Our attorneys know that for many of our defendants, a courtroom is an unfamiliar place and “the system” is foreign to them and their families. We will hold your hand from the arraignment, through the criminal discovery process and ensure that all your rights are preserved in case of appeal is necessary. We provide zealous legal representation and we guide our clients through the maze of the criminal law system. Our shark attitudes do not back down and work aggressively to resolve your charges by plea bargains, reduced pleas, reduced sentences, motion practice, hearings, and fighting at trial.
Our firm provides skilled representation and criminal matters ranging from violations and misdemeanors to felonies. From the initial police investigation, Criminal complaint, Bail application, motion drafting, hearing arguments through the trial we will advocate aggressively to resolve your charges.
Our attorneys travel to visit incarcerated defendants to ensure the best outcome for their case.
There is no such thing as a “minor” criminal charge when you have a pending criminal matter. When you have been accused of a crime the stakes are very high. Consequences can include: heavy fines, jail or prison time.
Crimes fall into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. A felony charge and conviction leads to harsher penalties than a misdemeanor. If you have been accused of a crime, it is imperative to find experienced legal representation.
Our attorneys have experience in planning a strategic defense to combat the tactics used by prosecutors. You may be faced with a number of steps in your case, from jury trials, federal sentencing hearings, criminal appeals, corporate and company investigations, to pre-indictment government inquiries (including federal grand jury investigations, appearances, and subpoena responses), post-indictment trial preparation, and negotiation of immunity agreements and plea agreements.
24 Hour Arraignments
We are available in your time of need! Arrests and investigations don not only happen during the workday, they occur 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Police forces and federal agents work around the clock and the attorneys at The Grigoropoulos Law Group PLLC are on call every day of the year, 24 hours a day and will work around the clock to help you through your legal matter. We are available 24 hours a day to defend you or your loved one’s freedom!
Without an aggressive attorney, your loved one may remain in a jail longer than necessary! It is extremely important to have a criminal defense lawyer by your side to appear at the arraignment. An arraignment is the first time, someone arrested sees the Judge for the first time. Your attorney will make bail arguments on your behalf to advocate for lowest bond to be set, if any. In New York, when someone is arrested for a crime they are “arraigned” and brought in front of a Judge within 24 hours, where the charges are announced and they may be released, a bail may be set, or a defendant may be kept in jail until the criminal allegations have been resolved.
There are 2 ways a person can be released after an arrest:
- A person can be released at the end of their arraignment; “Released on their Own Recognizance” or “ROR”. If a person is released on their own recognizance, they are expected to appear at their next court date without having to “put up money” to be released.
- A person is given a set amount to pay in order to “post bail” and be released to appear at their next court date. The Judge will set a bail or bond amount to ensure the person returns to court after their release. The Judge decides the bail or bond amount after considering several factors, including:
- The type and severity of the criminal charges;
- The defendant’s prior criminal record;
- If the defendant has a history of failing to appear in court;
- The defendant’s current employment;
- The defendant’s family and community ties and “flight risk”.
New York law explains have only 24 hours to retain legal representation before being brought before the Judge for an arraignment. It is absolutely necessary that the arraignment is taken seriously because it is the first step of the criminal process. With the guidance of our firm, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Our team has years of experience handling a variety of legal complications, and we may be able to help you as well. Our lawyers are skilled and have a deep understanding of the various New York laws regarding criminal charges and arraignments.
Not only can we defend you at your hearing, but we can also assist you if your hearing was delayed. If you spent more than 24 hours in holding without being brought before a judge, our firm will zealously pursue a case on your behalf. You deserve to be treated like an individual and have your rights protected. You need to work with a top criminal lawyer in Queens. Get in touch with the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell to see how we can help.
An Assistant District Attorney will read the charges against the defendant and they will also present the facts surrounding the arrest to the Judge. At times, the prosecutor requests that the Court keep the defendant in jail to answer to felony charges. If you or a loved one are arrested, a New York arraignment lawyer can fight the case the prosecution makes and seek their clients’ release. Your arraignment lawyer will also argue for reduced bail amounts.
The Grigoropoulos Law Group is there in your time of need to handle arraignment hearings, 24 hours a day 365 days a year! If the Court is open and the Judge is ready… so are we!