NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you’ve been accused of a crime, you must be represented by an attorney with extensive experience in criminal law. You don’t want a newbie or a real estate lawyer at your side. The rules that apply in criminal cases are complex and quite different from civil cases. As a criminal defendant, you have many important rights that must be asserted in a timely and correct manner, or they’ll be lost. Your attorney must also have enough experience to know whether any plea arrangement you’ve been offered is not only “fair,” but is the best deal you can get. I have many years of experience in all aspects of criminal cases as a NYC Criminal Defense lawyer. Let me help you.
In my nearly 30 years as a lawyer, I’ve conducted between 75-100 criminal trials as lead counsel, and represented literally thousands of people on matters including:
• Narcotics offenses
• White collar defense
• Sex offenses
• Computer crimes
• Property forfeiture
If you or a loved one has been arrested, indicted or is under suspicion by law enforcement, he/she must seek immediate help from experienced counsel. Early intervention, including pre-arrest, can be effective and often short-circuits the need for an arrest at all; or if charges are to be brought, it’s often possible to arrange for voluntary surrender and a bail package that’s affordable.
Getting the right advice, either pre or post-arrest, can make or break a case. Whether to make a statement to the police, consent to a search or cooperate in an investigation of any kind is a crucial decision that will affect you forever. Seek counsel immediately if you’re in any of these situations. If you’ve already been indicted or arrested, every word spoken by your lawyer, every motion filed, every phone call placed, will affect the outcome of your case. Experience is critical, especially in the tough cases.
There’s no such thing as having “no defense.” In every case, the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, with no obligation on your part to prove your innocence. This means that every confession obtained, every item seized by the police and every eyewitness identification can be challenged in terms of its significance, reliability and admissibility. Even when evidence of guilt seems overwhelming, experienced counsel can find a way to present an effective defense, even if used only as leverage for a more favorable plea agreement. You need a good NYC criminal defense lawyer who knows the system and knows the city.
At the same time, any lawyer who claims to guarantee the result of your case is lying. NO ONE can guarantee the outcome of litigation because there are too many unknown factors. But an experienced counsel who analyzes your case thoroughly can provide you with accurate advice on whether to take it to trial or negotiate. And the best way to negotiate is to be ready for trial, even if your intention is to accept a plea offer.
Contact me for a free consultation. I’ll let you know what I think I can do for you before you hire me. Together, we’ll outline a strategy that will bring about the best result possible. No stone will be left unturned.