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New York Criminal Lawyer

New York Criminal Lawyer Stephen BilkisThe Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates' attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience in the areas of law and law enforcement. Our firm is known for its hands-on yet personal approach with our clients, both inside and outside the courtroom. Our team understands what a difficult time it is for a person facing criminal charges. You may wonder whether you will go to jail or prison, what to say to your loved ones, how you will pick up the pieces of your life, and where you will end up after you are released. The list of questions you have can feel endless: Where will I live? Who will hire me? The compassionate legal professionals at our firm fight for your legal rights, from beginning to end. Some cases are resolved without the need for a trial. When a case does require a trial, we use our vast knowledge of New York and federal law to fight for our clients' rights. Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is vital that you contact a New York criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates will go over your case with you and explain the options available to you.

Cases We Handle

Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates handle a wide range of cases, including violent offenses, white-collar crimes, and federal offenses. We also represent juveniles charged with various crimes.

Domestic Violence

We represent individuals accused of domestic violence. Charges involving domestic violence include stalking, assault, kidnapping, rape, and strangulation. We understand that being accused of domestic violence can upend a person's life. It is of critical importance to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to best protect your rights.


Assault is defined as intentionally causing another person physical harm and is a common criminal charge in New York. Even the smallest details leading up to the event can matter in an assault case. A person defending himself, depending upon the circumstances, can end up being a defendant. Our team of lawyers has years of experience gathering all of the details of a case, no matter how trivial they may seem.


If you have been charged with DWI, you are suspected of driving a vehicle while intoxicated. Sometimes, a DWI is the result of a failed field sobriety test or breathalyzer test. Our team of experts knows that the results of such tests may not be completely reliable. A failed field test does not necessarily mean that you were legally intoxicated or that you are facing a DWI conviction. A person convicted of DWI may face jail time, fines, and a suspended license. It is vital to obtain legal counsel as soon as possible to secure your rights under the law if you have been charged with DWI.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes, including possession or sale of illegal substances, can be serious. Penalties can include jail time. Our drug crime attorneys understand that events leading up to an arrest can be murky at best. That is why our legal team is prepared to gather all of the evidence related to your case in order to fight for your legal rights.

Sex Crimes

Sex crime charges can be for such acts as rape, luring a child, criminal sexual act, sodomy, forcible touching, or sexual abuse. Sex crime convictions differ from other types of convictions. A person convicted of a sex crime faces a criminal record, fines, and prison. This person must also cope with the burden of being a registered sex offender. A sex offender is required to register with local law enforcement, notifying the proper authorities of where they live, work, and go to school. Our firm understands the impact such charges can have on one's life and will do everything in its power to get the best possible outcome for our clients.

Child Pornography

Child pornography convictions carry a stigma that remains long after one has served their sentence, potentially affecting one's ability to get a job, rebuild their reputation (to the extent possible), resume a normal life, etc. Whether accused of sale, distribution, purchasing, or possession of child pornography, our team of legal professionals advocates vigorously for our clients, fighting for an outcome that is just.

Grand Larceny

A grand larceny conviction can result in a lengthy prison term and make resuming a normal life after having served your sentence challenging A conviction is not necessarily the guaranteed outcome of a grand larceny charge. The experts at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understand how prosecutors work to try to influence juries and are prepared to use this experience to develop the best defense given your circumstances.

Petit Larceny

Petit Larceny charges in New York City are common. A misdemeanor crime, petit larceny is a crime nonetheless and can impact your life long after you have served your sentence. It is of crucial importance to be represented by a seasoned criminal defense attorney for the most beneficial outcome of your case.

Gun Crimes

New York gun laws are strict, so the outcome of a gun crime conviction can be harsh. New York gun laws apply to assault weapons, pistols, shotguns, revolvers, and rifles. Laws for licensing, possession, sale, and manufacturing of firearms are strict. Additionally, the use of a firearm to commit another crime can affect sentencing. Whether your gun crime case is straightforward or complex, you need a seasoned attorney to fight for your constitutional rights. Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the skill and experience to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible under the law.

