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New York City Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
With Many Years’ Experience

New York criminal defense lawyers here to advise and protect. Call us anytime, we’re here to help.

The Kushner Law Group is a New York criminal defense law firm that protects the rights of all individuals or groups charged with crimes. If your under investigation or have been arrested, the most important thing you can do is find a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our NYC criminal lawyers are successful in protecting our client’s rights because we are vigorous advocates with years of experience. Call us to arrange a free consultation to discuss your case.

Why We Get Successful Results

The Kushner Law Group has had charges dropped and cases dismissed because we concentrate on criminal law / government investigations. Our firm has negotiated settlements and won trials for our clients in both State and Federal courts. Our experience is invaluable to you because the Kushner Law Group has spent many years cultivating a knowledge base of New York State and Federal prosecutorial procedures. We can help you because we thoroughly understand the varying distinct rules in each jurisdiction and court.

How Our New York Criminal Defense Strategies Can Help

Depending on the circumstances, New York criminal defense lawyers can do a variety of things to help protect you in New York State and Federal Courts. It’s important to remember that all criminal charges are different and that a criminal defense is heavily dependent on the unique circumstances of the individual case. Generally speaking, a criminal defense team may:

  1. Assert Affirmative Defenses: In some situations a defendant in New York may admit to committing a crime, however, he or she may have a justifiable reason or defense. For instance, a person may be accused of shooting someone, however, they did it in self-defense, thus the affirmative defense is one of self-defense. An experienced NYC criminal lawyer may be able to establish proof to defend the client in this matter.
  2. Raise Issues of Reasonable Doubt: In New York Courts a defendant cannot be convicted unless the prosecution proves their case beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant omitted the crime. An experienced NYC criminal attorney may be able to defend a defendant by demonstrating that there are problems or credibility issues with the prosecution’s case or prove that the defendants account of the incident is more credible. An experienced lawyer may be able to prove a defendant innocent by Introducing doubt in the minds of the jury.
  3. Introducing Constitutional Defenses: An experience NYC criminal defense lawyer may defend a defendant by raising constitutional objections. For instance, people have Fourth Amendment constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. If a defendant’s Fourth Amendment constitutional rights were violated in the course of an investigation or arrest, evidence gathered by the police may be excluded from the prosecution’s case by an experienced NYC criminal lawyer.  These are some of the subjects decided in pretrial hearings.
  4. Negotiating Plea Agreements: In some instances the defendant may be guilty of the charges. However, a lawyer with the right skills may be able to negotiate with the prosecution to plea to a lesser offense or serve less jail time or face less penalties. Remember that it is very important to find a qualified criminal attorney as soon as possible to learn what the defendant’s rights are.

If you have been arrested and want to learn more about the arrest process, click this link: https://kushlawgroup.com/arrest-information/

Why You Should Call US

Our New York criminal lawyers are highly effective defense strategist and talented negotiators who will defend you at any stage of a criminal matter from pre-indictment investigations through trial. The Kushner Law Group has the criminal defense experience needed in both the Federal Courts (Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York) and New York State Courts (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island) to protect you against prosecutorial overreach. As NYC criminal defense lawyers, we strive to defend the rights of all our clients because we believe in our foundational principles of equality and justice. This is why we work tirelessly for successful results our clients need.

New York Major Felony Offenses

A New York major felony offense demands serious attention. The Kushner Law Group will assist you with whatever NYC felony charges you are facing.

New York White Collar Crimes

Criminal convictions can have extraordinary effects on professionals and others with licensing concerns. The Kushner Law Group has experience handling all types of white collar crimes.

New York Drug Crimes

New York drug crime prosecutions in State and Federal Courts have particular challenging aspects that require highly competent attorneys.  We have protected our client's rights from prosecutorial charges stemming from  handling small marijuana possession cases to heroin conspiracy trials.

New York Appeals & Post-Conviction Relief

New York Appeals and post conviction relief are time-sensitive and labor-intensive. The Kushner Law Group handles a small number of appeals and post-conviction relief cases in order to properly dedicate time and resources to your needs.

