NYC Criminal Lawyer

Home |  NYC Criminal Lawyer

New York City Criminal Lawyer

The vast majority of criminal accusations in New York City are for alleged violations of state law. If you were arrested by the NYPD or charged by the District Attorney then you face state charges.

In any criminal matter, from a Class A-I felony to a misdemeanor, the prosecutor must prove every element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt through evidence admitted at trial. Evidence admitted at trial must be legally obtained.

Nyc Criminal Lawyer Free Consultation

Attorney For Defending State Charges In New York City

At Greco Neyland, PC, our skilled NYC criminal lawyers represent people accused of violations of state law in New York City courts. We conduct a thorough investigation of all accusations, from misdemeanors to felonies, to build the strongest possible defense strategy. If you have been accused of a crime, call a New York City criminal defense lawyer at Greco Neyland, PC.

Call (646) 517-7952 to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients in Manhattan in New York City and the surrounding areas.

Types of Criminal Charges Under New York Law

New York Penal Law contains a broad range of offenses including:

All of these different types of charges have one thing in common: each charge requires the Assistant District Attorney (ADA) prosecuting the case to prove every element of the offense beyond all reasonable doubt. To accomplish that, the prosecutor must bring evidence that is admissible at trial to prove their case.

Role of The NYC Criminal Defense Attorney

The defense, in a criminal case, does not have to prove anything unless making what is called an “affirmative defense,” like self-defense. The job of the defense attorney is to protect the rights of the accused and to show any reasonable doubt that may exist.
A defense attorney can protect rights, for example, by seeking to exclude evidence that was obtained in violation of the defendant’s right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. If there was evidence illegally obtained, your lawyer can file a motion to suppress that evidence.
Additional Resources

Division of Criminal Justice Services in New York State – Find the DCJS Charge Code Manual last revised on January 19, 2016. The manual includes laws on the DCJS coded file. Find penal, vehicle and traffic laws as well as all other law titles.

CJI2d[NY] Penal Law Offenses – Visit the website of the New York State Unified Court System to find the CJI standard criminal jury instructions for penal law offenses, vehicle & traffic law, correction law (SORA). Also find NYS penal law definitions, rules of criminal procedure, model charges, model verdict sheets, and certain former crimes in New York.

Experienced NYC Criminal Defense Attorney

If you face criminal charges in New York Supreme Court or New York City Criminal Court, contact a former prosecutor at Greco Neyland, PC to represent you. We will conduct a thorough investigation to identify to best defense strategy. Call today at (646) 517-7952 to schedule a free initial consultation.

The attorneys at Greco Neyland, PC represent clients throughout Manhattan and the surrounding areas of New York City. For felony, misdemeanor, or violation of probation, call to find out what you need to do right now to protect yourself.

Experienced Advocacy, Proven Results: Greco Neyland, PC – NYC

New York, home to the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Times Square, is seventh most populous state in the United States. New York is the hub for culture, economy, and history. Millions visit and relocate to the State’s five boroughs, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, each year.

Unfortunately, many New Yorkers and visitors, alike, find themselves in legal trouble and require experienced criminal defense. Each year, over 500,000 people are arrested throughout New York State. Common criminal charges include the following:

If charged with any criminal offense, it is important to consult an experienced New York criminal defense attorney. Do not attempt to tackle these charges alone or rely on a public defender. Take the first step in defending your freedom and contact Greco Neyland, PC today.

NYC Criminal Defense Attorney

Former prosecutors, Jeffery Greco and Dustan Neyland, have extensive experience trying misdemeanor and felony cases, including DWI, assault, robbery, and drug possession.

Because of their experience as prosecutors, the attorneys of Greco Neyland, PC are familiar with the tactics and strategies of the prosecutors in your case and will build the strongest defense possible on your behalf.

Greco Neyland, PC diligently defends clients facing any criminal charge, including murder, manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, sale of a controlled substance, prostitution, and fraud. The attorneys from Greco Neyland, PC are serious litigators. They are not afraid to take your case to trial, if such action is in your best interest.

The team of attorneys at Greco Neyland, PC represent clients throughout New York, including Kings County, New York County, Bronx County, Queen County, and surrounding areas.

Contact the New York Criminal Defense lawyers of Greco Neyland, PC at (212) 951-1300 or submit an online form to schedule a confidential review of your case.

Criminal Offenses in New York

According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, 533, 533 people were arrested in the State of New York in 2014. Of those arrests, 153, 878 were arrests for felony charges such as arson, robbery, burglary, manslaughter, drug trafficking, and murder. The other 379, 655 of the arrests were for misdemeanor criminal offenses, including misdemeanor drug possession, DWI, criminal trespass, and misdemeanor assault.

If you are charged with any of the aforementioned criminal offenses, it is important to consult an experienced NYC criminal defense attorney. The legal team at Greco Neyland, PC will ensure your case is thoroughly investigated and the strongest defense possible is developed.

