NYC CRIMINAL LAWYER

Defending Those Accused of Crimes in New York State

If you are facing criminal charges, criminal investigation, or believe law enforcement is looking to speak to you, you need an NYC criminal attorney immediately. Our New York criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge and experience to represent you in court and will work with you to achieve the most successful case result possible. The vast majority of people who find themselves being pursued by law enforcement have no idea of their rights.

We know how intimidating the legal system can be and we want to make sure you are treated with respect and that your rights are protected. No matter what your issue, which agency is conducting the investigation, or how serious the allegations are, you can be confident that Cohen Forman Barone, LLP has seen it before and can get you through it now.

When you face legal concerns in New York City and elsewhere, having the help of an experienced attorney on your side is crucial to obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. With over 75 years of combined legal experience and understanding, the team at Cohen Forman Barone has the in-depth knowledge and insights needed to help you fight for your future. If you have been arrested for a crime or detained for some other reason, now is the time to obtain the services of New York City attorneys you can trust.

Criminal charges can be overwhelming and you may not know where to start. Schedule your case consultation with our NYC criminal attorneys to see how we can help fight your charges. Call us at 212-577-9314.

Accused of Violating Probation in New York

One of the many situations that call for the skills of an NYC criminal defense lawyer following a conviction is a violation of probation. There are often many requirements placed upon individuals who are on probation, and it is important to always meet these requirements. However, we all make mistakes, unexpected circumstances do arise, and sometimes these demands get violated.

Common probation violations include:

  • Missed meetings with a probation officer
  • Missed court dates
  • Failure to pay fines or restitution
  • Failure to attend counseling
  • Failing a drug test

Failure to keep one or more of these requirements could result in fines, incarceration, or extended probation. To make matters worse, if someone commits a crime while they are on probation, then they are facing both a new criminal charge as well as a probation violation. If this happens to you, you need the help of a knowledgeable New York criminal attorney who is committed to fighting for you.

New York Penalties for Criminal Convictions

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may face immigration consequences as well as fines, jail time, probation, and probationary terms if you are convicted of a crime in New York. In addition, a criminal conviction can lead to loss of employment for certain job types, the loss of voting privileges, and a lifelong stigma of being a convicted felon.

You may be facing the following penalties depending on the classification of the misdemeanor or felony:

  • Class A Misdemeanor - Maximum 1 year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Class B Misdemeanor - Maximum 90 days in jail and up to $500 in fines.
  • Unclassified Misdemeanor - Between 16 days and 1 year in jail
  • Class A Felony - 20-25 years to life in prison
  • Class B Violent Felony - 5 - 25 years in prison
  • Class B Non-Violent Felony - 1 to 3 years, up to 25 years in prison
  • Class C Violent Felony - 3.5 years or up to 15 years in prison
  • Class C Non-Violent Felony - 1 to 2 years, up to 15 years probation
  • Class D Violent Felony - 2 to 7 years in prison
  • Class D Non-Violent Felony - 1.5 to 4 years probation
  • Class E Felony - Up to 4 years probation

Understand Your Rights in New York

Did you know the police are allowed to lie to you? Did you know that if you are driving and are stopped by the police they cannot search your vehicle? Did you know that if law enforcement tries to speak with you, you have the absolute right to refuse to speak with them? Having the strength, knowledge, and courage to stand up to law enforcement comes from protecting over ten thousand clients accused of criminal acts.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in New York City, NY

The moment you meet our NYC criminal lawyers, you will understand why we are so successful in protecting our clients from the awesome powers of law enforcement. Our New York criminal defense attorneys will take the time to understand you and your case. We are client-driven and dedicated to serving each client’s particular needs.

Our New York City criminal defense lawyers have over 35 years of experience as criminal law practitioners. We are unwavering in our belief that every client deserves exceptional representation and we have been fulfilling that goal for decades. Everyone comes to the legal process with different questions. We are here to take the time to answer any concern you may have. Our clients are our business.

Take the first step to defend your future and reputation by scheduling a case review with one of our New York criminal attorneys.

Our Criminal Law Blog Articles

Local Resources

Meet the Criminal Defense Team Highly Educated & Experienced Trial Lawyers

The team you need on your side

HELPING CLIENTS OBTAIN BETTER OUTCOMES
  • Reasonable & Customized Pricing For Each Client
  • Convenient Locations in Manhattan & Long Island
  • Attentive to Our Clients' Needs
  • Over 75 Years of Combined Experience
All Charges Dismissed Criminal Defense
As a direct result of CFB’s investigation, partner David J Cohen was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss all criminal charges. Client was able to avoid a criminal conviction, avoid any jail time, and avoided any probation violation. All criminal charges were dismissed.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
  • No Criminal Charges Filed Criminal Defense
  • Dismissed Criminal Defense
  • “If it wasn’t for them my life would have forever been turned upside down.” - H.B.
  • “They made me feel like we were a team dedicated to getting me out of a difficult situation.” - M.M.

CONTACT US

CALL 212-577-9314 OR FILL OUT
THE FORM TO GET STARTED 

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
Cohen Forman Barone, LLP Cohen Forman Barone, LLP
  • New York City Office 950 Third Avenue, Eleventh Floor New York, NY 10022 212-577-9314
  • Long Island Office 228 East Main Street Patchouge, NY 11772 631-593-5355