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New York Criminal Defense and DWI Law

Nobody plans to become a defendant in a criminal case, but through a momentary lapse of judgment, or even a case of mistaken identity, it can happen to anyone. A criminal conviction, even for a misdemeanor, can haunt you for years, costing you employment, relationships, the opportunity to get an education, government benefits, and, of course, your freedom and reputation.

New York takes crime seriously, and throws significant resources behind police and prosecutors whose job is to get convictions, not to protect the accused. The only person looking out for your interests, making sure that you are treated fairly by an often unjust justice system, is your defense attorney.

The skill your attorney has, and the attention he gives to your case, makes a real difference to the outcome you get. At the Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos, PLLC, we understand exactly how much is at stake in your DWI case or other criminal matter. Our attorneys have the skill and experience to be the effective advocates you need, and are personally committed to guiding you through the stressful process of defending against criminal charges.

Powerful Defense Against New York Criminal Charges

Experience matters in New York criminal cases. You can be sure that the prosecutor knows what they're doing; your defense attorney must be one step ahead of them in order to protect your rights.

At Andreas Vasilatos, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced in defending clients in New York state and federal courts. Our team includes a former public defender with years of experience defending clients in criminal matters from indictment through the successful resolution of their cases. Our attorneys have the background to be able to advise you as to the strengths and challenges of your position, and to help you make the best decisions about your case. The firm handles a broad spectrum of criminal matters, including:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Computer and Internet crimes
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug crimes, including possession, dealing, and trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Gun crimes
  • Larceny
  • Murder/Manslaughter
  • Perjury
  • Prostitution
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Robbery
  • Sex crimes, including Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Theft
  • White Collar crimes

Successful defense of a criminal matter requires time, attention, and skill. We manage and limit our caseload so that we can give each client the attention they and their case deserve. As experienced litigators, we are prepared to take a case all the way through trial in order to serve justice for our clients. Our attorneys not only have a strong track record at trial, but have been hired as consultants or trainers for other litigators. We know how to fight for our clients. We will encourage a client to accept a plea bargain only if, in our experienced judgment, doing so is truly in their best interests.

Contact a New York Criminal Defense Firm That Will Fight to Protect You

The first decision you make in your criminal defense is the most critical one—your choice of defense attorney. If you have been charged with a crime in New York, or have reason to believe you might be, do not delay in retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The Law Offices of Andreas Vasilatos, PLLC has two convenient locations: in Bayside, Queens and at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan, and serves clients in all five boroughs of New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties. We invite you to learn more about our firm and our team, and to contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.


Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the criminal charges most people are likely to face, simply because a lapse in judgment about how much one can safely drink can happen to anyone. Few people intend to drink more than they should and then get… Read More

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Attorney Andreas Vasilatos practices law with one guiding principle: an attorney may have many cases, but a client only has one life. In other words, no matter how may times an attorney has handled a certain type of case, the one in front of him shou...

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