White Collar Crimes In NYC

White collar crimes are seriously investigated by law enforcement in New York. New York is home to Wall Street, where several white collar or economic crimes, including bank fraud, credit card fraud, securities fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering.

The attorneys of Greco Neyland, PC have extensive experience defending individuals facing white collar or financial crimes. They understand the skill and effort necessary to properly prepare a white collar defense. They will consult industry professionals, including forensic accountants to bolster your defense.

New York Federal Court Resources

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York– Manhattan, Foley Square Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312
Telephone: (212) 805-0136

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York– White Plains Courthouse

300 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601-4150
Telephone: (914) 390-4100
Fax: (914) 390-4180

New York Criminal Court Resources

New York County Criminal Court– The criminal court in Manhattan has two locations.
100 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: (212) 374-5880

346 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: (646) 386-4511

Kings County Criminal Court (Brooklyn)
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (347) 404-9400
Fax: (718) 543-5234

Why Choose Our New York City Criminal Attorneys

At Greco Neyland, our criminal defense attorneys have worked both sides of criminal cases. We understand how prosecutors think, plan, and act– and this prior experience is a massive advantage to our current clients.


Our impressive ratings on Google and Avvo speak for themselves, but as statements by our past clients provide a clear indication of Greco Neyland’s commitment, abilities, and level of service. Read the reviews for yourself!


From three office locations in NYC and New Jersey, Greco Neyland attorneys serve our clients. Our convenient locations in Midtown, White Plains, and Northern New Jersey cut back on travel time and ensure our lawyers are familiar with the local courts.

Trusted New York City Criminal Defense Law Firm

At Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law, our criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to fighting criminal charges in both state and federal court.

Our central NYC Office and Westchester County location focus exclusively on private criminal defense and providing exceptional defense advice throughout the State of New York. At this very moment, Greco Neyland is ready to take your case and begin building a defense to NYC criminal charges.

Top-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer NYC

Greco Neyland, PC is your top choice for a strong defense. Our lawyers are among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the NYC area. Our firm is highly successful in all areas of criminal defense and representation. This deserved representation comes from our unique approach as NYC criminal lawyers.

The entire legal team at Greco Neyland, PC works hard to ensure our law firm provides the best criminal defense services possible. Our commitment to top-rated legal services begins from the moment you contact our law office, with a guarantee to swiftly and thoroughly respond to your phone call, email, or contact request.

We maintain this commitment to communication, straightforward answers, and reliable advice throughout your NYC criminal case. You will never feel alone in facing the criminal charges, and you won’t doubt the potential for a positive outcome.

Reasons to Hire an NYC Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Court of the City of New York and the District Court for the Southern District of New York are two of the toughest criminal courts in the United States. As a criminal defendant, you are up against some of the harshest criminal laws and best prosecutors.

You need an NYC criminal lawyer that can match the skill and capability of these government lawyers.

As former prosecutors, Greco Neyland, PC – Jeffrey Greco and Dylan Neyland – are just as tough as the lawyers they now face in court. Our office also has a substantial advantage in understanding both sides of the criminal justice system. This is to our clients’ advantage and a huge reason for our success as NYC criminal lawyers.

When your future and your freedom depend on the outcome of a criminal matter, tapping into the knowledge of our former prosecutors and history of success as criminal defense lawyers are necessary.

Free Consultation

Hiring a New York defense lawyer is a major decision. You need a lawyer that has experience with cases similar to yours. You deserve a lawyer with the skills and training to provide a tough defense. In addition, it is important a criminal defense lawyer has your trust and respect. Many of these are qualities that can’t be assessed online or through email.

Our team at Greco Neyland,PC recognizes that it is difficult, if not impossible, to hire a lawyer without an in-depth, detailed conversation about your case. So, each of our NYC criminal defense lawyers provides a free, completely confidential consultation for free.

Your free, initial consultation with Greco Neyland will include:

  • A chance to tell your side of the story
  • The opportunity to provide details of your case
  • Time to ask questions of a criminal defense lawyer
  • The option to meet an NYC defense lawyer face-to-face
  • Insight into the strategy and next steps for your case, and
  • Snapshot of the legal implications and possible outcomes of your case.

Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law makes it easy to set up this first conversation with a New York City lawyer – simply pick up the phone and call (212) 951-1300. Our New York locations are available 24/7.

Contact Our New York Offices

Our first priority at Greco Neyland, PC is providing the best criminal defense in your case, but we understand the need for cost-effective criminal defense. We keep our attorney fees reasonable, regardless of the charges or complexity of your case. Our law offices accept all major credit cards for payment. Additionally, we offer flexible payment plans to help our clients secure the legal representation they need.

