Queens Criminal Defense Attorney
Musa-Obregon & Associates can fight to defend you!
The New York justice system does not have much tolerance for those who are involved in criminal activities. Due to the large amount of people living in the city, criminal cases are common and numerous. Law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges handle a high volume of criminal cases and take a very strict attitude towards individuals accused of serious crimes. If you have been accused of, charged with, or arrested for a criminal offense, it is very important that you secure a knowledgeable and experienced Queens criminal defense attorney to handle your case. At Musa-Obregon & Associates, our attorneys have a solid understanding of the workings of the New York justice system. We will move forward at once to initiate any possible defense actions on your behalf.
We fight aggressively to ensure that your side of the story and your rights are not swept aside. You have the right to an attorney, and we take on that responsibility as our mission, and we like to win for our clients.
Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you are faced with defending yourself against criminal charges, it is absolutely essential to hire an attorney who will aggressively represent your interests no matter what the circumstances of your case are. Our attorneys will work closely with you to build a case that will stand up to even the most thorough prosecution. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will adamantly fight for acquittal, the dismissal of your charges, or a reduction of charges or penalties. We have been serving the community of Queens for more than 20 years. You can be absolutely sure that we know how to handle your case professionally. In the event that you have already been convicted of a criminal offense, our firm can
appeal your verdict or have a previous offense cleared from your record through
Our firm has successfully defended clients against a variety of charges, and we would be proud to provide the strong criminal defense you need. We can challenge the allegations made against you if you have been charged with
DUI or a
drug crime, and we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your arrest to determine if your rights were violated in any way. If you were charged with a
federal offense, including an
internet crime or
white collar crime, we will powerfully defend you before the court, and ensure you receive a fair trial. Our firm can fight for you against accusations of a
sex crime, and we defend your child if they have been charged with a
juvenile offense, such as
theft or a
Our team also provides knowledgeable representation for those facing a warrant or
bench warrant, and we can advocate for your interests if you were arrested for a
probation violation. Depending on the nature of your crime, you could face large fines, long prison sentences, and have to go through life burdened with a criminal record. Having a criminal record can severely affect your ability to get a good job, find decent housing, and be approved for bank loans and other forms of financial assistance. Your life and your future are too important to have to suffer the devastating consequences of a criminal conviction. Our firm is here to help, give us a call today and take your first step towards safeguarding your future.
Know Your Rights
Each and every individual who is accused of a crime is entitled to a number of rights that are protected by the law. The most well-known of these are the "Miranda" Rights that were established in 1966 with the court case Miranda vs. Arizona. This case established that before a suspect underwent questioning, he or she must be read their rights. The Miranda rights include:
- The right to remain silent
- Anything you say can and will be used against you
- You have the right to an attorney
- If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be appointed one
If these statements are not read to you, any evidence that you subsequently revealed must be thrown out of the case. In some situations, the entire case will be thrown out. Your civil rights do not end here though. Under the Fourth Amendment, your right to privacy is protected. This means that you are protected from unlawful and unreasonable search and seizures. In order for a search to be conducted, the police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime occurred. This falls under the category of probably cause. In some situations, in order for a police search to be legal, they must obtain a search warrant from a judge by proving they will most likely find evidence of the crime during their investigation. In most cases, it can be difficult to determine whether or not the search and seizure was lawful. This is where an experienced criminal defense lawyer comes in. Our firm will analyze your case to make sure that your rights protected by the 4th Amendment were not violated in any way.
If you have been accused of a crime and are facing a criminal trial, you have a number of rights that you must be aware of. Under the 8th Amendment, you cannot be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment while in jail or prison. Such punishment is hard to define but is anything that violates basic human dignity. Furthermore, you have the right to a speedy trial, meaning that you must be tried within a reasonable time after your arrest. If your case keeps getting delayed, the underlying reason may prove to be unjust. If the time between your arrest and trial is unreasonable, your case may be dismissed or started over again. Another important right that you are entitled to is protection from "Double Jeopardy." This concept is found in the 5th Amendment and essentially states that the government cannot prosecute an individual more than once for the same offense.
Aggressive Representation for Accused Criminal Offenders
To make sure that your rights are properly protected, it is important that you work with a criminal defense lawyer who knows the law inside and out. Our firm is dedicated to justice. When you are not afforded your legal rights by the government or law enforcement agencies, it is an outrageous injustice and we want to help you fight back. No matter what the nature of the crime is, you are protected by the constitution that governs this nation. It is our job to make sure that every detail of this authoritative document is stringently followed throughout your case. Do not settle for anything less. When you are ready to begin this process call one of our associates today. We will review and analyze your case and inform you about the options that lie before you. Our wide range of practice areas ensures that we can handle anything you bring before us, no matter the magnitude or seriousness of the offense. We promise to be there every step of the way to offer our guidance, support and defense. To get the criminal defense that you need and deserve,
contact a Queens criminal defense lawyer from the firm today!