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Do not jeopardize your future with inexperienced legal help. When facing criminal charges, you need the experience and knowledge of Lebedin Kofman LLP. Our legal professionals understand New York’s criminal laws and legal proceedings inside and out. All our efforts are aimed at getting your charges reduced or dismissed. Do not settle for less.

Call us today at (646) 663-4430 to speak with our experienced criminal defense attorneys in the Bronx about your case.

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Navigating the criminal justice system on your own can prove frustrating and ineffective. Let our Bronx criminal defense lawyers guide you through the complicated process and protect you along the way. Even if you are only potentially the subject of a criminal investigation, now is the time to get legal counsel. The sooner you hire us, the better. With Lebedin Kofman LLP, you have a results-driven criminal defense team to help you make well-informed choices.

What To Keep in Mind If You Have Been Arrested

If you are arrested in New York, this is what you should know:

  • The police will try to get you to confess. The police will attempt to have you confess once you’re arrested. The police investigators can be very effective at their job and might convince you to confess. The best thing that you can do now is to exercise both your rights to counsel and to keep your mouth shut.
  • To stay out of jail, you will need to fight. You will be arrested after you have been taken into custody in New York. The judge will determine whether bail is set, you are released on your own recognizance or you go to jail while you await trial.
  • It might not be enough to just be innocent. New York is a place where innocent people are convicted every day. You cannot be sure that if you think you’re innocent you won’t get convicted. It is your responsibility to defend yourself and it is imperative that you do so immediately.
  • Making mistakes can be costly and irreparable. Early mistakes in your case, such as failing to appear at your arraignment or confessing, can prove costly. These mistakes can be costly and difficult to correct.
  • An attorney should be your first call. To protect your rights, you should first contact a Bronx criminal defense attorney.

At Lebedin Kofman LLC, criminal defense attorney Russ Kofman and defense lawyer Arthur Lebedin have a team of experienced legal defense professionals who will work hard to defend you. We understand that being arrested and charged with a crime can be overwhelming and complicated. Protecting your rights and your freedom should be a priority.

Call us at (646) 663-4430 today to schedule a consultation about your criminal case.

What Happens After The Criminal Charges Are Brought To Court?

You will go through several legal processes if you’re arrested. If you are charged with a criminal offense, it is important that you understand your rights. You must follow the law, even if you don’t believe you are guilty.

An arraignment hearing will be held after you have been arrested and taken into custody. You will be informed by the judge about what charges you face and asked for your plea. If you are unable to afford one, the judge will inform you that you have the option of a court-appointed attorney. A not guilty, guilty, or no-contest plea can be entered.

A judge will record your plea and decide if you’re eligible for bail bonds. You are required to appear at your next court date if you have been released under a bail bond. Otherwise, you risk being arrested again. A review of probable cause may be held in court if you are arrested for a crime without a warrant. The probable cause review usually takes place without the defendant present.

You may have your charges dropped in certain cases if you fail to submit the probable cause review and arraignment within the time allowed or if there isn’t enough evidence. You may be offered a plea deal by the prosecutor before your case is brought to trial. A preliminary hearing will take place if you are charged with a felonious offense. Your criminal attorney will search for witnesses to your case and file motions in your favor. To defend your case to the best of his or her ability, the defense attorney will ask the prosecutor for relevant evidence.

Criminal defense lawyer Russ Kofman and his criminal defense team have dedicated their work to protect the rights and freedom of those who are accused of criminal offenses. At Lebedin Kofman LLP, our team of experienced Bronx criminal attorneys makes it their goal to ensure that the defendant has a solid defense strategy against their criminal case. If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, contact Lebedin Kofman LLP today. 

Which Are the Main Differences Between a Federal Crime and a State Crime?

Due to the United States Constitution, each state has its own sovereignty. The United States Constitution allows states to govern themselves. This gives the States the ability to pass their own laws. There are many state laws that overlap with federal laws. If a state and federal law conflict directly, the federal will prevail and will be the law. The Supremacy Clause in the United States Constitution says that federal law is the “supreme law” of the land. The federal law may also be used to govern one specific area of law, and the United States can’t enact laws in this particular area. A federal offense usually carries a harsher penalty and can often lead to longer prison sentences and higher fines.

Most crimes are handled at the state level. There are some circumstances in which federal prosecutors may choose to pursue a defendant over deferring to State prosecutors. Federal prosecutors are likely to prosecute the following areas: national security, taxes and military, postal office, and interstate businesses.

A defendant who has committed both state or federal crimes can be prosecuted and charged if he/she meets both of these elements. Double jeopardy applies only when two different entities try a defendant for the same charge. Double jeopardy would be avoided since the federal government, as well as the state government, are two distinct entities. If the crime elements are proven beyond a reasonable doubt, two states may prosecute the defendant.

Lebedin Kofman LLP offers strategic defense for those who are facing criminal charges. Bronx criminal defense lawyer Arthur Lebedin understands how important it is to have the legal advice of a high-quality attorney criminal defense team. Seeking the help of a skilled lawyer may be able to help protect your rights and your freedom against criminal charges.

Contact us today at (646) 663-4430 to schedule a consultation. 


Our attorneys can defend the following crimes, and more:

  • Fraud
  • Sex offenses
  • Federal crimes
  • Vehicular offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Identity theft crimes
  • Bank fraud
  • Securities fraud

A criminal conviction can have life-long ramifications for you. Huge fines, time in jail, loss of firearm privileges, and more are potentially on the line if you are convicted. The criminal record will follow you, hurting your employment opportunities and relationships. Even a misdemeanor can damage your ability to find housing and obtain certain professional licenses.

Minimizing the effects these changes have on your life and future is our priority.

Seeking the Help of an Experienced Bronx Criminal Lawyer for Your Defense

Over the years, our attorneys have successfully helped thousands of clients with their criminal defense cases, and we want to help you, too.

  • We are available 24/7 to our clients, so you can depend on us to be there for you when you need us most.
  • We are well known throughout the legal community for our effectiveness and tenacity both in and out of the courtroom.
  • Our attorneys have Avvo Ratings of 9.6 Superb and 10.0 Superb, respectively.
  • Our firm is big enough to handle it all, yet small enough that you matter.

We keep our caseload small to give our clients 100 percent of our time and effort. Larger firms often pass cases down to less-experienced attorneys or even legal assistants. When you hire our firm, you gain one-on-one access to our knowledgeable lawyers. You also get an entire team of legal professionals working on your behalf.

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