What Should I Do If I Have Been Arrested?
Have you recently been arrested or do you know someone who has? Being charged with a misdemeanor or felony in the State of New York may seem confusing, stressful and overwhelming when determining how to properly move forward in your case. From choosing the best attorney to understanding the consequences of your crime, it is important to receive appropriate consultation.
Whether the offense you were charged with is serious or minor, there could be consequences that you are unaware of by accepting offers from the District Attorney’s Office. These consequences could affect your job, licenses, reputation or immigration status, whichever may apply to you. In addition, you may potentially face jail time, probation, conditions set by the court or fines and surcharges. Navigating the New York State Criminal Court System is not easy. We are hear to provide you with the assistance necessary to preserve your rights in the case.
Contact with Your Attorney
There is nothing more stressful than facing criminal charges and not being able to reach your attorney. That is why we value the ability to have a close personal contact with each and every client that we represent. We are here to provide moral and emotional support as well as the legal representation that you deserve.
Criminal matters deserve a thorough investigation and due diligence. Having access to your attorney will enable you to communicate all relevant facts and issues relating to the defense of your matter. This will also enable us to provide you with effective and efficient representation. We understand that our clients are the best source of information and documentation needed to succeed in any criminal matter. It is also important to fully develop all potential sources of defense including but not limited to key witnesses who may advance various aspects of the case.
Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Make Mistakes!
While each case will present different challenges, it is important to remember that prosecutors and police may make mistakes. If that happens, it is important to know when and how to bring this to the Court’s attention.
Although not present in every case, we are always aware that such mistakes can happen. Sometimes these mistakes create unique defenses which may require the dismissal of the case. In other cases, constitutional violations present additional opportunities for the defense.
Every person has a fundamental right to certain protections founded in the U.S. Constitution as well as State law. We believe that a review of these rights is important part of our representation of clients.