Criminal Defense

New York City Criminal Defense Attorney

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I advise my clients to think about the legal process like skydiving. If your parachute does not open, you will perish. There is a thin blue line that separates the mundane emotional flourishes that often punctuate and define the divorce process and much of our everyday lives with criminal conduct. I have encountered more than one client who did not know that it is illegal to eavesdrop on a telephone conversation in which she or he is not a participant. The explosion of Internet technology has bred a wealth of "e-evidence." Once you transmit that e-mail, or text message, it is out there forever.

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert G. Smith

If you have been accused of a crime, you need an effective advocate who can keep you from getting persecuted and prejudiced by the machinery of the state. With more than 30 years of criminal defense experience, I will empower you by explaining your rights and guiding you through the legal process.

I represent clients charged with serious crimes such as:

  • Homicide
  • White collar fraud
  • Schemes to defraud
  • Perjury and falsification of business records
  • Assault
  • Arson
  • Criminal appeals

I have expertise in defending clients who face criminal charges that arise during a divorce proceeding, such as:

  • Allegations of spousal abuse and domestic violence
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Child abuse
  • Sex offenses
  • Abuse and neglect proceedings

As your attorney, I will listen to you and I will fight for you -- at the negotiating table and in the courtroom. I will personally work with you to teach you the skills you will need to testify successfully in criminal court and to be successful in concluding your case.

Contact criminal defense and criminal appeals attorney Robert G. Smith to talk about your case.