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Thank you Mr. Goldman. I honestly don’t know where I’d be now if it weren’t for you.

“One day in November 2018, I was arrested and charged with conspiracy to make illegal cigarette tax stamps. At my arraignment the judge set $200,000 bail and I was sent to jail. I thought my life was over. I’m a 62-year-old man who’s never been arrested before, and suddenly I found myself in jail with all these tough young guys. I honestly didn’t think I’d make it out alive. I hired Steven Goldman at Goldman & Associates. Three days later he got the bail reduced and I was able to pay it. I still wasn’t in the clear, though, because I had a serious felony hanging over my head. Over the next several months Mr. Goldman patiently explained to me what was going on with my case and what our best strategy for success was. He ultimately persuaded the DA to offer me a plea that didn’t involve any jail. Now that I knew they weren’t going to take me from my family and put me into some prison hellhole, I finally breathed a sigh of relief. Thank you Mr. Goldman. I honestly don’t know where I’d be now if it weren’t for you.”

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  • I would HIGHLY recommend him and his staff for any criminal case.

    “I was arrested for my 3rd DWI within 10 years, and hired Steven Goldman to represent me. The DA wanted no less than a year in jail. Steve spoke with the DA and the DA Supervisor on several occasions, and they wouldn’t budge. Over a years’ time, Steve was able to negotiate from 1 year at Rikers Island to a 3 month intermittent sentence which was 12 consecutive weekends from Saturday at 9 am to Sunday at 5 pm. A very small sacrifice for having my life during the week. Thanks to Steve’s negotiations and tenacity, I was able to keep my job of 19 years without anyone knowing my business. I have only 3 more weekends to go and I’m very thankful for all the hours, compassion and expertise that Steve has shown. I would HIGHLY recommend him and his staff for any criminal case.”

    N.D.

  • Thank you Mr. Goldman. I honestly don’t know where I’d be now if it weren’t for you.

    “One day in November 2018, I was arrested and charged with conspiracy to make illegal cigarette tax stamps. At my arraignment the judge set $200,000 bail and I was sent to jail. I thought my life was over. I’m a 62-year-old man who’s never been arrested before, and suddenly I found myself in jail with all these tough young guys. I honestly didn’t think I’d make it out alive. I hired Steven Goldman at Goldman & Associates. Three days later he got the bail reduced and I was able to pay it. I still wasn’t in the clear, though, because I had a serious felony hanging over my head. Over the next several months Mr. Goldman patiently explained to me what was going on with my case and what our best strategy for success was. He ultimately persuaded the DA to offer me a plea that didn’t involve any jail. Now that I knew they weren’t going to take me from my family and put me into some prison hellhole, I finally breathed a sigh of relief. Thank you Mr. Goldman. I honestly don’t know where I’d be now if it weren’t for you.”

    Former Client

  • Just by merely looking at the facts Steven was able to get a victory and secure my future.

    “Where do I start? I am a NYC police officer who was accused of of 18 domestic violence charges. I have served my country in the Marine Corps and Now in the Air Force Reserves. I had my son taken away and he was given an order of protection. My gun and shield also taken. No one believed me. I was told I was going to get fired that these are serious accusations. When you get hit with charges like that no one wants to be next to you or defend you. Steven listened and he believed me. He fought hard. He found the errors and the lies that the DA tried to cover up or disregarded in order to bolster his case. The DA kept offering plea deals, Steven told him no we are taking this to trial. The bronx jury also agreed that the story didn't make sense. NYC doesn't like cops neither does the Bronx DA. Two years of pain and suffering. Steven did not give up I was found not guilty of 18 domestic violence charges. I will probably be forced to retire but I do not have a felony. I am also getting visits with my son. Two years ago i was threatened with prison and being hit with countless orders of protection. Things are slowly returning to normal . I wouldn't be here typing this if it weren't for Steven Goldman. If they are lying, sneaky and malicious Steven Goldman is the man to expose them. Just by merely looking at the facts Steven was able to get a victory and secure my future.”

