FORMERLY Queens Law Associates

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

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Queens Defenders usually enters a criminal case at arraignments. Once assigned to a criminal case, we conduct investigations, interview witnesses, and engage in settlement conferences with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and the Court. Our legal staff prepares, files, and litigates motions, but if the case is not resolved during pre-trial conferencing, we zealously defend our clients at trial.

We understand that a criminal record can put access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits at risk and work mitigate the impact of an arrest. Controlling public access to arrest information is critical.

MAJOR TRIALS
The expert attorneys in our Major Trials Division handle serious, complex, and high publicity cases. Working in close collaboration with experts, investigators, and social workers, they ensure that every client receives the best possible defense.

TREATMENT COURTS
The five Queens County five felony treatment courts are:

  • The Queens Treatment Court
  • The Queens DWI Court
  • The Queens Mental Health Court
  • The Queens Veterans Court
  • The Queens Drug Diversion Court

These courts employ a therapeutic approach to cases that aims to address the behaviors and circumstances that figured into their illegal actions and arrests.

Treatment court cases rely on:

  • a collaborative rather than adversarial approach
  • linking clients to services and resources
  • judicial monitoring
  • drug and alcohol testing
  • graduated sanctions
  • a minimum treatment mandate of one year

FAMILY DEFENSE
At the Queens Integrated Domestic Violence Court [link] (QIDV), one judge handles related civil, criminal, and matrimonial matters for both parties, reducing the number of times either party has to appear in court. At Queens Defenders, one attorney manages all case-related matters, working closely with investigators and social workers to ensure that both clients have access to the services they need.

JUVENILE JUSTICE
Queens Defenders represents youth, age 18 and younger, who have been charged with crimes. There are three types of cases:

Juvenile Offender

  • 13-15 years-old at the time of the crime
  • Murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery in the first degree

Youthful Offender

  • Any youth arrested for a felony or misdemeanor prior to 19th birthday
  • After indictment, case is heard in the youth part of Supreme Court

Adolescent Offender

  • 16 or 17 years old at the time of the crime
  • Crime is a felony
  • Case can be removed to Family Court if the judge determines that it does not meet the criteria for Supreme Court

All juvenile justice cases rely on support services from our social workers who provide clients and their families with case planning and management, referrals, and documentation, as well as support in court during the trial.

Click here for more information on all Queens courts.

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Legal Services Brochure

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Queens Defenders usually enters a criminal case at arraignments. Once assigned to a criminal case, we conduct investigations, interview witnesses, and engage in settlement conferences with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and the Court. Our legal staff prepares, files, and litigates motions, but if the case is not resolved during pre-trial conferencing, we zealously defend our clients at trial.

We understand that a criminal record can put access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits at risk and work mitigate the impact of an arrest. Controlling public access to arrest information is critical.

MAJOR TRIALS
The expert attorneys in our Major Trials Division handle serious, complex, and high publicity cases. Working in close collaboration with experts, investigators, and social workers, they ensure that every client receives the best possible defense.

TREATMENT COURTS
The five Queens County five felony treatment courts are:

  • The Queens Treatment Court
  • The Queens DWI Court
  • The Queens Mental Health Court
  • The Queens Veterans Court
  • The Queens Drug Diversion Court

These courts employ a therapeutic approach to cases that aims to address the behaviors and circumstances that figured into their illegal actions and arrests.

Treatment court cases rely on:

  • a collaborative rather than adversarial approach
  • linking clients to services and resources
  • judicial monitoring
  • drug and alcohol testing
  • graduated sanctions
  • a minimum treatment mandate of one year

FAMILY DEFENSE
At the Queens Integrated Domestic Violence Court [link] (QIDV), one judge handles related civil, criminal, and matrimonial matters for both parties, reducing the number of times either party has to appear in court. At Queens Defenders, one attorney manages all case-related matters, working closely with investigators and social workers to ensure that both clients have access to the services they need.

JUVENILE JUSTICE
Queens Defenders represents youth, age 18 and younger, who have been charged with crimes. There are three types of cases:

Juvenile Offender

  • 13-15 years-old at the time of the crime
  • Murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery in the first degree

Youthful Offender

  • Any youth arrested for a felony or misdemeanor prior to 19th birthday
  • After indictment, case is heard in the youth part of Supreme Court

Adolescent Offender

  • 16 or 17 years old at the time of the crime
  • Crime is a felony
  • Case can be removed to Family Court if the judge determines that it does not meet the criteria for Supreme Court

All juvenile justice cases rely on support services from our social workers who provide clients and their families with case planning and management, referrals, and documentation, as well as support in court during the trial.

Click here for more information on all Queens courts.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Click below to view or download our legal service brochure


Legal Services Brochure