Former Queens County Prosecutor
The prosecution as well as the police are under a lot of pressure to solve crimes. Because of the volume of crimes, those accused of a crime are often treated like a number rather than an individual. My law firm has a different philosophy — I am not about the quantity of cases I take on. I focus on providing quality representation to every client and ensuring he or she is represented in a detailed, skilled and articulate manner.
I am Kevin P. O'Donnell and I work with each individual client to ensure the best defense possible under the circumstances. My firm, the Law Office of Kevin P. O'Donnell, is located in Queens, New York, and serves clients throughout the five boroughs as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. I am committed to assisting clients with their criminal charges and defending their civil rights.
Do you need a thorough assessment of your situation by a respected Queens false arrest attorney who is ready to take on the system and prevail? Contact me online or by calling 888-399-7934 to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Were You Falsely Arrested?
There are two scenarios under which a police officer can arrest you:
- If the officer has a warrant for your arrest or
- If there is probable cause you committed a crime
In order to make an arrest, police need to have "probable cause," which means the arrests cannot be based on a guess or a whim. A police officer must believe it is likely that you did something illegal. If a police officer keeps you for a short time without probable cause, you may have been the victim of a false arrest. I understand what constitutes a violation and how to prove the elements in court and in the press, if your case attracts the media spotlight. I can help you understand your options and I will help you pursue a path that achieves justice.
We Do Not Take Shortcuts — We Fight for Your Rights
Many attorneys attempt to obtain a plea bargain on cases like these because they do not want to take the time and energy to bring the case to court. At times, attorneys are even nervous about going to trial. I am competent and confident in trial.
I remind my clients they have to be patient. It is always better to get a good result than a fast result. Criminal charges can prevent employment, hinder obtaining college loans and have countless other negative effects on your life. I will work hard to fight for your rights and prevent these consequences from occurring by preparing a solid defense that explores every detail and presents a compelling argument in your favor.
Contact a Manhattan Illegal Detention Attorney
If you are looking for a lawyer to address a wrongful arrest, or an unreasonable detention, you need a confident attorney who will fight for your constitutional and civil rights. Contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 888-399-7934 to schedule a free initial consultation.