New York City Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defense Against Criminal Charges
If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney from Musa-Obregon & Associates. The legal team has
over 50 years of combined experience and is an accomplished defense law group that provides high quality legal services with a talented staff that can help in several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Haitian Creole and several Nigerian languages. Each criminal case is given the full attention and focus of the legal team. It is important to remember that early involvement in the case can be productive with regard to engaging in negotiations to get charges reduced or dismissed. So do not hesitate to get them involved as soon as possible.
Key Areas of Practice
Dealing with the criminal process is not a simple process; for someone who has never had to deal with the law before it can be a daunting and even an overwhelming situation. You may not know where to turn and could have doubts as to who will be there to help you get the answers that you deserve. At their firm, they recognize this and are dedicated to providing the legal assistance that they truly deserve. On this website, you will find informative pages dedicated exclusively to the different cases that they are able to assist with. Please read below for some of the different areas of the law in which they can help:
You've been convicted and now you don't know where to turn. In some cases, a conviction is inevitable and unavoidable. Perhaps the jury was less than ideal, perhaps evidence got admitted that should have been dismissed. Perhaps your first lawyer just wasn't up to the job. Regardless of what happened, you should have a second chance. Filing for an appeal is complex, but not impossible and could help you to fight for a more desirable outcome than the first case.
Dealing with an outstanding warrant is not an easy situation and is not something that should be handled alone. If you find that a warrant, such as a bench warrant, has been released in your name, it is highly encouraged that you do not hesitate to consult with an experienced lawyer that you can trust. They know the process involving warrants and will be able to help you fight to defend yourself.
A main focus of many law enforcement officers is punishing those who drive while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. Regardless of whether you have a multiple DUI on your record, this is your first offense or even if you have been charged with a
felony DUI, you can be confident knowing that this legal team will be there every step of the way to help you protect your rights.
Criminal offenses involving controlled substances, from possession to
manufacturing are taken extremely seriously by the law. If you have been criminally charged or if you have reason to believe that you are under investigation, it is highly encouraged that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of a knowledgeable attorney that you can rely upon.
One of the worst parts about receiving a criminal conviction is not the short-term criminal penalties, but rather, the permanent blemish on your criminal record. Having a public record that shows your conviction can cause not only problems in your personal relationships, but in your career as well. An expungement is not an option for everyone but it could be the answer that you need to find a clean slate once more.
With the advent of technology into the lives of the average citizen, it is no surprise that crimes have also found their place on the internet. If you have been criminally charged, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney that you can trust to help deal with the technological aspect of these crimes.
Typically, crimes are tried on the state level. However, there are some instances where it is determined that the crime is of great enough magnitude that the federal government needs to get involved. These are complex, trying and deserve an attorney who is willing to rise to the occasion.
In many criminal cases, one of the most common penalties to be slapped upon a criminal will be that of probation. While this is often given in lieu of incarceration, it does not mean that incarceration is out of the question. Should you be accused of violating the terms of your probation, you could be slapped with additional penalties - including a jail or prison sentence.
Offenses involving sex are heavily stigmatized; it is therefore no surprise to learn that crimes such as rape, having
sex with a minor and
sexual abuse carry some of the harshest penalties allowed. It is also important to realize that these are crimes that could require the defendant to officially register as a sex offender - meaning that they will have to live with the existence of this on their criminal record for the rest of their life.
The juvenile court system works completely differently than the system for their adult counterparts. For this reason, it is important that you have a lawyer on your side that will be able to navigate through the steps and be able to effectively defend your child's best interests. At Musa-Obregon, the associates know how daunting it can be to deal with something of this nature and are prepared to do everything that they can to get the charges dismissed, the penalties reduced or rehabilitation instead of punishment.
The taking of property that does not belong to you is generally categorized under the umbrella term of "theft." While there is no one individual crime that theft entails, it is important to realize that if you have been charged with anything involving this type of crime, your entire future will be at stake.
Criminal offenses that incorporate the element of violence are nothing to take lightly. No matter whether this involves assault,
domestic violence or homicide (such as murder or manslaughter), the penalties associated with these types of crimes will have serious repercussions and serious life-long effects. The associates at this firm know what you are facing and are fully dedicated to ensuring that all of your legal rights are fully protected.
White Collar Crimes
Not every crime needs to include violence for it to be a serious offense. Some crimes, such as conspiracy and
fraud, do not include violence at all, but rather are associated with finance, business and professional settings. These are typically classified as white collar crimes and are a prime target of the federal government.
Have you been arrested in NYC? Their firm could help!
The firm provides high quality, aggressive defense against all types of charges. If you have been accused of any offense in the state, the penalties can be very extensive, including jail or prison time, expensive fines, license suspension and other serious penalties. If you need quality legal representation, they have the experience and ability to seek out the best options to defend against the case and will do all that they can to pursue a favorable outcome in your case. The lead attorney from the firm, Attorney Michael Musa-Obregon, is a former New York City prosecutor, giving him deep insight into every aspect of the criminal justice system and how best to navigate for you in the defense of your case.