New York Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of a crime, then enlisting the help of a New York
criminal defense attorney is crucial to the outcome of your case and your
entire future. Not only are you at risk of criminal penalties such as
imprisonment, fines and more, you also risk losing your reputation and
your chance of a successful future. You could be barred from promotion,
from your dream job, or even from U.S. citizenship (if you are a current
non-citizen). The Portela Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience with
criminal defense cases and combines experience from multiple areas of
law to develop the most strategic approach to your unique situation.
Criminal Defense in NYC, Long Island & All of New York State
With an exemplary level of professional ability and ethics, the firm is
committed to delivering this quality of representation to every client.
The legal team can help with cases involving:
A DWI conviction can result in imprisonment, fines, the suspension or
revocation of your driver's license and more. If aggravated circumstances
are present, such as driving without a license or a suspended license,
or multiple DWI convictions, removal proceedings may be initiated against you.
Being accused of child abuse places your freedom, reputation, relationships,
career, and access to your children at risk. Child abuse is a serious
crime and a compelling defense is vital to protect your rights, your freedom,
and your quality of life.
Aggravated felonies are those crimes which can have a significant effect
on your freedom. Which crimes are considered aggravated felonies continues
to change and may also differ for certain crimes depending on the circumstances
of the specific incident in question.
Drug crimes can involve possession, sales, cultivation or manufacturing,
transportation, importation, trafficking, prescription fraud and drug
conspiracy. Depending on the circumstances, certain drug crimes may be
considered federal crimes or felonies and may result in a prison sentence.
Sex crimes include offenses such as rape, sexual assault, child molestation,
child pornography, internet sex crimes, prostitution, solicitation, public
lewdness, burglary with intent to commit sexual assault and more. As well
as imprisonment, consequences can include lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Theft crimes can include burglary, robbery, shoplifting, breaking and
entering, carjacking, larceny, unauthorized use of credit cards and more.
In some cases, they may be charged as felonies and could result in a state
Violent crimes refer to those which involve the use, attempted use or
threatened use against another person or their property. Crimes such as
murder, manslaughter, assault, domestic violence and aggravated robbery
are considered violent crimes. These carry harsh penalties and can have
devastating effects on your life and freedom.
Domestic violence accusations are typically followed up aggressively by
law enforcement officers, who can choose to press charges even if the
alleged victim does not wish to do so. This places you in a precarious
position regarding your rights and the criminal proceedings you face.
Firearm offenses include criminal possession of a weapon, unlicensed handgun
possession, illegal sale of firearms and more. Many of these offenses
are felonies and could land you in prison, not to mention revoke your
right to own, carry, or use a firearm anytime in the future.
Fraud Related Offenses
Fraud offenses include insider trading, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money
laundering, counterfeiting, forgery, identity theft, internet fraud, insurance
fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud and more. If you are accused of fraud,
you may face federal or felony charges.
Dedicated Criminal Defense for New York Residents
Many of the firm's cases have gained media coverage through many outlets.
The founder of the firm, Manuel Portela, has appeared as a guest legal
commentator on Court TV, WB WPIX, Channel 11 News and various television
news reports. He is also a legal commentator on Spanish network television
programs Minerva S.O.S., MicroInternational Television and Contacto. This
type of professionalism and expertise on behalf of the firm's attorneys
and staff has the highest legal rating possible for professional ability
and ethics. The legal team approaches each client and each case with this
degree of quality representation and aggressively pursues your best interests
in your criminal matters.
If you are an New York resident who has been charged with a crime, then
contact our firm right away for a consultation. Call us at (212) 577-9312 or use our easy
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