Youngstown, New York Criminal Lawyers

Tom Anelli
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Michael Seibert
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

A valuable DWI and criminal defense attorney with Trbovich Law Firm. Michael has a reputation for being a dedicated and passionate trial attorney. He now dedicates his considerable talents and legal experience to... Read More »
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Dominic Saraceno
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Mr. Saraceno has handled many of the most high profile cases in Western New York over the last two decades, winning homicide trials, rape trials, kidnapping trials, assault trials, larceny trials and DWI/DUI trials. Mr.... Read More »
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Timothy Brooks
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Thomas Douglas Trbovich
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

Thomas Trbovich has a history of recognition for outstanding legal service dating back to when he served as an assistant district attorney. His office receives many referrals from satisfied clients and other attorneys.... Read More »
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Alfonso Marra Bax
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Lewiston, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 754-4497 755 Center Street - Suite 7W
Lewiston, NY 14092
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Robert Friedman
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Niagara Falls, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 729-4571 7510 Porter Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Hamline University
My Law Firm Partner and I have been working with Buffalo and WNY residents for almost four decades. So we're not surprised when clients tell us that we've helped a member of their family or neighbor in the past. We have offices in: Buffalo NY Rochester NY Akron NY Williamsville NY Batavia NY West Seneca NY Niagara Falls NY And our expertise is wide - just take a look at our practice areas and how we can help you. BUFFALO AREA PERSONAL INJURY & ACCIDENTS * Highway Accident: * Industrial Accident: * Jet Ski Accident:...
Michael Christian Schmahl
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Niagara Falls, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(716) 524-2084 1816 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Vermont Law School
Corey John Hogan
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
I founded Corey J. Hogan and Associates in 1975 in Lockport, New York. In 1990, I moved the firm's headquarters to Amherst, New York while maintaining an office in Lockport. In 1998, HoganWillig was established through a merger of The Law Office of Ronald Willig, founded in 1966, and Corey J. Hogan and Associates. I have been in practice for over 35 years since admission to the New York State Bar in 1975. Every year since 2007, I was voted an Upstate New York "Super Lawyer", reflecting the esteem and confidence of the local legal community. As one of...
Steven Michael Cohen
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
From New York City originally and now residing and practicing law in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Cohen has been successfully trying civil and criminal cases, including numerous civil rights and constitutional law cases, for over 25 years. In addition to corporate clients and individual litigation clients, he regularly represents local, state and federal law enforcement officers from numerous agencies, defending them in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings. Admitted to practice in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, he has been admitted pro hac vice to conduct trials in many other states. Mr. Cohen is frequently brought in as...
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...
William A. Lorenz Jr.
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
William A. Lorenz, Jr., joined HoganWillig as an Associate Attorney in the fall of 2013. He currently focuses his practice in the areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, and Real Estate Law.

Mr. Lorenz brings a variety of legal experience with him to HoganWillig, having worked in the areas of civil litigation, criminal practice, family law, intellectual property law, landlord-tenant law, and real estate law. Since admission to the New York State Bar, Mr. Lorenz has appeared in courts in both Erie and Niagara County on various matters, including evictions and civil litigation. Recently, he lobbied in Albany for the Child...
MIchael Benz
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(716) 636-7600 770 Davison Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Drexel University School of Law
Michael T. Benz is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department; handling personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense cases. His motto and practice is to prepare every case as though it will be a jury trial; and he is confident that his trial preparation is the key to getting the best result for his clients.

Mr. Benz brings vast trial experience with him to HoganWillig, having tried hundreds of cases as an Assistant Defender at the nationally recognized Defender Association of Philadelphia, before starting his own private criminal defense practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a native “Buffalonian” he...
Michael Seibert
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(716) 222-2222 31 W Main St
Lockport, NY 14094
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
A valuable DWI and criminal defense attorney with Trbovich Law Firm. Michael has a reputation for being a dedicated and passionate trial attorney. He now dedicates his considerable talents and legal experience to defending against drunk driving charges, and his work has been recognized on local Channel 4 News, wivb.com, NBC News, CBS, NBC, ABC, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor, and CNN.

Mr. Seibert is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. He has worked as a Law Clerk for Law Office of Frank L Bybel, Private Practice in Family and Criminal Law, and...
Timothy Brooks
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 222-2222 31 W Main St
Lockport, NY 14094
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
Timothy displays strong support for his clients while investing all his time and energy in obtaining a resolution that his clients can live with.

