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An Arrest can be an unsettling experience. Perhaps the Arrest was effectuated pursuant to a Bench Warrant for a Gun Crime or an Arrest Warrant for Domestic Violence or even at a check point for DWI. However the arrest occurs, you or your family member is afforded the same rights that every defendant is given. Anyone who is subject to an Arrest should know that there are presumed innocent. It is important to remember, regardless of guilt or innocence that the defendant should be under the care and guidance of a qualified Staten Island Criminal Lawyer during this process. These rights are available to every defendant, regardless if the Arrest took place and you were transported to any New York Criminal Court for violations that may include an Assault or a Petite Larceny accusation, or a felony case, which includes a variety of Sex Crime matters that can include Domestic Violence, or even Child Pornography. Complex Financial Crimes aka White Collar Crime can be handled by the Federal Court or New York State Criminal Court, which can include violations such as Bank Fraud, Securities Fraud or Investment Fraud. Dealing with the weight of a Federal Court matter can be particularly burdensome and complicated. If you are facing a case such as this it is recommended that you contact a New York Federal Criminal Lawyer to assist you. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is ready to assist you and offer you legal guidance as well as a free consultation. Call us at your earliest convenience at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW for advice and support. No matter where you are located, there is an office located nearby, from Staten Island, to Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
If perhaps you received a Desk Appearance Ticket or DAT, to not be under the mistaken impression that this is merely a "traffic ticket." You should know that from a legal standpoint, your receiving this ticket was an Arrest. The only difference was that you were not taken into police custody. You will still be, however, obligated to go to your Criminal Court Arraignment.
Once you have gotten over the shock of an Arrest, the next step is to formulate a plan of action to ensure that your rights are protected and your criminal case is handled properly. If the Arrest occurred in via the following Staten Island police precincts, you will be taken to Staten Island Central Booking:
Staten Island Police Precincts:
Precinct #120-St. George
78 Richmond Terrace
Phone # (718) 876-8500
Precinct #122-New Dorp
2320 Hylan Blvd.
Phone # (718) 667-2211
116 Main Street
Phone # (718) 948-9311
Staten Island Central Booking is located at 78 Richmond Terrace, their phone # is (718) 876-4893. The first 24 hours after the Arrest you or your family member will be held in custody pending your Arraignment.
Once you are in custody, it is extremely important to be aware of your rights. The police have the authority to question you regarding your alleged crime. Changes have taken place recently, where now the District Attorney has greater power regarding interrogations. Now more than ever, it is important to secure the assistance of a New York Criminal Lawyer. Remember that regardless of whether you are actually guilty or not, it is important to remain silent, as whatever information you provide the authorities during this crucial time may impact your case. With the assistance of your Staten Island Arrest Lawyer, you can avoid offering any information at all and exercise your 5th Amendment rights.
An Arrest causes a variety of legal and emotional issues. Having assistance during the Criminal Court process is vitally important. What ever action you decide to take, or not take, can have a great impact on your case as a whole. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is ready to provide you with sound legal advice and support during this challenging time. We offer an initial case consultation completely free of charge. Call for your appointment without delay at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW. We have offices in Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester and Suffolk County.