Internet Crimes

Internet crimes are on the rise and growing in sophistication, including such behaviors as computer hacking, identity theft, online gambling, fraud, stalking, and child pornography. A proper defense of any internet crime charge requires skill, experience, and the resources to ensure a favorable resolution. Our firm will gather the details of your situation and fight for your rights.


Burglary involves entering the property of another person with the intent to commit another crime and is a felony offense. The key with a burglary charge is the intent. Whether you committed an additional crime or not, the act of burglary can result in a prison sentence. It is best to secure an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent your interests.


Robbery is a crime involving theft and is a felony. Robbery is a serious offense because it involves the use of force or the threat of the use of force. Depending on a number of factors, including injury to the victim, a conviction for robbery can result in a lengthy prison sentence. Therefore, it is best to speak with a New York criminal defense attorney to begin building a robust case.

White Collar Crimes

White-collar crime typically involves money and occurs in a business setting. Examples of white-collar crimes include bribery, embezzlement, forgery, insurance fraud, money laundering, perjury, and securities fraud. White-collar criminal defense cases are often complex, requiring a criminal defense lawyer to have a broad knowledge of federal and state laws and a specialized skill set to best represent the rights of their client. Our attorneys have the skills and experience required to mount a credible defense based on the facts of your case.

Why the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

New York criminal lawyer Stephen Bilkis is a veteran litigator with extensive criminal trial experience, having defended clients in criminal courts and in federal court. Over more than twenty years, Stephen Bilkis has handled numerous criminal cases, establishing a sound reputation among clients and peers alike for his thorough preparation, understanding of the law, and obtaining exceptional results. Stephen's vast knowledge of New York's criminal code allows him to achieve the best possible result in each case. The Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates will be open with you about your case and not over promise and under deliver. The firm will review the details of your situation and go over the possible outcomes of your case. As your case progresses, we will use our knowledge of the criminal code and procedure, negotiation skills, trial skills, and knowledge of alternative sentencing options to help achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Communication between you and our firm is our priority, as your case makes its way through the criminal justice system. There are a number of complicated steps, from your arrest through the resolution of your case, that will impact the outcome of your case, so it is vital that you contact our office as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case.

The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience defending clients charged with assault, domestic violence, grand larceny, sexual assault, gun crimes, drug crimes, and other felonies and misdemeanors in criminal courts and achieving favorable outcomes. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.

We represent clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Nassau County, Staten Island, Westchester County, and Suffolk County.

10 Reasons Why You Should Hire Stephen Bilkis & Associates
  1. 1 Free consultation.
  2. 2 24/7 Emergency hotline.
  3. 3 We treat every client with concern, respect and dignity.
  4. 4 We have an in-depth understanding of the law and focus on every detail to help our clients.
  5. 5 We've represented thousands of clients.
  1. 6 Over 100 years of Experience.
  2. 7 Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients.
  3. 8 Personal attention.
  4. 9 We fight diligently for our clients.
  5. 10 Contingency cases. The firm does take some cases with no upfront fee. Legal fees can be taken at the end for some cases.
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My wife and I met under some unconventional circumstances. After I had some legal problems, Mr Bilkis and his firm continually got me out of trouble. I then had his firm represented my wife and he got her out of trouble! We are still married and got our ways straightened away. We both can't thank him enough for saving our lives and our families! J.P.
I contacted Stephen Bilkis' office for an issue regarding a family member and I could not be happier with the results. I have recommended the firm to friends and family, all of whom were also ecstatic with Mr. Bilkis and all members of his staff. P.R.
I was in need of legal assistance for a very sensitive matter for a family member. I contacted the law offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC and was met with staff whose demeanor was supportive, compassionate and professional. The lawyer handling our case had many years of experience and treated us as if we were his own family. Our experience was so good, and we became so close to all of the staff and all of the attorneys who assisted us, that we consider them our extended family and continue to send them our home baked gifts for the holidays. P.A.K.
I hired Stephen Bilkis and Associates to represent me on a legal matter a few months ago and am grateful for their swift action and resolution on my behalf. I was impressed with their professionalism and would recommend them to friends and family in a heartbeat. M.B.
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