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Child Endangerment

Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Endangering the welfare of a child is a vague offense in the sense that it may apply to any number of actions or behaviors, but overzealous police and prosecutors often will make this charge for conduct that should not be criminal, such as leaving an older child home alone for a short period of time. 

In addition, due to the emotional nature of the accusation, it is common for charges to be based on false reports that are part of an ongoing child custody matter or other family dispute. Due to the nature of the charge, it is not one you want on your record, and a conviction may result in serious consequences, including the removal of your children from your home and custody.

Lawyer for Child Endangerment Charges in Manhattan

If you face charges of endangering the welfare of a child under Section 260.10 of the New York Penal Code, contact a skilled lawyer who will seek the best possible results for you. At Greco Neyland, PC, we represent people facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child and other related legal issues. Given the vague nature of this crime, you will want an attorney experienced in New York criminal law who can find a way to explain that your conduct was not criminal.

You need a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer who can give your situation the personal attention it requires for the best result — not a public defender with a huge caseload. At Greco Neyland, PC, we spend the time to thoroughly research each person’s situation in order to construct the best possible individualized defense.

With Greco Neyland, PC, you will have a former prosecutor fighting on your side. We know how the opposing side thinks because we used to be on that side. We use that knowledge to put our clients and their families in the best possible position going forward. We represent clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York City’s other boroughs. Call us today at (212) 951-1300 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.


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Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New York

A person, including a nonparent, can be charged with endangering the welfare of a child if he or she is accused of acting in a way likely to be injurious to the physical, mental or moral welfare of a person under the age of 17; or directing or authorizing a person under the age of 17 to engage in an occupation involving a substantial risk of danger to his or her life or health. (See N.Y. P.L. § 260.10.)

Typically, nonparents are charged with this offense when there is an accusation of:

  • Sexual contact with an underage person
  • Providing alcohol or drugs to an underage person
  • Driving while intoxicated with underage people in the car
  • Committing violence in the presence of a child
  • Dealing drugs in the presence of a child

Often, a charge of child endangerment is included with other, more serious charges, since the standard for conviction is lower than many serious crimes. 

For example, sexual contact with or sexual language directed at an underage person may result in a conviction under this statute even if there is not enough evidence to prove a more serious sexual offense such as rape. In other cases, this charge is leveled against those whose conduct is viewed as morally reprehensible by society but is not specifically criminalized by other laws.

While the standard for conviction is lower for nonparents, it is still possible for a person with no duty of care to be convicted of violating this law for leaving a child alone — depending on the age of the child and the length of time the child was left alone. 

For example, a person was convicted of this charge for leaving a 7-year-old alone in a locked apartment for 2 ½ hours, even though the person had no legal duty to care for the child. (People v Watson, 182 Misc2d 644, 700 NYS2d 651 (Crim Ct, Bronx Co 1999))

A parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child can be charged with endangering the welfare of a child if the person is accused of refusing to exercise reasonable diligence in the control of a person under the age of 18 to prevent him or her from becoming any of the following:

  • Abused
  • Neglected
  • A juvenile delinquent
  • A “person in need of supervision”

Most often, this offense is charged against parents accused of failing to provide their child with sufficient food, shelter, sanitation, or medical care. However, many actions and situations that people might not normally think of as especially dangerous to a child, particularly an older child, have resulted in a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, such as:

  • Driving recklessly or drunk with a child in the car
  • Failing to “exercise reasonable diligence” in getting a child to school (since truancy can be a basis for designating a child as a “Person in Need of Supervision”)Fighting with another adult in the presence of a child, or even within earshot of the child, especially if it is domestic violence
  • Foul or insulting language in front of a child, especially if directed at the child and/or taking place on a repeated basis over a period of time
  • Leaving a child at home alone
  • Leaving a child unattended in a vehicle
  • Presence of a weapon in the same room as a child
  • Presence of drugs in the same room as a child
  • Providing alcoholic beverages to an underage person
  • Spanking or other corporal punishment
  • Taking a child outside in cold weather in light clothing

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Penalties for Endangering the Life of Child in New York

A person may be charged and convicted of violating this law even if no harm actually comes to the child. All the prosecution must demonstrate is that the accused person behaved in a way likely to result in harm and had knowledge of that likelihood of harm.