    Avvo Reviewer

  • Thanks to Mr. Goldman, I got my life back.

    “In May of 2014, I thought my life as I knew it was coming to an end. It was then that I was arrested and charged with sexually abusing and robbing a woman I had never even met. People asked why she would lie. I myself, didn't know why she would lie. I only knew that she was lying - that I was innocent of the charge. In the end, the case against me was dropped and the charges were sealed. Thanks to Mr. Goldman, I got my life back. The nightmare is behind me. I can't recommend him highly enough.”

    M.W.

  • Without question, he will fight tooth and nail to preserve your rights and future, he's the BEST criminal defense attorney in town.

    “I'm an active duty military member with 19 years in the Service. Just before the end of last year, I was arrested at JFK airport while trying to check a firearm and three empty magazines on my way back to Indiana. Even though I have a Gun Permit from out of state, not having one issued by NYC constitutes a criminal charge where I'm faced with a possible jail term of 3.5 to 7 years. In what seems like a blink of an eye that resulted from an honest mistake, I was facing a felony conviction, a bleak future in my Naval career and retirement benefits I worked so hard for are in jeopardy. Not to mention my uncertain / limited prospects in the civilian sector as a felon. I was desparate and beyond myself after my initial arraignment, considering I just spent well over 12 hours in jail. After a quick internet seach, I came across Steven H. Goldman. Just after the first meeting, my wife and I were immediately put at ease. Members of his legal support team (including David) are very professional and top-notch. His confident, calm and reassuring demeanor gave us the peace of mind we desperately needed. Steve and his team worked diligently with the DA on my behalf and gave me regular updates. In less than three weeks, his efforts yielded excellent results. The DA offered ACD (Adjudication in Contemplation of Dismissal) for my case. This typically involves a 6-month waiting period before the case is closed/sealed. When the time came for my Desk Appearance, the DA offered ACD where it will be closed/sealed after 1 DAY. I couldn't ask for a better result. Now, we're getting ready to put this nightmare behind us, I'll be able to complete my military service honorably, and live the rest of our lives in peace. If you find yourself or anybody you love in a desperate legal bind, STEVEN H. GOLDMAN is THAT LAWYER to have in your corner. Without question, he will fight tooth and nail to preserve your rights and future, he's the BEST criminal defense attorney in town. Hiring him as my legal counsel was the best decision I ever made during this ordeal and I will remain eternally grateful to him and his team. THANK YOU Steve Goldman!”

    D.P.

  • If it were not for Steven Goldman, I am sure I would have been in handcuffs by now.

    “Steven Goldman has saved me from a situation which could have been very dangerous to my career, and my life as a whole. I was going to be wrongly implicated in a rape case which would have messed up my whole life. I first contacted Steven on a Sunday night at around 11:00 PM, after I was contacted by an NYPD Detective. Steven was very prompt in his response even that late in the night. We set up an appointment immediately for the next day, Monday afternoon. I went to see him at his Columbus Circle office in Manhattan and explained everything as it happened. He listened to it very patiently, diligently noting down all the details. Then he spoke to both my accuser and the detective, and de-escalated the matter quickly. If it were not for Steven Goldman, I am sure I would have been in handcuffs by now.”

  • "He’s a lawyer who will put your mind at ease and who gets results."

    “I wasn’t planning to hire a criminal defense lawyer, but then I’m guessing most people don’t plan on it. Something unexpected happens in your life and suddenly you need a criminal defense lawyer. Anyway, that’s how it happened for me. I had a good job in the food service industry. One day my ex-girlfriend showed-up unexpectedly and started to fight with me. I defended myself. She called the police, and since I’m a man, I was the one that got arrested. Suddenly I found myself in jail. Worse, the DA was asking for 60 days jail! I needed a good lawyer – fast! I hired the Goldman & Associates. I explained to him that I’d lose my job if I had to do any jail time. After discussing everything, Mr. Goldman told me the best strategy to avoid going to jail. He also told me about all the experience he had dealing with cases like mine. Between his calming manner and years of experience, My Goldman immediately put my mind at ease. True to his word, I avoided doing any jail time. Because I didn’t have to do any jail time, I also avoided losing my job. I owe Mr. Goldman a LOT. He’s a lawyer who will put your mind at ease and who gets results. I highly recommend Goldman & Associates to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer and has too much on the line to settle for second best.”

