
Donald Mastrodomenico
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Forest Hills, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(212) 268-8111 107-19 71st Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Criminal, Divorce and Family
St. John's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Donald Mastrodomenico, P.C. was founded by Attorney Donald Mastrodomenico over 30 years ago. Mr. Mastrodomenico received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Moravian College Bethlehem in Pennsylvania in 1977, where he was on the Dean’s List every semester. In 1980, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Saint John’s University School of Law in New York, where he was an award winner of the 1978 Nationwide Family Law Client Advocate Competition. He is admitted to the State Bar of New York, and is also admitted to practice law in the Eastern and Southern...
Michael H. Joseph
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Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(917) 698-7490 112-41 Queens Blvd
#201
Queens, NY 11375
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Construction and DWI
Tulane University School of Law
Elliott Adler
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

Touro CollegeNew York
Jeffery L. Greco
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S.,... Read More »
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Kara Rachel Lavy
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New York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(212) 321-0226 200 Park Ave
#1700
New York, NY 10166
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Dan O'Phelan
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(866) 529-2340 http://truthandjustice.biz/
New York, NY 10451
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Family
William Mitchell College of Law and Macalester College
Trial lawyer for both civil and criminal trials. Vast experience in felony criminal defense cases and complicated civil litigation as well as Appeals.
David M. Schwartz
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(212) 227-7070 747 3rd Ave
#4C
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Employment
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Rebecca N. Marchetti
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(212) 520-1826 125 Park Ave 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Pace Law School
James Paul Palumbo
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Kew Gardens , NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(917) 561-0494 125-16 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens , NY 11364
Free ConsultationCriminal
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I began my career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County in 1983. While in the District Attorney’s office I was a member of the Gun Unit, Robbery/Attempted Murder Unit, and was promoted to the Homicide unit after four years in the office. I tried numerous homicide cases as a prosecutor and was again promoted to a supervisor and again to Deputy Bureau Chief of the Grand Jury Bureau in charge of overseeing the presentation of homicide cases to the Grand Jury. In 1994 I went into private practice devoted exclusively to criminal law. ...
Shauky Michael Musa-Obregon
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Jackson Heights, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(718) 803-1000 81-08 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
University of Pennsylvania Law School
S. Michael Musa-Obregon is the founder of New York City firm, Musa-Obregon & Associates, which focuses on helping those facing criminal charges, dealing with personal injury litigation, immigration issues, employment law, divorce, and intellectual property. He fully understands what is on the line for many of his clients and he strives to do everything on his end to help each individual secure the best possible outcome. Working tirelessly to investigate every aspect of your case and create a strong case strategy, you can feel secure placing your future in the hands of the team at Musa-Obregon & Associates. For more...
Victor Knapp
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Kew Gardens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(718) 263-9000 125-10 Queens Blvd #323
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Domestic Violence
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, St. John's University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
I have more than 33 years of experience providing aggressive legal representation for the people of Queens and the New York City area. I have worked with thousands of adult and juvenile clients facing a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, including complex and high-profile cases. Some of my legal achievements have received media coverage, such as my representation in the Howard Beach riot case, and have also been as cited as precedent-setting matters reported in legal journals and casebooks. I bring the same tenacity to every case I handle, taking a strategic approach to...
Karina Alomar
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Queens, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(718) 456-1845 60-89 Myrtle Ave
Queens, NY 11385
Criminal and Family
St. John's University School of Law
For over fifteen years Karina E. Alomar has dedicated her New York practice to all aspects of matrimonial law, focusing on divorce and child custody, domestic violence and to criminal matters . Ms. Alomar's work has enabled her to accumulate extensive knowledge and robust experience in matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, marital agreements, equitable distribution of marital property, child support, spousal support and maintenance (alimony), prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, enforcement and modification proceedings, same sex marriage and divorce, contempt of court proceedings, domestic violence, and interstate and international child abduction. Her skill as a litigator and appeals attorney...
Todd Andrew Spodek
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Queens, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 977-6335 31-10 37th Avenue
Suite 202
Queens, NY 11101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Family
Pace Law School
Todd Spodek is the managing partner of Spodek Law Group P.C., a family owned and operated litigation law firm with offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Over the years Mr. Spodek has won verdicts in a wide varietyof complex criminal cases including Murder, Assault and Harassment. Mr. Spodek has also been sucessful in resolving criminal cases pre-trial through strategic plea bargaining and avoid criminal charges from being brought from inception. Mr. Spodek also represents clients in a wide array of divorces and litigates issues of child support and custody along with the equitable distribution of marital property.
Dietrich P. Epperson
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Forest Hills, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(347) 561-0025 118-21 Queens Blvd.
Suite 416
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Criminal and DWI
Boston College
Julie Rendelman
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Julie Rendelman began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, where she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases and quickly earned a reputation as a tough and... Read More »
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Paul Townsend
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

Paul Townsend joined Mr. Lichtman's firm as an associate in 2016. From 2014 until 2016, Mr. Townsend worked in the financial industry as a subject matter expert in money laundering, fraud, and related financial crimes.... Read More »
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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.