Choose The Right Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, your freedom may be at stake. In criminal cases, it is the prosecutor’s obligation to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An experienced Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer will look to prepare a strong defense, challenging the strength of the prosecution’s case and/or to present evidence that casts doubt as to your guilt. If you are facing criminal charges in Brooklyn, contact Robert Gershon, Esq.

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How Do You Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you are asking yourself, “how do I choose the best criminal defense lawyer in Brooklyn?”, then you should consider speaking with Robert Gershon. Your criminal defense attorney should possess the following qualities:

  • Extensive knowledge about the New York Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Law, New York Criminal, Supreme and Family Courts;
  • Be an excellent listener, listening to your side of the case;
  • Be a strong, aggressive advocate for clients;
  • Have a track record of successfully representing clients in a wide variety of criminal cases; and
  • Excellent negotiation and litigation skills

Everyone deserves a vigorous defense. When it comes to your future, don’t leave things to chance. Make sure you have representation from a criminal lawyer who cares about the outcome of your case. Robert S. Gershon, P.C., Attorney at Law can handle your criminal defense needs. Call us at (718) 625-3977 for a case evaluation.

Types of Criminal Cases Handled

Robert Gershon Brooklyn NY Criminal Harassment Lawyer

Criminal Harassment

Have You Been Charged With Harassment in New York?

Criminal harassment is more than just annoying someone. In NY, when you purposely act to annoy, threaten, or alarm another person, you might be charged with a crime. There are varying degrees of harassment. If convicted, carry a range of penalties. You may receive jail time, be placed on probation and/or sentenced to perform community service.

Although harassment sounds simple, there are many elements to the charge. The prosecutor must prove the elements of criminal harassment for a charge to stick. You have the right to defend your actions and should do so to the fullest extent possible. You need to have the right criminal defense attorney dedicated to your case. He may be able to get the charges against you reduced or even dropped entirely.

Driving While Intoxicated / DWI / DUI

Have You Been Arrested For DWI in Brooklyn?

Driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence are charges that can have a serious impact on your life and livelihood. If you have been arrested in Brooklyn for DWI, you need representation by an experienced DWI attorney. Robert Gershon may be able to help.

Don’t assume when you are taken in and arrested for DWI or DWAI (impaired driving) in New York that there is no defense. Like every other person charged with a crime, you have the right to defend yourself in a court of law. With the help of our experienced DWI attorney, you may be able to have the charges dropped or reduced by showing many things including:

  • The police had no probable cause to pull you over
  • The breathalyzer was faulty or broken
  • You have witnesses who said you were not the driver

A proper defense can mean the difference between a small fine, the loss of your driver’s license, and even time in jail. Take a moment to think about your future and call the criminal defense office of Robert S. Gershon.

Brooklyn Criminal Assault Defense Lawyer Robert Gershon

Criminal Assault

If You Have Been Charged with Assault, Work with a Seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal assault can carry significant penalties under New York law. If you have been charged with assault, you need to be prepared to challenge the State’s case.

The penal code in New York defines assault as:

  • striking another person and
  • causing injury to that person

There is no crime called “assault and battery” in NY nor is there “criminal battery.” In our state, battery may only be part of a civil lawsuit.

Criminal assault charges can stem from a wide range of circumstances. The state defines different “degrees” of assault based on the actions, including the identity of the victim and the use of a weapon. Some examples of assault in NY include:

  • Engaging in a physical fight
  • Domestic violence
  • Pushing someone to the ground
  • Shooting someone
  • Using your car to run over someone
  • Punching a police officer

If you are facing a criminal assault charge in Brooklyn, you should present your defense with the help of a lawyer who knows how to handle such cases. Proving issues of consent, injuries, and self-defense, which often arise in assault cases, require the skill and experience of Brooklyn criminal lawyer Robert S. Gershon.