    C.L.

  • He is a very prepared and honest lawyer and dedicated to his work. I really recommend him, every dollar i spend was worth it.

    “Very grateful to Mr. Steven Goldman. I was arrested for DWI. I was worried that if I was convicted of driving drunk and intoxicated that would leave a criminal record and lose my work permit (DACA) without being able to renew it. I decided to hire Mr. Goldman's services and asked him to help me reduce the DWI charge to driving while ability impaired. The day of the court Sr. Goldman gave me great news, he talked to the prosecutor and convinced him to only I accused me of a traffic violation. I have no criminal record thanks to him. He is a very prepared and honest lawyer and dedicated to his work. I really recommend him, every dollar i spend was worth it. THANKS MR. STEVEN GOLDMAN.”

    J.F.

  • Mr. Goldman FOUGHT for my son! I’m OVERJOYED over the outcome.

    “I walked into Mr. Steven Goldman’s office at the lowest point in my life. My son, had been arrested. I was everything BUT calm. After talking to Mr. Goldman and asking him the same questions over and over, Mr. Goldman remained very calm and patient. Although, Mr. Goldman didn’t make me any promises. Mr. Goldman told me, he would take the case and he assured me he will do his job… and that he DID! Mr. Goldman FOUGHT for my son! I’m OVERJOYED over the outcome. Mr. Goldman is a knowledgeable professional who is dedicated to his profession. Mr. Goldman has the BEST interest of his clients. Mr. Goldman’s unwavering dedication to providing a GREAT outcome was comforting as well as refreshing. Mr. Goldman’s presentations were AMAZING! Mr. Goldman went the extra mile to secure the best defense, with his extensive knowledge of the law. I and my family are forever GRATEFUL for Mr. Goldman. Mr. Steven Goldman is a GREAT Attorney! I highly recommend Mr. Goldman’s services!”

    C.D.

  • Even a lawyer needs a lawyer sometimes and my choice is Steven Goldman.

    “No matter what your job is or level of education, you sometimes are confronted with serious issues that require legal help. Steven Goldman was there when I needed legal representation in a criminal matter. Steve helped me understand the legal process and how I should expect the matter to proceed. His expert legal advice and work resulted in the charges against me being dropped. I strongly recommend Steven Goldman and will be referring friends, family and clients to him should the need arise.”

  • Hiring him as my legal counsel was the best decision I ever made during this ordeal .

    “I'm an active duty military member with 19 years in the Service. Just before the end of last year, I was arrested at JFK airport while trying to check-in a firearm and three empty magazines on my way back to Indiana. Even though I have a Gun Permit from out of state, not having one issued by NYC constitutes a criminal charge where I'm faced with a possible jail term of 3.5 to 7 years. In what seems like a blink of an eye, I was facing a felony conviction, a bleak future in my Naval career and retirement benefits I worked so hard for are in jeopardy. Not to mention my uncertain / limited prospects in the civilian sector as a felon. I was desparate and beyond myself after my initial arraignment, considering I just spent well over 12 hours in jail. After a quick internet seach, I came across Steven H. Goldman. Just after the first meeting, my wife and I were immediately put at ease. Members of his legal support team including David are very professional and top-notch. His confident, calm and reassuring demeanor gave us the peace of mind we desperately needed. Steve and his team worked diligently with the DA on my behalf and gave me regular updates. In less than three weeks, his efforts yielded excellent results. The DA offered ACD (Adjudication in Contemplation of Dismissal) for my case. This typically involves a 6-month waiting period before the case is closed/sealed. When the time came for my Desk Appearance, the DA offered ACD where it will be closed/sealed after 1 DAY. I couldn't ask for a better result. Now, we're getting ready to put this nightmare behind us, I'll be able to complete my military service honorably, and live the rest of our lives in peace. If you find yourself or anybody you love in a desperate legal bind, STEVEN H. GOLDMAN is THAT LAWYER to have in your corner. Without question, he will fight tooth and nail to preserve your rights and future, he's the BEST criminal DEFENSE attorney in town. Hiring him as my legal counsel was the best decision I ever made during this ordeal and I will remain eternally grateful to him and his team. THANK YOU Steve Goldman!!”

