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New YorkCriminal Defense Lawyers in New York

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in New York, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in New York should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Stephanie Selloni

Stephanie Selloni
The Law Office of Stephanie Selloni
1225 Franklin Ave Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Call516-972-1212
Stephanie Selloni obtained her J.D. in 2007 from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. With a strong legal foundation, Stephanie went... read more >

Rochelle S Berliner

Rochelle S Berliner
Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner
118-21 Queens Blvd Suite 504
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Call718-261-5600
Rochelle Berliner grew up in Queens, NY and attended New York Law School graduating in June 1991. Immediately after law school, she started ... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rochelle S Berliner
Member
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Rochelle S Berliner
Member,
Legal Committee
npap
npap
National Police Accountability Project
Rochelle S Berliner
Member

Julie Rendelman

Julie Rendelman
Julie Rendelman
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
535 5th Avenue Suite #2525
New York, NY 10017
Licensed for 27 years, Julie Rendelman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >
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nysacdl
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Julie Rendelman
member

Renee C Hill

Renee C Hill
Renee C Hill
Richman Hill & Associates, PLLC.
2027 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Licensed for 27 years, Renee C Hill is a Criminal Defense and Wills lawyer who attended St. John's University - School of Law... read more >

Arkady Bukh

Arkady Bukh
Arkady Bukh
Bukh Law Firm, P.C.
14 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
Licensed for 17 years, Arkady Bukh is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Arkady Bukh
Member

Jeffery Louis Greco

Jeffery Louis Greco
Jeffery Louis Greco
Greco Neyland, PC
261 Madison Ave Ste. 1220 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Licensed for 9 years, Jeffery Louis Greco is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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duidla-f
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Jeffery Louis Greco
Founding Member

Harleigh Tensen

Harleigh Tensen
Harleigh Tensen
Brill Legal Group, P.C.
306 Fifth Avenue, PH
New York, NY 10001
Licensed for 7 years, Harleigh Tensen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >
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nysacdl
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Harleigh Tensen
Member

Michael Adam Arbeit

Michael Adam Arbeit
Michael Adam Arbeit
Michael A. Arbeit, P.C.
23 S Main St Suite 30
Freeport, NY 11520
Licensed for 22 years, Michael Adam Arbeit is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nysacdl
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael Adam Arbeit
Member

Joseph Aaron Bondy

Joseph Aaron Bondy
Joseph Aaron Bondy
The Law Offices of Joseph A. Bondy
1841 Broadway Suite 910
New York, NY 10023
Licensed for 25 years, Joseph Aaron Bondy is a Police Misconduct and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joseph Aaron Bondy
Life Member

Peter Howard Tilem

Peter Howard Tilem
Peter Howard Tilem
Tilem & Associates, PC
188 E Post Rd 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Licensed for 29 years, Peter Howard Tilem is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Peter E Brill

Peter E Brill
Peter E Brill
Brill Legal Group, P.C.
225 Broadway 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Licensed for 22 years, Peter E Brill is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Brown University... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Peter E Brill
Life Member

Steven E Lynch

Steven E Lynch
Steven E Lynch
Legal Aid Society
111 Livingston St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Licensed for 13 years, Steven E Lynch is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John J Marshall Jr

John J Marshall Jr
John J Marshall Jr
PO Box 64
Rockville Centre, NY 11571
Licensed for 39 years, John J Marshall Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David J Cohen

David J Cohen
David J Cohen
Cohen Forman Barone, LLP
950 Third Avenue Eleventh Floor
New York, NY 10022
Licensed for 25 years, David J Cohen is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David J Cohen
Lifetime Member

Gerald B Lefcourt

Gerald B Lefcourt
Gerald B Lefcourt
Gerald B. Lefcourt, P.C.
148 East 78 Street
New York, NY 10021
Licensed for 53 years, Gerald B Lefcourt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gerald B Lefcourt
Life Member,
Past President (1997-1998)

