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Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer (Midtown)


If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, or is under investigation, you should contact an attorney and seek advice. Self-representation, whether in a court of law or in cooperating with law enforcement, on even seemingly small matters, is often a mistake and can have serious repercussions.

I am a criminal defense lawyer with more than a ten years of experience in representing clients in the State of New York. My practice is based in Manhattan, though I take cases in the other Boroughs, Westchester and Long Island, depending upon the charges, my schedule and other timely considerations.

My initial consultation, usually by telephone, is intended to provide some guidance concerning the law and your rights. Our conversation will be confidential. Any matter that I take up will be handled discreetly. My legal fees for representation are fair and reasonable, and you will learn about them as part of the initial consultation.

It is important for you to bring certain matters to my attention immediately. Foremost, you must be prepared to discuss any prior criminal charges, even if they have long since been dismissed. If you are a student, or are concerned about your education or school, or are a visitor or foreigner, hold a visa, or speak another language other than English as your first language, please mention these issues. Immigration issues must always be considered and addressed before choosing a certain course of legal action. If you live outside of New York, or need to travel outside of New York before this matter is resolved, please also bring this to my attention.

If I do not answer your telephone call directly, please leave a message that you are seeking legal counsel, provide a contact telephone number and then I will return your call as soon as possible.

Alternatively, if you are not comfortable in seeking legal counsel through Craigslist then you should consider contacting the appropriate local Bar Association. Either without cost or for a small fee, they provide the names of attorneys that the Bar has reviewed and vetted in particular areas of specialty to ensure that they have knowledge and experience to meet your needs.

Michael R. Horenstein, Attorney & Counsellor at Law. Tel.:
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