    D. P.

  • You should absolutely hire Mr. Goldman if you are in a bind.

    “I was convinced that I was going to go to jail or get a felony for selling drugs to an undercover cop. Mr. Goldman managed to negotiate it down to a misdemeanor. I don't know what I would have done without him. He was extraordinarily competent and professional but also really nice and relatable. I know he actually truly cared about helping me. He went out of his way to use every resource he had and made sure I didn't ruin my life over such a dumb decision. Basically, the way that I sold the controlled substances to the undercover was extremely sketchy and most people told me that there was no way around a felony. Mr. Goldman was very honest with me throughout the process. In order to avoid jail time or a felony, I thought I might have to enter an intensive year-long drug rehab program. I cried every day thinking about that reality. It would have required many hours a day, every day, in rehab for a year with addicts when I'm not one at all. I didn't know how I would have time for work, how to tell my loved ones, how taxing it would be for my soul. Mr. Goldman managed to work out a deal with the DA by working some magic only a grade A lawyer could achieve. I ended up just getting a misdemeanor and having to do community service. I owe him everything and am enormously grateful. You should absolutely hire Mr. Goldman if you are in a bind. I really think that if I had hired another lawyer, I wouldn't have been so lucky. He knows what he is doing and is an exceptional lawyer!”

    A.C.

  • My Attorney is Family

    “I remember when I met attorney Steven Goldman in the Bronx. I was just leaving the criminal courthouse just steps from his office. I had just had a hearing on my false arrest case and as I walked down the street I prayed to God for direction, guidance, and help. I looked up and saw Mr. Goldman's' sign above his building which stated he handles false arrest cases. I thanked God and walked right in the office. I was scared, nervous, and confused until I met Mr. Goldman and my fears were calmed. He was personable, transparent, tactful, and helpful. Our case went thru a multitude of changes that I would never imagine because I had never been gone through the judicial system, but Mr. Goldman was on top of it all the way. He always informed me of every change, motion, document and research done. He and his team worked diligently and tirelessly on my case. In fact, when the judge wrongly dismissed my case, Mr. Goldman appealed the dismissal to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and won! Over the past nearly 4 years I have learned a great deal about the drive, tenacity and strength of Mr. Goldman, both as an attorney and as a human being. He is a believer in truth and justice and he truly fights for his clients. I have come to know Mr. Goldman's sincere heart and humility. He gives himself completely to his client's cases, sacrificing his family, his finances, his time and even his sleep. I love Steven Goldman and I am truly grateful to God for leading me to his office. He is a part of my history and my family. I pray for his success so he help other people the way he was able to help me.”

  • Mr. Goldman immediately put my mind at ease!

    “I wasn’t planning to hire a criminal defense lawyer, but then I’m guessing most people don’t plan on it. Something unexpected happens in your life and suddenly you need a criminal defense lawyer. Anyway, that’s how it happened for me. I had a good job in the food service industry. One day my ex-girlfriend showed-up unexpectedly and started to fight with me. I defended myself. She called the police, and since I’m a man, I was the one that got arrested. Suddenly I found myself in jail. Worse, the DA was asking for 60 days jail! I needed a good lawyer – fast! I hired Goldman & Associates. I explained to him that I’d lose my job if I had to do any jail time. After discussing everything, Mr. Goldman told me the best strategy to avoid going to jail. He also told me about all the experience he had dealing with cases like mine. Between his calming manner and years of experience, My Goldman immediately put my mind at ease. True to his word, I avoided doing any jail time. Because I didn’t have to do any jail time, I also avoided losing my job. I owe Mr. Goldman a LOT. He’s a lawyer who will put your mind at ease and who gets results. I highly recommend Goldman & Associates to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer and has too much on the line to settle for second best.”

