Queens Law Associates usually enters a criminal case at arraignments. Once assigned to a criminal case, QLA attorneys conduct investigations, interview witnesses, and engage in settlement conferences with the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and the Court. They also prepare, file, and litigate motions. If the case is not resolved during pre-trial conferencing, QLA attorneys zealously defend their clients at trial.
QLA attorneys also have access to experienced investigators, experts, and social workers. Paralegals are available to assist with research and preparation of cases, and interpreters are available when needed.
QLA attorneys are aware that a criminal record can act as a barrier to employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Consequently, our attorneys understand that maintaining a clean record, mitigating the effects of an arrest, and controlling public access to arrest information, are important considerations when handling a criminal case.