Long Island, New York
Criminal Defense Attorney
The Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. is a leading criminal defense practice representing clients throughout Long Island and the New York Metropolitan Area. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges or any type of traffic infraction/violation, having an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential.
From theft (larceny) and drug crimes (sale/possession) to assault, domestic violence, criminal contempt, driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), our law firm is the experienced choice. Attorney Michael A. Arbeit has a well-earned reputation as a dedicated advocate who vigorously fights to protect the rights of all of his clients.
From the South Shore of Long Island, including Nassau County and Suffolk County, to New York City, The Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. is here to protect your freedom and future. Contact our Freeport office today for a free and confidential consultation.
The Defense You Deserve
Being accused of a crime is daunting; being convicted can result in severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines. You also face collateral consequences, such as forfeiting some of your civil rights and reputational damage. With so much at stake, you need a strategic defense. Attorney Michael A. Arbeit represents those accused of all misdemeanors, and felonies (New York State Penal Law Crimes) as well as those charged with violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
Our law firm has successfully defended against a wide range of criminal offenses, including, but not limited to:
- Drug offenses (sale and possession)
- Theft (petit larceny/grand larceny)
- Vandalism (criminal mischief)
- Domestic violence
- Aggravated Harassment
- Criminal Contempt
- Sex offenses
- Reckless Endangerment
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Identity Theft
- Insurance Fraud
- Welfare Fraud
- Possession of Stolen Property
- Weapons offenses
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Reckless Driving
- Driving with a Suspended License
- Traffic violations
Attorney Michael A. Arbeit will guide you every step of the way: from the initial arraignment – your first court appearance to hear the charges – to jury selection and trial. Attorney Arbeit will provide trustworthy advice so you can make informed decisions.
Known for being open and honest, Mr. Arbeit will give you an upfront assessment of the prospects of your case. Mr. Arbeit is committed to achieving a dismissal or acquittal but will advise you of all your options. When your freedom and future are on the line, The Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit will fight for your rights.
Why You Need An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
Anyone accused of a crime on Long Island is presumed innocent until proven guilty. But prosecutors have an unfair advantage and pursue convictions aggressively. Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys know how to level the playing field and will mount a vigorous defense. By weighing the strength of the evidence against you and understanding the facts, we will choose the best approach.
A well-conceived defense strategy involves careful preparation and a thorough investigation. The first step is obtaining and poring over the police report/accusatory instrument and all discovery to determine if law enforcement made mistakes or engaged in misconduct. Suppose the police failed to Mirandize you before interrogating you or they obtained evidence without a valid search warrant.
In that case, we could ask the court to suppress the evidence and dismiss the case. As your matter proceeds, we will look for and exploit other weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. By collaborating with our network of criminal investigators and forensic experts, we will evaluate and challenge the validity of evidence.
We know our way around the courtroom and are highly adept at making persuasive oral arguments. If there is no path to an acquittal, we pivot and seek to have the charges and penalties reduced through plea negotiations or explore the potential of a diversion program.
No matter the charges against you, you can depend on us to work in your best interests and protect your rights. Our job is not to prove your innocence; the prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Long Island Traffic Violations
Being ticketed is more than a nuisance; a conviction for a traffic infraction can jeopardize your driving privileges and your freedom. In addition to fines and points on your driving record, you face higher insurance premiums, a potential license suspension, and even jail time. Hiring an experienced traffic ticket attorney is the smart choice. Our firm regularly defends clients against a wide range of traffic violations, including but not limited to:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving while ability impaired by drugs and/or alcohol
- Speed contests
- Failing to obey a traffic signal
- Making an unsafe lane change
- Cellphone/Texting violations
- Improper passing
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Fines for traffic violations in New York depend on factors such as the type of violation and whether you have prior traffic convictions. No matter the fine, talk to an attorney before you sign and return any traffic ticket or appear in traffic court. Trust defense lawyer Michael A. Arbeit to explore all your options besides pleading guilty, turning an infraction into a conviction and accepting any penalties.
Why Choose Us?
At The Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit, P.C, we tailor defense strategies to the unique facts of each case. We will work closely with you, encourage your participation, respond promptly to your questions and concerns, and provide you with first-rate representation and personal attention. Knowing that you may be unfamiliar with the judicial system, we will explain your rights and help you navigate the process. Above all, we will make your case our cause and fight to preserve your freedom and reputation.
Contact an Experienced Long Island Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges or under investigation, don’t go it alone. Turn to The Law Firm of Michael Arbeit, P.C. for the powerful representation you need and deserve. Contact us today so we can start building your defense. We are always available 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation.
The Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. helps people with criminal matters throughout Long Island and New York City, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.