    C.L.

  • Mr. Steven Goldman is an extremely competent attorney.

    “Mr. Steven Goldman is an extremely competent attorney who helped by young adult daughter with her felony charge. He worked effectively with the DA's and my daughter. She did community service and was able to have her charge reduced to a misdemeanor. This reduction has major positive consequences for her life. Mr. Goldman's interpersonal savvy combined with his legal expertise enabled this positive outcome. I am so grateful to him and would recommend him, without reservation to anybody needing legal assistance.”

    L.N.

  • It took a while, but he got the case totally dismissed.

    “I’m one of the best bike messengers in all of New York City. I know how to ride through traffic and around pedestrians like nobody’s business. If you want to get some important document from point A to point B in world record time, I’m your man. One day when I was working last September I stopped to get some water near Central Park South. Bike messenger drink a LOT of water. While standing next to my bike drinking, some crazy homeless guy came up to me and started to beat me with a big stick for no reason. I’m like, What the hell? I backed away but he kept coming. The guy who sold me the water was nearby with his cart. I ran to the other side of the cart so the crazy guy with the stick couldn’t get to me. He kept coming at me anyway, though, swinging the stick and trying to hit me. I grabbed a knife that was on top of the cart and held it up, telling the crazy guy to keep away from me, but he kept coming anyway. Next thing I know the crazy guy was stabbed and everyone was screaming. I hired Steven Goldman because people told me he was as good at lawyering as I am at being a bike messenger. The DA charged me with felony assault, which honestly scared the crap out of me. Mr. Goldman kept me calm though. He said I had a good self-defense case and he would explain that to the DA and the judge. I admit I had my doubts. It took a while, but he got the case totally dismissed. Today this nightmare is behind me and I’m doing my thing on my bike again. Thank you Mr. Goldman, you really are the best!”

    W.L.

  • He got the case dismissed and I walked away as if nothing had happened.

    “I am a foreign national that visits New York about 5-8 times per year to see my wife. I do not possess a NYC driver’s license and I got ticketed for two offenses which I promptly paid. When I visited NYC recently I was pulled over by the cops for using my cell phone. Upon checking my documents and my foreign drivers license the officers returned and told me my license was suspended due to none payment of assessment fees. To my surprise and horror I was handcuffed and taken to the precinct where I was held and fingerprinted for nearly six hours. I was charged with operating a vehicle without a license which was a misdemeanor and release with a DAT to appear in criminal court. I was scared and did not want to take any chances so I started searching for a criminal attorney with the required experience. After a few consultations I came across Mr. Goldman after reading some reviews. I made contact via email and I got a prompt response. After one phone conversation I told my wife that I was not worried anymore as Mr. Goldman was thorough with his explanation of my case and he said don't worry too much we can handle this. I met Mr. Goldman in person and we spoke and I hired him to represent me. The week of the court date I was informed that Mr. Goldman would not be available so he would send me someone to stand in for him, I must say I was a bit disappointed but the representative was equally professional as Mr. Goldman and he made me feel at ease. The DA offered me a reduced charge and I felt good but was informed by the attorney he had to speak to Mr. Goldman before he could accept so the matter was put off for a later date. When I spoke to Mr. Goldman he explained to me that due to my immigration status and traveling back and forth he was not ready to accept that lesser charge so I should give him some time to speak further with the DA. He kept me informed even though it was not good news. On the morning of the hearing we spoke and he said he would be late because he still wanted to speak to DAs office more. When Mr. Goldman arrived he said good news. He got the case dismissed and I walked away as if nothing had happened. I thank Mr. Goldman for going above and beyond on this case. He was more concerned about the repercussions I could face further on. This for me is exceptional and shows a firm that cares about the client fully. Thank you sir and may God continue to bless you as you do the best you can. I recommend Goldman & Associates a 110%.”

    C.H.