“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law . . .” Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
“In any trial in any court whatever the party accused shall be allowed to appear and defend in person and with counsel as in civil actions and shall be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation and be confronted with the witnesses against him or her. No person shall be subject to be twice put in jeopardy for the same offense; nor shall he or she be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself or herself . . .” Article One, Section Six of the New York State Constitution
If you are charged with a crime, you are fighting the state to maintain your freedom. Mike understands that when someone is facing criminal charges, it can be quite stressful. He will vigorously fight to ensure that your Constitutional Rights are protected.
Being convicted of a crime has devastating lifetime ramifications. In addition to the possibly of losing your freedom, things that you currently take for granted, such as voting, travelling outside the United States, the ability to earn a living, may all be adversely impacted by a criminal conviction. You may have a defense available or mitigation factors that might persuade a prosecutor to consider a reduction, diversion program, or other options to spare you the embarrassment and consequences of a serious conviction.
Do not go up against the vast resources of the state alone or with an inexperienced attorney. Mike is not hesitant to stand-up to prosecutors when it comes to defending his clients. Mike will identify the facts, interview potential witnesses, gather evidence, to mount a comprehensive and aggressive defense, with the objective of achieving the best possible outcome.
Chose an attorney with experience and a proven track record. Your future freedom is at risk. If you are under investigation or have been arrested and charged with a crime, exercise your right to remain silent and contact Mike.