Queens Immigration & Criminal DefenseQueens

A little known fact about Queens, New York is that the pre-cursor to the Bill of Rights was signed there. Colonists drafted a document known as the Flushing Remonstrance to protest the persecution of Quakers. This strong pro-immigrant sentiment that was present back in 1657, still exists today.

Queens is a mosaic of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct cultural and ethnic identity. For example, Howard Beach, Whitestone, and Middle Village are home to a large population of Italian Americans. Astoria is home to the largest Greek population outside of Greece. Jamaica is home to a large population of African-Americans. Eastern European immigrants such as Romanians, Polish and Albanians call Maspeth and Ridgewood their home. Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona contains a medley of Hispanic, Asian-American, Tibetan, and South Asian communities. Flushing, one of the largest neighborhoods in Queens, has large Chinese, Korean and South Asian communities.

Does Lavy Law serve your immigrant community in Queens? Yes, Lavy Law serves each and every one of these communities by providing the following immigration services:

  • Asylum
  • Bond hearings
  • Deportation defense
  • Fixing criminal records
  • Family based immigration
  • Green card applications
  • Safe pleas to avoid removal
  • Nonimmigrant visas
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Investigation
  • Appeals

Compared to Brooklyn and Bronx, the borough of Queens is safer with just 20% of the New York City homicides in 2012. The neighborhoods where African Americans live- Laurelton and Cambria Heights- are especially known for a low crime rate. In Queens, police filed complaints of 49 murders, 273 rapes, 3,295 robberies, 3,351 felony assaults, 4,092 burglaries, 6,981 grand thefts, and 1,978 automobile thefts, for a total of 20,019 criminal complaints ( See CompStat, Vol. 20, No. 44, 2013.)

The statistics listed above are not convictions, just complaints. The difference? The accused has not yet pled or was found guilty. The actual rate of felony convictions in Queens for 2012 is only 68%. (See NY Times, 8/30/13.) How can you be the 32% who does not get something on your record? You need an attorney from Lavy Law knows how to get your case dismissed or win you a not guilty verdict due to its experience as a former prosecutor, counselor, court attorney, and trial attorney.

Lavy Law has competence in Queens’ most common crimes due to its background working in five counties in California. The crimes that we defend clients against include:

  • Burglary
  • DV
  • Theft
  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence
  • Drugs
  • Early Termination of Probation
  • Cleaning your record
  • Assault
  • Abuse of Children
  • Unlawful Search & Seizure
  • Criminal Threats
  • Elder Abuse
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Felonies
  • Fraud
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Petty Offenses (Misdemeanors)
  • Homicide
  • Trespassing
  • Public Drunkeness
  • Traffic Court
  • Vandalism

Is a conviction already on your record? Lavy Law can help you through Appeals. Your attorney will ask a higher court to review the lower court’s decision, pointing out how the lower court judge incorrectly applied the law, or the procedural error, or your prior attorney’s incompetence.

We encourage you to read Recent Cases to see that we have tried your case.

Client Reviews
"My experience with Lavy Law was extremely positive. After finding them through a Google search and reaching out to them, Kara Lavy responded soon after, assessed my case and she immediately came up with a collaborative strategy. Ms. Lavy was in close contact while preparing to present our case. The motions she filed on my behalf couldn't have been more thorough while leveraging her relationships with local DA and justice contacts to ensure a smooth process in the courtroom. All motions were granted in my favor, and I offer the highest recommendation to anyone looking for professional, responsive, dedicated and experienced attorney services." Javier M. (San Mateo, CA)
"I am very pleased that I contacted you, and I simply could not have been more pleased with the process and outcome. I am more than delighted in how you were instrumental in bringing my lingering visa issue to a resolution most beneficial to me. Thank you for all your help and highly professional work, and especially for being so trustworthy." JMM (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)