Plattsburgh, New York Criminal Lawyers

Plattsburgh, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(518) 562-0600 54 NY-5
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Estate Planning
Albany Law School
W. Bradney Griffin Esq.
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Lake Placid, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(518) 837-5528 2051 Saranac Ave.
Suite 202
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Washington & Lee University
I am a native of Rutland, Vermont, and attended Duke University and graduated from what is now Castleton University before obtaining my JD degree from Washington & Lee University in 1974. I became admitted in 1974 in Vermont and practiced in Rutland until 1999, although I continue to have an active license in Vermont. I became admitted in 1999 in New York State, and have been practicing in Lake Placid since that time. I am a former member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the Commercial Law League, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association, and...
Lake Placid, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(518) 523-3388 5676 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Criminal
Lake Placid, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(518) 523-2786 2038 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Malone, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(518) 483-8800 453 E Main St
Malone, NY 12953
Criminal
Malone, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(518) 483-1440 367 W Main St
Malone, NY 12953
Criminal and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Malone, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(518) 483-1440 367 W Main St
Malone, NY 12953
Criminal, Business and Personal Injury
Rouses Point, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(561) 297-3900 137 Lake St
Rouses Point, NY 12979
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Jack Richard Lebowitz
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Glens Falls, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(518) 282-4472 175 Broad St., Ste. 414
PO Box 4244
Glens Falls, NY 12804-0244
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Municipal
Boston University
I am a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Boston University School of Law. During my career as an attorney, prior to my current solo practive, I have worked as a government regulatory trial attorney for the State Public Service Commission, an in house counsel for a Fortune 100 corporation, and as a partner or counsel for a several Albany and Syracuse based medium sized law firms. I am committed to helping people and small businesses with their legal problems at a reasonable, fixed "no surprises" rate not based on the common "hourly billing" model. I am...
Keith Massey Jr
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Ogdensburg, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(315) 605-8224 2981 Ford Street Extension #170
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Free ConsultationCriminal and Appeals
University of Notre Dame
Paul Harald Roalsvig
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Long Lake, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(518) 624-2722 8581 Newcomb Road, Suite 1
P.O. Box 735
Long Lake, NY 12847
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Immigration
State University of New York - Buffalo
Brian Breedlove
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Queensbury, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(518) 383-9400 82 Glenwood Avenue
Queensbury, NY 12804
Criminal, Business, DWI and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Brian Breedlove is a member of the National Association of Drunk Driving Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is on the Warren County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee. He has the highest possible rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized survey of lawyers and judges. It is the rating given to those lawyers recognized by the legal community as having outstanding legal skills and those that subscribe to the highest level of ethical standards. He has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2010. In 2006, after securing the highest crash verdict in...
Glens Falls, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(518) 792-2117 1 Washington St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Criminal
Potsdam, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(315) 265-2595 107 S Canton Rd
Potsdam, NY 13676
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Vanderbilt School Of Law
Fort Edward, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(518) 746-2324 383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Canton, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(315) 379-2225 48 Court St
Canton, NY 13617
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Vermont Law School
David P. Badanes
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Northport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(631) 239-1702 842 Route 25A
Northport, NY 11768
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
St. John's School of Law
David Badanes Esq. - Experienced Long Island divorce lawyer and family law attorney serving Nassau and Suffolk counties. Concentrating in divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce mediation, matrimonial & family law and criminal defense. The Badanes Law Office is committed to providing optimal representation, while exceeding his clients’ expectations. He represents clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and the New York City area with offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Garden City, Nassau County.
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 903 Sheridan Ave
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Bronx, NY 10451
Free ConsultationBronx, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Touro Law School
Stephen Bilkis graduated from Touro Law School in 1997. Soon after he passed the bar exam of New York and established the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. In over 20 years of practice, Mr. Bilkis has successfully represented scores of clients throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island in matters related to personal injury, probate law, criminal law, and family law.

