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Bronx Attorney Aggressively Defending Against Criminal Charges

Experienced criminal defense representation in New York City

If you have been charged with a crime in New York, you need to be represented by a zealous criminal defense lawyer with the experience and dedication to fight for your rights. Attorney Peter J. Schaffer has been representing clients in the Bronx since 1987. Over his years of service, he has gained a reputation in the community for his trustworthy representation and aggressive advocacy. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, trust Mr. Schaffer to defend you.

Fighting against drug crime accusations

New York takes drug crime charges seriously. If you are convicted, you will face hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. Mr. Schaffer represents clients in drug cases involving:

  • Possession
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • Manufacturing

He is especially experienced at using the “illegal search and seizure defense” to claim that law enforcement did not obtain their evidence against you legally. If he can prove that your rights were violated when police searched you or your home, that evidence may not be admissible in court.

Defending those charged with drunk driving

In New York, you can be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) if you are driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If you are convicted of DWI, you may not face jail time for your first offense. However, for a second offense you face a minimum of five days in jail and for a third offense you face a minimum of 10 days. For every drunk driving conviction you receive in a five year period, the penalties become more severe.

New York follows implied consent laws, meaning that by having a license and driving a vehicle, you are consenting to taking a chemical test to determine your BAC. If you refuse to take the test, you will automatically face license suspension of one year for a first offense and 18 months for subsequent offenses.

With the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Mr. Schaffer, you can get your charges reduced or even dropped.

Advocating for your rights after a sex crime charge

There are numerous offenses that fall under the umbrella of sex crimes, including:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual assault
  • Solicitation
  • Statutory rape
  • Rape

If you are convicted of any sex crime, regardless of the severity, you will be registered as a sex offender. This label will follow you for the rest of your life. That is why it is imperative to hire a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense attorney to advocate on your behalf.

Handling complex conspiracy cases

“Conspiracy” is defined as an arrangement between two or more people to commit an illegal act, or to commit a legal act via illegal means. In order to prove that it was a conspiracy, the prosecution must show that those involved agreed to the plan before participating and that one person involved did something to actively further the agreement. Attorney Schaffer assertively defends you when you are facing conspiracy charges, showing that you were not involved in any agreement or did not have any true intention to participate in the crime.

Get help from a seasoned criminal defense attorney in the Bronx

If you have been charged with a crime in New York City, get help from attorney Peter J. Schaffer immediately. Call him at 718-585-4444 or contact him online to schedule a free initial consultation in the Bronx.

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  • Bronx Office
    888 Grand Concourse, #1-O
    Bronx, New York 10451
    Phone: 718-585-4444
    Fax: 718-585-4446
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