An Aggressive, Determined Defense Against Any Criminal Charge
Whether you have been charged with a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony in State or Federal Court, a criminal charge has the capacity to throw your entire life into chaos. Your situation may seem overwhelming and impossible to overcome. That is when you need advice you can trust and a lawyer who hates to lose.
We believe that justice can only be obtained when the rights of the individual are fiercely protected. We offer strategic advice and an unwavering commitment toward your best interests in every case. We handle State and Federal criminal defense cases in New York City and Long Island.
Your Future Depends On What You Do Today
We look hard at the facts of every case. This is typically done through a thorough investigation of the facts. We aim to understand the motivations of the people involved and the context of events. This helps us craft a strategy in plea negotiations and build defense arguments for use in front of a jury.
We Have The Specialized Training To Make The Difference
Based on experience and special training, our attorneys are also able to assess whether a client may benefit from the many treatment alternatives available to those accused of drug and alcohol offenses. Many of our attorneys have undergone clinical alcohol/substance abuse training to help identify clients that may be eligible to participate in various treatment courts throughout New York City and Long Island.
Our attorneys are well trained and experienced in many handling crime lab scientific testimony including breath test analysis, blood analysis, fingerprints, DNA typing, drug and narcotic testing and weapon operations. We often work with forensic accountants, mental health professionals, polygraph technicians, and many other professionals to help our clients fight their cases. These scientific concentrations are important to master as they are all susceptible to error and are often the prosecutor’s most prized evidence. In many cases, we have been able to use science to establish actual innocence and help exonerate those accused of crimes.
Our attorneys have experience defending clients in numerous situations, including:
- Theft, burglary and robbery
- Violent crimes
- Possession/sale of drugs or drug paraphernalia (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, pain killers, ecstasy)
- Intent to distribute drugs (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, pain killers, ecstasy)
- White collar crimes including fraud
- Election Law violations
- Federal Labor law violations
- Child pornography
- Criminal investigations
- Grand jury hearings
- Charges that may affect immigration status
Before our clients make a decision in a case, we make certain that they have all the information necessary to make an intelligent, informed choice about the future.
We also have experience defending and guiding victims through Title 9 Claims that take place at schools, usually college campuses.
Title 9 Litigation – College Campus Sexual Assault Claims
What is Title IX? Title IX was originally intended to protect people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that received Federal financial assistance. Title IX has since been extended to include claims of sexual harassment and sexual violence (including rape) as such conduct is “so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit. ” Davis v. Monroe County Bd. of Educ., 526 U.S. 633 (1999). Colleges and universities across the country now aggressively pursue Title IX charges against students and the stakes are often very high. For example, charges of sexual assault could result in, amongst other things, expulsion from school. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented students accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault in various campus disciplinary proceedings.
Records Sealing For Certain Misdemeanors and Felonies
If you have had to deal with a criminal case in the past and would like to get your criminal records sealed, contact an attorney at RKWC immediately. Recently, New York State has passed laws including, CPL 160.58 and CPL 160.59, which allow for the sealing of certain criminal convictions under certain circumstances. No matter where your case was prosecuted, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau or Suffolk, you can have your criminal records sealed. For more information, please read the article CPA Journal Record Sealing. Even if you are not eligible for sealing, you may benefit from other laws, such as a Certificate from Relief from Civil Disabilities or a Certificate of Good Conduct, which remove many of the barriers of a criminal conviction. These barriers including the ability to seek and obtain many professional licenses, purchase and own firearms, and avoid discrimination in the employment process. Call today for a free consultation.
Get A Partner In Your Defense Today
Contact our Long Island (631-265-7200) office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. Early representation during a criminal investigation or following a charge is often critical to success. We can also be reached online . The initial consultation is free.