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It truly does not matter how big or small the case may be; Tony Mirvis personally manages every single case and client that walks through our doors. There is not a single angle that is not analyzed and not a single approach that is not taken into serious consideration in order to ensure that we are capable of aggressively fighting in and out of the courtroom in order to get our clients the justice that they deserve. We do not believe that "trivial" cases even exist and are well aware that even misdemeanor cases will have an everlasting impact on the lives of our clients. Once you have become a client of our firm, however, you have officially become part of our family. Therefore, as in the case with most families, we are always going to be easily accessible to you to answer your questions and address your concerns.

There is not a single legal case that will not cause at least a small amount of emotional stress on any client. This weighty burden can easily make it difficult for the average person to think straight when it comes to coming up with the proper approach to hopefully resolve their dilemma. Our firm has been able to stand out amongst the vast majority of other firms by focusing on providing unsurpassed sound legal advice to every single client that comes to us for assistance.

As our client, we will make sure that you are involved with every stage of your case from start to finish. Every pivotal point, every crucial decision – you will be right there to determine whether or not you would like to proceed further. Our attorneys will provide you with their expert recommendations and guidance, but we will not do anything without your approval first. We mean it when we say that our best interest is the best interest of our clients.

Criminal defense

  • Domestic Violence

    If this crime has been committed, the case can quickly escalate and get much worse than most people expect. Cases that deal with parental custody and divorces also present substantial challenges for the defendants.

  • Drug Charges

    Drug charges are some of the most difficult and challenging cases to handle in the courtroom, primarily because of the fact that drug laws are widely known for having the strictest and most severe consequences. In addition, you can be charged either in Local or Federal court, which makes this process even more complicated as a result. A qualified attorney is a required necessity in these cases, because he or she will be able to approach the courtroom in order to work hard towards obtaining the best possible solution on behalf of the client.

  • Federal Criminal Defense

    Once you have been accused of being guilty for committing a crime against the government of the United States of America, it can quickly become one of the most dreadful experiences of your life. In order to be able to establish a proper defense against the overabundance of available resources from the government that will be fighting against you in the courtroom, you are definitely going to need an attorney that has a substantial amount of legal experience and knowledge to be able to effectively and efficiently fight back on your behalf.

  • Violent Crimes

    In most cases, crimes that involve any extent of violence are addressed by responsive means instead of investigatory. This basically means that the arrest which is made is usually done abruptly so that the accused will never have a chance to explain their side of the story. Mastering the art of timing in this regard is essential, because you have to know when and how to explain your version of the incident to the right people. A licensed attorney will guide you through this from start to finish in order making sure that you do not fall short in this regard.

  • Weapons Possession

    Any time that a person is caught in possession of illegal weapons (including guns and knives), these incidents may lead to severe criminal accusations that exist within the federal and local courts. There are many different technicalities that an attorney can find that may be able to help you to win your case. For example, if the weapons were found illegally (such as without probable cause or a search warrant), our client will have the right to request an official hearing that is focused specifically on the legality (or lack thereof) of that search.

DWI/DUI Defense

This law firm has been able to accumulate well over a decade of experience and insight when it comes to successfully defending people that have been charged with all types of DWI/DUI cases – including drunk driving, drinking and driving as well as driving while under the influence of illegal drugs and substances. If you have recently been arrested for a DUI in New York, then our lawyers are going to be right there to help you from start to finish because we are able to fight these charges within any courtroom throughout the entire state. Tony Mirvis will guide you through the entire process in order to prevent any further costs, fees and consequences from occurring because of your actions.


People that are usually accused of DWI charges in New York are usually indicted with the violation of three separate acts: New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §§1192(1), (2) and (3). Keep in mind that both VTL §1192(2) and (3) are unclassified misdemeanor charges which are specifically designed to leave someone with a permanent criminal record.

VTL §1192(1) is a traffic violation but also comes with its own grave penalties. This includes paying double premiums on your automobile insurance for up to ten years, prohibiting your entry to Canada for up to five years and also disallowing to rent an automobile for up to three years.

VTL §1192(2) charges people with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) violation simply for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level that is equal to or in excess of .08%.

VTL §1192(3) relates to a person that is operating a motor vehicle while their ability to do so is substantially impaired by alcohol.

DWI defense

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What are the Differences between DUI and DWI?

In several states, DUI and DWI charges are exactly the same and can easily be used interchangeable within the courtroom. However, there are also several states that view these two cases as separate entities, choosing to handle them accordingly. A DWI means "driving while intoxication with alcoholic substances" while a DUI means "driving under the influence" which could refer to the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. In the case of a reduction from one charge to another, there are specific conditions that must be met.

