NYC Criminal Attorneys
Raiser & Kenniff, is a premier criminal defense law firm based out of NYC. Our firm was founded by two former prosecutors, who understand how deeply a criminal accusation can impact your future. We empathize with what you’re going through – and believe in providing the best possible defense. We have over 50 years of combined experience amongst our team, and have seen virtually every type of case. Over 99% of cases we handle end in a positive outcome for our clients. Your future is important – and protecting it, begins with hiring Raiser & Kenniff.
As former prosecutors, we know how the prosecutor on your case is going to build the case – where his/her weaknesses will be, and how to fight the charges. Our unique experience as prosecutors enables us to handle cases differently, and be able to predict the opposing prosecutors game plan. Everything we do, revolves around getting amazing results for our clients. If you’re accused of a crime, we offer a risk free consultation so you can understand what you’re being accused of doing, what are the possible punishments – and how we think we can help you.
Our criminal law offices offers a flexible payment plan, so money is not an issue when trying to hire us. We are passionate about helping anyone, and everyone, accused of a crime. If you are facing jail, we can help – just contact us.
We help clients all over New York and Long Island
Our NYC criminal attorney have over 50 years of combined experience helping clients all over the state of New York, NYC, and Long Island. We have 3 convenient locations, in NYC, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. We have partner attorneys all over the country – who work with us to help clients. Many attorneys refer us clients because they trust in our ability to help clients get the outcomes they – and their family members – need.
We don’t believe in a cookie cutter approach
Our team of NYC criminal lawyers treats each case uniquely. We don’t believe in a cookie-cutter approach to law. We work with our clients to help them understand what they are facing – in order to prepare them for all the possible outcomes. Our #1 objective is to get all charges dismissed, or significantly reduced – so you aren’t impacted. We offer a risk free consultation over the phone, or in person at one of our three locations. Regardless of the complexity of your case – we can help you.
Why Raiser & Kenniff, PC
50 Years Experience
50 years of combined experience
Raiser & Kenniff, PC, has over 50 years of combined experience. Our NYC criminal attorneys can help with any type of crime. We’ve represented celebrities, and individuals a like – beat criminal charges. Get a free consultation.
Our firm was founded by two former prosecutors. As a result, we’re uniquely poised at bringing the same level of dedication and passion to each and every case. As former prosecutors, we understand how and when to be aggressive.
Army Veterans JAG Officers
Army Veterans JAG officers
In addition to serving as former prosecutors, our founding partners are both Army Veterans, who served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Both served active duty in Iraq.
Top Rated Lawyers
Many of our NYC criminal lawyers are highly rated by lawyer rating organizations, like AVVO, Martindale Hubbel, and numerous other attorney rating services. If they can trust us – so can you.
Our criminal defense law firm in NYC consists of some of the top rated criminal attorneys in New York. Our law firm works tirelessly, to give clients the best possible legal help. If you’re accused of a crime, our criminal attorneys can help. We advise all of our clients – on what they are being accused of, and what are the outcomes. Each member of team focuses on specific crimes – in order to be the best. Whether you’re accused of a simple misdemeanor, or a complex federal crime – we can help. We are available 24/7 – to help clients.
We Treat You and Protect You Like Family
– That’s Why We Win
If you’re accused of a crime, then you need a criminal defese lawyer who is available 24/7 to help. You need a lawyer who believes in you, and treats your case – as if it were his own. We treat each client, like a member of our family – and their case like if it were our own. This combined with our experience, and years of success – is the reason why we’re able to get great outcomes for all criminal defense cases we handle. Unlike other firms, we charge a very reasonable fee, and offer flexible monthly payment plans. Our firm has been ranked highly by organizations like Avvo, and others. Our law firm firmly believes that you deserve the best. As a result, we take on fewer clients – in order to provide better results. We only take on clients who we believe we can help.
Our teams at our three locations, are available to handle your criminal case 24/7. We have numerous attorneys available to handle your case – depending on the complexity, and type of case. Our diverse and vast resources make it possible for us to help you – regardless of how your case is. You have 24/7 access to the criminal attorney assigned to your case. Our lawyers understand how to understand your case, at every step – without the nonsense of other firms.
If you are looking for us to represent you, call us – or fill out the form on our website. During your initial consultation with us, you can speak to one of our criminal attorneys – and learn about our firm. Our law firm is frequently interviewed by major news organizations like FOX, NYPOST, FOX BUSINESS, and others. We provide remarkable customer service, and have great results for each and every client.
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We Are Selective About How Many Clients We Help Each Month
Our law firm is extremely selective about the number of clients we service each month. We take on a select few number of clients. Our goal is to take on fewer clients in order to provide great service to each client. Our objective is to provide impeccable service, and amazing case results. That’s one of main reasons why many of our clients refer us to their friends, and family members – when they need an attorney.
Risk Free Consultation
Our criminal lawyers offer a risk free consultation, in person or over the phone. During the initial consultation, you can ask us anything you’d like. Typically, we answer questions like – what the case is about, what type of punishments might be given – and how you can fight the crime. Typically, that means either looking at how to get the case dismissed, or how we can help plea down the case to a more acceptable situation. We believe that once you take this free consultation, you’ll realize it’s a good idea to work with us. Our criminal defense law firm has numerous locations – we can either meet you at your place of business/home, or you can come to our office. Once you sign up with us, we handle your entire case!
Our team of criminal attorneys has over 50 years of combined experience handling tough, and difficult to win cases. The one unifying factor is the fact we’re won each and every case. We are dedicated to getting results for our clients. Our attorneys are well respected by judges, and other prosecutors alike. Our criminal lawyers are frequently interviewed by the media, and consistently engages in professional development to improve itself. As a firm founded by 2 former New York Prosecutors, we bring an aggressive and unyielding approach to each case we handle.
