New York City Criminal Defense FAQ
Protect Your Future with an Experienced, Caring Criminal Defense Lawyer
Whether you've been arrested for burglary, domestic violence, or money laundering, the threat of a criminal charge appearing on your record is scary. Many people have never had any run-ins with the law and don't know what to expect or where to turn. At The Law Offices of Goldman & Associates, we've been helping individuals just like you for over 30 years.
In such a crucial time, you need a defense team you can trust. Our firm is dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and recovering the best possible outcome for their cases.
If you have questions beyond the ones listed below, our criminal defense lawyers would be happy to speak with you! Schedule your free consultation.
What crimes are charged as felonies?
The state of New York has a wide range of crimes that may be considered felonies, including first-degree murder, terrorism, sexual assault, first-degree drug possession, and forgery. The court will consider the circumstances surrounding the crime before assigning a classification.
Do I have to talk to the police after being arrested?
No. Not only do you have a constitutional right to remain silent, regardless of what the police officer is asking you, but it is always in your best interest to speak to an experienced lawyer before talking to law enforcement.
Should I hire a lawyer if I think I'm guilty?
This is one of the most asked questions we receive and the answer is always yes. A skilled lawyer can review your case and is often able have your charges reduced, or thrown out altogether. Even if the evidence against you is strong, our team can often negotiate a plea to a lesser charge or a more favorable sentence.
Is it in my best interest to accept the offer of a plea bargain?
All plea bargains are different and depending on your unique situation, it may not be wise to accept. An attorney will provide the counsel you need to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.
What kind of questions should I ask my potential defense team?
The right lawyer can make all the difference in the successful outcome of your case. Asking questions about their experience, their past case record, and their defense tactics will all give you a better idea about what they can offer you.
How can your firm help me?
Our firm treats each case with the utmost respect and attentiveness. From the moment you contact our team, we will begin reviewing the details of your case and prepare an aggressive defense on your behalf. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.
Don't go another day without trusted legal counsel! Contact our criminal defense team today.