Criminal Defense Lawyers in Manhattan
At Greco Neyland, PC, our criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to fighting charges in both state and federal court. We focus exclusively on criminal defense representing clients in Manhattan and throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
We charge reasonable attorney fees and accept all major credit cards. Additionally, we offer flexible payment plans to help our clients secure the legal representation they need. Our normal office hours at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. We are also available to discuss your case after normal business hours.
Call (212) 951-1300 today to speak directly with an attorney or to schedule a free consultation.
Dedicated Former Prosecutors Representing the Accused
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).
Fighting DWI Charges in NYC
One of the most common offenses in New York City courts is Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). The charge happens to all sorts of New Yorkers, including those with no prior criminal record. In fact, most drunk driving cases are for a first DWI offense .
Unfortunately, many people think there is nothing they can do about a DWI charge, especially if they consented to a breath or blood test. A DWI charge is a criminal charge, and prosecutors must prove every element beyond a reasonable doubt like any other offense.
Even a chemical test is fair game for being effectively challenged by a skilled DWI attorney. Jeffery Greco has been certified to conduct field sobriety tests. He has received the same training as police officers to recognize drunk or drugged driving. He uses that training to mount an aggressive defense whether you are accused of refusing or submitting to a chemical test of your breath, blood or urine.
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.
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.
Contact a skilled New York City criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan at Greco Neyland, PC. Call (212) 951-1300 to schedule a free initial consultation.
This article was last updated on Monday, June 27, 2016.