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 by your side.

Knowledge is power. The unknown creates so much anxiety. I will address your fears by:

  • Explaining how the criminal justice system works.
  • Understanding your story.
  • Protecting your constitutional rights with an aggressive defense strategy.

There is so much you need to know.  You need to know 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 an FDIC-insured bank. Most importantly, you need to know how to fight the case against you.

There is so much I need to know. I need to know what happened – what led to your arrest. I need to know how a criminal conviction might affect your ability to continue working at your job; to provide for your family; to maintain your ability to remain in the United States.  I need to know your priorities and your concerns, so we can devise a legal strategy that best fits your needs.

Only after I fully understand your story, can I properly address your legal concerns. 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 your defense strategy.

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.