New York - Law Office

While New York may be the nation's 3rd most populous state, it has seen a sharp decrease in crime rates. According to the Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Research and Performance, the overall index of crime per 100,000 residents declined by 20 percent between 2001 and 2010. However, many men, women, and youth still find themselves facing the scary prospect of arrest and conviction for alleged crimes. The penalties for these crimes have not decreased in the 10 year span.

New York Criminal Defense Attorney

Rochelle S. Berliner is a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience in the criminal justice field. As a former prosecutor, she has a deep understanding of many of the strategies used by the other side. She is passionate about defending the rights of her clients, each of whom deserves the best legal representation possible. Rochelle S. Berliner confidently represents clients and fights for the best outcome for their unique situation.

Her law office focuses primarily on criminal defense. This includes:

Additionally, Rochelle's experience representing clients in civil rights cases against law enforcement agencies can be invaluable for future clients. She represents people who have been physically, emotionally, or financially hurt as a result of police misconduct.

A criminal conviction can have a drastic impact on your life and even on your loved ones. It can close many employment doors, as convictions typically must be disclosed during the application period or they may even appear during background checks. Given the state of the current economy, this can be disastrous.

With what is at stake, you owe it to yourself to make sure you are utilizing every resource possible to pursue case dismissal or minimized charges. Call to explore your legal options during a free consultation with Rochelle S. Berliner.

Proudly Serving New York

New York has a strong history, diverse population, and rich culture. It draws millions of people each year who visit the fine state to simply take in all of the sights and sounds. Rochelle S. Berliner is proud to continue serving the men, women, and youth of the state of New York. She represents clients throughout the 5 boroughs including:

Queens County / Queens

  • Flushing
  • Astoria
  • Elmhurst
  • Long Island City
  • Rego Park

Kings County / Brooklyn

  • Flatbush
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Bushwick
  • Prospect Heights
  • Crown Heights

Bronx County / The Bronx

  • Riverdale
  • Kingsbridge
  • Woodlawn
  • University Heights
  • Tremont

New York County / Manhattan

  • TriBeCa
  • SoHo
  • Greenwich Village
  • Chelsea
  • Midtown

New York Court and Legal Resources

New York Unified Court System – As one of the most populous states in the nation, the New York Unified Court System is responsible for handling a wide matter of criminal and civil cases for roughly 20 million residents. The Unified Court System is dedicated to promoting the rule of law and serving the public by providing timely resolutions to court matters.

New York State Unified Court System
Office of Court Administration, Rm. 852
25 Beaver Street
New York, NY 10004
(800) 268-7869

United States District Court: Southern District of New York- This federal court system handles felony criminal offenses and certain misdemeanor offenses, in addition to civil matters. The Southern District Court serves many counties, including New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan.

United States District Court
Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312
(212) 805-0136
United States District Court
Southern District of New York
300 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601-4150
(914) 390-4100

United States District Court: Eastern District of New York– The Eastern District handles criminal, civil, and other matters for a population of roughly 8 million people. This includes Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk.

United States District Court
Eastern District of New York
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, New York 11201
United States District Court
Eastern District of New York
Long Island Courthouse
100 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722-4438

New York State Criminal Jury Instructions – Jurors are responsible for determining whether or not a defendant's charges meet cause for reasonable doubt. Since they are not formally trained in criminal matters, the New York Unified Court System has prepared a list of jury instructions. These instructions outline charges and penalties for infractions, misdemeanors, and felony offenses.

New York State Office of the Attorney General – The Attorney General of New York is responsible for investigating and prosecuting certain felony offenses. The office also bears responsibility for investigating consumer complaints, civil rights violations, economic crimes, and other cases. In addition to representing the people the Attorney General's Office also advices the state's Executive branch and defends proceedings on behalf of the state.

Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224-0341
(800) 771-7755

Law Enforcement Resources in New York

New York State Police – The New York State Police (NYSP) was established in 1917 with the mission of preserving and protecting the state's population. Its duties include enforcing highway safety, enforcing the law, promoting peace, and providing quality responsive support. Through public outreach and education initiatives, the NYSP fosters community trust and crime awareness.

New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services – This Division serves multiple support roles in enhancing public safety and improving the criminal justice system. Its focus includes offender management, sentencing commission, anti-human trafficking, information systems and performance management, violent and firearm crime reduction, and recidivism reduction.

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
4 Tower Place
Albany, New York 12203-3764
(518) 457-5837

Law Office | Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, whether for a misdemeanor or felony, it's crucial to understand your legal options. Remember, that pleading guilty results in a conviction that will appear on your criminal record, even if it's for a misdemeanor offense.

This can follow you throughout your life and close the doors to many opportunities. Discuss your legal options with an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer. Call or submit an online form for a free, no-obligation consultation today.