Generally, four factors are considered by a court when determining whether leaving a child alone is “endangerment”:

  • The age of the child
  • The maturity of the child
  • How long the child was left alone
  • The reason why the child was left alone

Endangering the Welfare of a Child is a Class “A” misdemeanor. If convicted, you face the possibility of one or more of the following:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • Removal of the child from the home
  • Loss of child custody
  • Protective order limiting your contact with the child

A charge of endangering the welfare of a child can lead to family court actions and investigations by Child Protective Services (CPS) or New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).

Due to the emotional nature of child abuse issues, it is common for police, CPS, prosecutors, and even judges to overreact and err on the side of stricter enforcement, lest they are accused of “being soft on child abuse.”

Government authorities are often primarily afraid of being accused of “failure to act” if a child later suffers harm after coming to the attention of the authorities, whereas they face little chance of consequences for arresting or prosecuting a person who has not really placed a child in serious danger.


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Defending Charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Due to the vague nature of the crime of child endangerment, there are many ways to contest the prosecution’s case, depending on the nature of the allegations. For example, if you are accused of fighting or using drugs in front of a child, the child may not have actually observed the behavior, or the child may have been too young to comprehend what was going on.

This statute uses the term “knowingly,” meaning that a conviction requires that the accused actually knew about the endangering condition. Unlike some negligence cases, it is not enough to demonstrate that the accused should have known about the condition.

Claims by a child may be unreliable or unsupported by any other evidence.

If you are a member or adherent of an organized church or religious group which prescribes prayer as the principal treatment for illness and treated or caused such ill child to be treated in accordance with those tenets, this is a defense to a charge of child endangerment under New York Penal Law § 260.15. However, religious exemptions are not available for other acts that violate this law, for example arranging a marriage involving an underage person. 

Simply having drugs in the same apartment as a child should not be enough for a conviction. Courts have ruled that there must be some facts in the allegation to show a connection between the presence of drugs and potential or likely harm to children. (People v Grajales, 179 Misc2d 793, 686 NYS2d 608 (Crim Ct, Bronx Co 1999))

If you are an occasional caregiver, such as a babysitter, you should not be expected to know about special medical needs of a child if you were not told about the condition and it would not be obvious to an ordinary person.

Even leaving an elementary age child or younger at home alone should not necessarily result in a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child. Some examples of when the court has ruled in favor of the parent are:

  • Leaving a child aged six at home alone for an hour in the middle of the night. (People v Seward, 173 Misc2d 1020, 662 NYS2d 731 (City Ct, Mt Vernon 1997))
  • Leaving a child aged seven alone for a few hours in an extremely messy environment. (People v Mantley, NYLJ, June 2, 1994 (Crim Ct Richmond Co))
  • Leaving children aged one and two at home alone for a half hour. (Augustine v Berger, 88 Misc2d 487, 388 NYS2d 537 (Sup Ct Suffolk Co 1976))

You may also be able to strike a plea deal to a charge such as harassment or disorderly conduct that will not be as adverse as a conviction for child endangerment. Typically, plea deals will involve your agreement to attend some sort of mandatory counseling such as:

  • Parenting skills program
  • Substance abuse program
  • Anger management program

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Resources Related to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in New York

New York Penal Law, Part 3, Title O, Article 260.10 — Read the New York state law related to endangering the welfare of a child as well as other laws related to children in Section 260.

New York Child Protective Services — NYCPS maintains a child endangerment state hotline that can be reached by calling (800) 342-3720; Mandated Reporters: (800) 635-1522.

