THE LAW OFFICE OF
Over 25 years of Criminal Justice Experience
A Premier New York Law Firm Focusing on:
39-14 63rd Street
Woodside, NY 11377
Edward Carrasco, Esq
Edward practices criminal defense law; prior to opening his firm, Edward served 22 years with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), retiring in the rank of Deputy Inspector. Some of Edward's assignments include: Commanding Officer of the Office of Management Analysis and Planning's Special Projects Unit (the policy arm of the NYPD); Commanding Officer of the Leadership Training Section (responsible for training all NYPD supervisors); Commander of the Queens/Brooklyn/SI School Safety Division; Executive Officer, 23rd and 19th Precincts; Detective Bureau--Forensic Investigations Division, and patrol and investigative experience in all five boroughs in the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Deputy Inspector. Additionally, Edward served as a liaison to the District Attorneys of New York, Kings, Richmond, Bronx, and Queens Counties.
Edward has written NYPD policy and is a recognized expert in police policy and procedure; he has consulted as an expert witness for private clients, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.
J.D. City University of New York School of Law
M.P.A. Harvard University
M.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A. Saint Francis College
Police Management Institute Class XXV
Bar Admission: New York, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, NJ, & Executive Office for Immigration Review
Margot is originally from Montmorency, France, but now calls Brooklyn home. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and English. Margot is admitted to the practice of law in New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, & Executive Office for Immigration Review
Our clients are New Yorkers who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of requiring a Criminal Defense Attorney. They are doctors, lawyers, nurses, business owners, bus drivers, civil servants, housewives, students...in other words, someone who is unfamiliar with the system and who wants an advocate to be with them every step of the way, an advocate who has seen all sides of the criminal justice system (from arrest, investigation, prosecution, defense, and appeal) At the Law Offices of Edward Carrasco, every client gets--and deserves--individualized attention. We are not a high-volume law practice; we do not handle court appointed cases; therefore, we have more time to focus on you and your case!
TYPICAL CASES WE HANDLE:
Domestic Violence Cases
Note: Past success is not a guarantee of future of results. No attorney can guarantee a particular outcome
Some of our 2019 and 2020 cases
Client was charged with Aggravated Harassment and Violation of An Order of Protection; client's prior attorney insisted client take a plea. Client hired us to fight the case. Result: dismissal of all charges prior to trial
Client, a NYC civil servant/supervisor, was charged with Rape. Client would have lost his pension and liberty had he been convicted. Other attorneys he consulted with all recommended he not testify in front of the grand jury and to tell his story at trial instead; we believed our client and worked on his testimony. Result: No indictment! The case was over, without having to wait months and months for a trial. Client saved tens of thousands of dollars in attorneys fees and he kept his job and pension
Assault case: client's prior attorney insisted client plead guilty; we were hired and were able to get all charges dismissed
Client arrested on a number of misdemeanors; District Attorney insisted client plead guilty to one of the crimes; we analyzed the discovery material turned over to us and discovered over 3 dozen police reports and forms missing. We submitted a lengthy motion requesting the missing material. Result: District Attorney dropped all charges (we speculate that they likely did not want the headache of producing all the materials we requested, so the case was dropped)
Client was arrested for numerous counts of Grand Larceny and was facing significant prison time, up to 7 years. After our investigation, we were able to negotiate a plea to a misdemeanor petit larceny (shoplifting is a petit larceny) with no jail time!
District Attorney contemplated arresting our client for Grand Larceny; after our investigation we spoke with the District Attorney's Detective Squad and lead prosecutor on the case and convinced them that our client did not commit the crime. Result: No arrest, no charges
Felony Domestic Violence case: Client was wanted by the police and we negotiated his surrender at a time and day most convenient to client. We represented client throughout the duration of his case until full dismissal
Investigations: client hired us to investigate her case and to represent client should client be subsequently arrested. We were able to mediate the situation and based on the facts we presented, the other party chose not to involve law enforcement
Expert Witness: client was a large New York City law firm (over 400 attorneys) who hired us as expert witness in regard to NYPD policy and procedure. Result: client's motion to dismiss was granted