Brooklyn Misdemeanor Crimes Defense Lawyer

In the State of New York, the legislature has classified misdemeanor offenses into two distinct levels. The first is the A misdemeanor which is the more severe of the two. It is punishable with a maximum of 12 months of incarceration. There are alternatives to incarceration, such as a three-year probation condition, a quantity of restitution, community service, a predetermined program, etc. The second classification is a B misdemeanor which is punishable by up to six months of jail.

Examples of A Misdemeanors:

  • Assaults in the Third Degree
  • Menacing in the Second Degree
  • Stalking in the Third Degree
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree
  • Petit Larceny
  • Forgery in the Third Degree
  • Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree

Examples of B Misdemeanors:

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The Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie has handled over thousands of misdemeanor cases in Suffolk County, Bronx County, Kings County, Richmond County, New York County and Queens County. In fact, 70 percent of all arrests in New York either start out as a Misdemeanor or end as such. Only about 10 percent crawl themselves to a jury trial. My firm has a 90 percent acquittal rate over the last 13 years. To continue having such a high winning ratio a law firm must build the defense from the beginning and not wait until the eleventh hour.

Any successful trial attorney understands that victory must be sought out from the introduction of the arrest. Each stage of the criminal justice system has opportunity for the eagle-eyed lawyer. The truth is, if the lawyer does not have a clear road map outlining the possible defenses and the vulnerability of the prosecution's case at each stage then the defense is leaving it up to chance. Fancy words, a nice suit and handshakes will not be enough at the end of the day. Investigation, trial experience and relentless preparation will.

Local Court Locations

Our law firm is prepared to work in all local New York City courtrooms, including:

  • BRONX CRIMINAL COURT: 215 east 161th Street, between Sherman & Sheridan Ave.
  • BROOKLYN CRIMINAL COURT: 120 Schermerhorn Street, near Smith Street
  • NEW YORK COUNTY: 100 Centre Street, one block from Worth Street
  • RICHMOND CRIMINAL COURT: 67 Targee Street, between Frean & Purroy Street
  • QUEENS COUNTY: 125-01 Queens Blvd., near Hoover & 82nd Ave.
  • NASSAU CRIMINAL: 99 Main Street, Hempstead & 262 Old Country, Mineola
  • SUFFOLK CRIMINAL: 400 Carleton Ave (County Rd 17) Central Islip

Contact My Law Firm

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it is important that you take steps to minimize the potential consequences you face. A misdemeanor charge can have long-term consequences, not just in terms of prison time and probation, but also including difficulties in obtaining employment and increased penalties for future offenses.

Protect your freedom. To schedule an appointment at my Brooklyn law firm, contact me online or call 917-817-4142. I offer free initial consultations to all potential clients.