NYC Criminal Attorney
When you’re accused of a crime in New York City you want experienced attorneys who know their way around the landscape. Working with attorneys who are familiar with local judges, prosecutors, and other major players can offer your case subtle advantages that newer attorneys may not be able to provide.
In addition, here at Greco Neyland we’ve got experience on both sides of the table. Jeffery Greco is a former assistant district attorney and narcotics prosecutor, which means he’s intimately familiar with the way prosecutors think. Combining this experience with Dustin Neyland’s passion for the right of the accused has given our firm a very high success rate.
Of course, our success rate depends, in part, on the ability of our clients to make the right decisions in the crucial first few hours of a case.
What should I do if I’m accused of a crime in New York City?
Call our offices without saying a word to investigators. Remaining silent is your legal right. You should, in fact, be in touch with a lawyer the moment you suspect you may be under investigation. Police officers make mistakes, cut corners, and sometimes arrest the wrong person, which means even being innocent may not save you if they believe you’ve committed a crime.
You should call an attorney no matter how minor the crime seems. You should call an attorney even if the police tell you your crime is perfectly understandable. You should call an attorney no matter what. Doing so will give us a stronger platform from which to try to secure your freedom and good name.
What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
A misdemeanor is any crime with a minimum sentence of less than one year. These crimes are typically “small” infractions. However, even a misdemeanor charge can have a profound effect on your life. It’s a good idea to treat a misdemeanor case with every bit as much gravity and concern as you’d pour out on a felony one.
Can I really go to jail for a misdemeanor?
Yes, some misdemeanors are punishable with jail time. In addition, you should be concerned with the long-term consequences of even the smallest crimes. A conviction could mean losing your job, your reputation, and your ability to get hired again in the future. If you’re divorced, it could even impact your ability to see your kids.
Thus, it is wise to mount the best defense you can mount no matter what.
The police say I’m not being charged with anything yet. Should I talk to them?
Police officers don’t always let you know when you’re one of their prime suspects. They may lead you to believe you’re a witness clear up until the moment they strike and charge you with a crime. It’s admirable to want to help and do your civic duty, but talking to the police is dangerous.
You should have an attorney with you to help you determine what is and is not safe for you to share, and to ensure your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
When’s the right time to contact a criminal attorney?
The right time to contact a criminal attorney is the moment you the police wish to talk to you about any crime, the moment you suspect you’re being investigated, or the first moment you can after getting arrested. The longer you wait the more damage you could do to your case.
Think you might be in trouble? Call the attorneys at Greyco Neyland to launch your defense today.
Contact Greco Neyland, PC today at Greco Neyland, PC located at 535 5th Ave #2500, New York, NY 10017 or Call (212) 951-1300 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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Experience as a former prosecutor gives Jeffery Greco an edge in building the strongest possible defense strategy for the accused in New York City.
A thorough investigation is key to finding every reasonable doubt and getting charges reduced or dismissed for NYC defense attorney Dustan Neyland.
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