From 1994-2015 Timothy was a highly decorated police officer in the Town of Hamburg Police Department, leading his department in DWI arrests from 1998-99, receiving the Police Officer of the Year award in 2001, and being recognized with numerous other awards, accolades, and achievements.
Michael Charles Cimasi
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

My practice pattern at the Cimasi Law Office is focused on DWI, criminal defense, and traffic matters (e.g. speeding, mechanical violations, unlicensed operation, etc.) in courts across Western New York. I also... Read More »
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Thomas Douglas Trbovich
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(716) 222-2222 31 W Main St
Lockport, NY 14094
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Thomas Trbovich has a history of recognition for outstanding legal service dating back to when he served as an assistant district attorney. His office receives many referrals from satisfied clients and other attorneys. Criminal defense attorneys have asked Mr. Trbovich’s firm to take over complicated criminal cases that they were uncomfortable handling. In fact, Mr. Trbovich has been the “must have attorney” other attorneys have trusted to handle their own personal matters.

Mr. Trbovich has tried as well as negotiated thousands of criminal cases. He is an experienced attorney dealing with traffic tickets and criminal defense, as well as arguing DWI...
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Niagara Falls, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(716) 542-5444 2768 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14221
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
My name is Mike Ranzenhofer. I assist residents of the Buffalo and WNY area with their legal needs in three specific practice areas. They are: * Injury Law * Divorce and Family Law * DWI and other Crimes I am one of the managing partners of Friedman & Ranzenhofer. Our firm has been helping Buffalo and WNY area folks since the late 1950's so it's likely we've helped a family member or friend in the past. In fact, we're told numerous times weekly just that. Area residents come to us for help for...
Mark Dunford
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Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(716) 222-2222 31 W Main St
Lockport, NY 14094
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Michael James Ingham
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North Tonawanda, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(716) 531-1639 150 Payne Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Michael J. Ingham is a seasoned courtroom attorney with over twenty years of trial experience. He has served as a trial attorney/prosecutor on both the county and state levels. His practice includes all federal, state and local courts. Areas of focus are criminal defense, personal injury, DWI defense, traffic offenses and all family court matters.
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 70 years experience
(716) 688-1600 10 John James Audubon Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14228
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
North Tonawanda, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(716) 982-2474 168 Robinson Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Criminal
Lockport, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(716) 434-9177 107 East Ave
Lockport, NY 14094
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(716) 852-3600 438 Main Street, Tenth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal
Matthew Borowski Esq
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(716) 330-1503 295 Main St,
Suite 1060
Buffalo, NY 14203
Criminal, Appeals and Immigration
Drexel University
The first-generation son of immigrants, Matthew Borowski is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He has been featured on news media outlets including CNN, NBC, ABC, and The Buffalo News for his asylum and refugee work. Matthew is licensed in both the U.S. and Canada. He is well-versed in immigration matters including deportation defense, family and business immigration including NAFTA/TN visas and rehabilitation/waivers, federal criminal defense, and post-conviction relief. He appears before Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, New York state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Borowski Law is located in downtown Buffalo,...
Barry Nelson Covert
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
State University of New York - Buffalo
Barry Covert focuses his practice New York State and federal criminal trials and appeals; constitutional law, including First Amendment, Second Amendment, and civil rights actions; Qui Tam Act, also known as the False Claims Act; defending against allegations of scientific misconduct, scientific fraud, research misconduct, research fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence; defense of professional licensing, including for attorneys, doctors, and nurses. Mr. Covert has represented numerous professional clients relating to licensing issues and defended a prominent research scientist against allegations of scientific fraud and misconduct involving several federally funded research projects involving the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)....
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....
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Hamburg, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 648-8000 6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DWI
New York Law School
We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create...
Mr. Frank M Bogulski Esq.
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(716) 649-0090 286 Delaware Ave
Ste 203
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Business, DWI and White Collar Crime
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Frank M Bogulski was born and raised in Hamburg, NY along the lakeshore where he enjoyed water sports and played ice hockey. He graduated from Frontier High School and received a United States Army ROTC scholarship to attend Cornell University. While at Cornell, Frank studied economics and business and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He was active in the Army ROTC program and completed the United States Army Advance Camp at Fort Brag, NC. Following his educational career at Cornell, he was commissioned as a United States Army officer and served in the military...
Carl Scott Spector
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(716) 631-9999 70 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
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...
Paul Cambria Jr
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
The University of Toledo College of Law
Paul J. Cambria, Jr. is recognized as one of the nation's preeminent attorneys. He focuses his practice in the areas of criminal trials, criminal appeals, constitutional law, First Amendment law, zoning and land use, antitrust, and professional licensing defense. Mr. Cambria has built a strong reputation for successfully representing individuals and businesses in complex, high-profile cases at all levels of the courts, including state, federal, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Cambria's practice is nationwide, and he divides his time between the firm's offices in Buffalo and Los Angeles. He has represented many prominent individuals, including the...
Michael Kuzma
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 822-7645 1893 Clinton Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
University Buffalo Law
Michael Kuzma is a solo practitioner in Buffalo. He has long viewed the law as being a tool to bring about social, political and economic change. For over three decades, Mike has fought to make government more open and accountable through use of the federal and state Freedom of Information (FOI) laws. He has litigated a number of FOI cases against agencies such as the CIA, FBI and New York State Department of Correctional and Community Supervision (DOCCS). Mike has represented Native American activist and political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, Jalil Muntaqim, Occupy Buffalo and Leslie James...
Michael Timothy Dwan
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Depew, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(716) 683-0300 5136 Transit Road
Suite 100
Depew, NY 14043
Criminal, DWI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
Michael T. Dwan is principal of The Law Offices of Michael T. Dwan. Mr. Dwan handles Real Estate transactions, Estate Planning and Criminal Defense. Mr. Dwan is one of the top trial lawyers in Erie County.