Getting in touch with Greco Neyland,PC  is easy. You can contact us online, over the phone, or visit either our Manhattan or Westchester County offices. Our normal office hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. But we encourage you to contact us anytime. We are available to discuss your case after normal business hours and even on weekends.

Call (212) 951-1300 today to speak directly with an attorney or to schedule a free consultation.


As former prosecutors, we understand both sides of the criminal courtroom. We know the tactics used by the prosecution and how to fight them. We know how to find weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case.

Jeffery Greco became a criminal justice attorney to help those who are in need of protection. He served as an assistant district attorney in one of the largest counties in the nation before dedicating himself to the defense of people accused of crimes.

Dustan Neyland is also a former assistant district attorney who now represents those who face criminal charges.

Skilled Advocates In Federal, State And Local Courts

Most criminal charges are accusations of violating state law. People accused of these crimes are arraigned in a New York City Criminal Court. If the accusation is a misdemeanor, the case will remain there. Felonies, however, are heard in New York Supreme Court. An assistant district attorney from the borough’s office will prosecute the case. Those offices include the New York County District Attorney for Manhattan and the Kings County District Attorney for Brooklyn.

Federal charges are handled by the United States Attorneys’ Office (USAO). The prosecutors in those cases are Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA). Manhattan is in the Southern District of New York and Brooklyn is in the Eastern District of New York.

Many differences exist between federal and state cases. Different rules and procedures apply. The agencies investigating the allegations will be different. Different penalties apply.

It is important for your legal representative to have experience in the court where you face charges. At Greco Neyland, PC, we are experienced at representing the accused at all levels — misdemeanors in New York City Criminal Court, felonies in New York Supreme Court and federal charges in U.S. District Court (both the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York).

The Importance Of A Thorough Investigation

In any criminal case, the prosecutor must bring evidence admissible in the court sufficient to prove every element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The defense does not have to prove anything unless asserting an affirmative defense.

However, that does not mean that the defense attorney can take it easy. If you have been accused of a crime, your lawyer should be doing everything possible to demonstrate the reasonable doubt in your case. Discovering every possible angle to show reasonable doubt requires a thorough investigation of all the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

A thorough investigation will also uncover missteps by police and other law enforcement. During the investigation, police may have violated your right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, mishandled evidence or taken you into custody without sufficient cause.

If any misstep occurred, your attorney can file motions to suppress evidence, motions to exclude prejudicial testimony, and motions to dismiss the criminal charges. Filing and litigating all viable motions is an important part of getting the charges reduced or dismissed before trial.

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys In New York City

If you face criminal charges in state or federal court in Manhattan, Brooklyn or any of the five boroughs in New York City, then contact an experienced attorney who will conduct a thorough investigation to build the best strategy for your particular case.

We represent clients in a variety of felony, misdemeanor and violation of probation cases throughout Manhattan.

Contact a skilled NYC Criminal Lawyer 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.

We Treat You Like Family. Your Case Is Important.

Reputable NYC Criminal Lawyers

Service Oriented Criminal Law Firm

Greco Neyland is focused on building strong client relationships. At every step in your criminal case, you can expect regular updates and clear communication for your lawyer. We know criminal procedures and processes are confusing, but our team will never leave you in the dark about the likely outcome of your case, how the law impacts your situation, or what to expect next. Criminal defense lawyers at Greco Neyland are available 24/7 and ready to answer your questions.

You Will Deal Directly With Us

In today’s world of mega law firms and international offices, it can take 5 phone calls, 12 emails, and 2 weeks to reach your attorney – but not at Greco Neyland. Our law firm has national capabilities, but a local approach. We handle New York and New Jersey’s major criminal cases but still guarantee that all clients can deal directly with their closest Greco Neyland office. And all aspects of your case, from answering emails to court appearances, are carried out by an experienced defense attorney at Greco Neyland.

Successful Track Record

Greco Neyland successfully defends criminal cases at all levels of severity and complexity. We’ve won major felony cases in the New York Supreme Court and defeated federal charges before the U.S. District Courts in New York. But we apply the same intensity and dedication to misdemeanor and criminal cases in the New York City Court and New Jersey municipal courts. Our successful track record irrespective of type or severity of crime has won Greco Neyland a reputation for ardently representing each and every client.

Contact Our New York Criminal Defense Attorneys Today

If you are charged with a state or federal criminal offense in New York, it is important to consult an NYC Criminal Lawyer. The team of attorneys of Greco Neyland, PC aggressively defend individuals facing any criminal charges, including DWI, DWAI, drug possession, marijuana possession, theft, weapons charges, and more.

Contact the NYC Criminal Defense Attorneys of Greco Neyland, PC at (212) 951-1300 or submit an online to schedule a confidential consultation. Greco Neyland, PC proudly represents individuals throughout New York, including Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and the surrounding areas.

Get The Help

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Case Results