Mr. Bilkis strongly believes that each client is unique and each case is different. His solutions are never “one size fits all.” He prides himself...
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(212) 258-0713 17 State Street
Suite 4000
New York, NY 10004
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Golden Gate University School of Law and FACULDADE DO VALE RIO DOCE
Norka M. Schell is a passionate advocate for her clients. Ms. Schell represents U.S. companies, foreign companies and individuals in protecting their legal rights - emigration and immigration, trades, commercial, dispute resolution, import and export - though both preventive measures and, when necessary, litigation. With an J.D. and L.L.M. in International Legal Studies, Ms. Schell speaks the language of global business and has a first- hand understanding of the issues facing her clients.
Ralph Behr
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(800) 761-3446 260 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Securities and White Collar Crime
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Attorney Ralph Behr has been a prominent criminal trial attorney in Florida for over 30 years. His practice is 100% criminal trials, both Federal and State. Attorney Behr is the Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Call if you have a criminal issue, have an immigration matter with criminal aspects, or want a consultation with Attorney Behr. Practicing in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and New York, most of my work is cases of complexity and challenge. Your freedom is mine to protect! I have over thirty...
Kevin Scott Mahoney
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Robert L. Herskovits
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(212) 897-5410 1185 6th Ave., 37th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Robert has decades of experience with disputes and investigations concerning the securities industry. Robert approaches each assignment with the benefit of having served as an in-house lawyer for a brokerage firm, and also having sat as a FINRA arbitrator for securities industry disputes. Robert’s practice is focused on securities litigation/arbitration and regulatory enforcement matters before FINRA and the SEC and CFTC. Robert advises broker/dealers, investment advisers, securities industry professionals and defrauded investors in varied litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. Robert is certified as an arbitrator for FINRA, AAA and the NFA.

An active participant in the bar, Robert has...
Kristen Epifania
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(646) 689-1869 1371 Virginia Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Free ConsultationBronx, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Brooklyn Law School
Kristen Epifania is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on misdemeanor and felony matters with the firm, as well as family court matters.

Kristen graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, & the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. She studied a diverse array of law, including immigration, asylum law and trial advocacy. Focusing on her passion for the criminal sector, Kristen pursued a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law, which required studies in Federal Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Securities Fraud, Law and Police Policy, Forensic Science, and New York...
George Vomvolakis
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(212) 682-0700 275 Madison Avenue
35th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
George Vomvolakis is a prominent criminal defense attorney practicing throughout New York in both state and federal courts. He has successfully represented defendants accused of various crimes such as murder, assault, rape, enterprise corruption, RICO, drug offenses, DUI and DWI, as well as many others. George provides a unique asset to his clients as a former New York City prosecutor with the esteemed New York County District Attorney's Office. As a senior prosecutor for six years George gained valuable insight to the strategies and mind set of prosecutors. The Law Offices of George Vomvolakis brings value to its clients and achieves...
Michael Charles Cimasi
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Amherst, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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....
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Brooklyn, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 41 Flatbush Avenue
Floor 1
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Ali Shahrestani is a bi-coastal litigation attorney who has been featured in print and TV news for his legal expertise, is a recipient of multiple professional awards and a graduate of top rated schools with various honors, and has donated much effort and time to public education, legal journalism, and social justice activism.

Serving California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington DC, and Washington State in four fundamental areas of law:

1) Education Law - K-12, College, Graduate, Students, Teachers, Schools
2) Divorce & Child Custody - High Conflict, LGBTQ, Father's Rights
3) Business, Contracts, & Real Estate Law - Litigation, Transactions, ADR
4) Criminal Law...
Bradley L. Henry
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(212) 813-2292 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street
24th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with...
Arkady Bukh
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(212) 729-1632 14 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DWI
New York Law School and Harvard University
Bukh Law Firm, P.C. is #1 ranked Criminal Defense law firm, as ranked by Avvo, Citysearch and Insiderpages. The attorneys at the Bukh Law Firm, P.C. are committed to providing each and every client with an aggressive and thorough legal defense, regardless of the size and complexity of their case. Our law firmâs founder and managing partner, Arkady Bukh, vigorously pursued and selected attorneys with a developed domain expertise in criminal, family, and civil litigation practice areas. The result of his efforts is a dedicated and energized team of legal experts that can swiftly bring to a favorable closure...
David Storobin
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(646) 350-0601 291 Broadway, 17 floor
New York, NY 10007
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Rutgers Univ. School Of Law -
David Storobin is a former New York State Senator who is now the managing attorney at The Storobin Law Firm. ?He has been listed on the Thomson Reuters "Super Lawyers" list for the last 4 years. Sen. Storobin has been interviewed and profiled by much of the major media including the New York Times, New York Post and the Daily News.
Julie Rendelman
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(212) 951-1232 5036 Jericho Turnpike Suite 306
Commack, NY 11725
Free ConsultationCommack, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Brooklyn Law School
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 tenacious trial attorney. While in the office, Julie was lead counsel in over 60 felony jury trials that involved a wide variety of crimes, from drug offenses to sex crimes to homicides. Julie quickly rose to the level of Senior Trial Attorney and was eventually promoted to the elite Homicide Bureau where she became the Deputy Bureau Chief.