Scott E Feifer

Scott E Feifer
Scott E Feifer
Feifer & Greenberg, LLP
15 Maiden Ln Suite 1208
New York, NY 10038
Licensed for 24 years, Scott E Feifer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >

Martin Kron

Martin Kron
Martin Kron
Martin A. Kron & Associates, P.C.
295 Madison Ave Floor 12, Suite 1208
New York, NY 10017
Licensed for 39 years, Martin Kron is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Northern Illinois University College of Law... read more >

Kristen N. Epifania

Kristen N. Epifania
Kristen N. Epifania
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
535 Fifth Avenue 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Licensed for 3 years, Kristen N. Epifania is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Spano

Michael Spano
Michael Spano
304 S Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Licensed for 27 years, Michael Spano is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of Law... read more >
nbta
nbta
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Michael Spano
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

George F Hildebrandt

George F Hildebrandt
George F Hildebrandt
304 S Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Licensed for 35 years, George F Hildebrandt is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of Law... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
George F Hildebrandt
Member

Hector Benjamin Perez

Hector Benjamin Perez
Hector Benjamin Perez
H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.
111 Broadway, Suite 706
New York, NY 10006
Licensed for 14 years, Hector Benjamin Perez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Adam David Perlmutter

Adam David Perlmutter
Adam David Perlmutter
Law Offices of Adam D. Perlmutter, P.C.
260 Madison Avenue Suite 1800
New York, NY 10016
Licensed for 27 years, Adam David Perlmutter is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Wisconsin Law School... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Adam David Perlmutter
Member

Anthony M. LaPinta

Anthony M. LaPinta
Anthony M. LaPinta
Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C.
200 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Suite C-17
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Licensed for 27 years, Anthony M. LaPinta is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Temple Univ... read more >

Scott E Leemon

Scott E Leemon
Scott E Leemon
Law Offices of Scott E. Leemon, PC
41 Madison Avenue 31st Floor
New York, NY 10010
Licensed for 24 years, Scott E Leemon is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended NY Law School... read more >

Rovshan Chingiz Sharifov

Rovshan Chingiz Sharifov
Rovshan Chingiz Sharifov
Sharifov & Russell, LLP
50 Main St
Hempstead, NY 11550
Licensed for 17 years, Rovshan Chingiz Sharifov is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >
nysacdl
nysacdl
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Rovshan Chingiz Sharifov
Member

Jeffrey Harris Lichtman

Jeffrey Harris Lichtman
Jeffrey Harris Lichtman
The Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman
11 E 44th St Suite 501
New York, NY 10017
Licensed for 29 years, Jeffrey Harris Lichtman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Scott Bookstein

Scott Bookstein
Scott Bookstein
Scott Bookstein, PLLC
12510 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Licensed for 29 years, Scott Bookstein is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >

Jason Steinberger

Jason Steinberger
Jason Steinberger
Law Offices of Jason A. Steinberger, LLC
865-B Walton Avenue Ground
Bronx, NY 10451
Licensed for 18 years, Jason Steinberger is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeremy Saland

Jeremy Saland
Jeremy Saland
Crotty Saland LLP
52 Duane St
New York, NY 10007
Licensed for 19 years, Jeremy Saland is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brian Wagner

Brian Wagner
Brian Wagner
Wagner Law Associates, P.C.
25 Broadway 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Licensed for 10 years, Brian Wagner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Victor Knapp

Victor Knapp
Victor Knapp
Law Offices of Victor Knapp
125-10 Queens Blvd, #323
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Licensed for 39 years, Victor Knapp is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Cardozo Law School... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Victor Knapp
Member

Marc Kokosa

Marc Kokosa
Marc Kokosa
Kokosa Law Firm
40 British American Blvd 2nd Floor
Latham, NY 12110
Licensed for 11 years, Marc Kokosa is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Albany Law School... read more >

