An Aggressive, Proactive Approach to all Criminal Cases
The attorneys at Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates are amongst the top criminal defense attorneys in Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx, in New York. If you are facing criminal charges in New York, we can help.
Some New York criminal defense lawyers take a back seat, wait-and-see approach with their clients. They stall until the first court date, or until they receive the police reports, before investigating and working up your case.
By contrast, we believe there’s no time to waste. The most critical window for defense work may be the first few days following an arrest, or even prior to formal charges being filed. By getting to work immediately, often we can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a “head start” towards defeating the charges.
At the Law Offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein and Associates we do not make boiler plate, cookie cutter criminal defense plans; we create custom tailored plans for each person’s specific legal case
The attorneys at the law offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates can help you navigate through the criminal defense process, and make it easily manageable in your time of need. Our attorneys are not only trained in handling simple criminal matters, we take care of complex criminal defense litigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, Manhattan and Brooklyn Kings County New York.
Make no mistake. Cops concern themselves mainly with aiding the prosecution and building up a case against you. They should not be relied upon to gather favorable evidence that helps exonerate their suspect. They are not on your side.
Close Personal Contact with Your Attorney
Facing criminal charges traumatizes people. Nothing compounds the stress more than the inability to reach your attorney.
At the Law Offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates, we put a premium on the accessibility of our New York criminal defense lawyers and support staff. We’re here to provide moral and emotional support as well as legal representation. To do this, we observe two policies:
- Every client phone call, email or text is returned the same day; and
- Every client gets the personal cell phone number of his/her attorney and the lawyer’s assistant
Not only does this provide you the assurance of knowing you can reach your lawyer at critical times. It also helps us to do our job more effectively.
We find that close client interaction is pivotal to our work. Our clients are the best resource for understanding what happened and who the key players are in the case. We want to hear from you, and you’ll definitely be hearing from us as together we map out the story and put together the best defense possible.
Knowing the Local Courts
Every county and every courthouse has its own way of doing things. The criminal court process in Suffolk County, for example, differs significantly from the process in Nassau County, Queens County or Kings County. But even within Suffolk County, the procedures at the central courthouse vary considerably from The Hamptons or Riverhead.
We know how things work in particular courtrooms, and with particular prosecuting agencies. We’ve learned whom to talk to, who has discretion, and the most effective ways to get the job done.
Legal “Second Opinions”
We can evaluate your case and offer our independent judgment as to your various options and the merits of each. Much like a patient may see another doctor for a “second opinion” before deciding whether to undergo an elective surgery, we can give you a legal second opinion.
Our advice to you will be:
(c) looking only to your best interests, and
(d) based on a careful analysis of all the facts and law.
Bail & Release Help
If your loved one is custody, our New York criminal defense attorneys can often arrange a “bail hearing” to get bail reduced or to secure an “ROR release” (release on your own recognizance). We assist inmates in custody at any of the state’s jails.
Types of Cases We Handle.
New York DWI Defense Lawyers
- DWI Felony
- Commercial DWI
- DWI with a non-automobile
- BWI (boating while intoxicated)
- DWI and DWAI Vehicular Manslaughter
- Aggravated DWI
- DWI Under age 21
- DWI probation
- DWI with injury
New York Violent Crime Charges
Prosecutors and judges take violent crimes the most seriously. New York’s mandatory sentencing laws can lead to harsh prison sentences.
But many people accused of violent offenses are truly innocent. Often the situation arose out of self-defense, accident, misidentification, false accusations or mental illness.
Our New York criminal attorneys can help you explore these defenses and fight the charges.
Among the violent crime charges we defend against are:
New York Sex Crimes Charges
Conviction for a criminal sex offense can lead to years in New York state prison, getting ostracized from the community, and having to register for life as a sex offender. But many innocent people get falsely accused of sex crimes, especially date rape, lewd acts with a child, and sexual assault.
Our New York criminal defense lawyers start by scrutinizing the accuser’s background. We look to see if the accuser has a history of telling lies, and a bias against our client. We independently investigate the case with our own private detectives and forensic experts. Often times we can get charges reduced or dismissed, or secure an acquittal at trial.
We defend against all sex crimes charges, including
- Sexual Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Date Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
- Lewd Acts with a Child
- Prostitution Solicitation
- Child Pornography
- Indecent Exposure
- Lewd Conduct in Public
New York Financial Crime Charges
Most people accused of theft or financial crimes are good citizens with minimal records who simply took a wayward path. And some are factually innocent. In any case, our New York criminal defense attorneys can help you fight the charges, often times keeping the stigma of a criminal conviction off your record.
We represent clients as to all financial and property crimes, such as
- Grand Theft
- Petty Theft (Shoplifting)
- Receiving Stolen Property
- Petty Theft with a Prior
New York Domestic Violence Attorneys
More people get wrongfully accused of domestic violence than any other type of crime. Sometimes a person strikes his wife or girlfriend by accident or in self-defense during a mutual struggle.
Other times the accuser lies to the police and makes up false allegations of abuse. Accusers fabricate stories out of anger or jealousy, or to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody proceedings. Our law firm has on staff divorce attorneys to help in navigate any divorce or family law case. Whatever the case may be, our New York criminal attorneys can help you fight back.
We defend clients against any accusations of domestic violence, divorce disputes, spousal battery or spousal abuse, in particular.
- Domestic Battery
- Child Endangerment
- Child Abuse
- Corporal Injury to a Spouse or Cohabitant
New York Drug Crimes Attorneys
Police frequently use unreliable informants, defective warrants and other illegal methods to make drug busts. Our New York criminal lawyers can challenge these unconstitutional searches and search warrants, in an effort to get evidence and cases thrown out of court.
For clients struggling with addiction problems, we can often help you get drug diversion or other treatment programs as an alternative to jail.
- Sales of a Controlled Substance
- Transportation of a Controlled Substance
- Possession for Sales
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
Contact us for a Free Consultation
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, felony, or an infraction you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. We like to start every case the same way: by listening to all the facts. We sit down with you (and your witnesses) to hear exactly what happened. The police and the accusers are going to have their story.
We’ll be presenting yours. So we want to start by hearing and understanding your side of it.
Call us at 1-(800) 960-1529 or email us to schedule a consultation to see if we’re the right New York criminal defense lawyers for you.
We are dedicated to your success — so contact us. Speak with one of our knowledgeable Long Island criminal defense litigation attorneys today from wherever you are in New York in Nassau and Suffolk, Brooklyn, Kings and Queens Counties, on Long Island and all New York City boroughs including Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, and Manhattan.
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You should be properly prepared if you are facing criminal charges. You should know that you have certain legal rights and you must be very selective of the Lawyer and Law Firm that you chose to represent you. Have an Attorney council you on the Right Decision for You.