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If you have been arrested and charged with a crime the first step should be to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Bad things happen to good people, and we at The Law Office of Kenneth M. Mollins P.C. fully understand this fact. Consequently, when you contact our firm we don’t treat you like a second-class citizen simply because you’ve been charged with a crime. Every client is treated as a top priority. No question is considered unimportant. Even if you did not do anything wrong, what you tell authorities can be misunderstood. An experienced defense lawyer like the attorneys at The Law Office of Kenneth M. Mollins P.C. have likely helped an individual with very similar circumstances to yours and know the best way to handle the situation to limit the potential damage to your future.

We Have Experience Defending The Following Variety Of Cases | Criminal Attorney Long Island


Assault & Battery Charges


Being charged with domestic abuse is a painful and emotional event with very serious legal implications. Depending on the severity of the allegations and the surrounding circumstances, domestic violence can be categorized either as a misdemeanor or a felony. Individuals who are convicted of domestic violence may be subject to imprisonment, fines, and community service. Furthermore, the conviction will appear on their criminal records. Consequently, if you have been charged with committing domestic violence, it is imperative to retain an experienced domestic violence lawyer, who will aggressively represent you in court and in negotiations. A knowledgeable attorney can raise issues that will resolve the case without going to trial, and without the need to admit to the charges or to plead guilty.

Our office represents individuals who have been charged with domestic abuse throughout New York. Our attorneys are sensitive to the devastating effects domestic abuse charges can have on someone?s professional and personal life. They will fight to protect your rights, your freedom and your reputation. If you have been charged with domestic abuse, contact us online to speak with an attorney who will zealously defend you against the charges.


DWI Charges


If you have been charged with driving Under the Influence, it is in your best interest to retain a DWI attorney who will advocate on your behalf. Our lawyers are experienced in all facets of DWI defense, including representing clients in DMV hearings and refuting both field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. Our lawyers are available to take phone calls twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, so please feel free to call us at any time.

The penalties for Driving Under the Influence under New York law are severe: if convicted, you could be fined anywhere from $500 to $25,000, you may lose your driver’s license for up to ten years, and you could also be sentenced to jail. Our lawyers will help you to fight the charges brought against you and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.


Drug Charges


Our lawyers represent clients in both federal and state court on drug-related charges. Our criminal lawyers handle a broad variety of cases, including possession, distribution, trafficking and manufacturing. Whether you have been charged in federal court for trafficking, or you are facing simple drug possession charges in state court, contact our office now to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

Drug charges should not be taken lightly, however if you have been charged with a drug crime there is no reason to despair. Call our office before you speak with the police. Our lawyers can determine whether the search and seizure was conducted properly, and whether the police were justified in arresting you. We will let you know what your rights are, and build a strong defense to the charges brought against you.


Restraining Orders 


Our lawyers provide counseling and representation to individuals charged with violating restraining orders, to individuals fighting against the issuance of restraining orders, and victims of abuse who are seeking restraining orders.

For Individuals Charged With Violating Restraining Orders: If you have been charged with violating a restraining order in New York, it is imperative that you retain an attorney to advocate on your behalf. Under New York law, if a court finds that someone has violated a restraining order, that person could face financial penalties of up to $5,000 and incarceration for up to 2 ½ years. Our lawyers are fully prepared to provide you with the counseling and representation which you need. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer.

For Individuals Contesting Restraining Orders: As discussed in the paragraph above, violating a restraining order may lead to severe financial penalties and imprisonment. Because of the severe consequences involved with violating a restraining order, you should consider hiring a lawyer to represent you in contesting the issuance of the restraining order. If you have been falsely accused of abuse or harassment, our lawyers can help you understand what your rights are and prevent the order from issuing.

For Individuals Seeking Restraining Orders: You do not need an attorney to represent you in order to obtain a restraining order. If you call your local district court, they will put you in contact with a social worker who is available to assist and advise you on the process of obtaining a restraining order. However, if you do not want to go through this process alone, our criminal defense lawyers would be happy to represent you.


Theft Charges 

Some of the most common theft crimes under New York law include shoplifting, robbery, burglary, automobile theft, forgery, identity theft, receiving stolen property, embezzlement and money laundering. If the property stolen has a value of less than $250 it is considered petty theft, which is classified as a misdemeanor. If the stolen property?s value is above $250 it is considered grand theft, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. The penalties for committing theft crimes include incarceration, monetary penalties, community service, and restitution.

If theft charges have been brought against you, our attorneys can help you to achieve the best outcome possible for your case. We will assess and determine whether to challenge the charges or make a plea, with the focus always on whatever is best for you. When you have been charged with a theft crime time is of the essence, and you may lose important rights if you delay in taking action. Contact our attorneys today over the internet to schedule a free consultation.


Sex Crime Charges 


Rape, Sexual Assault and Other Sex-Related Crimes Sex-related crimes, such as rape, statutory rape, indecent assault, and prostitution are perhaps the most sensitive area of the law. Even if you did not commit the crime, merely being accused can have devastating repercussions on your personal and professional life. If you are convicted, in addition to facing incarceration and other penalties, you can be required to register as a New York sex offender.

Do not fight sex crime charges without being represented by an attorney. A knowledgeable attorney can investigate and take the proper steps to make prosecutors think twice about continuing to pursue charges against you. A skilled attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, and make every possible argument to cast doubt upon the allegations being made against you. For example, if police officers used coercive techniques to procure an admission, it may not be admissible as evidence at trial. In sum, having a knowledgeable attorney represent you in fighting sex crime charges will ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Our criminal attorneys put their skills to work in successfully defending and resolving cases involving sex-related crimes. If you have been charged with a sex-related crime, contact our office as soon as possible to protect your rights and learn what our sex crime lawyers can do for you.


Weapons Charges


If you are facing weapons charges, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help. Let our attorneys put their skill into practice defending the rights of you, the accused. Our firm is available to defend against all types of gun charges, including state charges and federal charges, such as:

  • - Unlawful Sales of firearms, shotguns, explosives, ammunition, etc.
  • - Unlawful Discharge of firearms
  • - Machine Guns, Silencers and other National Firearms Act Violations
  • - Assault Weapons’ & other Prohibited Items
  • - Brandishing, Assault & Questionable Use of Firearms for Self-Defense
  • - Research the firearms licensing policies of prospective cities and towns before you buy real estate or move your residence.

Gun charges are very serious. The penalties associated with them can increase if the charges are associated with domestic violence or drug crimes. Whether you are accused of threatening your spouse with a rifle, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, or carrying a concealed, illegal gun, Our seasoned defense attorneys can help. We will build a strong case to protect you against the impact of conviction of gun charges, including fines, jail time, and the loss of your right to own a gun. Thorough research and preparation goes into every case we take. Our offices will carefully construct a defense strategy that is dedicated to protecting your rights.