Practice Areas in Valley Stream, NY

 

Criminal Defense

 
Have you or a loved one been arrested? Are you currently under investigation for a crime? Have you been accused of a crime? Simon & Milner understands that this can be a scary and stressful time in your life and a time when you need an aggressive and experienced litigator to help you through this process!

Simon & Milner is a family owned and operated law firm that has been in business for over 30 years serving the criminal defense needs of our community. We provide “big firm” representation in a small firm environment where we promise to treat you like family!
 
Criminal Defense - Practice Areas in Valley Stream, NY
 
Our firm has a wealth of experience handling all types of felonies, misdemeanor, and traffic cases in Nassau County, Suffolk County and all 5 boroughs of NYC.

The firm is conveniently located in Valley Stream, NY directly across the street from the Long Island Railroad and MTA bus. We are a quick 10 minute ride on the LIRR from the Jamaica train station. Our central location allows us to service clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and all 5 boroughs.

DWI

 
Why would a criminal defense firm have a special section just for DWI? New York State has gotten tougher than ever on DWI, and often times, prosecutors do not want to offer favorable plea bargains even if you have never before been charged with a crime.

Simon & Milner recognizes the special expertise that is necessary to handle a DWI case as well as the fact that a DWI prosecution is different in that in addition to criminal penalties, a DWI conviction can also subject you to substantial civil penalties.
 
DWI - Practice Areas in Valley Stream, NY
 
Also, Simon & Milner is well aware of the current climate regarding DWI in New York State. DWI is now taken more seriously than ever before. Defendants charged with DWI are often treated more severely than those charged with offenses of a much higher degree.

Very often, depending on where you have been charged, it might be next to impossible obtaining a favorable plea result. You may be forced to choose between going to trial or accepting a resolution with very stiff penalties.

You need an attorney who understands the complexities of taking a DWI case to trial and win! If necessary, Simon & Milner will challenge the validity of every piece of evidence against you. We will challenge the results of a breathalyzer. Our attorneys understand that these machines are not perfect.

We will work to expose the flaws of such equipment in order to prove your innocence. We will challenge blood evidence. We will challenge how blood may have been drawn. We will challenge the officer's expertise in administering sobriety tests.

Family and Matrimonial Law

 
When you have family problems, they can be devastating to you both emotionally and financially. Simon & Milner has many years of experience in dealing with all types of family law issues. We have handled thousands of cases in this area of law including divorces, separations, support cases, violation of support cases, custody and visitation and relocation cases, family offense neglect/abuse, and Orders of Protection.

It is important that when legal issues arise that you be represented by an attorney experienced in these issues. The consequences of inadequate representation in a family law matter can have adverse effects on you the rest of your life including your economic wellbeing.
 
Family Law - Practice Areas in Valley Stream, NY
 
DIVORCE

In New York State divorces can be obtained based on fault grounds or on irretrievable breakdown of your marriage.

In most cases the cause of the marriage breakdown is not the main issue between the parties. The main issues are custody, visitation, support and distribution of property also known as equitable distribution.

Only an attorney experienced and knowledgeable in these areas of law can make sure that you obtain an appropriate settlement or aggressive representation at trial if a matter cannot be settled to your satisfaction.

In divorce cases a court will decide all economic issues including child support, spousal support, custody, visitation and equitable distribution, as well as the issue of who pays attorney fees. New laws have been passed to assist a spouse without sufficient funds to obtain attorney fees from their spouse at the beginning of a case so that one spouse will not be handicapped in obtaining adequate counsel.

Our firm has represented clients throughout New York City, Long Island and New Jersey in numerous divorce cases and we take pride in the level of personal services we provide and the results we have obtained for our clients.

FAMILY COURT

Many times parties need to go to Family Court for help. The Family Court in New York has the power to issue decisions concerning support, custody, and visitation as well as dealing with family offense issues and Orders of Protection. Our firm has experience in all of the courts on Long Island, the City of New York and metropolitan area in dealing with these types of matters.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW?

Although Divorce and Family Law are related, it actually comprises two distinct areas of law. Divorce and/or separation only concerns marriage. Only the Supreme Court can hear divorce cases. If you are getting divorced, the Supreme Court will also handle issues of custody and visitation as well as child and spousal support.

All other family issues including custody, visitation and child support when you are not a party to a divorce are generally heard by the Family Court. Sometimes it is to your benefit to file a Family Court action first, and then a divorce, other times, the opposite is true. An experienced attorney at Simon & Milner can evaluate your situation and determine what court you should use to seek relief.

