New York City Criminal Defense Attorney
As a former New York City police officer and detective with hands-on experience in the criminal courts and prosecutors’ offices, along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology and criminal justice, criminal defense attorney Michael A. Delakas is well-situated to provide insightful, quality advice and representation to persons accused of felony and misdemeanor violations, including DWI, in New York state and federal courts.
Comprehensive Criminal Defense in New York City
Michael Delakas is admitted to practice in all New York state courts as well as the U.S. federal district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Delakas provides strong, effective advocacy in all manner of felonies and misdemeanor charges, including:
- Drug Charges
- Theft Offenses
- Sex Offenses
- Weapons Offenses
- Crimes of Violence
- White Collar Crime
- Domestic Violence
- Assault Offenses
Michael Delakas is by your side at every stage of the criminal justice proceeding, from arrest and arraignment through plea negotiations or preparation for trial, and of course, as your voice in the courtroom. Mr. Delakas is intent on seeing that your constitutional rights are protected every step of the way and that the end result is the best outcome possible in your situation.
Keep Calm and Talk to an Attorney
Among the rights afforded to the accused, some of the most important are the right to be free from self-incrimination (the right to remain silent) and the right to talk to and be represented by an attorney in your defense. Exercising these rights is essential to positioning yourself for the best possible outcome in your case. Police officers are trained to elicit incriminating or contradictory statements that can later be used to make a person look guilty at trial or pressure a defendant into pleading guilty in order to avoid a trial. Even when you have nothing to hide, talking to the police only gives them the opportunity to find statements they can use against you. Whenever questioned by authorities, whether you are under arrest, in custody or not, the best course of action is to politely request a lawyer and firmly refuse to answer any questions until you have done so. This does not make you look guilty to the police; it makes you look smart and that you know your rights.
Call Michael Delakas for Help
If you have been arrested for DWI or any felony or misdemeanor offense in New York City, contact Michael A. Delakas, Esq. for a free consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can advise you of your rights and help you obtain the best outcome in your case.