Queens Armed Robbery Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with a property crime — such as burglary, theft, armed robbery or other property crime — you may be facing severe consequences if you are convicted. This makes it critical to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight to protect your rights and your future.

At the Queens law firm of Tarshis & Hammerman, both Stuart Tarshis and Michael Hammerman have nearly 40 years of criminal law experience. Both of them are former Assistant District Attorneys and both were former Bureau Chief in the District Attorneys Office. Since 1985, our lawyers have worked together to provide strong defenses to clients charged with property crimes such as armed robbery, burglary, larceny and theft.

Contact our Queens area law firm for guidance with your burglary charges.

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Our attorneys examine the evidence against clients facing these charges to ensure that searches and seizures were legal, that procedures for preserving evidence were correctly followed and carefully investigate and scrutinize any potential witnesses which the prosecution may intend to use in support of its prosecution. If we find weaknesses in the prosecution's case, we are frequently able to negotiate lesser charges, lesser penalties or dismissal of the case. We look at your case from all sides to determine your options and the possible outcomes.

Examples of our Cases

We have defended clients successfully in cases such as:

  • Burglary: A person commits burglary when he or she enters another's property with the intention of committing a crime
  • Robbery: This charge refers to someone taking property — usually money or goods — from another person by force or intimidation. When a weapon is used, the charge is armed robbery
  • Larceny or theft: This can mean shoplifting a small item of clothing or it can mean theft of something much more valuable

Our criminal defense lawyers will help you explore your options. While it is always our goal to vigorously defend each case as if we intend to go to trial, there are occasions where it may be in the client's best interests that we negotiate a reduced charge. That determination is one that is made by the client and counsel, after we have fully evaluated the extent of the evidence and the merit, or lack of merit, of the charges. We will advise you about the benefits and disadvantages of each option and help secure the most favorable outcome, whatever you choose.

Consult With Our Queens Area Lawyers

Please call 877-730-2955 to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss defending yourself against a burglary, armed robbery or larceny charge. You may also email us at our Forest Hills, New York, law office to schedule your appointment.