This includes (1) the incident needs to be a first offense, (2) the defendant needs to show remorse for his or her actions and (3) the blood alcohol content level did not drastically exceed the required limit. A DUI usually signifies a much lesser degree of intoxication which is determined specifically by a person's blood alcohol content level at the time of the arrest. In some cases, there are states that will allow the charges of a DWI to be drastically reduced with the expert assistance of a qualified defense attorney.

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Let's say, for example, that you are stopped at a drunk driving checkpoint on the way home from an office party or local restaurant in which you had a few more drinks than you would like to admit. On the other hand, let's say that you were recently involved in a major automobile accident that resulted in a DUI/DWI investigation. This type of event will even make a sober person extremely nervous.

When it comes to handling these cases on your own, there are many people that would just prefer to get pass these moments as soon as possible. This is why there are many DUI and DWI cases that do not go to jury trial, because the alleged criminals are quick to plead guilty and pay the consequences. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are many key reasons to use a legal team to fight the case in court. A major misconception is that a DUI/DWI arrest will automatically lead to a conviction. Contrary to popular opinion, this is simply not true whatsoever. It is very possible to fight against and win a DUI or DWI case as long as you have enlisted the expert guidance of a licensed attorney.

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If you have been arrested for a DWI in New York, then you are more than likely wondering what happens next. What will happen to your vehicle, your driver's license, your job and (more importantly) your permanent criminal record? Keep in mind that you only have a short period of time from the arrest date to successfully fight in order to retain your driver's license at the scheduled administrative license hearing. Otherwise, your license could automatically become suspended. It can even be revoked completely during the arraignment process if you refuse to take the required breath analyzer test during the actual arrest. The refusal hearing will be scheduled and hosted at the Department of Motor Vehicles within less than 15 days. In order to work your way through these obstacles, it is essential to have an experienced DWI and DUI defense attorney that is skilled and experienced in order to effectively fight for your rights.


We know that every case is different for every defendant. We are proud to deliver results that are tailored specifically for each individual. We give hands on legal advice and representation to every person seeking our help. We engage in expert investigation of the case, spend quality time finding evidence, and analyzealldata that the client provides us with to get the best possible solutions to their case.

Here are some examples of some results that we have achieved:

  • Defendant was coerced into giving officers permission to search his house where the officers found 51 bags of cocaine, weight scale and other drug paraphernalia. Defendant and his girlfriend, who resided in the apartment with defendant were arrested and charged with a B felony, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The case was dismissed against both defendants prior to Grand Jury indictment.

  • Defendant was arrested for allegedly robbing two people of their money and cell phones. The victims claimed that they did not know the defendant. Counsel was able to convince the assistant district attorney that the alleged victims were actually drug dealers that lied to the Police about the incident. The case was dismissed.

  • Defendant was charged as a top member of an ecstasy distribution conspiracy that distributed 30,000 pills per month for five years. The case involved several wiretaps that captured the conspirators discussing sales of large quantities of ecstasy as well as several cooperators that were prepared to testify against the higher-ranking members of the conspiracy. Defendant pled guilty in the Eastern District of New York. At sentencing counsel made several innovative arguments that lowered the sentencing guidelines and was ultimately able to secure a sentence of probation.

  • Federal Agents at Floyd Benet Field approached defendant for smoking marijuana. The Agents discovered that the defendant was also in possession of over 350 Oxycodone pills. The case was transferred to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Counsel was able to secure a plea to Disorderly Conduct, a violation not a crime prior to Indictment.

  • Defendant was arrested for a direct sale of 40 oxycodone pills to an undercover officer from the New York Police Department. Counsel was able to secure a plea wherein the defendant was required to complete a drug treatment program. Upon successful completion of the program, the case will be dismissed and the defendant will not have a criminal record.

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tony_mirvisThe Law Offices of Tony Mirvis, P.C. were founded in 2005. After completing his education at St. Johns University, Mr. Mirvis went on to New York Law School and eventually graduated with honors. He received his bar admissions within the states of New York, New Jersey and also Florida. Mr. Mirvis decided to take his talent to the sector of criminal defense, which is where he has been notably recognized and awarded over the years. With his extensive experience in the world of litigation within federal as well as state courts and high success rate in and outside of the courtroom, Mr. Mirvis has made frequent appearances through a wide variety of media outlets throughout the country.

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It really does not matter how big or small the case. Tony Mirvis is ready to personally manage your criminal case. Keep in mind that each case is fought with an intense level of vigor and precision, ensuring that every angle and approach is analyzed in order to achieve the best results for each client.

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Tony Mirvis
28 Dooley Street, Third Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Phone: 718.934.4141

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