Facing criminal charges in New York City? It is to your benefit to have an experienced NYC Criminal Defense Attorney
by your side.
Have you ever needed help from someone only to have had that person ask
you questions that shows they don’t know any more about it than
you do? You may recall a taxi-driver who asked you basic questions about
how to navigate traffic, a politician who couldn’t answer a very
simple question, or a person you thought could help you with directions
only to discover they’re lost too. Sometimes these situations where
you can’t be helped don’t matter that much because not that
much is on the line. When it comes to your criminal case, don’t
take a chance.
If you are accused of criminal wrongdoing and must appear in criminal court,
it is to your advantage to have an attorney who has the most experience
defending cases like yours in the same courthouse where your case will
be heard. This is because arrest in New York City carries the risk of
incarceration, loss of your professional license, employment problems,
immigration or international travel problems, eviction, loss of access
to your bank account, and other serious problems. While your case is pending
in court, many of these problems can continue because the issue of your
innocence or guilt is being decided in court. Cases generally end in conviction
or dismissal. A conviction is when your guilt has been formally established.
Initial problems caused by your arrest such as employment problems, loss
of property, or immigration issues can become more permanent following
a conviction. Additional consequences may follow. These include direct
consequences of a conviction which can mean prison, probation, fines,
and other penalties.
Things move quickly in court. At your arraignment, what you say or don't
say can mean the difference between going home and being convicted. At
subsequent court appearances, what you say or don’t say can keep
you protected from or expose you to the most extreme consequences of the
prosecutor’s case. As the court exists to settle disputes, different
parties attend to fight for their right to be heard and see that their
version of justice happens. These parties are you and your attorney for
the defense, the prosecutor to represent the State, and the judge to adjudicate
legal issues. The criminal court judge and prosecuting attorney often
have extensive experience handling cases like yours but they are working
hard for an outcome that could be catastrophic to you. Whether you have
been arrested before or this is your first time, the steps you take in
your defense can last a lifetime.
Getting your case dismissed is our top priority. Lance Fletcher, a former prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's
Office, is dedicated to the defense of people charged with crimes in New
York City. Being a former prosecutor gives him a unique point of view
when defending clients in court. We have successfully defended over one-thousand
New York City criminal cases and we draw on our wide experience and background
in criminal law. Working in both state and federal courts, we offer the
resources and experience to handle any legal problem with unmatched service
and personal attention.
Click here to view our successful results. Kevin Jones (of-counsel) is an experienced NYC immigration lawyer who
can provide advice regarding how your arrest might affect your immigration status.
Lance Fletcher is devoted exclusively to
criminal defense throughout New York City including in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The
Bronx, and Staten Island. He is trained in the time-tested art of courtroom
advocacy and the latest technology, forensic techniques, and investigative
strategies. In recent cases, Lance Fletcher has drawn on the fields of
forensic photography, hand-writing analysis, forensic accounting, medical
record analysis, video analysis, DNA and fingerprint analysis, and forensic
psychology to advance his client's cases. We are prepared to respond
to your case at once and take all the proper steps to ensure the best
response to your charges. No two cases are the same and so our strong
track record of success shows our ability to find a way to get our client’s
charges dismissed or reduced time and time again. Depending on your situation,
getting your charges dismissed or reduced is a question of filing the
proper motion at the right time, successfully negotiating with the prosecuting
attorney, or winning at trial. The Law Offices of Lance Fletcher’s
consistent record of success has earned him respect throughout New York,
in the National Trial Lawyer’s Association, client reviews and testimonials
such as on AVVO, and with the judges and prosecutors with whom he works.
Criminal Defense. For our clients, a criminal charge in New York is a catastrophic disruption
in their daily routine. Many are unable to sleep or concentrate at work.
After meeting with us during the initial consultation, our clients often
report finding peace of mind. Criminal defense is about more than the
system, law, or best/worst case outcomes. It is about you. It is about
getting you back to the life that you had before the arrest. During the
initial consultation, we are able to give our clients an honest view of
their situation and uncover defenses that our clients often didn’t
realize existed. This is because a winning defense is often buried in
the facts of the case. Criminal defense is as much about criminal law
as it is about applying frank common sense to a given set of facts. In
one of our client’s cases, we were able to get a dismissal by pointing
out several problems with the State’s case. In another, we were
able to get a dismissal by focusing on one serious problem in the State’s
case. Although every case is different, the path to success and getting
you back to where you were before your arrest starts with your consultation.
Contact New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance Fletcher today.
Lance Fletcher became a New York City criminal lawyer because he cares
about helping his clients who are facing life changing events. Because
every case is an emergency, Lance Fletcher has appeared in court during
unusual hours such as nights and weekends to fight for his client's
release. Focusing exclusively on New York criminal defense, our office
carefully and thoroughly prepares each case regardless of the severity
of the charges. This preparation starts at the initial case evaluation
which is when we meet with prospective clients to discuss the details
of their case. Lance Fletcher prefers to meet with prospective clients
to get a complete understanding of the circumstances that lead to the
arrest. Our efforts continue as we prepare for court. This preparation
routinely uncovers important facts that could lead to a successful resolution
of your case. Our office takes pride in our reputation as thoughtful,
skilled, and knowledgeable in the field of criminal defense. We can assist
clients charged with a wide array of criminal charges, some of which are
detailed throughout this site. Regardless of what you have been arrested
for, our attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the results that you need.
Contact us at 212-619-3900 for a case evaluation.
We defend clients against New York State and Federal criminal charges ranging
from non-violent misdemeanors to serious felonies. Lance Fletcher routinely
appears in all NYC criminal courts including in downtown and midtown Manhattan,
downtown Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx. We defend criminal
Desk Appearance Tickets, Theft charges, Assault, Leaving the scene of an accident, DWI / DUI Drug charges, Sex offenses,
Exposure, White collar crimes, Embezzlement, Domestic violence, Other misdemeanors,
and Other felonies. If you haven't been arrested but you've been
contacted by the police, contact us to discuss your options going forward.
We can take steps find out more about the police investigation and defend
you at any official proceedings.
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