Employment and Labor Law

Simon & Milner has extensive experience in dealing with all types of employment and labor issues. If you have been fired due to sexual harassment, hostile work environment, disability, age, gender skin color, ethnic background, sexual preference, or breach of an employment contract, please give us a call for a free telephonic consultation and we will be able to let you know if you might have a claim for damages against your employer or former employer.

We can also assist you in negotiating and reviewing severance agreements that you may have been offered by your company.
Simon & Milner also has had many years of experience in dealing with labor unions and employers in all types of employment matters including arbitrations, mediations, contract negotiations, NLRB matters, and Federal Court litigation.

If you have a problem arising out of an employment issue, give us a call and an attorney experienced in this type of law will be able to discuss same with you. Call now before it is too late to make a claim.

Personal Injury

We Are Ready To Help You If You Have An Accident.

Simon & Milner represents clients in all types of accident claims such as automobile accidents, slip and falls, product liability, wrongful death, dog bites, construction accidents, and other injury claims. When an accident happens to you or a loved one, serious consequences can be caused to experience by you and your family.

It is important to have a lawyer representing you as soon as possible to protect your rights and make sure you can obtain the damages you may be entitled to. Insurance companies all have lawyers representing their interests and so should you!

1.- Auto Accidents

The most common accidents in the United States are motor vehicle accidents. These accidents include cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. Every year millions of people are injured in these type of accidents.

As a result of these accidents you could have medical bills, loss of wages, household assistance costs, and funeral costs. Frequently claims must be filed within a short time frame or your rights could be lost. Our firm will take all steps necessary to make sure all of your bills are paid as required by law.

In addition, if you sustain a serious injury, you are entitled to recover for your pain and suffering. Our firm is experienced in these matters and will seek to have you obtain maximum damages.

You should call our office for a free consultation to determine if you have a right to recover money damages to compensate you for your losses. You might be entitled to recover for your pain and suffering and loss wages. Only an attorney experienced in evaluating these claims will be able to give you the expert advice you need.

2.- Slip and Fall Accidents

These type of accidents are very common. People fall and slip for many reasons. Sometimes it is due to negligence or defective conditions.

When a person falls and sustains an injury it can often be due to someone else's fault. For example, sidewalk defects, wet conditions, debris at construction site, un-cleared accumulation of snow and ice, are examples of accidents caused by someone else's negligence.

You should call our office for a free consultation to determine if you have a right to recover money damages to compensate you for your losses. You might be entitled to recover for your pain and suffering and loss wages. Only an attorney experienced in evaluating these claims will be able to give you the expert advice you need.

3.- Product Liability Claims

Sometimes a person is injured due to a product defect. When you as a consumer buy a product, you have a right to expect that the product will be reasonably safe to use.

Obviously some products such as certain types of machinery can be dangerous to use if not used properly. However, a company has an obligation to make a product reasonably safe for its expected uses. Appropriate warnings should be supplied to the consumer to advise of proper uses and warn of potential safety issues.

Only an attorney experienced in handling these type of matters can properly evaluate these claims to determine if you have a claim for negligence, or breach of warranty. In such case, you might be able to recover substantial monetary damages for pain and suffering and for your lost earnings.

You should call our office for a free consultation to determine if you have a right to recover money damages to compensate you for your losses.

4.- Dog Bites

Although most of us love dogs, we also realize dog owners have a responsibility to take proper care of them and keep them safe as well as keep other people safe from their potential hazards.

Dogs can cause serious injuries to humans. Dog bites and attacks can cause disfigurement as well as life threatening injuries.
Certain types of dogs are more likely to have vicious propensities and the owner of such pets have a responsibility to be aware of same. Other dogs have had a history of prior bites and owners must also take these prior incidents into account in how they restrain their pets.

Only an attorney experienced in negligence cases can evaluate a case for you. If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, a lawyer will take into account the type of dog, how the dog was restrained, history of other bites, and other circumstances in determining if you have a claim for such an injury. Our firm has the experience and ability to evaluate your claim.

You should call our office for a free consultation to determine if you have a right to recover money damages to compensate you for your losses. You might be entitled to recover for your pain and suffering and loss wages. Only an attorney experienced in evaluating these claims will be able to give you the expert advice you need.

Remember, there is absolutely no fee for a consultation with our office concerning any type of accident case. You will pay no fee to our office unless we make a recovery on your behalf. Expenses and disbursements are payable at the conclusion of matter.
The attorneys of Simon & Milner in Valley Stream, New York are here to serve you. Call us now at (516) 561-6622 or (800) 807-5616.