New York Child Protective Services
Sheila J. Poole, Acting Commissioner
Capital View Office Park
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144-2834
Phone: (518) 473-7793
Fax: (518) 486-7550

New York City Administration for Childen’s Services — The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services.

Safe Horizon — Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) are child-friendly facilities for children who have endured sexual or severe physical abuse. Located in each of the five boroughs of New York City, they each provide critical help to families in crisis.

Manhattan Child Advocacy Center
1753 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Jane Barker Brooklyn Child Advocacy Center
320 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bronx Child Advocacy Center
1775 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10453

Staten Island Child Advocacy Center
130 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Queens Child Advocacy Center
112-25 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375


Attorneys for Child Endangerment Charges in New York City – Greco Neyland PC

If you were arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in New York City, you need an advocate on your side to challenge the charge and fight hard on your behalf. The skilled attorneys at Greco Neyland, PC are experienced in criminal defense related to domestic issues and will work with you to obtain the best possible result in your case.

These charges also come with serious consequences. Under the SORA guidelines, endangering the welfare of a child is considered a sex crime “because it generally involves sexual misconduct, especially when it is part of a plea-bargained disposition” (Sex Offender Registration Act: Risk Assessment Guidelines and Commentary, at 14 [2006] ).

We serve clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. We understand the importance of family and do all we can to keep yours vital and intact, no matter what charges you may be facing.

Contact the dedicated lawyers at Greco Neyland, PC today by calling (212) 951-1300 to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to help in your time of need.

 

