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Stephen Bilkis
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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. Read More »
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Peter Howard Tilem
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Former Prosecutor + Aggressive Representation = Record of Success: Free Consult

Mr. Tilem, a former prosecutor, has the experience, knowledge and skill to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. He is dedicated to protecting your rights. Contact him today, for a free consultation. Read More »
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Zachary Alexander Margulis-Ohnuma
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Client-focused criminal lawyer focused on federal crimes and sex crimes.

I provide zealous advocacy to clients accused of serious crimes in New York. I listen carefully to my clients and prepare every case as though it is going to trial to ensure the best possible outcome. Read More »
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Ryan Gordon Blanch
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Ryan Blanch is the founder and lead attorney of The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Blanch is an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer handling all type of criminal matters. Such as government investigations, complex... 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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Joseph Andrew O'Shea
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(718) 816-1110 260 Christopher Lane #201
Staten Island, NY 10314
Criminal, Divorce and Family
St. John's University School of Law
Joseph A. O'Shea is a trial attorney with over 35 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of areas. He focuses his practice on divorce and matrimonial law, family law issues in family court as well as criminal defense in the various courts throughout New York and New Jersey.
Mr. O'Shea also advises clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, including contracts and closings. In addition, he has also handled plaintiff's personal injury cases.



Prior to entering private practice, Mr. O'Shea was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. In that role, he prosecuted and tried numerous...
Michael Cirigliano
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(718) 301-6855 404 Manor Road
Second Floor
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Michael E. Cirigliano, began his legal career in 2011 at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office. While working as a prosecutor, Mr. Cirigliano developed his trial skills and learned the intricacies of criminal law and criminal procedure. During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Cirigliano handled thousands of Driving While Intoxicated prosecutions among other offenses. Mr. Cirigliano resigned from the DA’s Office in 2015 and formed the partnership of Rosas & Cirigliano.

As a founding partner of Rosas & Cirigliano, Mr. Cirigliano defends individuals charged with crimes ranging from driving while intoxicated and domestic violence to serious sex offenses...
Alexander O Bentsen
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(917) 400-4686 135 Merrymount Street
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Employment and Workers' Comp
Seton Hall University School of Law
I provide no nonsense representation from retainer to resolution. I understand the difficulties built into the system and the realities faced by individuals when they wind up in court. I believe the best attorneys get the best results by personally getting to know all the facts and circumstances of each case. I am not selling the fight for you image, that many attorneys use to make it look like they are representing your interests. Nor am I pretending to be a big city firm. These two marketing methods are where the misleading begins. Almost every lawyer settles almost every case,...
Robert John Fileccia
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(718) 982-1573 496 Willowbrook Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Legal Malpractice
Seton Hall University School of Law
RECOMMENDATION: Robert is one of the most honorable and courageous men that we have ever known. In his representation for us in the court, he fought for our vindication and for justice as if he were defending his own life. He is a man of truth and integrity, a true defender to the end for the defenseless and innocent victims of the "system". The following are some quotes that best represent Robert's character: "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind...
James Stephan Kats Esq.
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(347) 451-7318 407 Woodstock Ave Suite 1A
Staten Island, NY 10301
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Michael Robert Rosas
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(718) 301-6855 404 Manor Road
Second Floor
Staten Island, NY 10314
Criminal and DWI
Robert DeZego
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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(917) 699-7239 129 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(718) 967-1600 3309 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312
Criminal and Social Security Disability
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(718) 984-1662 23 Eugene Pl
Staten Island, NY 10312
Criminal and DWI
Brooklyn Law School
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(718) 987-2700 182 Rose Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal and Personal Injury
Cindy N. Brown
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Free Consultation! Passionate and Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call Now!

With a combination of legal expertise and experience, I will fight to secure your freedom! I am committed to the best possible results! Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a free consultation. 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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Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(718) 317-9004 114 Seguine Ave
Staten Island, NY 10309
Criminal and DWI
Hofstra Law School
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(718) 948-2100 4060 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10308
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(212) 987-2768 274 Park St
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 987-5150 353 YETMAN AVENUE
Staten Island, NY 10307
Criminal
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(718) 556-0737 60 Bay Street 7th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Criminal
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 65 years experience
(212) 727-2985 1086 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
New York Law School
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(718) 667-1301 361 Edison St
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal, Business, DWI and Real Estate
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(718) 720-4943 404 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Criminal and DWI
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(718) 667-0500 2040 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Criminal and DWI
Brooklyn Law
Richmond County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(212) 766-9779 2409 Richmond Rd
Staten Island, NY 10312
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
St John's School Of Law Jamaic
Illisa Brownstein
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterNew York
Elizabeth Crotty Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced and Aggressive New York Criminal Defense Lawyer!

