Charged With A Crime? Our New York Firm Is Here To Fight For You.
Our attorneys at Powers Law, P.C., have the experience and knowledge to handle all criminal matters. Remember, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Don’t let anyone take that right away from you. Any person can be charged with a crime. The next step is up to you.
It is important to get a lawyer immediately. Any conversation with the police and any court appearance carries the risk that you will waive valuable rights that a lawyer would protect. The sooner you have a lawyer on your side, the better your chances of getting the most favorable result possible.
What To Do After An Arrest
Many people assume that they can talk their way out of criminal trouble. This is a huge mistake! Remember that if you are under investigation or have been arrested, police and prosecutors already assume you are guilty. They are now looking for ways to confirm and prove those assumptions. Usually, when defendants try to “clear things up” by themselves, they are only aiding in their own conviction.
Police often have to read arrestees their “Miranda rights,” which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. It is critical to exercise both of these rights. Other than providing basic information about your identity, you can and should respectfully refuse to answer any questions until you have an attorney present. Then, contact our firm. Attorney John T. Powers will utilize his 25 years of legal experience to ensure you are being treated fairly and prevent you from accidentally jeopardizing your own case.
Defending Clients Against All Types Of Criminal Charges
We handle every type of criminal case, including matters related to:
Domestic violence offenses: These may include harassment and aggravated harassment, violation of a protective order, alleged assault and battery, and other crimes occurring within the home or family. We will help you protect both your freedom and your reputation.
Drug offenses: Common charges include possession of a controlled substance, prescription fraud, drug sales and conspiracy to sell, and trafficking. Regardless of the circumstances and types of drug charges, we are here to provide skilled, trial-tested defense representation.
White collar crimes: Charges related to fraud/forgery, RICO, money laundering and embezzlement are becoming more common. White collar and financial crimes cases tend to be very complex, which is why it is important to work with an experienced attorney like Mr. Powers.
Theft offenses: Specific crimes can range from shoplifting and petty theft to grand larceny. If you were charged with a theft or larceny offense, it is important to address these accusations quickly and decisively.
Street crimes: These include charges related to robbery, burglary, trespassing, criminal mischief, weapons possession. We will examine the details to determine what evidence the state has against you and whether your rights were violated during the arrest or ensuing investigation.
Driving-related crimes and violations: Drunk driving is among the most common but serious charges a person can face. Our firm provides highly knowledgeable defense against DWI, DWAI and similar charges. We can also help you keep a clean driving record by contesting traffic violations.
Sex offenses: Your freedom, your future and your reputation are at stake when accused of a sex crime. Specific charges include rape/sexual assault, public lewdness, possession of child pornography and more. Many people will assume the worst about you based on the charges alone. We are in your corner and will fight to ensure you receive fair treatment under the law.
In addition to the areas mentioned above, we can defend you if you’ve been accused of violating the terms of your probation or parole. It is surprisingly easy to be accused of a violation, but the consequences can be severe. Let us help you find the best available resolution in your case.
Experienced Defense In State Or Federal Court
Many firms only represent clients facing state charges, while some firms exclusively handle federal cases. We take both, and we are highly knowledgeable about state and federal criminal laws and related court procedures.
In federal cases, the stakes are especially high and the opponent is especially powerful. Therefore, you need a lawyer who can level the playing field. Attorney Powers has defended many clients charged in the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York, and he is particularly experienced in federal white collar crimes defense.
Don’t Plead Guilty!
You may be tempted to plead guilty either because the evidence seems overwhelming or you just want to resolve the case and put it behind you. But by pleading guilty, you are ensuring that the consequences will follow you for years or even a lifetime. In addition to steep fines and jail time, a guilty plea means a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to get a job or get approved for housing, credit and student loans. Before you decide you are out of options, tell us your story and learn how we can help you.
Seek Help As Soon As Possible – Contact Our Office Today
If you find yourself entangled in the criminal justice system, contact Powers Law, P.C., to discuss your rights and options in a free initial consultation. From our office in West Islip, we serve clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as all of New York City. To get started, call us at 631-215-3442 or submit an online contact form.