Arthur L Pressman

Arthur L Pressman
Arthur L Pressman
Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law
403 Main St #600
Buffalo, NY 14203
Licensed for 38 years, Arthur L Pressman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Glenn Kurtzrock

Glenn Kurtzrock
Glenn Kurtzrock
Glenn Ross Kurtzrock
150 Motor Prkway Suite 401
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Licensed for 21 years, Glenn Kurtzrock is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Henry E. Thomas

Henry E. Thomas
Henry E. Thomas
Danielle M. Papa
41 Front Street, 2nd Fl
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Henry E. Thomas is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Centeno

David Centeno
David Centeno
22 Cortlandt Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Licensed for 14 years, David Centeno is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua Lewis Dratel

Joshua Lewis Dratel
Joshua Lewis Dratel
Law Offices of Joshua L. Dratel, P.C.
2 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Licensed for 38 years, Joshua Lewis Dratel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Joshua Lewis Dratel
Life Member

Joe Carmen Patituce

Joe Carmen Patituce
Joe Carmen Patituce
Patituce & Associates, LLC
90 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Licensed for 6 years, Joe Carmen Patituce is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Christopher K Rodeman

Christopher K Rodeman
Christopher K Rodeman
Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law
1081 Long Pond Rd Suite #200
Rochester, NY 14626
Christopher K Rodeman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Todd Spodek

Todd Spodek
Todd Spodek
Spodek Law Group, P.C.
100 Church Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Licensed for 13 years, Todd Spodek is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Hal Medows

James Hal Medows
James Hal Medows
Law Office of James Medows
306 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Licensed for 14 years, James Hal Medows is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Howard University School of Law... read more >

Nick Hentoff

Nick Hentoff
Nick Hentoff
Call for Free Consultation
Aggressive Representation in New York, NY 10011
Nick Hentoff is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer... read more >
nlc-lt
nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Nick Hentoff
Lifetime Member

Thomas Francis Liotti

Thomas Francis Liotti
Thomas Francis Liotti
Law Offices of Thomas J. Popovich, P.C.
600 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Licensed for 43 years, Thomas Francis Liotti is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
abcl
abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Thomas Francis Liotti
Fellow

Kerry Bretz

Kerry Bretz
Kerry Bretz
Bretz & Coven, LLP
305 Broadway Suite 100
New York, NY 10007
Licensed for 28 years, Kerry Bretz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samuel Militello

Samuel Militello
Samuel Militello
Samuel B. Militello, Attorney at Law
26 Court St. Suite 810
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Licensed for 35 years, Samuel Militello is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended National College for Criminal Defense... read more >
nlc
nlc
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Samuel Militello
Member

David Marc Eisen

David Marc Eisen
David Marc Eisen
270 W End Ave #4E
New York, NY 10023
Licensed for 43 years, David Marc Eisen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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tbls
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
David Marc Eisen
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Richard A. Portale

Richard A. Portale
Richard A. Portale
Richard A Portale
11 Martine Ave 8th Floor
White Plains, NY 10606
Licensed for 21 years, Richard A. Portale is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

Adam M. Thompson

Adam M. Thompson
Adam M. Thompson
Law Offices of Adam M. Thompson, P.C.
111 John Street Suite 2403
New York, NY 10038
Licensed for 29 years, Adam M. Thompson is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Templ... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Adam M. Thompson
Member

Barry Charles Scheck

Barry Charles Scheck
Barry Charles Scheck
Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin, LLP
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Licensed for 45 years, Barry Charles Scheck is a Criminal Defense and Police Misconduct lawyer... read more >
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nacdl-lm
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Barry Charles Scheck
Life Member,
Past President (2004-2005)

Donald Mark Thompson

Donald Mark Thompson
Donald Mark Thompson
Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin, LLP
16 West Main Street Suite 243
Rochester, NY 14614
Licensed for 33 years, Donald Mark Thompson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

NYSACDL is dedicated to creating a strong, well-trained defense bar to protect the rights of the accused while providing support and education to criminal defense lawyers.



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