Peter J. Schaffer, New York Criminal Lawyer (718) 585-4444

PETER J. SCHAFFER, New York Criminal Defense Lawyer devotes his practice to New York State criminal defense, the defense of all federal criminal cases throughout the United States, and representing victims of false arrest and police brutality. From his office in New York City, Mr. Schaffer is readily accessible to all New York City, Nassau and Westchester County Criminal and State Supreme Courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

With a wealth of experience handling cases ranging from simple traffic violations to complex federal death penalty eligible felonies, Mr. Schaffer uses the knowledge and skills he has developed over the past THIRTY-SEVEN years of trial work to help his clients achieve the best result in every case he defends.  In addition to his extensive background in State and Federal Criminal defense, Mr. Schaffer is a former Assistant Corporation Counsel and has tried numerous civil rights jury trials involving false arrest, excessive force and police misconduct in State and United States District Courts.

Mr. Schaffer has appeared  many times on COURT TV, The Nancy Grace Show, and on IN SESSION on tru TV, and has been heard on Sirius Satellite Radio and Bloomberg Radio as a guest commentator on nationally prominent criminal trials.
If you or someone you are concerned about has been arrested in New York or for any federal crime or is being investigated by any New York State or federal agency, you need an experienced criminal trial lawyer.   If you or a loved one has been the victim of false arrest or the use of excessive force by law enforcement, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses. Call PETER J. SCHAFFER at (718) 585-4444 to schedule an initial consultation

Our office represents clients in every stage of the criminal process from investigation through appeal including:

  • All New York and Federal Criminal Cases
  • DWI / DUI
  • Desk Appearance Tickets ["DATs"]
  • Arraignments / Police Lineups / Voluntary Surrenders
  • Infractions and Violations
  • Pink Summons Cases
  • Probation and Parole Violations and Revocation
  • False Arrest/Malicious Prosecution
  • Excessive Force/Police Brutality
  • Serious Personal Injury

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New York Criminal Defense (718) 585-4444