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One of the Top Ranked Criminal Lawyers in New York State & Martindale Hubbell Lawyer of the Year 2015 for Litigation Our New York City and Buffalo Law Offices Are Available 24/7 to Take Your Call.

The Law Office of John J. Carney is one of the preeminent criminal defense firms in New York. We also handle family court, divorce, immigration and other matters in every city, town and village in the state. We recognize that our clients need an experienced attorney at any time of the day or night, 7 days a week, just like a hospital emergency room since people have problems and get arrested at all time of the day and night. To better serve you, our New York criminal defense lawyers are available to answer your questions on their cell phones right now. The associates and of counsel attorneys in my New York City, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo offices are all former Assistant District Attorneys, former judges, and veteran criminal and family court lawyers with many years of experience. I personally provide free 30 minute consultations on the phone and in the office and you will never get a secretary or answering service, no matter what time of the day or night you need help.

Legal Representation for Reasonable Rates

We realize you work hard for your money, so we make our fees reasonable and offer affordable payment plans. Unlike some lawyers who charge $300-500 an hour, in most cases we offer a low flat rate so that you know the total amount that you will be responsible for and there will be no surprises about fees. This avoids having to sign a retainer agreement without knowing what the total fee will be. Our fees for criminal cases start as low as $500.

Experienced Manhattan and Buffalo Criminal Defense Team

Our legal team has more than 30 years of experience representing and defending high-profile criminal cases throughout New York state. Our experience with criminal defense cases throughout New York has helped us build relationships with district attorneys, probation and parole officers, and drug counselors. We exclusively handle criminal cases in order to serve our client best and keep up with the latest criminal developments. We feel that by focusing on only criminal law, we can narrow our focus and offer the best possible representation.

Our law firm is led by New York criminal defense attorney John J. Carney. He was one of the first lawyers chosen by a panel of judges to be trained in NYC for capital murder cases and has handled some of the most important murder cases in the state throughout his career. As a top New York criminal law instructor, he has taught criminal procedure to lawyers, assistant district attorneys and police officers over the past two decades.

Our comprehensive experience at the Law Offices of John J. Carney also extends to appeals. We understand the complex appellate process. We can walk you through your appeal step by step so you can better understand your possible outcome.

Aggressive Negotiation and Thorough Legal Representation

Our Buffalo criminal law attorneys are thorough. We take time with you to discuss all the facts of your case. Then we start an investigation to help build your defense. We try to locate defense witnesses, or anyone with information that can help your case. We can also bring in private investigators to see if state's witness testimony is biased or trustworthy. We use our thorough investigation to help negotiate your charge or take your case to trial.

Our lawyers understand that criminal charges can negatively impact your life. You could lose your job, your freedom, your reputation and possibly even the right to child custody or visitation. We have more than 30 years of experience negotiating favorable plea deals with prosecutors. We try to negotiate charges to help minimize your consequences. Negotiations and plea deals can help prevent:

  • A criminal record
  • Drug court responsibilities
  • Probation restrictions
  • Excessive fines
Strong New York Trial Attorneys

We understand that you might receive a better outcome from taking your case to trial. Attorney John J. Carney has extensive state and federal court experience. He is familiar with the laws, procedures and precedents necessary to help you win your case. This experience helps him properly present cases to juries, cross examine witnesses and formulate summations — all of which can help your case.

New York Criminal Defense Attorneys Offering Free Consultation

Our attorneys are available for advice or representation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All client calls are directed to our cell phones and there is always an attorney on staff to answer your questions for free. Our lawyers can meet you at your home or anywhere convenient to discuss your situation. We can provide thorough criminal defense strategies to help protect your rights. We can help you today even if you cannot pay until tomorrow.

To discuss how we can help you with your criminal charges, please call us at 855-237-1931 for a free consultation, or complete an online contact form. Se habla español.

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