Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in New York.

The attorneys at the Manhattan Law Firm of Emdin & Russell, LLP, bring over 40 years of experience in the field of Criminal law. Both partners are former Prosecutors at the Bronx County District Attorney’s office and have tried hundreds of criminal cases throughout New York and New Jersey and are experienced representing criminally charged clients in Misdemeanors and Felonies.

As former Prosecutors, the ability to decipher police reports, knowledge of Police Patrol Guidelines and Requirements, and their experience with a wide array of criminal defenses allows them to construct legal strategies and theories that have assisted their clients in gaining favorable results under the most dire set of circumstances.

The law firm of Emdin & Russell, LLP represents a wide variety of clients, handles all types of criminal charges in both State and Federal courts in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Kings, Staten Island, Long Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockford County and New Jersey including but not limited to the following charges:

  • Burglary.
  • Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.
  • Domestic Violence.
  • Drug Crimes, Drug Sales.
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
  • Grand Larceny & Petit Larceny.
  • Stalking, Harassment.
  • Juvenile Crimes.
  • Violent Crimes, Assault, Manslaughter, Murder, Homicide.
  • Rape, Sex Crimes.
  • Robbery, Theft Crimes, Shoplifting, Carjacking.
  • Arson
  • Gang-related incidents of violence
  • Weapons Charges, Gun Violence.
  • White Collar Crimes.

Difficult circumstances require Attorneys with knowledge, compassion, expertise and respect with the field. Emdin and Russell has that reputation. Please call for a free consultation. Let us help you.

What is criminal law?

According to Cornell University Law School* , Criminal law Criminal law involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime. In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. However, persons found liable in a civil case may only have to give up property or pay money, but are not incarcerated.

A “crime” is any act or omission (of an act) in violation of a public law forbidding or commanding it. Though there are some common law crimes, most crimes in the United States are established by local, state, and federal governments. Criminal laws vary significantly from state to state. There is, however, a Model Penal Code (MPC) which serves as a good starting place to gain an understanding of the basic structure of criminal liability.

Crimes include both felonies (more serious offenses — like murder or rape) and misdemeanors (less serious offenses — like petty theft or jaywalking). Felonies are usually crimes punishable by imprisonment of a year or more, while misdemeanors are crimes punishable by less than a year. 

* https://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Business-Structures