Queens Criminal Defense Lawyer
Aggressive Representation for New York's Boroughs
Following an arrest, you need to work with a lawyer that will defend your
future and protect your rights. Our team is comprised of zealous advocates
and our founding attorney is a former prosecutor. When you work with our
criminal defense firm, you can be confident that your case will be in
capable, experienced hands. Let us fight for you!
For nearly 20 years, the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell has been
providing legal services to the residents of Queens and surrounding neighborhoods.
We have been trusted by citizens and law enforcement officers alike for
the defense they need.
Charged with any of the following offenses? Do not hesitate to
contact our firm!
Our firm also takes on civil cases that may stem from a criminal arrest,
including police brutality cases, false arrests, racial profiling and
false imprisonment. If you feel that you are a victim of any of these
situations, do not hesitate to contact our firm.
Penalties for Convictions May Affect All Aspects of Your Life
The New York State criminal justice system is not well-known for being
lenient and forgiving. If you have been accused of any sort of crime,
you need to know that much more than a mark on your criminal record is
on the line. A conviction for an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony charge
could have far-reaching and permanent consequences that negatively impact
multiple facets of your day-to-day life.
Consequences of receiving a criminal conviction may include:
Steep fines: The state can take thousands of dollars from you for something as simple
and arguably innocuous as a
drug possession violation. You may lose even more in fees you need to pay back to the
state, such as court costs and processing expenses.
Jail or prison time: An infraction could land you in jail for several days if you cannot post
bail; misdemeanors might lock you up for months to a year; and by definition,
a felony will put you in state prison for at least a year, usually with
a mandatory minimum sentence that cannot be shortened.
Probation: Even after you have served your time and paid your fees, a criminal sentencing
usually continues with a lengthy probation period. During probation, you
may have to make routine meetings with a probation officer, costing you
even more time and money. You will also be put on "watch" for
other suspicious behavior.
Employment loss: Many employers will not allow you to continue working there after a criminal
conviction, especially if it is drug related. If you do not have a job,
interviewers are generally instructed to ask about previous convictions
and weed out anyone who has one on their record.
Lessened standard of living: Your reputation among the people with whom you regularly interact is sure
to be damaged by a criminal conviction. In some circumstances, you may
be stripped of educational opportunities or have to relocate to another home.
Trusted Legal Counsel for Your Case - Call (888) 715-1735
In the event that you're facing criminal charges, it is absolutely
essential that you contact the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell. Our
team has years of experience handling a variety of cases and we want to
ensure that you are able to receive the best possible outcome for your
specific situation. Following an arrest, you need to act fast - you only
have 24 hours to contact an attorney before facing arraignment. Contact
the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell today and speak with a Queens
criminal defense attorney now!
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