Can my case get dismissed?
Our #1 goal is to get your criminal case dismissed. We often get many cases dismissed, before they even get to full trial. Often, prosecutors build cases built on faulty evidence. By focusing on the evidence of the case, we can see if the evidence is either faulty, or wrongfully gotten – which allows us to request the judge to dismiss the case. By attacking the evidence and how it was gathered, we can force the prosecution to agree to dismissing the case, or agreeing to a lower penalty.
Often, many cases end before they go to trial. When you work with former prosecutors, like those at Raiser & Kenniff, we can help you get that same outcome.
Are some cases harder than others?
Going to criminal court in New York City can be a frustrating and scary experience. This is especially true when you are facing serious criminal charges that can result in a long incarceration period. New York City prosecutors are adamant about reducing crime in the metropolitan area, as it is one the world’s most attractive tourist destinations, as well as the home to over seven million primarily law-abiding residents. Having an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney is imperative when attempting to defend against any criminal charge in a New York City court room when the charges and potential penalties are significant. This is especially true when being charged with a felony because all felonies carry the potential for long-term state penitentiary incarceration. When in doubt, we encourage you to contact our criminal lawyers.
New York City is a unique region. There are seven distinctive areas within the municipality and the court systems are not uniform. Different levels of criminal prosecutions are handled in differing locations and names of the particular criminal court do not always comport. Even a defendant who is familiar with the New York City court system may have difficulty determining the exact location of the court where their case appears on the docket. An NYC criminal lawyer who practices primarily in New York City will understand how to avoid a potential failure to appear charge when a defendant attempts to comply with the court, but goes to the wrong location. In addition, an attorney who works within the court system on a daily basis is familiar with the court officers and can be a solid voice for your case during the bargaining process.
Should I accept the plea deal
If the prosecution offers you a plea deal to your public defender, it may not be a bad idea to take it. If the plea deal is fair, doesn’t impact your permanent record – and doesn’t seem toxic, then it’s a good idea to take the deal. 99% of the time, the prosecution doesn’t offer a good deal. If you hire an attorney who starts fighting back, you can almost always secure a better deal.
Aggressive and Unyielding
As a criminal defense law firm founded by 2 former New York Prosecutors – we are aggressive, and extremely resourceful. We get each client the results he, or she, deserves.
Top Notch Litigators
Our criminal attorneys have all been recognized as top rated, by ranking services like Avvo, National Trial Lawyers Organization, SUPER Lawyers, and many others.
We’re Dedicated To You
We are passionate about one thing: helping our clients get the best outcome. We don’t focus on billable hours – like other firms. We only care about providing the best possible solution.
We’re your ally. We’re your guiding hand.
You can trust us to tell you what to do. We understand you’re relying on us to tell you how your criminal accusation will impact your future. When you work with us, we’ll tell you exactly what to expect, and what to do.
What are the different classes of felonies
There are five classes of felony in the state of New York. Those classes are A, B, C, D, and E. Many states only use three or four classes and often reserve murder charges for a special class, making classification reduction difficult. The extra classes allow latitude in case adjudication for both sides of the charge. Class A is generally reserved for murder charges or treason, which is a rare criminal charge. Class A felonies are often taken to trial for a variety of reasons, including charge severity and the potential for acquittal. Class B is normally reserved for homicide and other forms of violent crime, but can include drug trafficking when huge amounts of controlled substances are confiscated. Class C is actually the most common level of felony charge, even when the material case evidence may not support the state prosecutor’s classification. This means the prosecutor can bargain down and still not receive much criticism for being “soft on crime” or some other public response. Class D and E felony charges are the lowest range of felonies, usually applied in cases where the criminal activity is not malicious in nature but are technically in the felony category. This is the level where many Class C felony charges are finally prosecuted or bargained for settlement. Our NYC criminal lawyers can help with all of these felony classes..
We handle all types of felonies
Felonies are clearly the legal situations that everyone wants to avoid. The problem is that there are five different levels of felony charges in New York state, which can create confusion. It also creates a legal possibility for amending the charges within the classes. Always remember that the state prosecutes felony charges and the municipality prosecutes misdemeanors. Felonies are prosecuted much more vigorously because the community wants the state to maintain a grip on serious criminal activity in one of the leading states in the union, with one the world’s most vibrant cities in New York City. State prosecutors mean business. However, prosecutors have the authority to reduce any felony by one level using their own discretion, and then even further if a NYC criminal attorney can present your case in negotiating a settlement in a manner that cast reasonable doubt on criminal activity by the defendant..
Don’t settle for a public defender
Public defenders are a necessity to the legal system, but may not always provide adequate defense for the assigned client. The public advocate works for the same state that is prosecuting the case, and thee will always be a question of how willing they are to work diligently to protect the defendant client from being charged in excess of the criminal impact of the defendant’s action. Many times the charge is a crime without a victim, especially in cases involving drug distribution on any level. Public defenders regularly work in one specific court and can become an ally of the local court officials in many cases. Never accept a public defender for a criminal charge if there is any other option for legal representation.
Anyone in the city of New York who is facing criminal charges should contact our nyc criminal attorneys and let us do a professional and thorough analytic investigation of your particular case. We are very familiar with the overall city court structure and always represent our clients aggressively, including the willingness to take a case to trial when the charges are not valid. We understand how to craft a strong defense in any legal situation and have along track record of proven success at helping our clients receive a reduced case settlement including dismissal in cases where our client is being prosecuted on frivolous claims. Let us help you defend your case and ensure the respect of all of your legal rights.