My name is Bruce Yerman. I’m a criminal defense lawyer.

If you’re accused of a crime in New York City, I’m here to help you.

Take Charge of Your Situation

If you’ve been accused of a felony or a misdemeanor, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Knowledge is power. It leads to good decisions. I can best help you by explaining your legal situation to you, and by learning the facts of your case.

The unknown creates anxiety. I will address your fears by:

  • Explaining your legal situation to you.
  • Learning all the facts of your case.
  • Protecting your constitutional rights with an aggressive criminal defense strategy.

In explaining your legal situation, I will help you understand:

  • How the criminal justice system works.
  • The likelihood of avoiding a criminal conviction.
  • Your chances of avoiding jail if you’re convicted
  • The effect a criminal conviction might have on your ability to continue working at your job; to keep your professional license; to receive student loans; to maintain your immigration status; to work at a bank.

In learning the facts of your case, you will help me understand:

  • What happened – what led to your arrest.
  • Your personal circumstances, such as the the family members you support; your health; the type of work you do; the professional licenses you hold; your immigration status.
  • Your priorities and your concerns.

When we both understand the law and the facts related to your case, we can devise a criminal defense strategy that best fits your needs.

Together, we will develop a defense strategy focused on limiting, or eliminating, the criminal justice system’s power to affect your future. Contact my law office to learn how an experienced criminal lawyer can help you develop a defense strategy that best protects your needs.

Committed to Protecting Your Rights

This is probably a terrible time of uncertainty for you, if you’ve been accused of committing a serious offense, such as:

  • Drunk driving (DWI, DUI)
  • Domestic violence
  • Grand larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes

I understand your future is on the line. Penalties for a conviction vary, but can result in hefty fines, probation, prison time, suspended license and a criminal record. If you’re found guilty, numerous “collateral consequences” can also directly affect your life.

For 22 years, I’ve dedicated my career to protecting my clients. This remains my commitment to you. When you retain me as counsel, I will help you understand the charges against you. Together, we will assess your case. We’ll discuss likely scenarios, and I’ll provide legal recommendations designed to move you forward to a better future. I’m here to help you make well-informed, intelligent legal decisions.

Contact a New York Criminal Lawyer 24/7

Contact my New York City criminal defense office online, or call me at 646-360-0290 to schedule a free initial consultation. As your criminal defense lawyer, I’ll be readily accessible to you throughout your case. I understand what’s at stake when you’re charged with a crime. I accept phone calls around the clock, and I promptly return calls to address your legal concerns.

My law office is conveniently located within walking distance of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. I accept payment by cash, check, credit card or debit card.