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Criminal Defense Attorney in New York

Providing Personalized Legal Representation to clients in NYC, Brooklyn & Long Island

If you or a loved one was recently arrested in the State of New York, one of the most important steps to take is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you avoid conviction or get your sentence reduced to avoid serving time behind bars. Remember, getting convicted can result in a prison or jail term, costly fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

Since 2013, Kenneth E. Belkin, Esq. has obtained dismissals for clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. Attorney Ken Belkin gives each client the personal attention they deserve to guide them through the complexities of the criminal justice system, while protecting their rights and freedom during the legal process. Over the years Ken has developed a reputation with courts and prosecutors for being a straight shooter and is well respected for his tenacious work ethic, which has enabled his clients to obtain the most favorable outcomes possible in their cases.

Attorney Ken Belkin handles the following types of criminal cases:

Contact the firm immediately at (718) 395-6755 and schedule a free initial consultation.

New York Misdemeanors & Felonies

There are two main types of crimes in New York: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are punishable by a jail term between more than 15 days and up to one year.

Misdemeanor classes in New York include:

  • Class A misdemeanor – Carries a jail sentence of no more than one year and a maximum $1,000 fine or double the amount the defendant profited from the alleged offense.

  • Class B misdemeanor – Carries a maximum three-month jail term and a fine not exceeding $500 or double the amount the defendant profited from the alleged offense.

  • Unclassified misdemeanor – This type of misdemeanor carries specific penalties based on the underlying crime. For example, reckless driving is punishable by a maximum 30-day jail sentence and a fine of up to $300.

Felonies, on the other hand, are more serious than misdemeanors. These crimes carry a potential prison sentence of over a year.

NY felony classes include:

  • Class A-I felony – Punishable by life imprisonment with a minimum sentence ranging from 15 to 25 years.

  • Class A-II felony – Punishable by life imprisonment with a minimum sentence ranging from three and eight years and four months.

  • Class B felony – Punishable by up to 25 years in prison with a minimum term ranging from one year to a third of the maximum sentence.

  • Class C felony – Punishable by up to 15 years in prison with a minimum term ranging from one year to a third of the maximum sentence.

  • Class D felony – Punishable by up to seven years in prison with a minimum term ranging from one year to a third of the maximum sentence.

  • Class E felony – Punishable by up to four years in prison with a minimum term ranging from one year to a third of the maximum sentence.

Discuss Your Case with Attorney Belkin Today

Due to the severity of the potential penalties you face, you need a legal professional you can trust to help you get your entire case dismissed or your charges reduced. Attorney Ken Belkin understands what it takes to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, gather supporting evidence, and negotiate with prosecutors for the best possible results.

Call (718) 395-6755 for attentive and responsive legal counsel in NYC. Available 24/7!

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