Meissner Associates Law Firm
You benefit by being represented by a former big city prosecutor originally from Manhattan who worked in the trenches with fellow District Attorneys prosecuting all types of cases ranging from homicide to shoplifting and drug violations.Thus we know how they prosecute cases, so as to avoid criminal records, jail, or long term marks impacting our clients' futures. We have dealt with a variety of clients who have sensitive occupations such as being employed in the financial industry, civil servant, employed with the MTA, present on a student visa, preparing to take a Bar exam, or planning to work in law enforcement, and we fully understand each of their particular needs to keep their records clean and strive to do so. Don't just trust us, hear what our former clients have to say here.
in the Seventh Degree by demanding that the District Attorney's office file a laboratory report before agreeing to any deal, something they have rarely done in other cases, but which is required for them to be ready for trialAs a result, 90 days passed and the case was dismissed on our Speedy Trial Motion due to the prosecutor failing to be ready for trial as required by law. The client was thrilled. This happened because most local criminal defense attorneys just go along with a plea deal without regard to the prosecutors own obligations and the District Attorney's office has grown complacent.
Serving the following locations Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Rockland, Orange & Westchester Counties New York.
Assaults and Domestic Violence
As a former domestic violence prosecutor for many years , including beatings, shootings, violations of orders of protection and pushings, Meissner has successfully represented many defendants so as to avoid lasting records or marks on one's career ,and so they can then move on with their lives with minimal impact. The same is true when it comes to minor assaults in arguments between friends in a bar or social outing. Everyone has a bad day at times and when the police are called it can go from bad to worse. We ensure that whatever impact such has on one's life and future it will be minimal as it should be.
Drug and Marijuana Offenses
From marijuana possession and sale, to cocaine and abuse of prescription drugs, arrests continue to take place. A conviction for a drug crime will impact one's career for their entire life. It is essential that one retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to resolve cases in an affordable expeditious manner so as to avoid any long term consequences such as our full dismissal of drug charges against a 19 year old client in Clarkestown..
Larcenies, Thefts, Shoplifting, Sex Offenses and More Serious Offenses
Having spent 11 years prosecuting crimes ranging from as minimal as shop-lifting, to organized crime frauds, bank robberies, burglaries, shootings, rape, sexual assault, statutory rape. child pornogrphy, interent frauds, financial frauds, theft of services, the Meissner firm is well equipped to represent you in all your criminal defense needs and has the track record to back it up. Whether its shoplifting at the Shops at Nanuet, or at the Palisades Mall in Nyack, we are familiar with how reduce the charges so as to avoid criminal records tarnishing your future.
Criminal Possession of a Weapon
From gravity knives, to switch blades, to loaded fire arms , and many other instruments, residents of Rockland and Westchester counties often are arrested for this Charge which can have a drastic impact on their lives and futures. Having prosecuted many CPW charges over 11 years and defending many, Meissner knows how to manage the defense of such cases to minimize the chance of a criminal conviction, and to move on with one's life.
Drone Defense & New Technologies
New criminal offenses are becoming more prevalent in Rockland and Westchester, currently, including criminal or civil prosecutions involving drones, including trespass, assaults, stalking, FAA violations if near airplanes and other potential prosecutions. Many law enforcement overcharge these crimes as the law has yet to catch up to such actions. We dissect the laws involving such incidents. If appropriate we move to dismiss such charges and use our prosecutorial experience to minimize any impact upon the hobbyist's record or future.
Alcohol Related Offenses
Whether it be Driving While Intoxicated ( DWI ) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI), or other actions which resulted from intoxication, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is the difference between moving on with your life or facing years of life changing consequences ranging from driving privilege suspensions to incarceration.
White Collar Crimes
As a former financial crimes prosecutor for the NY State Attorney General's office under Eliot Spitzer Mr. Meissner has had vast experience defending white collar crimes in all courts in all counties including Rockland. White collar crimes are complex and require careful analysis and preparation to achieve the best outcome avoiding incarceration and limiting the impact upon one's future career. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is critical whether in Rockland county New York or any other county in the state.
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* Past results do not guarantee future outcomes