Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York

Call a Top 100 Trial Lawyer - 212-385-8600!

Have you been arrested anywhere in the state of New York? At the Law Office of Richard Southard, you are always presumed innocent. We will never judge you for the unfortunate events that led up to your current legal predicament.

We have helped countless individuals in the New York City area receive favorable plea bargains, settlements, reductions, and complete case dismissals. In order to develop a persuasive defense strategy that can effectively protect your interests, we will first need to hear your side of the story.

Contact our firm as soon as you can to schedule a free case evaluation.

Former Brooklyn Prosecutor Protecting Your Freedoms

Attorney Southard utilizes nearly 20 years of legal experience and a unique background as a former Brooklyn prosecutor to negotiate favorable settlements and win cases for his clients. It is true that, sometimes, a result that you want may never be offered or possible.

The benefits of working with our firm's former prosecutor include the following:

  • Attorney Southard never lost a case as a prosecutor
  • He knows the common techniques that prosecutors employ
  • He uses the opposition's strategies to your advantage
  • He continues his legal education and is up to date with all laws, statutes, or regulations
  • He can negotiate or settle with prosecutors for satisfactory outcomes that other attorneys would normally not be able to achieve

10 Best Attorneys for 2014

Additionally, Attorney Richard Southard has been recognized as one of the 10 best attorneys of 2014 by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys™. The requirements for being selected for this prestigious award include:

  • Nomination from at least one attorney
  • 10/10 in client satisfaction
  • No negative feedback of any kind
  • Top rated by both clients and peers
  • Must be an industry leader
  • No bar or ethics complaints of any kind
  • Thoroughly researched
  • AIDUIA Board of Regents approved
  • Awards, associations and publications

Effective representation - Numerous Cases Dismissed

When the stakes couldn't be higher, you can count on our firm. We offer our clients personalized, attentive legal service. As a leading law firm in New York, we are more than confident in our ability to defend you when the going gets tough. Our legal team has helped countless clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the surrounding areas achieve resolutions where other attorneys have failed.

We won't leave any stone unturned and will continue to investigate every avenue of defense until we have created the most persuasive case possible. We fight for your rights and we can defend your side of the story relentlessly.

Our Firm's Services

Our firm has taken on cases of all sizes and complexities. We have handed contentious cases with precision and skill because we have had years of experience refining our trial techniques, client representation, and professional ability.

We have successfully defended clients who have been arrested for and charged with the following:


Proudly Serving You Anywhere in the Five Boroughs

If you have been arrested anywhere in New York City, retain a law firm that has been distinguished as a trusted source of defense and client protection. Our proven record of results and years of legal experience has enabled us to build a reputation as one of the premier law firms in the area. In fact, we have been featured in the media numerous times because of our experience. Allow us to help you through this difficult time so that you can move forward.

Take the first step by contacting our firm at 212-385-8600 and scheduling your free consultation today!

The Law Office of Richard Southard can take on cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. We also proudly serve individuals throughout the state of New York.