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19:00 13 Jul 18
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22:21 03 Jul 18
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16:30 03 Jul 18
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03:36 26 May 18
Jeffrey Greco is a friend in need! My best friend acquainted this firm with me and I am extremely grateful for having them to assist us with my case. It happened a few months ago, I got a speeding ticket going 90 mph in a 50 zone and caught driving under the influence of liquor. Within only two or three weeks working with this firm, my case was diminished to a negligible fine with 30 day community service. They were exceptionally expert and they made the whole procedure simple and stressful. I exceedingly recommend this firm!
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08:04 25 May 18
My sister found Greco Neyland through the internet search and we were very impressed with the reviews we read from their previous clients. I contacted this firm and they were able to respond immediately. Set an appointment with them for consultation and came the next two days. As I arrived, the staffs greeted with smiles on their faces and assisted us quickly. Explained to them about my situation, submitted my ticket and paid a small fee. They made the whole process very easy and quick. My case was dismissed after a couple of weeks. Thank you guys! Really appreciate everything!
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08:49 23 May 18
I had a great experience with Greco Neyland and I am very thankful I met them. I was very impressed with how they quickly worked on my DUI case and I was never been disappointed with the service we received from them. Jeff and his team were very attentive, they were always ready to help and they take time to keep us updated at every step of the way. I couldn't be more happier with the results and I will definitely use their service again in the future!
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Iris Haughey
08:06 22 May 18
My close friend from work recommended Jeffrey Greco and I am very thankful that I met him. I was absolutely impressed with how he was able to quickly worked on my case and the result was beyond my expectation. Everyone in this firm was extremely helpful, always responsive, professional and they never fail to look after. Also, they made the whole process much easier and convenient for us. Again, I couldn't be happier with the result and I can't thank you guys enough for the great help!
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Aumoe Coleshill
03:25 21 May 18
One of the best decision we made is choosing Greco Neyland for helping us with my sister's case. I can honestly say that Jeff Greco is one of the best defense attorneys in the area without question. Very professional in handling any case, always ready to help, approachable and he was very knowledgeable. We explained the nature of my sister's situation clearly and he was able to provide us great advices about our case. Thank you Jeff for everything!
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Dona Robles
01:22 18 May 18
My brother recommended Greco Neyland and I am very thankful for having them to help us with my case. Jeffrey Greco was truly an outstanding attorney and the service we received from them was really great! Attorney Greco and his team truly did an amazing job on getting a very good result in my DUI case. Thank you so much to all who was always there to help us, from start to finish. Highly recommend!
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03:59 09 May 18
I was pretty worried about the potential outcome of the charge against me, but in the end, everything got dismissed and dropped. So, if you are charged with a crime, give yourself a distinct advantage. Simply the best!!!!!
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07:26 07 May 18
I am very pleased to shout out that Jeffery Greco is New York's best. He was firm straight to the point and the paralegal was great. Thank you all!!!
Jamie Jennings
Jamie Jennings
07:38 04 May 18
I recently had to make use of Jeffrey's professional help and he was impressive from start to finish. I was considering of leaving the country to avoid facing consequences after being pulled over and charged with DUI for alcohol but he was brutally honest and not the type to fool around. He doesn't take it lightly. He was very professional and the outcome was better than expected. I would refer anyone who gets into trouble to him and his team they are great!
Lalaine Fisher
Lalaine Fisher
08:36 26 Apr 18
Bad things happen to good people and proper representation is a hot commodity in modern society. When I met Greco, , I realized this man didn't know what sugar coating meant, because he was very upfront and honest with me, as to what I was needing, even though I kept trying to deny it. If you want the best, look no further because Greco Neyland is second to none!
Moss Fairley
Moss Fairley
06:12 25 Apr 18
Don't waste your freedom and fund on money shark attorneys who take no personal pride in your case. Greco Neyland is a great lawyer who is responsible enough to guide and care for you. He understands and is very knowledgeable and confident in what he does, and he delivers excellent results. Now that I'm through it all, he's the only attorney I would refer a friend or family member to. Thank you again.
Chloe D
Chloe D
01:56 16 Apr 18
