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The Mirsky Law Firm has over 80 years combined experience defending those accused of crimes. With considerable courtroom and trial success, David Mirsky provides his clients the high quality and professional defense they need against criminal charges. He has dedicated over 2 decades of his career solely to criminal law in New York, giving him a unique understanding and insight into this very complicated area of law. David refuses to take what the D.A. offers and believes in fighting for your rights, no matter what that takes.

As a criminal lawyer, David M. Mirsky believes an aggressive and proactive approach to your case is vital. He understands that in order to feel comfortable with your lawyer, you need a relationship that is built on trust. He takes all calls personally to ensure that his clients, their family and loved ones have all the information they need to be informed about their legal representation. He is there for you from beginning to end, whether that means getting charges dropped, or taking your case to trial.

David Mirsky is proactive and tenacious, representing cases ranging from traffic offenses and DWI, to arson, drug crimes, homicide and more. He has successfully litigated cases at the trial and appellate level and works with an extensive network of investigators and specialists on your behalf. He dedicates himself to thoroughly reviewing the details of your case to determine all the facts and works hand-in-hand with you to develop the strongest possible defense.

Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

The criminal justice system isn’t what you see on television. Not all cops are virtuous, not all lawyers are glamorous, and certainly, most suspects are neither evil nor insane. In fact, if you’ve been arrested for a crime on Long Island or in New York City, you’re probably a very normal and regular person who has been either falsely accused, or else you just made a bad decision. Either way, the police can arrest you in New York if they have probable cause to believe that you are committing or have recently committed a crime, and they can also take you into custody with a properly executed arrest warrant.

On Long Island and anywhere in or near New York City, if you are charged with a crime, speak at once with an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer. After your arrest, the police must read your Miranda rights if they seek to interrogate you. Your Miranda rights are:

  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • Anything you say will be used against you in a court of law.
  • You have the right to consult with an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you if you desire.

If you choose to answer any questions – something most defense attorneys strongly advise against – you still may stop the questioning at any time. Be courteous and polite, but simply say “I choose to exercise my right to remain silent” or “I prefer not to answer questions unless my attorney is present.”

Speaking without the presence of a lawyer could lead to a false, coerced confession. You’ve heard the old saying that “confession is good for the soul,” but when the confession is false or coerced, it’s not so good. Confessions are powerful evidence in a prosecutor’s case against a criminal suspect. For many people, a confession should lead directly to a conviction. After all, why would someone who didn’t commit a crime confess to it? In reality, false confessions are common, and the circumstances that lead someone to make a false confession must be considered.

If you are merely being interrogated and have not been arrested, the police are not obligated to read your Miranda rights, but what you say can still be used, so you should still exercise your right to remain silent. If you’re charged with any misdemeanor or felony in the Long Island or New York City area, obtain the legal counsel you need and contact an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer immediately.

When the Police Show Up (Or Stop You)

If you’ve been arrested or if you are being interrogated by the police and you may be arrested, you must do two things. First, you must remember your rights and exercise them. Secondly, get in touch at once with an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer.

If the police arrive at your home, and they ask to enter, you may refuse to let them in unless they have a warrant. In some very precise circumstances – for example, someone is screaming for help, or gunshots were heard inside your residence – the police do not need a warrant. But in most cases, you should not allow the police inside, and you should not step outside. If you step outside and you are arrested, do not return inside for any reason. The police will have to follow you in after an arrest, and that could be taken as consent for a search.

If you are stopped away from your home or vehicle, keep your hands visible. The police somewhat reasonably consider themselves targets these days, so if they can’t see your hands, they’ll be anxious. In fact, make no sudden physical movements whatever. If the police believe that you are armed, they may “pat” you down. Don’t resist. Ask if you are under arrest. Remain polite and cooperative while exercising your right to remain silent.

If you are stopped while driving, place your hands on the steering wheel. When requested, show your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance. If the police believe that they have “probable cause,” your vehicle can be searched without a warrant. Politely make it clear that you do not consent to a search, but don’t resist. Let your attorney handle the case later. If you’re arrested in New York City or anywhere on Long Island, ask to see an experienced Long Island criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Hire A Long Island Criminal Defense Attorney

You want an attorney with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of successfully representing his clients by your side. At the Mirsky Law Firm, our legal team is considered by many to be an authority in criminal law and has a long history of accomplishments in and out of the courtroom.

Selecting the right criminal attorney for your defense will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. In order to protect your legal rights and build a successful defense, you need a powerful law firm with experience and skill in fighting the prosecution, or trying your case before a judge and jury.  In Nassau County, Suffolk County and Long Island, Mineola or New York, your best choice for representation is the Mirsky Law Firm.

Call us today, or complete the form, and we’ll set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case in detail and recommend the best legal course of action to take. The Mirsky Law Firm will fight relentlessly on your behalf – DON”T TAKE CHANCES! We believe in our clients and will fight hard to prove their innocence regardless of the crime. Call today.