FORMERLY Queens Law Associates

For legal help, call 1-844-QUEENSD (1-844-783-3673)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all current court dates in Queens County Criminal and Supreme Courts have been administratively adjourned until further notice.

If you have a court date or a Desk Appearance Ticket, do not go to the courthouse. The courts will not issue a warrant for your failure to appear. Your Queens Defenders attorney will contact you with a new court date when it has been scheduled.

If you have specific questions, contact your Queens Defenders attorney or email help@queensdefenders.org. If you need immediate legal help, call 1-844-783-3673.

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following public health recommendations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Visit the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date information on what you can do to remain healthy.

Queens Defenders fights for justice every day for every client.

Since 1996 our lawyers have helped over 450,000 people in cases involving:

  • Homicides and major trials
  • Treatment courts
  • Domestic violence
  • Youth felonies
  • Immigrants charged with criminal offenses

We also:

  • Connect clients to resources and alternatives to incarceration
  • Provide prevention and mentoring programs for youth
  • Manage the peer-led Youth Justice Courts
  • Educate adults and adolescents about their legal rights
  • Partner with police officers and staff at local organizations; librarians, and teachers to create new services
  • Reduce the impact of a criminal record on employment, housing, education, and public benefits

Who can use our services?

Queens Defenders represents people who have been charged with a crime in Queens and cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Queens Defenders lawyers are usually assigned to clients by the court following their arrests.

Know Your Rights

You do not have to speak with police or prosecutors, even if they ask you questions. U.S. law states that you the right to refuse to answer questions and to have a lawyer with you when you are questioned.

You can say to police and prosecutors:

  • “I will not waive my constitutional rights to remain silent and have my lawyer present.”
  • “I do not wish to answer any questions without speaking to my lawyer first.”
  • “I will not consent to participate in any search until I have spoken to my lawyer.”

OUR FOUR CORE SERVICES

Criminal Defense Services
Social Work
Immigration
Community Outreach

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LATEST NEWS

  • I want to tell you a little bit about Zaire. We met him when he was a high school student In Far Rockaway. Smart as a whip, he lived with his parents, did well in school and had a

  • Queens Defenders’ motto is “we never give up.” We fight for justice every day for every client to ensure we achieve the best outcomes. The COVID-19 crisis has brought a new urgency to our mission. In light of the

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all current court dates in Queens County Criminal and Supreme Courts have been administratively adjourned until further notice.

If you have a court date or a Desk Appearance Ticket, do not go to the courthouse. The courts will not issue a warrant for your failure to appear. Your Queens Defenders attorney will contact you with a new court date when it has been scheduled.

If you have specific questions, contact your Queens Defenders attorney or email help@queensdefenders.org. If you need immediate legal help, call 1-844-783-3673.

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following public health recommendations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Visit the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date information on what you can do to remain healthy.

Queens Defenders fights for justice every day for every client.

Since 1996 our lawyers have helped over 450,000 people in cases involving:

  • Homicides and major trials
  • Treatment courts
  • Domestic violence
  • Youth felonies
  • Immigrants charged with criminal offenses

We also:

  • Connect clients to resources and alternatives to incarceration
  • Provide prevention and mentoring programs for youth
  • Manage the peer-led Youth Justice Courts
  • Educate adults and adolescents about their legal rights
  • Partner with police officers and staff at local organizations; librarians, and teachers to create new services
  • Reduce the impact of a criminal record on employment, housing, education, and public benefits

Who can use our services?

Queens Defenders represents people who have been charged with a crime in Queens and cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Queens Defenders lawyers are usually assigned to clients by the court following their arrests.

Know Your Rights

You do not have to speak with police or prosecutors, even if they ask you questions. U.S. law states that you the right to refuse to answer questions and to have a lawyer with you when you are questioned.

You can say to police and prosecutors:

  • “I will not waive my constitutional rights to remain silent and have my lawyer present.”
  • “I do not wish to answer any questions without speaking to my lawyer first.”
  • “I will not consent to participate in any search until I have spoken to my lawyer.”

OUR FOUR CORE SERVICES

Criminal Defense Services
Immigration
Social Work
Community Outreach

Watch our video

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Click below to view or download our legal services brochure

Legal Services Brochure

LATEST NEWS

  • Queens Defenders’ motto is “we never give up.” We fight for justice every day for every client to ensure we achieve the best outcomes. The COVID-19 crisis has brought a new urgency to our mission. In light of the

  • I want to tell you a little bit about Zaire. We met him when he was a high school student In Far Rockaway. Smart as a whip, he lived with his parents, did well in school and had a