Domestic Violence

If you have been charged with domestic violence, you may also face custody, visitation and other family law issues. Robert Gershon has over twenty years of experience dealing with cases that have both criminal and family court concerns.

Facing a criminal charge is difficult. Being charged with domestic violence can be embarrassing, humiliating and carry with it a social stigma not found with other criminal violations. Few things are worse than being falsely accused or convicted of violence in the family setting.

In New York, domestic violence refers to a group of crimes committed against someone in the family. New York uses a broad definition of violence. It means physical violence as well as

  • Psychological abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Economic abuse

“perpetrated by one person against a family our household member, with the goal of establishing or maintaining power and control over the victim.”

Domestic violence crimes can include assault, menacing, sexual abuse, stalking, sexual misconduct, aggravated harassment and others. If you are charged and convicted of domestic violence, you can face imprisonment, probation, court ordered therapy, and/or be bound by a restraining order. Your freedom, reputation, ability to get a job, and see your family may be in jeopardy.

If you have questions, speak with criminal defense attorney Rob Gershon at Robert S. Gershon, P.C., Attorney at Law.

Weapons Charges

Facing Weapons Charges In Brooklyn?

New York has serious laws controlling the sale and possession of weapons. Weapons crimes typically fall into one of two categories:

  • Weapon sales crimes
  • Weapon possession crimes

Possession crimes are usually felonies and can involve any weapon, not just firearms. Unlawful possession of a firearm can include failing to register a gun you obtain legally, carrying a firearm on school property, and possessing a firearm during the commission of certain other crimes.

Crimes involving the sale of weapons are also felonies.

The following weapons in NY are just some that can potentially result in weapons charges:

  • Dart guns
  • Daggers
  • Billy clubs
  • Kung Fu stars
  • Machine guns
  • Switchblades
  • Pistols
  • Rifles

It is imperative that if you are facing a weapons charge, you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help protect your rights against NY’s aggressive stance against weapons.

Brooklyn Weapons Charges Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Gershon

Defending Drug Cases

When we talk about the most serious crimes related to illegal drugs in New York, we are frequently talking about those involving, cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, ketamine, and other controlled substances and narcotics. In NY, marijuana is not a “controlled substance.” There is a distinct set of laws that applies to marijuana.

Crimes involving controlled substances usually fall into one of two categories:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Sales

Possession of a controlled substance in NY falls into one of six degrees. All but one fall into the felony category. The greater the quantity of drugs in your possession, the higher the charges, the harsher the potential punishment.

Marijuana possession and use of marijuana in small amounts are usually classified as a misdemeanor. However, if you are caught with less than 25g of marijuana in your possession, it is not a crime but a violation.

Sale of a controlled substance is a felony that varies in degree as well based on volume. Aggravating factors in a charge for sale of a controlled substance may include selling on school grounds, selling to a minor, and selling a prescription with no legitimate medical purpose.

Drug felony convictions can carry with them tens of thousands of dollars in fines, as well as long jail sentences. If you are facing drug charges, you must have a criminal defense lawyer who is deeply familiar with the different degrees and classes of drug crimes in NY.

Brooklyn Sex Offense Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Gershon

Sex Offenses

Have you been charged with a sex offense in Brooklyn?

If you are charged with a sex offense in New York, you must have an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to handle sex offense cases. Being charged with a sex crime comes with a stigma that can follow you for years. The effect of a conviction can be devastating and follow you forever. Years in prison, challenges of finding work, being on a sex offenders registry, finding a home after your release … these are all tremendous challenges for those charged with sex offenses.

NY Penal code sets forth the various sex offenses. They include:

  • Aggravated sexual abuse
  • Course of sexual conduct against a child
  • Criminal sexual act
  • Facilitating a sexual act using a narcotic
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Forcible touching
  • Persistent sexual abuse
  • Predatory sexual assault
  • Predatory sexual assault against a child
  • Rape
  • Sexual misconduct

These crimes are categorized into degrees. Each contains definitions to apply, and conditions that must be met to satisfy a charge for that crime. If you are arrested for allegedly committing a sex crime, you need an attorney to help you understand the legal challenges you are facing, and to work hard to get those charges dropped or reduced, to negotiate a plea, or to represent you in court.

