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At the Jackson Heights criminal defense law office, Michael Paul has over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system and provides aggressive legal representation to individuals throughout the five boroughs in New York.
A former assistant district attorney, Mr. Paul has a passion for protecting the rights of people charged with misdemeanors or felonies in the state and federal courts in New York. Michael Paul has extensive trial experience and is also willing to negotiate directly with the NYPD and the prosecutors’ office to minimize the consequences of an arrest.
Because he understands how important it is to communicate with your criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Paul provides his cell phone number to every client, so you can contact him when you need answers.
Michael Paul handles all matters related to drunk driving charges, including the civil forfeiture of your car, truck or vehicle and any other charges related to the arrest, including speeding, reckless driving or operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license. He will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your arrest, ensuring that there was probable cause for the traffic stop, and that field sobriety and breathalyzer tests were properly conducted.
Michael Paul aggressively protects the rights of individuals charged with violent crimes, from domestic violence or assault and battery to homicide, murder or manslaughter. He will work hard to secure your acquittal or, when circumstances dictate, to reduce the charges to a non-violent offense, so that you have more options.
Michael Paul relentlessly defends the rights of individuals who are being investigated or prosecuted under New York’s enhanced version of organized crime laws (Racketeering/RICO) – enterprise corruption. Because the scope of law enforcement is more lenient in these types of cases, experienced defense representation is critical at the very onset of your case.
Michael Paul represents people who face drug charges, including possession, possession with intent to distribute, sale and conspiracy. Our office handles cases involving a broad range of controlled substances, from cocaine and marijuana to heroin, crystal meth and prescription drugs. He has represented clients in New York’s drug courts and can help you seek sentencing alternatives that can lead to the dismissal of all charges.
Michael Paul defends individuals charged with theft or property crimes, from shoplifting to grand larceny, from auto theft to burglary or robbery.
Our office also handles a broad range of criminal charges involving identity theft or illegal use of a computer, including fraud, illegal downloading, Internet sex crimes, illegal hacking or computer sabotage.
Featured Practice Areas
When you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you want a criminal defense attorney with experience…
Upon conviction, there are often issues of law that may require the reversal of a conviction or the grant of a new trial…
Other consequences can include loss of job, loss of driver’s license, loss of commercial driver’s license, and much more…