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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in Queens, New York

If you are the target of police questioning, have been arrested, or charged with a crime in Queens or Kew Gardens, your first action should be to bring in a skilled criminal defense lawyer. 

Being accused of a crime can be one of the most distressing events you will ever experience. The high stakes may include potential incarceration, fines, probation, and more. A conviction can leave you with a permanent criminal record, hindering future opportunities. Finding employment, housing, and qualifying for a professional license or advanced education may be difficult. 

At Sean A. McNichols, P.C., you can turn to a former Queens prosecutor and experienced criminal defense lawyer with 25 years of criminal law practice. As a professional who has handled thousands of cases, I understand the strain you are under. I am committed to providing first-class legal representation to protect your rights and help you pursue the best possible result.

I offer a free initial consultation. Call my office at (475) 471-1971 or reach out via my online contact form

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

As a criminal defense lawyer serving Queens, I handle all types of New York misdemeanors and felonies.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Drug crimes. These range from simple possession of controlled substances to sales or distribution and more. 
  • DUI. Whether you are an adult, underage, or a commercial driver, I can help by challenging evidence and fighting to minimize penalties and preserve driving privileges. 
  • Domestic violence. I focus on protecting your rights and ensuring fairness in accusations ranging from domestic assault to stalking, harassment, or other offenses.
  • Gun crimes. New York’s gun laws are complex. You need a knowledgeable attorney and a robust defense to fight back. 
  • Theft crimes. These can range from shoplifting to more serious offenses, such as larceny, identity theft, embezzlement, or burglary, all requiring skilled representation.
  • Assault. This offense can range from a low-level misdemeanor to aggravated assault at the felony level. I defend all assault charges. 
  • Sex crimes. Sexually-related offenses can be among the most serious anyone can face, such as sexual misconduct, rape, sexual abuse, and more; they call for an experienced defender. 

Comprehensive Legal Defense in Queens, NY: Navigating Local Challenges

Living in Queens, you understand the unique challenges our community faces. From navigating the complexities of the Queens County Court to understanding the nuances of local law enforcement practices, having a criminal defense attorney who truly knows the area can make all the difference. I am well-versed in the procedures and expectations of local government entities, such as the Queens County District Attorney's Office and the New York City Police Department. With this in-depth knowledge, I can guide you through legal proceedings from beginning to end.

Tailored Legal Advice

Whether you're dealing with charges related to incidents in areas like Flushing or Jamaica, I can provide the tailored defense you need. I understand the local landscape and can anticipate the strategies used by local prosecutors, giving you a significant advantage.

Another pain point for many in our community is the stress and uncertainty of facing legal challenges. The thought of potential incarceration, fines, and damage to your reputation can all become overwhelming. I am here to alleviate that stress by guiding you through each step of the process, helping you feel well-prepared and confident.

By choosing me as your criminal defense lawyer, you are selecting someone who not only has a deep understanding of the law but also a genuine connection to Queens. I am committed to leveraging my local knowledge to build a strong defense for you.

How Sean A. McNichols, P.C. Can Help

I can provide crucial support at this critical time in your life. My primary role is to defend you against the charges presented by the prosecutor. As a former prosecutor, I have an insider’s understanding of how the other side operates in seeking a conviction and can use that knowledge to create a counter strategy. 

In some cases, negotiating a plea deal may be the best option; this involves pleading guilty to a lesser charge. In other cases, it may be best to go to trial, where the burden of proof rests on the prosecution.

I can be by your side throughout all phases of your case, whether it’s a preliminary hearing, bail hearing, trial, or sentencing. Case preparation must be rigorous after a thorough investigation to identify any evidence that will support your case. I can complete this by reviewing witness interviews, examining police reports, and analyzing all other relevant information.

As your defender, you can have confidence that I will take every legal measure to build the best possible defense to your charges. When retained, I will personally handle your case every step of the way.

Contact Sean A. McNichols, P.C. online or at (475) 471-1971 to arrange your free case review. 

Client Testimonials

Curious about Our Client Experience? Read Testimonials from Those I've Helped.
    "Easily one of the most effective criminal attorneys practicing in Queens today."
    His background and capabilities made a world of difference in my life.
    - Thomas
    "Thank you Sean for helping me to prove my innocence."
    When Sean got my case it was already on for trial, within a short time (one month) he was prepared to handle the task with confidence while still being straight up, and truthful with me every step of the way.
    - James
    "I highly recommend Sean."
    The system is the system, they don’t really care, but Sean made me very comfortable and helped me with the case. This man knows all the ropes and is completely straight with you which helped me understand.
    - Vladimir
    "Because of you, the tears have stopped for tonight and I pray I don't have another seizure!"
    After reading the great reviews of this incredible man, I called him for a free consolation. He not only calmed me down but instructed me what to do and what may happen legally.
    - Former Client
    "He treated us like family and gave us enough time to make us understand the situation."
    My wife and I still remember the time when we first spoke with Sean with fear and tears in our eyes and this gentleman guided us in every possible way and got us out of the biggest trouble of ours.
    - Kanwar S.
    "Sean McNicholas is a top tier attorney and true class act."
    When things seemed hopeless, he was able to create hope and reassurance. He was extremely patient and made himself available day and night.
    - Ray

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