New York State Criminal Defense

As experienced New York City criminal defense lawyers, Crotty Saland PC represents clients who are targets of criminal investigations, arrested for alleged criminal wrongdoing, and are the subject of or witness to any law enforcement inquiry. Whatever reason you are seeking a criminal defense attorney and whether you are retaining counsel to mitigate your conduct or represent you at trial before a judge and jury, we recognize that any conviction or even merely a hint of wrongdoing on your part may have life altering consequences. Because we are well aware of these ramifications, we will aggressively fight as best we can to protect your rights, liberty, integrity and livelihood while giving you the top quality legal representation you deserve from your criminal defense team. Crotty Saland PC knows what you are well aware of or will soon learn when thrust into the criminal justice system. Simply, there is no substitute for dedicated, experienced and skilled criminal lawyers who will construct a sound and well-orchestrated plan of action according to your specific needs to best advocate in your defense.

Successfully resolving White Collar investigations, indictments and allegations involving multi millions dollar thefts and those involving lesser amounts of money in the hundreds and tens of thousands of dollars, Crotty Saland PC’s attorneys are just as comfortable representing clients in fraud schemes as we are those accused of violent and property offenses from New York City to the Hudson Valley and beyond. Whether charged with a misdemeanor offense or felony crime, our criminal lawyers available day or night when you need guidance most and your voice heard.

Crotty Saland PC: Your Criminal Defense Team

Prior to starting the firm, founding members Elizabeth “Liz” Crotty and Jeremy Saland each served for several years as Assistant District Attorneys under the iconic Robert Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for over five years and seven years respectively. After leaving the New York County District Attorney's Office and prior to starting Crotty Saland PC in 2008, Liz and Jeremy worked in two boutique New York law firms handling complex civil litigation and criminal defense. While managing the law practice with Liz, Jeremy continued working part time as a local prosecutor in a Westchester municipality for five years before dedicating his time solely to the defense of the accused.

Having a similar background, Samuel “Sam” Coe, served as an Assistant District Attorney for more than four years in Manhattan under the highly regarded District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. before starting his own law practice focusing on criminal defense and family. Now, as a Senior Associate, Sam utilizes those same trial skills and relentless advocacy to the benefit of Crotty Saland PC’s clients whether he finds himself in Queens County Criminal Court or one of many Justice Courts throughout Westchester and Rockland counties.

Peter Katz, counsel to Crotty Saland PC and a former partner of the firm, brings an unparalleled wealth of experience to the practice of criminal defense in both New York State and Federal courts. With more than 25 years practicing law on both sides of the criminal justice system, Peter served as Manhattan prosecutor before joining the ranks of the Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, District of New Jersey and Main Justice. As a criminal defense attorney representing Crotty Saland PC’s clients in both New York and New Jersey State Courts as well as the Federal Courts including the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, our clients would be hard pressed to find a more skilled trial attorney and experienced advocate.

Although not a criminal defense attorney, Robert “Rob” Maher, focuses his legal practice on immigration law. Routinely intertwined with and directly relevant to a prosecution, whether you are a legal resident or have any type of visa including an H1B or F1, Rob has advised countless clients as to their potential immigration issues stemming from their arrests, plea offers, and convictions should a dismissal or non-criminal disposition be unattainable. Allowing our clients to enter plea negotiations with their eyes “wide open” or to determine the trajectory of their case as early as possible, the benefit of identifying and addressing collateral immigration issues is an asset for clients in need of such guidance.

Unlike many other law firms and other New York City criminal defense attorneys, Crotty Saland PC is not a multi-specialty civil practice that merely handles some criminal cases while juggling your criminal matter with another client’s landlord-tenant dispute or estate planning issues. Although we aggressively advocate for our clients in complex civil litigation matters, we utilize our training and experience to defend your criminal case as the main emphasis of our practice. In doing so, we serve clients throughout the New York City and Hudson Valley regions including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties as well as other municipalities throughout the State of New York.

Criminal Law and Collateral Matters: Criminal Defense and Beyond

In addition to representing clients accused of criminal wrongdoing, the lawyers at Crotty Saland PC advocate for clients involved in matters collateral to, but having a direct nexus with, criminal law. These services include assisting victims of or witnesses to crimes, petitioners and respondents in Family Court in order of protection proceedings, and both students and faculty immersed in university and college Title IX proceedings or Dean’s Disciplinary Hearings. Whether you are an financial services professional or doctor who is the target of Extortion or Coercion, a young professional being harassed online by a jealous former partner, a woman subject to domestic violence and abuse, or a student who is either a victim or accused of sexual misconduct or collegiate wrongdoing, Crotty Saland PC is the one law firm you need to ensure your best interests remain paramount. From constructing a formidable defense, advocating to bring your victimization to an end, pursuing the best outcome in Family Court, or directly “packaging” your case to prosecutors to best ensure your discretion while to achieving your desired outcome, Crotty Saland PC’s lawyers can, and will be, your greatest asset.

As New York City criminal defense lawyers, our firm has one goal or objective. That is, zealously advocating on your behalf by utilizing our vast experience and knowledge of the criminal law to get you the best possible outcome and results while taking the steps to protect your professional licenses and maintain your legal status in the United State.

Whether our criminal lawyers take your case to trial, work out a favorable disposition with the prosecution, or secure best resolution in your particular legal matter, we will treat you with compassion, courtesy, and respect. From the day you enter our law office to the time you leave, we will diligently pursue the legal angles to put you where you want, and need, to be. After all, it’s not just your rights that are at stake, but your liberty, integrity, name and livelihood.

Call the New York criminal lawyers and former New York City prosecutors at (212) 312-7129 or contact us online today.

Client Reviews
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... I was facing a class B felony and potentially tens of thousands in fines and some legit jail time and after hiring Jeremy Saland he obviously struck enough fear into the prosecutors with his sheer litigation might that it was knocked down to a petty misdemeanor and after a few sheckles and a handful of counseling sessions, I will no longer have a criminal record. The offices of Crotty Saland are the Shaq and Kobe of criminal defense in New York City and to even consider another firm is outright blasphemy. I stand by this statement 100% Evan
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Let me start by saying how amazing Liz Crotty is! I am a resident of California, who needed representation for my son who received a desk citation while he was visiting NYC. Liz jumped on the case right away; she was very thorough in explaining things to me. She is strictly business too! She went to court on my son's behalf and had his case dismissed. I am forever grateful to her. Seana G.
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