Jeff Greco has been extremely helpful on a number of questions because I had no prior knowledge to anything related to the law and he walked me through every step. . He is really good at what he does with years of experience and knowing how to use the system to his best advantage and know how both side work. Thank you Jeff Greco from myself and my family.
Robert K
Robert K
07:25 12 Apr 18
I ran into a complete misleading and ridiculous accusation against me and after consulting to Jeff Greco, he unhesitatingly began gathering information/facts that would speak to my character. He felt very confident about the case after. His hard work and counsel helped me achieve the best outcome I could have imagined.
Gary H
Gary H
03:09 27 Mar 18
I didn’t have a big case or major situation for Jeff to handle, but many questions about a small criminal matter. He took the time to speak with me over the phone and even meet in person to help with my situation. Eventually he helped to convince the ADA to throw out the charges. Thanks Jeff for taking on something much smaller than your normal cases - and thanks for making me feel just as important as your big case clients.
Margaret Shanely
Margaret Shanely
07:11 23 Mar 18
I contacted Greco Neyland with questions about my assault case, and was quickly happy with what I heard from Jeff Greco. Mr. Greco is intelligent, responsive, and aware of criminal law in New York. He provided legal advice that was easy to understand and straightforward. Throughout my entire case he never left me out in the dark and constantly provided updates on my case. I’d give Mr. Greco my highest recommendation as NYC defense lawyer.
Shannon Comeaux
Shannon Comeaux
05:37 20 Mar 18
Working with Jeff Greco was super easy. The lawyers at this firm (Jeff & Brian) stay attentive to your case from start to finish, which lets you manage the stress and personal impact of criminal charges.
Eileen McGrady
Eileen McGrady
03:50 17 Mar 18
I can highly recommend this amazing criminal lawyer. Mr. Greco is both tough and trustworthy, the combination I think you need in a great defense lawyer. He really seems to care about the outcome of your criminal case, which just isn’t the case with many lawyers you talk to in New York.
Joyce Fills
Joyce Fills
10:06 15 Mar 18
I felt like Jeff Greco really took care of me and he was concerned with the outcome of my case. He was very detailed - he asked a lot of questions about what happened before and after my arrest in NYC and a lot of other  things. I hope I never go through a criminal case again. I would recommend Jeff Greco to anyone of my friends.
James Reiner
James Reiner
03:43 12 Mar 18
I hired Jeff Greco during one of the most difficult times of my life. The nightmare started when I was arrested on drug charges in NYC. I had nowhere to turn for help but prosecutors offered a deal and my attorney at the time was pushing to end the case and take the deal. I started calling lawyers all over New York City, but talking with Mr. Greco on the phone was the first time I felt really comfortable. Hiring Jeff Greco, was a great decision and I likely wouldn’t have received the good outcome in my case without him.
Justin Gears
Justin Gears
07:04 08 Mar 18
Really liked that Jeff Greco offered me a free consultation. It started out my whole case with them in the right way. While I was very worried about the drug charges, I didn’t worry about my lawyers. Jeff was there for me every step of the way. I had an A-1 felony drug case, and he got it reduced. I’m on probation but I’m not going to prison like I almost did before I hired him.
Richard Harris
Richard Harris
02:45 06 Mar 18
I had a lot of cost concerns hiring a private defense attorney. I worried about taking a part-time job to cover the expenses and dreaded that first bill for my defense, but with Jeff Greco I didn’t need to worry. The lawyers I worked with were constantly aware of my cost limitations and keeping the expenses as reasonable as possible, He is not cheap...but he made it work for us in our situation. Plus, everyone I spoke to in the office was willing to answer my questions or send an email. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer during a difficult time in my life.
Erica Rogers
Erica Rogers
08:32 02 Mar 18
Jeff Greco is a NYC lawyer that understands the importance of communication and a fast response. As a client, the last thing I want is to spend days or a week waiting to hear from my lawyer. Jeff Greco called me immediately and gave me his cell phone. He took my calls when I needed to be calmed down or if I had pressing questions.  All of my questions were answered and I never felt forgotten or neglected. I knew Jeff was on top of my defense at all times!
Richard Rutledge
Richard Rutledge
05:43 26 Feb 18
Top notch lawyer! The reviews for Jeff Greco said 5 stars and a 10.0 - I know why now. I hired Jeff to go to trial on a DWI and drug case b/c my other lawyer didn’t think I should go to trial. When I hired Jeff the first thing he said when I told him I wanted to go to trial was - “Great. When is the trial date?  Let’s do this.” He was actually glad to see I was willing to fight the charges. I am a med student so this was critical for me to be exonerated. Jeff went to trial and destroyed the arresting officer on cross examination. The jury deliberated 9 minutes and found me not guilty of BOTH the DWI & the drug case. I never doubted Jeff Greco’s commitment to my case or his willingness to fight for a good outcome - this verdict just proved I was right.
Avram Blackburn