Additionally, while working as a prosecutor, Julie also...
Mark A. Siesel
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White Plains, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(914) 428-7386 44 Church St
#150
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Traffic Tickets
Brooklyn Law School
My law firm, The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, is an established firm with offices in White Plains and the Bronx. I have over 27 years of experience specializing in personal injury and criminal law matters. Further, I will remain personally involved with your case from beginning to end. I zealously represent all of my clients, and, as a result of my advocacy, I have obtained many successful verdicts and settlements.

I am dedicated to providing skillful and effective legal representation to my local community. I have been licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey since 1987,...
Greg T. Rinckey
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Criminal, Employment, Family and Military
Touro College
Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. serves as the Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Mr. Rinckey concentrates his practice on military law, federal employment and discrimination litigation, and national security clearance mitigation. During his previous tenure as an attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Rinckey prosecuted and defended military personnel in over one hundred felony cases with charges ranging from drug possession to murder. He has represented federal and private sector employees in investigations and cases in front of the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Special Counsel. Since...
Aubrey Claudius Galloway
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Scarsdale, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(914) 358-6420 2 Overhill Road
Suite 400
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Seton Hall University School of Law and Pace Law School
Aubrey C. Galloway III, Esq. received his Juris Doctorate from Pace Law where he followed a litigation track and excelled in trial and appellate advocacy. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College where he was elected to the prestigious Pi Lambda Sigma honors society for excellence in the subject. Mr. Galloway begin his legal career as an Associate at one of the top Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury law firms in the country, Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch LLP (Best Lawyers® rankings). During his 4 years at ARFD he handled the defense...
Jeffery L. Greco
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(914) 898-8800 75 S. Broadway
4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationWhite Plains, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
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., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Jonathan A. Rosenberg
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Brooklyn, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(718) 715-4845 86 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University of Oregon School of Law
An experienced defense lawyer and appellate advocate, Jonathan Rosenberg's track record of dismissals and wins is rivaled only by the rap sheets of his clients. An associate of Brooklyn's very own Howard Greenberg Law Firm, Jonathan represents clients across all New York counties, in criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to major felonies, from the the time of arrest to the time of dismissal, negotiation, or trial.

If you feel that a judgment or jury verdict has unlawfully violated your liberty, then Jonathan is the appellate advocate you want on your side. From family court objections to major felony appeals, Jonathan has...
Robert Schuster
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Mt. Kisco, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(914) 241-0004 344 East Main Street
Suite 406
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Schuster obtained a J.D. from Georgetown in 1994, where he served as an intern in the U.S. Atty’s Office. Immediately passing the bar, he became a prosecutor, trying dozens of cases to successful verdict, & winning appeals before the highest Courts in NY State. In 1998, he devoted his career to defense. He practices in Federal Courts in NY and CT & has tried cases to verdict in both States. His ability to deliver strategic argument & results has made him named one of the 10 Best in New York

With respect to DWI/DUI, Mr. Schuster has handled over 1300...
Nicholas Passalacqua
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Utica, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(877) 874-2552 610-612 Charlotte Street
Utica, NY 13501
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
Born and raised in Utica, NY, Attorney Nicholas A Passalacqua knows his clients. But more importantly he knows the law. Through his training and experience Mr. Passalacqua is ready to handle any of your even most complex legal matters.

Mr. Passalacqua’s education and training in trial law began back at T.R. Proctor High School as a member of the Mock Trial team. He then went on to Sacred Heart University, where he founded and led SHU’s first collegiate Mock Trial Team to two regional championship tournaments. Finally, at Michigan State University College of Law he was a member of the Moot...
William Vance Ferro
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(800) 355-1234 1819C Brentwood Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717
Free ConsultationBrentwood, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
Criminal, Construction, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of the injured. Visit our website to see testimonials and results. Or call for a free consultation.

Personal Injury • Car Accidents • Work-Related Accidents • Slip & Fall • Truck Accidents • Experienced Litigation Attorney

A founder Ferro, Kuba, Mangano and Liga de Justicia abogados, Bill Ferro serves as the firm’s managing partner. His goal is making FKM and Liga the gold standard for New York law firms.

Ferro began his career as a criminal defense attorney where he handled high profile criminal matters, civil rights, civil rights violations and cases involving police brutality. He...
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...
Eric Michael Arnone
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(212) 344-5180 11 Broadway
#715
New York, NY 10004
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Eric Michael Arnone is a skilled and accomplished trial litigator with an impeccable record of success on both sides of the courtroom. He fights his hardest to achieve the best possible results for each and every one of his clients, consistently earning dismissals in felony and misdemeanor cases alike. Mr. Arnone is highly successful at sparing his clients incarceration as well as the collateral consequences of a criminal record altogether, thus saving their professional licenses and careers. He has a great deal of experience defending non-citizens (such as H1 and J1 Visa holders) and crafting dispositions with an eye towards...
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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.