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We Explore All Potential Solutions To Get You The Best Possible Outcome.

We Provide A Strong Defense

If you’ve been charged with a crime, you don’t need anyone to tell you how serious the situation is. With so much on the line such as your freedom, your money, your reputation, and your family, you need to mount a strong criminal defense. The stakes are simply too high to trust your case with anyone other than our team of experienced, tenacious and passionate attorneys.

At the Law Office of Andy Weinstein, Esq., our lawyers have extensive legal experience handling all types of criminal matters. Representing clients throughout New York’s five boroughs and New Jersey, we bring experience and perspective from both sides of the aisle based on Andy’s prior work as a prosecutor and presently as a criminal defense attorney.

What Can Our Team Help With?

If there is any way to have your charges dismissed or reduced, we will find it. We specialize in all State crimes, including:

  • White collar crimes, fraud, and larceny: We defend companies and individuals in white collar criminal cases, government regulatory proceedings, and enforcement actions by self-regulatory organizations. As a former prosecutor, Andy understands the government’s perspective and knows how to masterfully counsel clients charged with crimes as well as those who are targets or witnesses in government investigations.
  • DUI/DWI and vehicular crimes: In addition to first offense, multiple offense, and aggravated DUI/DWI charges in New York and New Jersey, we can also help you with the administrative process of protecting your driving privileges. This process is completely separate from the criminal defense process, so it is critical to manage both processes to ensure that your driving privileges are best protected.
  • Drugs, controlled substances, and controlled dangerous substances (CDS): We have seen almost every drug charge and we are ready to defend you. Whether you are charged with possession, distribution and sale, possession with intent to distribute or sell, possession of paraphernalia, drug trafficking, or possession without a prescription, we stand ready to assess and challenge the means by which the police recovered the narcotics as well as the legal sufficiency of the charges.
  • Sex offenses: Sex crime accusations are particularly sensitive. It is important to handle these cases with discretion and care as well as with skill. Our lawyers will fight to protect your freedom and protect your reputation. We handle cases involving rape, statutory rape, child pornography, sexual assault, and related charges.
  • Violent crimes and weapons offenses: Charges involving death or injuries can be devastating to your reputation, career, and freedom. Whether you are charged with murder, manslaughter, robbery, burglary, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, or other weapons offenses relating to a gun or firearm, our legal team ensures that your rights are protected and that your side of the story is heard in court.

We know how the government prosecutes these cases and we know how to fight them effectively. Our clients trust our experience, knowledge, and dedication.

It’s Natural To Have Questions

Every criminal charge is serious in its own way and you are right to feel a lot of stress and uncertainty. However stress is a punishment all on its own and you do not need to suffer for that long. You can and should get the answers you need to your questions to take back some semblance of control.

What should I say to police?

In short, nothing – we do the talking for you because anything you say to police or prosecutors can be used against you. Police and prosecutors are trained to take your words and use them against you, and we know the techniques and tricks they use. Regardless of the circumstances, your right to remain silent is the first line of defense.

Can my charges be dropped?

Although it is possible to have the charges against you dropped, you have little control over that process. Even in a crime where there is an “accuser” such as domestic assault or theft, a victim does not have the power to “revoke” their complaint. Only the prosecutor can do that.

What is an arraignment?

An arraignment is the first formal court appearance after an indictment is filed. At that appearance, a defendant will enter a plea of “Not Guilty,” be provided with a copy of the indictment that contains the charges, and the State will provide Discovery along with an offer and/or recommended sentence. Arraignments can be a formality, or it can be where a plea deal is announced and accepted by the judge.

What is an offer?

The State is obligated to tell both the Court and a Defendant what the State’s position is with respect to what charge the State would like a Defendant to plead guilty to as well as the proposed sentence. Sometimes the State will offer a Defendant the opportunity to plead guilty to a reduced or lesser crime, which is referred to as “plea bargaining.” It is extremely important to have an attorney that will work on your behalf to create the best possible options for you. The decision to plead guilty and if so, what charge to plead guilty to, is dependent on a lot of factors that should be discussed with your attorney.

Do I need an attorney?

Getting an attorney is the smart thing to do. Even if you want to take the plea deal, you want an attorney to fight for your best deal. It’s more vital to secure an experienced criminal law attorney if you wish to fight the charges. In any case, the knowledge and experience of an attorney is essential to your defense.

Get A Strong Criminal Defense Lawyer On Your Side

If you have been charged with any type of crime, or even if you have not been charged yet but have reason to believe you are under investigation, talk with our attorneys to prepare the best defense available. Call us at 973-852-3614 or email us.