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SECOND - We are a NEW YORK STATE law firm. We do not have offices in any other state. We only practice law in New York State. Therefore, we have nothing to say about and offer no legal commentary on the law in any other jurisdiction than New York State. This too should not come as any great surprise. Our domain name (QueensDefense) and the entire thrust of all the content on this site identifies us as a NEW YORK law firm. Therefore, there should be no confusion about any of the content being applicable to any other jurisdiction than New York. In fact, reading the content of this site should teach that even localities within New York City are often different in their approach to criminal justice. WE DO NOT SOLICIT OR SEEK TO ADVERTISE TO NOR IS THIS SITE INTENDED FOR ANYONE WHO IS NOT CONCERNED WITH FINDING OUT ABOUT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS IN NEW YORK OR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN NEW YORK CITY.
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