Government Investigations

We provide extensive pre-arrest assistance to those who have become the target of many different federal or state agencies. The Kushner Law Group can assist you to avoid an arrest or place you in the best possible position to mitigate the effects that an arrest can have on you and your business due to government investigations.

General Criminal Defense

We are skilled in and can handle many other matters that affect your life. Small matters like desk appearance tickets or night arraignments are handled with the same skill, zeal, and professionalism as felony sentencing matters.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • The moment you are contacted by the police, you should quickly tell them that you will not meet with them without legal counsel present. Obtain a name and telephone number for the person who contacted you. Reach out to our office immediately so that we can assess the situation and help you proceed.
  • As soon a person is arrested, it is advisable to hire an attorney to represent their interests. Call our office at 718-504-1440 so that we can help you: (1) assert their right to not make any statements; (2) find which precinct they have been brought to; (3) determine what charges are being alleged against them; (4) attempt to expedite their processing time at the precinct; (5) communicate with the district attorney's office to determine what charges that will be formally charged against them (if any); (6) communicate with the Court to attempt to expedite the processing time until they are seen by a judge; (7) appear at the courthouse or central booking with them; and (8) represent them at the arraignment in order to make the best application to the court to have them released on recognizance or as low bail as possible.
  • This is an old question that routinely arrises when someone interacts with the court system. Some appointed lawyers are better trial attorneys than $1,000,000 attorneys that are routinely featured on television. Some private lawyers are worse trial attorneys than first-year law students. You need to be comfortable and confident with the person who represents you or your friend/family member. Hiring private lawyers provides you with a level of access that cannot happen with an appointed lawyer. You will have our cell phone numbers and can reach us any time of day or night. When a court appearance is scheduled, you will likely be our main focus as we have limited cases. Typically, this is not the case with an appointed lawyer. This type of access can have a tremendous effect on your outcome and it can also have a tremendous effect on your experience with the court system.
  • We differentiate ourselves by trying to understand your needs while applying it to your case and we are here to guide and help you understand the complex process of the criminal justice system. In addition, we defend you with our thorough knowledge of the varied intricacies of government investigations while we vigorously defend your constitutional rights.
  • We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. Under certain circumstances payment plans can be arranged.
  • Call our office at 718-504-1440. During a brief conversation we will assess the legal situation that you are facing. If it is a matter that we can handle, we will set up an initial consultation and meet with you in our office. All consultations are free of charge and there is no obligation to utilize our services.

A Message from Michael P. Kushner

“You and your family have protected rights. However, most people don’t know or fully understand what these rights are under our legal system. ‘The Group’ and I are here to help and guide you through whatever legal difficulties you are confronting.
With years of legal experiences in both Federal and New York State courts, we at the Kushner Law Group are here for you. Review the information on this website and use it as a guide to help you understand the general aspects of the legal system and the charges you or your family member is facing.
No amount of information found online can take the place of an experienced criminal defense attorney. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you through this complex event. Call us anytime, we can help.”

Michael P. Kushner, Esq.

Communication with Michael Kushner is what kept customer service very high. Our contact required late hours due to the nature of the circumstances. I was skeptical on the services in the beginning because I was thinking who would make time for clients during midnight hours and then make themselves available the following morning during early business hours. To my surprise my perception changed after seeing how Michael Kushner was available to answer questions and deliver vital information which brought peace of mind during the difficult situation. Today I give much respect to him and the security he provided in delivering great customer service. In would recommend to anyone that seeks quality service. I am truly greatful since receiving service from the Kushner Law Group that exceeded my expectation. Thank you.
Kevin N. (Hired Michael Kushner to represent his brother at arraignment)
Michael is very knowledgeable as well as stern, his dedication to my case protected: my good name and my assets all while keeping me informed and relaxed. I have recommended Blanch Law to Associates already and will continue to do so in the future.
Francis A. (Represented by Michael Kushner)

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