New York City Criminal Law Questions and Answers
Since 1985, our Queens-area lawyers have been answering criminal law questions and providing aggressive defense representation for our clients. Being involved in the criminal court system is confusing, and we understand that you will have a lot of questions.
Answering Your New York Criminal Law Questions
No matter what situation you have found yourself in, we can advocate on your behalf and answer any questions you may have, including:
- What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? A felony is crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year. A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for less than one year.
- Do I have to consent to a breath test? While you do not have to consent to a breath test in New York, you could have your license suspended for refusing to comply with the police officer. This can also be used as evidence against you with your subsequent DUI charges.
- Can police officers lie to me? Yes. They can and will lie to you in order to get you to admit to charges. Call a lawyer at Tarshis & Hammerman, before speaking to police officers or any government officials.
- Do I need a lawyer to defend me? Yes. Whether you intend to plead guilty or if you are completely innocent, you need an attorney. Innocent people go to jail all too frequently and people who accept guilty pleas end up paying too many fines, going to jail or incurring other penalties that may violate their rights.
- What if I only attempted a crime, but did not complete it? You can still be charged with a crime in New York. Attempt is a crime in-and-of itself.
We have answered these and many more questions for our clients. If your questions are not answered here, reach out to our attorneys for more information.
Consult With Proven Criminal Defense Lawyers for Answers
Have you or a loved one recently been arrested? We know this can spark a variety of questions. Contact our attorneys at Tarshis & Hammerman LLP, for effective answers to your criminal defense questions today.