5 Of The Top Crimes In New York City That Need A Criminal Lawye

While it’s always wise to have a private criminal lawyer on your side for any crime you might be charged with, there are five major crime types for which strong representation is absolutely vital. If you’re being charged with any of the following crimes, or if you feel you may be under investigation for any of the following crimes, it’s a good idea to contact us right away.


If you’re being charged with murder, life in prison is a very real possibility. And don’t let television fool you. Being charged with murder in the second degree is incredibly serious.

If you’re innocent, your only hope is competent counsel who can insert reasonable doubt into the minds of the jury, or produce a case which makes it clear you could not have committed the crime.

Grand Larceny

If you’ve been accused of stealing over $1000 in property then you are looking at four to 25 years in prison, depending on the value of the property. Certain types of property can also get you charged with grand larceny regardless of value.

We have several defenses which can help you, and a long track record of defending individuals charged with this crime.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes run the gamut in terms of seriousness, but even a small drug charge can make it hard to get employment later. Drug charges don’t just carry prison sentences. They can also carry hefty fines. A large drug charge can even land you in federal court.

Much depends on what substance you had, how much of it you had, and what the prosecutors believe they can prove you meant to do with it. There are differences between getting caught possessing drugs and getting caught selling them.

Domestic Violence

A domestic violence charge can ruin your reputation. Many innocents wind up accused of this crime year after year. Many of these accusations can show up during divorce proceedings, where they give the accuser an edge. And while it’s vital to protect abuse victims, it’s also vital to protect your rights.

Domestic violence charges can also lead to up to four years in jail.

Sex Crimes

If a domestic violence charge can really wreck your world and reputation, a sex crimes charge can make it almost impossible to function in everyday life. If convicted, jail time isn’t the only punishment. Being published on the sex offender registry can make it hard to secure employment, or to get housing.

A vigorous defense is your only hope. And if you are convicted, you might still need our help: the risk assessment process can determine whether you end up on the registry or not.

Will you chase an acquittal or a plea bargain?

Here’s why you need a private lawyer for all these crimes. Plea bargains dominate the criminal justice system. If you are forced to work with a public defender you may fall into the 90%-95% of people using public defenders who end up pleading guilty to something. Public defenders are good people with an impossible job, and they simply don’t have the time or resources to mount the kind of defense these very serious crimes truly warrant.

You stand to lose your freedom and your future any time you are accused of a serious crime. Don’t take chances.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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