Why Crotty Saland PC
Whether you’ve been arrested and you are waiting in a precinct or jail or you are sitting in your home after detectives or agents just came by unannounced, every moment you waste brings you one step closer to a criminal record, incarceration or name that will be forever associated with wrongdoing. As frightened, desperate and demoralized as you and your family may be, experience, knowledge and advocacy is the strongest defense to navigate you through the criminal justice system.
Crotty Saland PC’s Elizabeth Crotty and Jeremy Saland are both dedicated and devoted to the practice of criminal law. Period. We are aggressive when required but also recognize when a nuanced approach is your best defense. We are not merely ready, but capable to skillfully manage your case from its beginning stages through trial. Having honed our skills in the trenches of Robert Morgenthau’s Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as prosecutors spearheading multi-jurisdictional and international fraud, narcotics, and governmental investigations while also handling some of the most serious violent and white collar felonies before both judges and juries at trial, our experience building and tearing down criminal cases is an incredible asset for our clients. When faced with the threat of prosecution, incarceration, a loss of your livelihood and the shame of arrest, experience, knowledge and advocacy is your strongest defense.Unparalleled Focus and Advocacy
The criminal lawyers at Crotty Saland PC represent the accused, witnesses and victims in criminal investigations, arrests, indictments and trials. If we are not defending a client in the Federal District Courts or courtrooms of New York City – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx – we are likely in a local, municipal or county court handling criminal matters in neighboring jurisdictions throughout Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties.
Beyond criminal defense, we have successfully investigated and presented cases for prosecution directly to District Attorney’s Offices and impressed upon victimizers to cease and desists threats of extortion, harassment, blackmail, embezzlement, theft and other crimes against our clients. Going above and beyond, not only have our attorneys protected clients in criminal court and against wrongfully issued orders of protection, we have drafted the petitions and appeared in Family Court to secure these same restraining orders for our clients’ benefit when they are not the accused, but the wronged party. Similarly, our criminal knowledge and experience has allowed our attorneys resolve investigations of financial fraud and wrongdoing before government and city agencies without these matters ever reaching prosecutors or other law enforcement bodies.
Simply, if you want a jack of all trades, a law firm that handles some misdemeanors and dabbles in felony defense, a law practice staffed by part time criminal lawyers with great estate planning or personal injury attorneys, then don’t call us. If it is advocacy, experience and knowledge you seek from attorneys with a core and nearly exclusive practice dedicated to criminal law, Crotty Saland PC stands ready to assist you. Our lawyers, not an answering service, are available to take your call in an emergency anytime day or night.Selective and Small Case Load
There are only so many hours in a day to properly and responsibly handle cases, consult with clients, draft motions, try cases before juries or just speak with prosecutors. Crotty Saland PC is not a mill churning through clients to cover an opulent or extravagant overhead. We are selective in order to maintain a workable caseload and keep channels of communication open with clients and prosecutors. While there can always be an unpredictable conflict or scheduling issue regardless of whomever you retain, we purposely maintain a low case volume so that you get the attention and representation you need and should rightfully expect.
If you are seeking a second year associate fresh out of law school to draft your motions, meet with prosecutors and appear in court, we are not the criminal firm for you. Instead, if you require the personal attention from an experienced criminal lawyer and former prosecutor who will speak to your adversary, negotiate dispositions, present evidence with the goal of exoneration, minimizing allegations or to manage other substantive issues, then Crotty Saland PC is the law firm for you.Truth, Honesty and Respect
Truth, honesty and respect is central to the attorney-client relationship. Some criminal lawyers won’t hesitate to feed you a line so that you retain their services. You can ask our criminal lawyers if we promise to get your case dismissed or guarantee a particular resolution, but don’t be upset with our brutally honest response. We may confidently advise you after examining the evidence and speaking with you as to what we believe the outcome will be, but we at Crotty Saland PC only promise to advocate to the best of our ability, investigate legitimate leads, secure valuable evidence and pursue whatever legal avenue we can to achieve the best outcome for you whether you are a defendant, target, witness or victim. Simply, we are not prone to making bold assertions or displaying false bravado. Instead, we strive to secure real results. In doing so, we promise to be honest, genuine and diligent in our representation.Fees and Payment
When you or a family member is suffering from a catastrophic medical issue, saving his or her life is your primary goal. Sure, you can find the cheapest physician or waste time haggling over prices, but you won’t and don’t. When facing a criminal investigation, indictment, arrest or the crippling prospect of incarceration, a criminal record, or the loss of legal status or employment, experience, knowledge and advocacy comes at a price. Crotty Saland PC is both reasonable and creative when working out pricing and payment structure.
While we will not be your least expensive option, Crotty Saland PC is more than willing to provide competitive flat fees to avoid any financial surprises as your case progresses and work with you to find an affordable solution. However, we do not represent clients in a fire sale or factory capacity. We don’t need every person’s hard earned money who walks through our door to keep us afloat. We will represent you because we want to and believe we can help you during what is likely one of the most horrific times of your life. Whether it is flat or hourly rate, we will provide you with a rationale as to your fee, a written retainer agreement and reasonable price.One Goal – Protecting You Today and Tomorrow
Crotty Saland PC has one goal. Whatever form it may take, it is our core responsibility to protect you today and beyond all of the tomorrows you may travel. Providing you closure as a victim of a crime, stopping your harasser, stalker or extorter, keeping you from incarceration, exonerating you, minimizing your conduct, securing an acquittal of your case at trial, obtaining a lesser plea, or whatever it may be, Crotty Saland PC can be your strongest defense to best make that goal attainable. With this in mind, we know that the same advocacy in your criminal case can and often will directly impact your collateral concerns - protecting your family, name, employment, legal status or professional license. All of this is just as important to our lawyers as it is to our clients.
Don’t further compound your dire predicament. Fear and paralysis is no greater a defense than retaining the wrong counsel. Put your best defense forward. Protect yourself, your future and your family. Let the New York criminal lawyers and former Manhattan prosecutors at Crotty Saland PC’s experience, knowledge and advocacy be your guide, strongest asset and the formidable defense your case demands.
Call the New York criminal lawyers and former New York City prosecutors at (212) 312-7129 or contact us online today.