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COVID-19 Alert:
Through this coronavirus crisis, we are still accepting new clients (phone consultations only), and we are able to make emergency court appearances.

COVID-19 바이러스 관련 사무실 업무안내:
코로나바이러스(COVID-19)의 확산을 최소화하기 위해 저희 사무실도 모든 업무를 비대면 전화상담으로 대체 하기로 했으나 긴급 법원 출두및 법률상담 등 대부분의 업무는 지속하고 있으니 이용에 참고하시기 바랍니다.

在这次新冠病毒危机中, 我们仍可以接受新客户(仅限电话咨询), 并且能够出庭应诉.

Criminal Defense

Emergency Services Available 24 Hours/Day

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be one of the most stressful and scary things that you or a loved one can go through. The experienced attorneys at Lee Law Firm will guide you through every step of the process and fight to avoid the devastating consequences that a criminal conviction can have on one’s job, reputation, and immigration status. Our lead criminal attorney is a former prosecutor who has the knowledge, toughness, and negotiation skills to mount the strongest defense possible. We handle all felony and misdemeanor charges at the state and federal level. We handle criminal cases at all stages including police investigations, arrest, voluntary surrender, central booking, arraignment, plea bargaining, evidentiary hearings, trial, and appeal. Call us now at (347) 454-1808



  • Assault & Gang Assault
  • DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Order of Protection
  • Sex Offenses (Rape, Sexual Abuse)
  • Drug Possession/Sale
  • Possession of Forged Instrument
  • Prostitution & Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Forcible Touching
  • Criminal Contempt
  • Unlawful Surveillance
  • Unauthorized Practice of Profession
  • Weapons Possession
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Vehicle
  • Larceny
  • Grand Larceny
  • Theft of Services
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

We handle cases in the criminal and supreme courts of all five boroughs of NYC, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and all other counties in New York State. We also handle cases in “community courts” such as Midtown Community Court and Red Hook Community Justice Center.


Even a simple misdemeanor charge can have serious consequences for immigrants. The attorneys at Lee Law Firm specialize in representing clients in criminal cases in which the clients do not have citizenship or lawful status. If you are non-US citizens charged with a crime, you need an attorney who has knowledge and experience in both criminal and immigration law. Failure to get the right advice can result in deportation, inadmissibility to the US after traveling abroad, and ineligibilty for green card/citizenship.Lee Law Firm is one of the only firms in New York City that can provide comprehensive representation in both criminal defense and immigration law.

If I’m innocent, I don’t need to worry.

If you have been wrongfully accused of a crime, you cannot simply sit back and assume that the system will protect your rights and prove you innocent. In fact, a wrongfully accused person needs especially vigorous representation by an experienced attorney, who can contest the false or mistaken allegations made by “victims”, witnesses and police officers. A good attorney not only knows the law, but has strong investigative skills necessary to obtain key evidence such as surveillance videos, witness statements and Metrocard records, which can sometimes be impossible to get unless they are retrieved right away. A good attorney also knows how to fight the case on the “law”, such as arguing that someone has been overcharged with Assault in the 2nd Degree, when the appropriate charge is Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Will I have a criminal record forever?

New York recently enacted an expansive criminal conviction sealing law. Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.59, which became effective on October 7, 2017, provides for general sealing authority for a wide array of adult criminal convictions, if certain conditions are met and various factors are found in your favor. In general, only two criminal convictions may be sealed, and only one of them can be a felony. However, although you can only seal up to two seal eligible criminal convictions, if you were convicted of several crimes for the same criminal act, they may be treated as a single conviction for sealing purposes.

Can you guarantee a result?

No two cases are exactly alike, and the end result will depend on many factors such as the strength of the prosecution’s evidence, the willingness of complaining witnesses to cooperate, and the particular prosecutor or judge that is assigned to the case. A good attorney will never guarantee a result. Instead, a good attorney is able to tell the client that based on his experience on similar cases, certain results are likely. At Lee Law Firm, we strongly believe that honesty with the client about the range of possible outcomes at the outset of the case is not only the ethically right thing to do, it is the absolute key to building trust with the client.

  • Jae consistently takes pride in going above and beyond what is asked of him to bring about the best results for his clients.
    J. Y.Former Colleague
  • One of the premiere criminal and immigration attorneys in the business. Jae Lee would be my first recommendation for any client I encountered with a legal problem of that nature. Quite simply, he is among the best I have ever encountered.
    MARYANN SASAKI, ESQ.Business and Family Lawyer, Columbia, A.B., Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Mr. Lee paid attention to the details in my case like no other attorneys. He gave me the much-needed peace of mind at a stressful time. He is very knowledgeable. I never had a doubt that we would win and we did!
    W. W.Former Client, Civil Lawsuit
  • I really appreciate all your work for me. You have humanity, passion, compassion, enthusiasm.
    S. T.Actual Client