I am a zealous and aggressive criminal defense attorney. I will work to achieve the best possible outcome for your criminal case! Visit my website for client reviews and case results, or call now for a free consultation. Read More »
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Michael Leslie Walker
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(718) 680-9700 9052 Fort Hamilton Parkway
Second Floor Suite
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Albany Law School
Michael L. Walker graduated cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York in 2003, with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. While in college, Mr. Walker was elected to the Pi Sigma Alpha and Golden Key Honor Societies. Following college, Mr. Walker enrolled in Albany Law School of Union University, where he graduated in 2006 with a concentration in Business Law. Upon being admitted to the bar in New York and Massachusetts in 2007, Mr. Walker worked in Manhattan at a boutique immigration law firm. He then opened his private practice in...
Steven Falkoff
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(718) 399-3100 9201 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Criminal, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Bridgeport School of Law
Upon graduating law school in 1984, Steven C. Falkoff practiced criminal law with a well known law firm in Suffolk County. In 1986 he joined this firm and has remained since. Steven was named a partner in 2000. He has spent his career representing clients who have been victims of all manners of personal injury claims ranging from car and construction accidents to medical malpractice, delivering myriad settlements and verdicts on their behalf.

As our firm’s Managing Partner, Mr. Falkoff is always available to resolve the questions and concerns of our past and present clients.
Patricia Scanlon
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(718) 833-2290 6915 5th Ave 2nd Flr
Bay Ridge, NY 11209
Criminal, Education, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Geanine Towers
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
179 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Jonathan Avner Rosenberg
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(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. Jonathan Rosenberg is a New York criminal defense lawyer and appellate advocate with offices in downtown Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan. 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 court order or jury verdict has unlawfully destroyed your life,...
David Storobin
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New York County, 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.
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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.
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
#2410
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationKings County, 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.
Julie Rendelman
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(929) 382-5074 32 Court Street, Suite #408A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationKings County, 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...
Kristen Epifania
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(646) 689-1869 535 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationNew York County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year 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...
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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Elena Fast
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

Elena Fast is a Junior Managing Partner at the Blanch Law Firm, responsible for overseeing business and legal operations of the firm. Prior to joining Blanch Law, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at... Read More »
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Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Liberty Avenue,
Ozone Park, , NY 11417
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...
Daniel Loren Kron
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New York County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
Mercedes Cano
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Queens County, 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...
Wilson Antonio Lafaurie
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(917) 817-4142 44 Court Street, Suite 918
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
D C School Of Law and University of the District of Columbia
Going on 25 YEARS as a Criminal Defense Lawyer, every facet of criminal jurisprudence has been learned & perfected. Former Prosecutor so I know how Law enforcement operates and vast experience defending clients in NY, BK, Queens, SI & LI.
Elena Fast
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New York County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(212) 268-9700 261 Madison Ave
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Elena Fast is a Junior Managing Partner at the Blanch Law Firm, responsible for overseeing business and legal operations of the firm. Prior to joining Blanch Law, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York where she handled thousands of cases from arraignment to disposition.

During her six years at the District Attorney’s Office, Elena investigated and prosecuted a wide array of crimes. She has tried dozens of cases to verdict, ranging from misdemeanors to violent felonies. Elena has presented over 200 cases to the Grand Jury for murder, assault,...
Mr. John P. Fazzio III Esq.
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New York County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(201) 529-8024 26 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School
John Fazzio is an aggressive young trial lawyer who is a fierce advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom. He lives for David and Goliath type contests. John is not afraid to go to trial and has gone all the way to verdict on varied cases including foreclosure, bankruptcy, tax, intellectual property, criminal, and personal injury. John has also prosecuted a number of appeals cases. John regularly practices in the State and Federal Courts in New York and New Jersey.
Joel Silberman
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New York County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 889-3129 1370 Broadway, 5th Floor, PMB #585
New York, NY 10018
Criminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University
Joel prosecuted a wide array of cases at the Adult and Juvenile levels. Some of Joel’s most notable Adult and Juvenile cases involved charges related to Homicide, Gun Offenses, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Trafficking Narcotics, Fraud and Aggravated Assault. Joel also appeared and argued a number of matters before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
George Vomvolakis
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New York County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(212) 682-0700 275 Madison Avenue
35th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
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...
Ryan Gordon Blanch
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(212) 268-9700 300 Cadman Plaza West
One Pierrepont Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Securities and White Collar Crime
Southern Methodist University
Ryan Blanch is the founder and lead attorney of The Blanch Law Firm. Mr. Blanch is an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer handling all type of criminal matters. Such as government investigations, complex white-collar crimes, health care fraud, and felonies/misdemeanors.

Mr. Blanch worked as an intern-prosecutor with both the Los Angeles and San Francisco District Attorneys’ Offices. There he prosecuted hundreds of felonies at probable cause hearings in criminal court under the supervision of the District Attorney’s .

Over the course of his career, Mr. Blanch and his legal team have represented executives, attorneys, accountants, health care providers,...
John Carney
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Kings County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(855) 237-1931 Brooklyn, NY 11201
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...
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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Btzalel Hirschhorn
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

University of Baltimore School of Law and Midrash ShmuelNew York
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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.