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How Brady Material Can Help Your NYC Criminal Defense

How Brady Material Can Help Your NYC Criminal Defense

D’Emilia Law recently secured a favorable criminal defense result in NYC for a client who was arrested for drug charges after he was initially pulled over for a traffic violation. When police searched his car, they allegedly recovered cocaine and he was charged with...

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Why Choose D’Emilia Law

D’Emilia Law is comprised of NYC Criminal Defense Lawyers with over 40 years of combined legal experience. Founders Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte earned reputations as two of New York State’s trailblazing prosecutors. They now use their fierce courtroom advocacy, negotiating skills, and intricate legal knowledge in the criminal defense of clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors. D’Emilia Law has secured countless favorable results on behalf of clients, from complete dismissals to severely reduced charges. They defend those accused of any type of crime, state or federal, in New York and the United States.

What Our Clients Say

“Mr. D’Emilia was able to convince the DA to drastically reduce my case that enabled me to keep my broker’s license. I was facing jail time and ended up with merely a violation. No penalties whatsoever. The best attorney I ever came across.”

— Eric

“I hired Paul D’Emilia for my case and I’m glad I did. He took care of everything for me with great results. Paul answered all calls, text, and emails in a timely manner. Paul was able to get the answers to all my questions and made me feel comfortable knowing he was taking care of me.”

— Stephen

“I hired Paul D’Emilia in 2016 for urgent matters and he fixed all the problems with great professionalism, competence and human touch. He is a great lawyer and a real gentleman, absolutely recommended.”

— J.L.

“Excellent all around! Takes care of the case as promised in a timely and efficient manner. Responds to texts and calls immediately and is easy to work with. My experience was great. Highly recommended!”

— Shervin

Insights

Use of Chemical Tests in New York DWI Cases

Use of Chemical Tests in New York DWI Cases

Chemical tests play a major role in DWI cases. Critically, there are typically three tests used in New York DWI cases to determine an individual’s blood alcohol content: blood tests, breath tests, and urine tests. While portable breath tests are commonly administered during a traffic stop, these tools are...

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What’s the Difference Between a DWI and a DWAI?

What’s the Difference Between a DWI and a DWAI?

Drinking and driving is a serious matter that can result in severe consequences. However, not every alcohol-related driving offense is charged as a DWI. Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) is a lesser charge that can be brought by prosecutors in some cases. Although a DWAI is considered a violation — and...

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What is Criminal Possession of a Firearm in New York?

What is Criminal Possession of a Firearm in New York?

Criminal possession of a firearm in New York is a serious crime. While this offense was once charged as a misdemeanor, as of March 2013, it can be charged as a class “E” felony. If you are arrested for unlawfully possessing an unregistered firearm, a conviction can come with life-changing consequences —...

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