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Peter J. Schaffer, Bronx Criminal Lawyer

Over 35 years of New York City State & Federal Court Trial Practice
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Bronx County, New York criminal defense law firm

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24 HOUR ARREST HOTLINE: (718) 585-4444
Are you wanted by the NYPD, FBI or any other law enforcement agency? Have you been arrested in the Bronx or anywhere else in New York? You need to speak to an experienced New York Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately. Peter J. Schaffer accepts Criminal Defense Cases, false arrest and the use of excessive force by law enforcement, and serious personal injury cases. All New York and Federal criminal cases skillfully handled. DWI defense provided both in the Criminal Court and at the DMV. If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation, CALL ME NOW. (718) 585 4444

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Peter J. Schaffer

PETER J. SCHAFFER has been a practicing criminal trial lawyer since 1987. During the course of his career, he has defended well over two thousand adults, juveniles and organizations charged with crimes in New York, Connecticut and in the United States District Courts. While some attorneys may handle a variety of legal matters, Mr. Schaffer devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defense and representing victims of false arrest and the use of excessive force by law enforcement (“police brutality”).

Mr. Schaffer has represented clients charged with a diverse range of criminal conduct including: Arson, Assault, Attempted Murder, Burglary, Conspiracy, Counterfeiting, Drugs, Firearms, DUI and DWI, Forgery, Fraud, Money Laundering, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Obstruction of Justice, Parole and Probation Revocation, Racketeering, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Stolen Property, Trespass, Weapons and Witness Tampering.

PETER J. SCHAFFER has conducted hundreds of hearings, jury and bench trials and has represented clients in numerous grand jury proceedings. He has also tried a number of civil rights cases in the United States District Courts and personal injury cases. Mr. Schaffer is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Bronx County Bar Association. He is also a member in good standing of the Criminal Justice Administration Panel for the U.S. District Court in Connecticut and the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appellate Division, First Department in New York City.

Mr. Schaffer has appeared on national television on The Nancy Grace Show on CNN HeadlineNews, COURT TV, and “IN SESSION” on truTV as a guest commentator. He has been heard on Bloomberg Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio as an expert in criminal law and trial practice. He has also been a guest lecturer in criminal law at CUNY Law School in New York City.

PETER J. SCHAFFER is committed to providing the highest level of professional representation to his clients. If you or someone you know is charged with a Federal or State crime or is being investigated by Federal or State authorities, contact him now to schedule an initial consultation.

Our Locations

184 East 161st Street
Bronx, New York 10451
(718) 585-4444
Stamford, Connecticut
1150 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 322-3031
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