Staten Island, New York Criminal Lawyers

Stephen Bilkis
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Eric Michael Arnone
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

Brooklyn Law SchoolNew York
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Stephen Hughes
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

New York
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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Barry Carl Weiss
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Joseph Andrew O'Shea
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Staten Island, 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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Staten Island, 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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Staten Island, 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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Staten Island, 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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Staten Island, 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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Staten Island, 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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Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(917) 699-7239 129 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal, Foreclosure Defense, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(718) 556-0737 60 Bay Street 7th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Criminal
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(718) 667-1301 361 Edison St
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal, Business, DWI and Real Estate
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(718) 967-1600 3309 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10312
Criminal and Social Security Disability
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. 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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Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(718) 317-9004 114 Seguine Ave
Staten Island, NY 10309
Criminal and DWI
Hofstra Law School
Staten Island, 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
Staten Island, 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
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(718) 984-1662 23 Eugene Pl
Staten Island, NY 10312
Criminal and DWI
Brooklyn Law School
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(718) 720-4943 404 Manor Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Criminal and DWI
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 987-5150 353 YETMAN AVENUE
Staten Island, NY 10307
Criminal
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(718) 987-2700 182 Rose Ave
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal and Personal Injury
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(212) 987-2768 274 Park St
Staten Island, NY 10306
Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Staten Island, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(718) 667-0500 2040 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314
Criminal and DWI
Brooklyn Law
Staten Island, 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
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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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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Michael Leslie Walker
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Brooklyn, 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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Brooklyn, 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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Bay Ridge, 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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Brooklyn, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
179 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Robert L. Herskovits
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(212) 897-5410 1185 Ave of the Americas
37th Floor
New York, NY 10036
New 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...
Stephen Bilkis
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(800) 696-9529 26 Court St
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Brooklyn, NY 11242
Free ConsultationBrooklyn, 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.
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. 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,...
Julie Rendelman
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(929) 382-5074 32 Court Street, Suite #408A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Free ConsultationBrooklyn, 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...
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.
Jeffery L. Greco
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(212) 951-1300 535 5th Ave
25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationNew York, 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...
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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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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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...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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New York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 276 5th Ave Ste 704
New York, NY 10001
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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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,...
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Ozone Park, , NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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...
Ralph Behr
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New York, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 761-3446 260 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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. Call if you have a criminal question, 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 years of experience in Federal criminal trials such as Money Laundering, Narcotics Trafficking, mortgage fraud, wire fraud, homicides,...
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...
Joel Silberman
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New York, 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.
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...
Jonna Spilbor
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(845) 485-2529 610 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jonna Spilbor is the founding attorney at Jonna Spilbor Law. An experienced trial lawyer, she has served as a contributing attorney and legal analyst for the Fox News Channel and has lent her voice to various publications, such as Variety Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, and others. Jonna also hosts and co-hosts several radio shows in the Poughkeepsie area. She is one of only a few members of the elite National College for DUI Defense and has handled hundreds of DUI and criminal cases. Her firm assists clients with criminal defense, family law, estate planning, personal injury, and more.
Carl Scott Spector
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New York, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(800) 879-6410 30 Wall Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
I'm Carl Spector and I have been providing my client's with effective defense in criminal law cases since 1986. I worked as an Assistant District Attorney for six years in Bronx County, New York. While working there I learned all about how the prosecutors office and the police work within the criminal justice system. I attended State University of New York at Buffalo where I received my B.A. degree. I then went to Nova Southeastern University in Florida where I received my law degree (J.D.). I am currently admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and am...
Daniel F. Gallivan
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I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of those who have been criminally accused. I will fight to secure your freedom! Visit my website to see client reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Peter Katz
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

University of Pennsylvania Law School2nd Circuit, District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, New Jersey, Southern District of New York, U.S. Supreme Court and New 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.