Criminal Contempt

If you are charged with criminal contempt of the court, you must take this charge seriously.

Being charged with criminal contempt means you are charged with having violated a court order or committed a violation during a proceeding. With criminal contempt, you can be arrested and prosecuted and spend time in prison. Contempt can occur inside a courtroom or elsewhere. Examples of criminal contempt in New York include:

  • Violating an order of protection
  • Threatening a witness
  • Injuring a witness
  • Failing to follow orders of a Judge in a courtroom

The punishment for criminal contempt varies, but a contempt charge can result in punishment even if acquitted of the underlying charges in your case.

Larceny

If you’ve been charged with larceny in Brooklyn, consult with a criminal defense lawyer.

If you have been arrested in Brooklyn and charged with larceny, contact Robert S. Gershon, P.C., Attorney at Law. A larceny charge means you are accused of a theft. Larceny is the theft of property with notable value. Property can include money, personal property, real property, data, computer programs and more. The value of the stolen property and the circumstances surrounding its theft will determine the level of the criminal charge you face. The more valuable the property, the greater the charge and the greater likelihood that you will face serious consequences if convicted.

Grand Larceny is complicated and requires the help of seasoned criminal defense attorney who can assist you to understand the charges you face and mount a defense. Misdemeanor larceny is the lesser form of larceny and can still carry significant penalties. If you have been charged with larceny, be sure to speak with an experienced Brooklyn criminal defense attorney.

Brooklyn Larceny Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Gershon

Shoplifting

Shoplifting is a common criminal offense. A shoplifting arrest is a larceny arrest. It is theft and, depending on the value of property in question, you may be facing prison time. You need a strong defense, even in a shoplifting case. Trust your defense to a professional criminal defense attorney.

Brooklyn Arson Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Gershon

Arson

Arson is the act of setting a fire intentionally. Arson is serious charge around an action that can cause tremendous destruction, horrible injuries and even death. Arson can be punishable by years of imprisonment. As with most crimes in New York, arson is divided into degrees depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime.

If you have been charged with arson, you need representation by an attorney who can listen to you, learn the facts about the situation and present a defense on your behalf.

These crimes are categorized into degrees. Each contains definitions to apply, and conditions that must be met to satisfy a charge for that crime. If you are arrested for allegedly committing a sex crime, you need an attorney to help you understand the legal challenges you are facing, and to work hard to get those charges dropped or reduced, to negotiate a plea, or to represent you in court.

Robbery

If you are charged with the crime of robbery in NY, it means you are accused of taking the property of another with force, threat of force, or causing fear. Robbery is theft just like larceny and shoplifting, but it differs because of its violent nature.

The severity of the robbery charge in New York will depend on the force used and whether a weapon was involved. Here too, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you prepare a defense and advocate on your behalf.

Burglary

Burglary is unlawfully entering the property of another with the intention to commit another crime. Conceptually, it is trespassing with the intent to commit a crime. While this crime often involves a larceny, that is not always the case.

Burglary is a felony punishable by fines, probation, and prison. New York takes burglary very seriously, and it often results in a prison sentence. If you have been charged with a burglary under New York law, make sure you are represented by an experienced Brooklyn criminal defense attorney.

Brooklyn Burglary Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Gershon

Contact Brooklyn Criminal Defense Attorney Robert S. Gershon to Help

Being charged with a crime is not only stressful, but it also places your very freedom at risk. You are entitled to a defense, and need an experienced Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer on your side to advocate on your behalf.

When your future is at stake, contact Robert S. Gershon, Esq. to discuss your situation and seek representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call (718) 625-3977 or email robgershon@gmail.com today.

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