Criminal Defense


Michael H. Joseph has represented clients in criminal defense cases for more than 20 years. The right criminal defense strategy can make the difference between freedom and incarceration. Michael H. Joseph and his firm will put in the work to bring the truth to light on your behalf.

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[00:00:05.480] I have over 20 years of experience representing people [00:00:07.800] who are accused of crimes in Westchester. Whether you've been falsely arrested [00:00:14.000] and charged or whether you did something and you're looking just to get out of it [00:00:18.400] without causing collateral damage to your life, we have the experience [00:00:21.280] to get you through the process with a good result. [00:00:24.000] If you were accused of charge of criminal activity, the first step is [00:00:26.840] don't say anything to the police. More often than not, [00:00:30.120] no matter what you say, it's going to get twisted and manipulated [00:00:32.720] into something you didn't say. They're not on your side, [00:00:35.440] and you need to call a lawyer right away. [00:00:37.120] An early investigation is really important. [00:00:40.720] The police have already gotten statements. They've already gotten whatever [00:00:44.120] evidence implicating you, and it's very easy for them to overlook [00:00:47.640] or ignore evidence showing that you weren't involved [00:00:50.840] or you weren't culpable or you're not guilty. [00:00:54.000] You really want to start building your defense from the get go. [00:00:57.160] If you're arrested in Westchester, especially for something you didn't do, [00:01:00.080] you want the laws of Michael Joseph. Why? Because most criminal defense lawyers [00:01:04.760] are focused on making the other side prove their case or just denying it. [00:01:09.000] We're way more affirmative and aggressive. We go out and look for evidence. [00:01:13.000] We get experts, we get facial recognition experts [00:01:15.760] when there's video evidence involved, we go the extra step [00:01:18.800] to challenge the case. We don't just sit back [00:01:20.800] and try to defend the case. We attack the case. [00:01:24.960] In Westchester, particularly for misdemeanors, [00:01:28.440] they all start and end in the local criminal courts. [00:01:31.800] You really want somebody who has been before the judge [00:01:34.640] and knows the local prosecutors and has dealt with them before. [00:01:37.760] In terms of felonies, you want an attorney who has experience [00:01:40.640] in Westchester because Westchester is a little nuanced. [00:01:44.080] In the city, everything goes through the county court, [00:01:47.440] in one courthouse. In Westchester, if you're charged [00:01:49.600] with a felony, it starts in the local court, [00:01:51.840] but then gets transferred to the Westchester County Court. [00:01:54.800] A lot of people from the city just aren't familiar with the process.

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC

The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

To request your free initial consultation with our team, call our New York City office at (212) 858-0503 or our White Plains office at (914) 574-8330. You can also request a case review online.

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