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Whether you’re facing charges for theft, assault, or even murder, I am here to provide you with the best possible defense.

We defend clients charged with crimes ranging in seriousness from DWI and petty theft to murder and everything in between. Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, regardless of the charge. That is why we treat every case with the utmost care and personal attention.



New York state has some of the toughest laws on assault in the nation. Assault is defined under NY law as an intentional and unjustified physical attack on another person, or an act that recklessly causes physical injury. It is a crime to intentionally attempt cause physical injury to another person, even if that person does not suffer any physical harm.


Assault can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature and severity of the act and the circumstances of the case. Penalties for assault in New York can range from a fine or probation to imprisonment for up to 25 years. It is important to be aware of the laws and consequences of assault in New York in order to protect yourself and those around you.



Burglary is a serious crime in New York State. It occurs when someone enters a home, business, or other structure with the intent to commit a crime. Burglary can range from petty theft to violent crimes.


Criminal Mischief

Criminal Mischief is a crime in New York that involves intentionally damaging another person's property. This can include destroying, defacing, or tampering with someone else's property without permission. Depending on the amount of damage done, Criminal Mischief can be a misdemeanor or felony offense punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both. In New York, the severity of the punishment for Criminal Mischief depends on the value of the property damaged and whether it was done with intent to cause harm. If you are charged with Criminal Mischief in New York, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your rights and legal options.


Desk Appearance Tickets

The desk appearance ticket is a document issued by the NYPD that allows an individual to appear before a judge on a specific date and time to answer to a criminal charge. At the desk appearance, the judge will determine if the charge is “bail eligible” or not. During the desk appearance, the individual is required to present themselves in a professional manner. This includes dressing appropriately, being courteous, and following the instructions of the court staff. It is important to remember that a desk appearance is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly.


Domestic Violence

New York State takes domestic violence charges very seriously, and those convicted of domestic violence-related offenses face serious penalties. In New York, domestic violence is defined as a crime against a family or household member, such as a spouse, former spouse, parent, sibling, or any other person in an intimate relationship with the accused. Domestic violence charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the specifics of the case. Penalties for domestic violence convictions in New York can include jail time, steep fines, and/or probation. The court may also issue an order of protection, which requires the accused to stay away from the alleged victim.


Driving: DUI

A DUI charge is a serious criminal offense that can have long-term consequences. Being convicted of DUI is a violation of both state can include jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges, and increased insurance rates. It is important to seek legal advice immediately if you are charged with a DUI to ensure that your rights are protected and that the charges are handled correctly. A DUI lawyer can provide valuable guidance and protect your rights throughout the legal process.


Driving: Reckless Operation

Reckless operation of a motor vehicle is a serious offense in New York, and can result in both criminal and civil penalties. It is defined as operating a motor vehicle in a manner that shows a “willful or wanton disregard” for the safety of people or property. This offense may be charged when a person is speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Reckless operation is a misdemeanor in New York, and can lead to fines of up to $1,000, jail time of up to 90 days, and a license suspension of up to six months. In addition, a person convicted of reckless operation may also be subject to civil litigation.


Driving: Suspended License

Driving with a suspended license in New York can lead to serious legal consequences. If you are caught driving with a suspended license, you can be charged with a misdemeanor and face a fine of up to $500, jail time of up to thirty days, or both. Furthermore, your license may be suspended for an additional period of time. If you are a repeat offender, you may face even harsher penalties. To avoid these penalties, it is important to understand the reasons why your license may be suspended and to take steps to have it reinstated.


Driving: Unlicensed

Driving without a license in New York is a serious offense and can lead to criminal charges. It is illegal to drive in New York without a valid driver's license issued by the state. If caught, you may face fines, driver's license suspension, and even jail time.

It is important to make sure your license is up to date and valid before you drive in New York. Without a valid driver's license, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or an infraction. Make sure to get a valid license before driving in New York.


Drug Possession

Drug possession is a serious crime in New York. Depending on the type and amount of the drug, an individual can be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony. The severity of the charge also depends on whether or not the defendant has prior convictions.


Penalties can range from probation to incarceration. It is important to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are charged with drug possession in New York. An attorney can help you understand the charges and potential consequences, and work with you to develop a defense strategy.


Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are those offenses that are investigated and prosecuted by federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI or the DEA. These offenses are typically more serious than state-level crimes and they carry harsher penalties. Examples of federal crimes include tax evasion, bank fraud, counterfeiting, drug trafficking, and terrorism.


In New York City, federal crimes are handled by the United States Attorney for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. If you have been charged with a federal crime in New York, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and work to achieve the best possible outcome.


Firearm Possession

It is important to understand the laws surrounding the possession of firearms in New York. In New York, it is illegal to possess a firearm unless you have a license. Licenses are issued by the New York State Police and require an in-person application. There are several types of licenses, such as a pistol permit, rifle or shotgun permit, and a concealed carry permit. All firearms must be registered with the state and must be stored in a locked container. Additionally, it is illegal to carry a loaded firearm in public, even with a license. It is important to familiarize yourself with New York's firearm laws before attempting to purchase or possess a firearm.



Forfeitures in New York are an important tool for law enforcement agencies to help fight crime. By seizing assets that are deemed to be related to criminal activity, law enforcement can help to reduce criminal activity in the state. The process involves the seizure of assets from individuals and organizations that are suspected of being involved in illegal activities.