Mr. Dwan is the son of longtime Judge and trial attorney Timothy J. Dwan.

Mr. Dwan received his undergraduate degree from Niagara University, and received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo Law School. He has also served as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Erie Community College and is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Buffalo.
Michael Anthony Rossi
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(716) 854-5555 68 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
State University of New York - Buffalo
A tough, aggressive trial lawyer, Michael Anthony Rossi began practicing in New York in 1981 and went on to form The Rossi Law Firm. The Rossi Law firm is a “results oriented” criminal and civil litigation firm with offices in Downtown Buffalo, representing clients throughout NY State.

In his 37 years of practice, Michael has focused his expertise in the areas of serious personal injury claims, complex divorce and custody matters, and criminal and DWI defense. As senior trial counsel of the firm, Michael is a fierce advocate for his clients because he knows how important results are. He has demonstrated...
Frank Stephen Ieraci
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(716) 832-7777 2140 Eggert Rd
Buffalo, NY 14226
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Buffalo Law School, Mr. Ieraci has been a practicing attorney in the Buffalo/Niagara region since 1988. A lifelong resident of western New York, he has dedicated his practice to the representation of individuals with common legal issues.
Dominic Saraceno
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(716) 626-7007 534 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Georgia State University College of Law
Mr. Saraceno has handled many of the most high profile cases in Western New York over the last two decades, winning homicide trials, rape trials, kidnapping trials, assault trials, larceny trials and DWI/DUI trials. Mr. Saraceno has often appeared on national news networks like CNN, Fox News and the NBC Nightly News. Additionally, Mr. Saraceno has been featured on local television networks, the Buffalo News, and the Niagara Gazette defending his clients in high profile criminal defense cases.

Whether you are charged with a DWI/DUI or a violent felony matter, Mr. Saraceno's aggressive defense strategies will ensure you...
Annick T Koloko Esq
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(716) 200-1720 69 Delaware Avenue
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Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Business and Immigration
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Brian K. Towey
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(716) 207-6969 2316 Delaware Avenue
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Buffalo, NY 14216
Criminal, Appeals, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Brian K. Towey, Esq. focuses his practice on plaintiffs’ personal injury, including car accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents. Brian also handles criminal defense cases and real estate transactions.

Prior to starting his own law practice, Brian was an attorney at local plaintiffs' law firm, where his practice was focused on representing individuals who were injured due to medical malpractice, car accidents, slip & falls, and other personal injury matters. Brian also handled estate administration and litigation matters, estate planning, and real estate transactions.
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During law school, Brian focused his studies on civil litigation, trial practice, and labor...
David Richard Addelman
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 856-4118 69 Delaware Ave. Suite 602
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Since 1984, David R. Addelman, Esq. has represented both individual and corporate clients in various areas of law which include criminal and civil litigation (personal injury, accident cases), divorce, real estate, immigration, estates and bankruptcy. Applying energy, experience, and resourcefulness to every project we accept, we are dedicated to your success. Mr. Addelman is experienced in handling Immigration court cases (removal and/or deportation proceedings) as well as criminal defense representation (in State and Federal courts).
Harry N Konst
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Lancaster, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(716) 601-1000 5511 Broadway Street
Lancaster, NY 14086
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Konst Law provides real estate, divorce, personal injury, corporate and business legal services.
Emily Trott
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Buffalo, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(716) 362-1148 The Plaza Suites
70 Niagara Street, Suite 210
Buffalo, NY 14202
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Franklin Pierce Law Center
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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.