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Mitchell C. Elman, Esq.

Law Offices of Mitchell C. Elman

PC233 East Shore Road, Suite 210

Great Neck, NY 11023

516 586 6666


At the Law Offices of Mitchell Elman, our criminal defense attorneys represent clients accused of crimes and municipal offenses, including traffic tickets. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, fully prepared to provide our clients with sound counsel and powerful advocacy. If you require a criminal lawyer in, we are prepared to assist you.

Our criminal defense practice

Attorneys at our firm are prepared to represent clients in courts throughout New York, New Jersey and Long Island in a wide range of criminal cases:

•Drug crimes, drug possession, school zone offenses, drug distribution, prescription drugs, public park or housing project charge, maintaining or operating a production facility, leader of a narcotic trafficking network, booby trapped & fortified property used to distribute cds

•Theft crimes, shoplifting, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, auto theft, receiving stolen property, theft of services

•Assault and threat crimes, assault, aggravated assault, harassment, battery, stalking,terroristic threats

•Domestic violence, domestic assault, restraining orders, violation of restraining orders

•Juvenile offenses, family court and criminal court

•White collar crime, fraud, embezzlement

•Weapon Offenses and Gun Charges like Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose, and the Graves Act

•Internet crime

•Disorderly Conduct

•Arrest Warrant issues including all forms of Bench Warrant

Experienced criminal law attorneys fighting for you

We take a thoughtful and thorough approach to criminal defense, determining in each case whether the client’s interests will be best served by applying for pretrial intervention, conditional discharge, going to trial or negotiating a plea bargain, and then crafting the appropriate strategy.

Exercise your Constitutional right to remain silent

If you are under suspicion, have been arrested, or have been charged with a crime, it is extremely important that you exercise your right to remain silent until you have a lawyer present. Be polite, but be firm—do not answer any questions for law enforcement officials or prosecutors until you have spoken to an attorney.

If you would like to discuss your specific situation with one of our criminal attorneys, please contact our office and arrange a free consultation. One of our criminal defense lawyers is ready to assist you at (516) 586-6666 or e-mail our office to arrange a free consultation for your case

(516) 586-6666


My Story

Since graduating law school, I have been asked hundreds of times about the type of law I practice.  I always find it amusing to watch people raise their eyebrows when I respond, “criminal defense!” with an enthusiastic smile.  The next question is often, “how do you defend criminals?” with a somewhat disturbed expression.

This answer is easy for me.

Most “criminals,” that is, those who are charged with criminal offenses, are people, just like you and me.  Educated, clean records, husbands, wives, daughters, teachers, military personnel, government workers, and yes, lawyers — and I have the opportunity to be the only positive on the worst day of their lives.  Quite frankly, it’s rewarding.  That’s the big secret.  I help people, not criminals, and I like it.

What is it Like to be a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Typically, my day as a criminal defense lawyer begins with court.  I can often be found pacing the hallways of district court, calming down clients, talking to prosecutors, and looking for police officers.  While it may look like fun, as I wave hello to fellow attorneys, and laugh with police officers, what I am really doing is putting my best foot forward to get the best result for my client.  The fun ends, so to speak, when I enter a small vestibule outside the courtroom and spend time negotiating with prosecutors, pulling cases, statutes, pictures, evaluations, and reports out of large brown folders.  If a favorable plea agreement is reached, I go to my client, and watch them breathe a huge sigh of relief.  If not, we proceed to trial that morning.

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, I Can Help

As a criminal defense attorney, the odds are usually stacked against my clients.  In other words, generally, there is evidence implicating my client, which led to their arrest.  However, I enjoy the challenge trying to win, the success in mitigating damage, and absolutely love watching the faces and hearing the gratitude of clients who end up in a better place than when they first called.  As a criminal defense attorney, I have the opportunity to help people every day, and I like it.