My name is Bruce Yerman. I'm a criminal defense lawyer.
I help people who've been accused of crimes.
Folks place their trust in me. They've been doing so for over 20 years. Throughout that time it's been my privilege to earn that trust.
My first goal in defending you is to understand what you're going through. I strive to stand in your shoes, to see things from your point of view so I can identify the issues that concern you most.
Facing criminal charges is extremely intimidating. The experience causes so much anxiety. Two main sources of stress are: 1) not understanding your legal situation; and 2) fear of what the criminal justice system will do to you. I understand your anxiety. More importantly, I address it.
First, I make a point to thoroughly understand the facts of your case and your circumstances. I can then provide you with an accurate understanding of your legal situation. Getting your bearings will reduce your first source of stress.
Second, I explain the law to you. More than that, I provide you with a plan of action - legal strategy and tactics - designed to limit or eliminate the criminal justice system's power to affect your future. Taking charge of the situation will reduce your second source of stress.
Dedicated Service and Strategic Criminal Defense in New York City
I've dedicated my career to protecting the rights of my criminal defense clients. Backed by 20 years of successful legal experience, I provide skilled and effective representation to people in trouble with the law. Through attentive service and strategic defense, I help my clients move past their legal issues, toward a better future.
Perhaps the most difficult part of being caught up in the criminal justice process is managing the stress of the unknown. No attorney can guarantee the outcome of your case. However, having a lawyer fully explain your legal position will greatly reduce your anxiety.
When you retain me as counsel, I will help you understand the charges against you, and provide a detailed explanation of how the law applies to your unique situation. Together, we will assess your case. We will discuss likely scenarios, and I will provide legal recommendations for moving forward. I equip each of my clients to make well-informed, intelligent legal decisions.
As your attorney, I'm 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 when I'm not immediately available.
It's a time of terrible uncertainty. Your future is on the line. While penalties for conviction vary -- depending, for example, on the severity of the crime charged -- sentencing can result in heavy fines, years of probation, license suspension, prison time, and a criminal record. Also, if you're found guilty, numerous "collateral consequences" of the conviction can directly affect your life.
I'm fully prepared to help you resolve a wide range of criminal matters, such as DWI & DUI, domestic violence, shoplifting & petty larceny, theft & grand larceny, credit card fraud, drug crimes, marijuana crimes, assault crimes, sex crimes, juvenile crime , driving with a suspended or revoked license, guns & weapons offenses, gravity knife crimes, arrest, appearance tickets (DAT's), summonses, arrest warrants & bench warrants, and arraignment. Call my firm to learn more about your options.
Bruce Yerman, Attorney at Law · NY Criminal Law Attorney
Contact me at 646-480-1278 to schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in New York City. 24/7 emergency contact is available. My office is conveniently located within walking distance of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. I accept payment by cash, check or credit card.
Criminal Defense — Helping You Leave Trouble Behind