These assets can include cash, real estate, vehicles, and other property, and can be used to help finance further investigations and prosecutions. Additionally, forfeitures can help to deter future criminal activity by helping to remove the financial incentives associated with participating in criminal activity.



Forgery is a crime in New York State and is classified as a felony. It involves creating or altering a document, such as a check, with the intent to defraud another person or business. Forgery can involve counterfeiting currency, creating false documents, or signing someone else's name on a document.


Penalties for forgery in New York depend on the type of document and the value of the document, but can include up to seven years in prison and hefty fines. It is important to understand the laws surrounding forgery and to contact an experienced attorney if you are charged with a forgery offense.



Harassment in any form is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. It is important to be aware of the laws and regulations that protect individuals from harassment in the workplace. Employers should ensure that their workplace offers a safe and respectful environment for all employees and that they are aware of their rights and responsibilities.


It is also important to address any problems or incidents of harassment quickly and effectively. Harassment can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mental and physical health, so it is essential that employers take steps to prevent and address any issues of harassment in the workplace.



Homicide is the unlawful killing of another human being. In New York, homicide is a serious crime and can lead to severe penalties. The New York State Penal Law covers the various types of homicides, and the sentences and punishments for each. It is important to note that the most severe penalty for homicide is life imprisonment without parole.


The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services provides information on homicide cases in the state, including data on arrests, convictions, and sentences. This information can help individuals understand the consequences of committing homicide in New York.


Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious issue in New York. It is the unlawful use of someone else’s personal information to commit fraud. Identity theft can happen to anyone in New York, but it’s especially common for immigrants and other vulnerable populations.

The New York State Office of the Attorney General provides resources to help identify and report identity theft, as well as tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. By being aware of the risks and taking the necessary precautions, New Yorkers can protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.


Lewdness & Exposure

Lewdness & Exposure in New York is a serious offense that can lead to hefty fines and potential jail time. It is illegal to expose oneself in public as it is considered an act of public indecency. Lewd conduct, such as touching oneself inappropriately in a public place, is also prohibited and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the situation.


It is important to be aware of the laws surrounding lewdness and exposure in New York, as any violation can have serious consequences.



Robbery is a major issue in New York City. It is a felony offense that can result in jail time and expensive fines. Robberies can take many forms, including stealing property, taking someone else's money or possessions, or threatening someone with physical harm. It is important for New Yorkers to take steps to protect themselves and their property from potential robberies.


Taking basic safety precautions such as being aware of your surroundings and not carrying large amounts of cash or valuable items can greatly reduce the risk of being robbed. Additionally, reporting any suspicious activity to the police can help to reduce robberies in New York City.


Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are any type of offense that is sexual in nature and illegal under New York state law. These offenses include rape, sexual assault, child molestation, and other related offenses. It is important to be aware of the laws in New York when it comes to these types of offenses. Penalties for sex crimes can be severe, including prison time, registration as a sex offender, and significant fines.


If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime, it is important to contact a qualified attorney right away to protect your legal rights.


Sex Offender Registration

Sex offender registration is a requirement in New York state for any person convicted of a sex offense. It is the obligation of the person to register and keep their information up-to-date. Registration includes providing personal information such as name, address, date of birth, and a photograph.


This information is then made available to the public on a website run by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. It is important to be aware of sex offenders in your area and to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family.



Shoplifting is a serious crime in New York. It is illegal to take merchandise from a store or business without paying for it. Taking merchandise without paying for it is considered theft and can result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record. 

If you are caught shoplifting in New York, the police will be called and you will be arrested. The penalties for shoplifting can vary depending on the amount of merchandise stolen. Shoplifting can be punishable by up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.

It is important to remember that shoplifting is a crime and should be taken seriously. Anyone convicted of shoplifting in New York will have a criminal record that could affect their future employment and other opportunities.



Stalking is a criminal offense and can have serious consequences. It is defined as someone repeatedly watching, following, or contacting another individual in an unwanted or malicious way. Stalking in New York is a Class A misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.


Victims of stalking in New York can seek protection through a temporary restraining order or an order of protection. Additionally, New York has laws that make cyberstalking a crime and even allow for the prosecution of individuals who make false reports of stalking. It is important to know your rights and take proper steps to protect yourself if you believe that you are being stalked.


Subway Offenses

Subway offenses in New York are taken seriously and can lead to criminal charges. Common offenses include fare evasion, possession of marijuana, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. If you are accused of a subway offense, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney to understand your rights and defenses.


Depending on the severity of the offense, you may be subject to fines, community service, or even jail time. The consequences of a conviction can be very serious, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.



A warrant is a legal document issued by a court or government body that authorizes a law enforcement officer to perform a specific action, such as searching, seizing, or arresting an individual. In the state of New York, warrants are issued by the court system for a variety of reasons.


If you have a warrant out for your arrest, it is important to understand your rights and take the necessary steps to resolve the situation. A qualified criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the legal proceedings and ensure your rights are protected.

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Wrongful Arrests

Whether you were a victim of excessive force by a police officer or falsely arrested, we can help right that wrong. If your civil rights have been violated, we will use our years of experience to make sure that justice is done and that you are fairly compensated.

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We have represented clients in all types of injury cases. We have won millions of dollars in awards on behalf of client’s hurt in auto collisions, slip and falls, or while using public transportation. We also represent clients injured due to the negligence and medical errors of surgeons and treating physicians as well as affiliated hospitals, clinics, and treatment centers. 

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