Avram Blackburn
11:16 12 Feb 18
From the start, my experience with Jeff was professional, but personal. In handling my federal criminal case, Jeff used discretion and took confidentiality seriously. It really built trust in a complicated legal situation. It was the scariest time of my life, and Jeff was able to keep me out of prison. I owe him more than words can describe!
Josh White
Josh White
02:02 10 Feb 18
At first I thought my arrest for DWI wasn’t a big deal, but my DWI case escalated because of separate charges for reckless driving and refusing a breathalyzer test. Just before my court hearing, I knew I needed an attorney – fast! Jeff Greco was quick to help explain the DWI process, put together a defense, and explain everything along the way.
Sophie lancaster
Sophie lancaster
05:46 17 Jan 18
When I was charged with a federal case - I thought the world was slipping away. I was referred to Greco Neyland by a friend and was cautiously guided through my case and what to expect. Jeff was calm throughout and this went a long way.
Renah
Renah
16:08 17 Dec 17
The best of the best!!!! I had bad blood with neighbors that lasted many years, which led to me being accused of vandalizing their car. I have no criminal history at all by the way. i found out that i had to turn myself in, so before i did i called up Jeff Greco late at night. he returned my phone call early the next morning and had a meeting. He got in touch with the detective and got me a DAT. I didn't have to step one foot in a jail cell for something i never did. throughout the course of the case his team was excellent. i couldn't of asked for anything more . During the case i was being accused again of vandalizing their car on two other occasions, which led to more adjournments. Anytime i was worried about something that had to do with the case, Jeff was there, he was straight didn't sugar coat anything and was persistent. I finally got an ACD pretty quickly considering the false accusations and I owe it all to Greco and his team of amazing lawyers. He made me feel protected and well defended during a not so wonderful time in my life.
Sofia Carbonera
Sofia Carbonera
19:32 08 Dec 17
Mr. Jeff Greco has complete understanding of law, high standard of ethics and honesty, and communication. I highly recommend GRECO NEYLAND!
Boris Pekhman
Boris Pekhman
14:49 20 Nov 17
Jeff Greco is a wonderful attorney! He took my case and worked it very hard, he also supported me so much, explaining to me the details. He did exactly what he promised. The case didn't go to trial. Thank you Jeff!!!I strongly recomend this highly professional, wonderful attorney!
Ant V
Ant V
19:04 17 Sep 17
I'm just going to start this review by saying Jeff Greco is amazing attorney. I have absolutely no complaints about the service he provided me. He was knowledgeable, available at all times and very understanding. I can tell Jeff Greco actually cared about me and the situation I was going through. He seemed well connected and respected in the court system community and got my case dropped from a DWI charge to a violation very swiftly. I was going through financial problems, he not once pressured me about payments. Again not only is he an Amazing attorney but also an AMAZING human being. I would recondmend Mr. Jeff Greco to anyone! -Anthony Vargas
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez
03:56 04 Sep 17
I was facing 20 years to life for a federal conspiracy case. Jeff push for a speedy trail the goverment came down to ten years it being is one time deal offer then came down to three years and finally a week before trial try to change my trial date. Jeff wrote a letter apposing this adjourment which the judge apposed. Two weeks later jeff walk me out from jail with time served. Till this day i can text him and he will answer me jeff is like a friend that i owe my life to. From my experience being in federal jail most attorney wont fight for you because the federal govement is unbeatable the only thing he ask for was for the truth which i did tell him and he took it from there . Thank you jeff
Kelvin Camilo
Kelvin Camilo
18:33 16 Aug 17
first offense for me and i was super nervous. i called multiple attorneys and the first thing they would ask was if you knew my fee. From the moment i spoke to Jeff Greco he made me feel like we were friends and I made a mistake and not to worry he has my back. Jeff was available at all times and when ever I texted he was prompt, no matter how many questions I had, which happened to be a lot. He got my case dismissed and made sure I was comfortable the whole time I time he was defending me. I would definitely recommend Jeffrey Greco.
Takuma Riordan
Takuma Riordan
22:19 26 May 17
Highly recommended.
Tatiana Kochegarova
Tatiana Kochegarova
14:50 23 May 17
Jeffery L. Greco is an excellent attorney! He is highly professional and has a profound knowledge of the criminal system and laws ensuring the most favorable outcome of a case.
salvador reyes
salvador reyes
23:57 08 May 17
Very amazing people! Jeff Greco took my case, and made me feel confident from the very first time I met him looked me rite in the eyes and told me everything would be okay. Was with me every step of the way communication was always open was even given his personal cell phone and he was available night and day... Goes without saying that I am very pleased with the service Mr. Greco and his team gave me... Would recommend to anyone 100%... Thank you so much you helped me and my family!
Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
01:19 08 May 17
2 years ago I was charged with a crime "cash smuggling " I made the mistake of not reporting the amount of cash I was taking out of the USA . Prior to that I've never committed a crime , not even a traffic ticket on my record. So you can imagine what I felt that day that I was arrested. I've never been in a trial before , I didn't know who to call, I didn't know any lawyers in this type of case. Thank God my sister in law worked in a attorneys office so she ask her boss (attorney) if she knew somebody GOOD In this type of cases. Her boss automatically said he needs somebody with power and with a good record -MR. Jeffery L. Greco (Jeff) . Having Jeff by my side was the Best decision I've made in my life. The level of professionalism and caring of this man is Amazing . I've always heard that lawyers are just interesting in the money , it wasn't the case with "Jeff " he wanted me free, he wanted me to keep my job and enjoyed the freedom with my family . He kept money to the side , he worked with me, with my situation , and he was never intimidated by the Judge. I can not stress enough how he treated me through out the entire case, so much respect . I don't know much lawyers, but He is the one you want to defend you. I didn't step a foot in jail, i was able to keep my job, and now I'm enjoying freedom. Jeff and I still text each other here and there , is like we're family , i consider him my friend. I owed my life to this man, best attorney ever. Jose L Cabrera .
Nazmul Hussain
Nazmul Hussain
05:51 05 Apr 17
He is the best... such a real talented man. He dismissed my case only 3 hearing. My 3rd Degree felony is now only a violation and I just had 8 days community service 😀. God bless you Jeff!
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20:22 23 Feb 17
I never thought I would be so comfortable going to court. I was facing serious charges but JEFF and his team came through for me. The office is beautiful. From the consultation I felt secure that this was the firm I could rely on. Always available to answer my questions, always on time to court, and charismatic. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a great attorney.
Ocip
Ocip
01:50 02 Feb 17
This guy's are the best I strongly recommend it
Wa Pqi
Wa Pqi
02:07 04 May 16
Jeff Greco & Associates, I wanted to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication to my case. It was an immensely rigorous and emotionally investing process, with your competence and proficiency awarding me with the opportunity to raise my son. The charges and accusations were of serious federal matter, with me looking to serve years in prison. Your knowledge and defense skill set were able to negotiate a much more feasible sentence, benefiting both myself and my son. You were able to convince the judge to sentence me to time served and I was released from custody. I'm so grateful to all your assistance on my matter as I was looking to 5 to 40 years in prison. We are remarkably appreciative for your adherence to my case, and I thank you for remaining prompt and focused, while considering the implications of this trial on my son.I write you this from the comfort of my own home, knowing that my son will now have his mother actively involved in his life. You have successfully removed the stress from my life and restored the family dynamic which was of top priority. Your ambition, determination, and competence surpassed all expectations and offered me a deal that would not have been achievable without your guidance and commitment.With deep appreciation and many thanks.Sincerely,JoJo :))))))
Ngierot Edward-Smith
Ngierot Edward-Smith
23:05 24 Mar 16
He did exactly what he said that he would. Provided me with plenty of information and stuck to his word. Was able to get the case resolved quickly.
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CASE RESULTS
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FEDERAL FELONY

  Client faced a mandatory minimum of 10 years incarceration, we were able to secure a sentence of 1 day in jail. 

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BURGLARY

  Client rejected all plea offers. After the trial concluded, the jury needed only 2 hours to acquit client of all felony charges, and even the criminal mischief charge as well. 

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

We were able to convince the Manhattan DA's office to dismiss the case without any ACD at all. The case was dismissed and sealed immediately. 

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BANK FRAUD

After preparing this case for a JURY TRIAL, the DA's office finally offered a reduced charge  and gave my client a no-jail sentence of probation. 

CASE RESULTS
1
FEDERAL FELONY

  Client faced a mandatory minimum of 10 years' incarceration, we were able to secure a sentence of 1 day in jail. 

1
BURGLARY

  Client rejected all plea offers. After the trial concluded, the jury needed only 2 hours to ACQUIT client of all felony charges, and even the criminal mischief charge as well. 

1
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  We were able to convince the Manhattan DA's office to dismiss the case without any ACD at all. The case was dismissed and sealed immediately. 

1
BANK FRAUD

  After preparing this case for a JURY TRIAL, the DA's office finally offered a reduced charge  and gave my client a no-jail sentence of probation. 

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