I’ve been in your shoes. As a college student, I was falsely accused of arson. My own experiences of interrogation, persecution, confusion, and terror didn’t end in a criminal charge, but they did lead me to a lifelong legal career helping individuals who are in trouble. I’ve worked as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney for decades, so I understand both sides of the courtroom inside and out. Regardless of your actions, I believe everyone deserves a vigorous defense. I’m committed to listening to you, telling you the truth, and defending you every step of the way.
I will listen as you explain what happened, as well as any background information that is relevant to the incident. I will learn about you and the facts of the case so I can use it to your advantage in seeking the best outcome.
No legal jargon or confusing legalese here - I will clearly explain the path your case will most likely take so you have an understanding of the situation, from the first conversation to the last. I will keep you informed and let you know how any new information we receive will affect your case.
My goal is to help you move on with your life as quickly as possible. I will present evidence to the prosecutor, judge, and if needed, jury, to explain why the case may not be proven against you while simultaneously providing information about your life and character.
Our son was falsely accused of Title IX violations at college. His future was at stake. We knew we needed to hire the right lawyer to defend him. We hired Scott and not only did he defend and advise him, but we won the case and all charges were dropped! The cost of hiring him was an excellent investment. Scott was honest, professional, extremely knowledgeable and the right man for the job. He made my son comfortable throughout the terrifying experience. Highly recommend him.
I have been a criminal and college discipline defense attorney for over 24 years, after beginning my career prosecuting criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney.
I am an adjunct professor at Hofstra University School of Law. I teach continuing education courses for social workers and mental health professionals.
In addition to writing my book Keeping Our Kids Safe and Out of Trouble, I also speak regularly to professional, community, and parent organizations and co-host a podcast for lawyers.
Check out my book where I describe the potential consequences of risky situations before they happen so you can make smart decisions in the moment. Learn the facts about a wide range of scenarios that teens face, including fake IDs, plagiarizing, police arrests, DWI, hazing, underage drinking, social media behavior, and other issues teens may encounter.