Jeremy Saland, Esq.
Jeremy Saland has a tremendous advantage over most criminal defense attorneys and firms. Not only did Jeremy serve for more than seven years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's Trial Division under Robert Morgenthau and for six years as Municipal Prosecutor in Westchester County, but he has successfully advocated for clients in a wide variety of investigations, arrests, indictments and trials. Jeremy's experience has given him first-hand knowledge of how prosecutors develop evidence and investigate cases while also enabling him to successfully defend clients in New York City, federal, county and local courts throughout the region.
From obtaining acquittals, dismissals, or reductions for clients arrested for Grand Larceny, Assault, Domestic Violence, DWI, Forged Instrument, Aggravated Harassment, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and other crimes to convincing prosecutors to move for dispositions that resulted in dismissals and reductions of White Collar offenses and frauds in the few hundred to tens of millions of dollars, Jeremy relentlessly champions his clients' rights. In fact, two of his greatest achievements as an attorney on either side of the law was securing acquittals for two innocent men after multi-week trials charging one with the knife point kidnapping of a former spouse and the other with the sexual abuse of his step-daughter. Although the District Attorney sought to incarcerate the accused for ten years in prison in the former case, prosecutors dropped one of the felony charges after Jeremy rested at trial and before the judge submitted the case to the same jury that ultimately exonerated him.
Jeremy's success as an Assistant District Attorney for the People and as a defense attorney for his clients has long been recognized by his peers in their respective sides of criminal law. In that regard, Jeremy serves on the board of the Manhattan District Attorney Association, the not-for-profit alumni organization of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Moreover, Super Lawyers has honored Jeremy each year since 2000 and the National Trial Lawyers, "a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers," invited Jeremy to join their Top 100 trial lawyers since 2016. Since establishing the law practice, Jeremy's insight and opinions have been sought by various news stations, publications and other media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, New York Law Journal, AP, Reuters, Sports Illustrated Online, and Eyewitness News, and others. Because of his acumen and comprehension of the New York Penal and Procedure Law, Jeremy's commentary and analysis has been featured addressing issues including the investigation into former President Donald Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the Strauss-Kahn "rape" indictment, the cold case prosecution of Etan Patz, the salacious "Million Dollar Mommy Madam" case, and a host of other matters that played out in the courtroom and the local and national news. Outside of the practice of criminal law, Jeremy served as the treasurer for the New York City Bar Association's Small Law Firm Committee and was elected Councilman in November 2015 for a Westchester County Township where he also served as the Acting-Supervisor of that municipality.
During his time as a prosecutor in the Trial Division as well as the Identity Theft, DWI and Domestic Violence Units, Mr. Saland's responsibilities included grand jury proceedings, evidentiary hearings, trials, and supervising complex investigations. Mr. Saland has successfully prosecuted as an Assistant District Attorney and defended as a criminal defense attorney thousands of cases. These cases have involved the entire spectrum of offenses, from white collar crimes related to Forgery, Falsifying Business Records, Identity Theft, Money Laundering and Grand Larceny to narcotic and violent crimes including Drug Possession, Assault, Kidnapping, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Attempted Murder.
As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Saland's trials and investigations received significant attention in both the media and legal community. Some of Mr. Saland's cases and achievements have included:
Prosecution of numerous individuals in the multi-million dollar attempted extortion of NBA basketball star Carmelo Anthony.
Prosecution of an entire organization that received hundreds of thousands of dollars to impersonate prospective graduate students by fraudulently taking the prospective students' graduate school entrance exams including the GRE, GMAT and TOEFL. As a result of this prosecution, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office located hundreds of graduate students fraudulently enrolled at universities across the United States and Canada, including Columbia, NYU, Stanford and UCLA.
Prosecution in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), United States Secret Service and NYPD of a young man who stole more than $1 million in a securities "pump and dump" scheme perpetrated almost exclusively online.
Prosecution of the New York Times profiled "Nanny Nightmare," involving a nanny who committed crimes relating to Forgery, Grand Larceny and Identity Theft.
Prosecution of Antoine Yates, the "Tiger Man" of Harlem.
Multiple cross designations with the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor to investigate large scale narcotics organizations.
Assigned to the Identity Theft Unit upon its creation. As a founding member of the Identity Theft Unit and Major Case Section Mr. Saland received hands-on computer forensic training.
Supervised agents with Secret Service, United States Postal Inspection Service and State Department in the investigation of identity theft, money laundering, and white collar offenses.
Supervised fellow prosecutors as Early Case Assessment Bureau (ECAB) supervisor. Supervised and lectured interns as part of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office summer intern program.
Jeremy’s accomplishments as a prosecutor are only matched and exceeded by his results as a New York criminal defense attorney. His dedication to the practice of criminal law is directly in line with his recognition that even beyond incarceration, many people have collateral issues relating to a criminal accusation that will impact their career, certifications, immigration and other statuses. Because what happens before or while inside a courtroom can have life altering consequences well after you leave, there is simply no substitute for experience, advocacy and knowledge.
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