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New York City Criminal Defense: Skillful Representation in Your Corner

At Konta Georges & Buza P.C., we understand the gravity of facing criminal charges in NYC. Our approach is rooted in a deep-seated belief that every individual deserves a robust and dignified legal defense. Leveraging our unique insights as former prosecutors, we offer strategic defense in various criminal cases.

How Our Criminal Defense Experience Can Help

NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Konta Georges & Buza P.C., we specialize in turning the tide in your favor. When facing criminal charges, the right defense can mean the difference between severe penalties and reduced sentences, or even dismissed charges. Here’s how we make a pivotal difference:

Strategic Plea Negotiations

Our adept negotiations with prosecutors often lead to reduced charges, minimizing potential sentences and legal repercussions.

In-Depth Legal Analysis

We scrutinize every detail of your case, identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s arguments that could lead to charge reductions.

Persuasive Courtroom Representation

In court, our compelling defense strategies aim not only to defend but also to mitigate charges, striving for lesser sentences.

Expert Legal Guidance

We guide you through legal processes, ensuring informed decisions that could favorably impact the outcome of your case.

Protecting Your Future

Our ultimate goal is to protect your future, working tirelessly to reduce the impact of criminal charges on your life.

At Konta Georges & Buza P.C., we don’t just defend; we fight to lessen the legal burdens you face. Reach out to us for representation that focuses on reducing charges and securing a more favorable future for you.

Cases We Take

Drug Crimes

Navigating the complexities of drug-related offenses, we focus on the specifics of your case, whether it’s possession, distribution, or manufacturing. Our nuanced understanding of New York’s drug laws aids in crafting a defense strategy that considers every angle.

Violent Crimes

Charges like assault, domestic violence, or homicide carry severe consequences. We meticulously examine evidence and circumstances, ensuring your story is heard and your rights are safeguarded.

Theft and Burglary

From petit larceny to grand theft, we recognize the nuances that distinguish these offenses. Our team works tirelessly to challenge the evidence and question the allegations against you.


Facing a DUI or DWI in New York is daunting. We provide a thorough defense that scrutinizes the arrest procedures and challenges the prosecution’s narrative.

White-Collar Crimes

In the complex world of financial and corporate crimes, we bring clarity and a robust defense strategy. Whether it’s fraud, embezzlement, or insider trading, our experience guides you through the intricacies of these cases.

Juvenile Crimes

Understanding the impact of criminal charges on a young person’s future, we handle juvenile cases with sensitivity and a focus on rehabilitation and favorable resolutions.

Sex Crimes

Allegations of sex crimes carry profound personal and legal implications. We approach these cases with discretion, focusing on protecting your reputation and rights.

In every case, our goal is not just to defend but to empower you through a trying time. We don’t just represent you; we stand with you, combining our legal acumen with a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome.

Understanding the Stages of Criminal Prosecution

Navigating the criminal justice system can be complex. As your dedicated legal team at Konta Georges & Buza P.C., we guide you through each stage:

Arrest and Charges

The process begins with an arrest, followed by formal charges.

  1. Arraignment: You are formally read your charges and enter a plea.
  2. Discovery and Investigation: We examine the prosecution’s evidence and conduct our own investigation.
  3. Plea Bargaining: We negotiate with prosecutors, aiming to reduce charges or sentences.
  4. Pre-Trial Motions: We file motions that could dismiss or limit evidence against you.
  5. Trial: If a plea deal isn’t reached, the case goes to trial, where we represent and defend you vigorously.
  6. Sentencing: If convicted, sentencing is determined. We advocate for minimal penalties.
  7. Appeals: If necessary, we explore appeal options.

At each stage, Konta Georges & Buza P.C. stands with you, offering expert guidance and a robust defense.

NYC Criminal Charges and Penalties

In New York City, criminal charges and their corresponding penalties cover a broad range, from violations to misdemeanors and felonies, each carrying different legal consequences. Here’s an overview of some notable charges and their penalties:

Disorderly Conduct

Classified as a violation, it includes behaviors like violent behavior, unreasonable noise, and obscene language or gestures. Penalties are generally lighter, often involving fines or community service​​.

Criminal Possession of Marijuana (5th Degree)

A B misdemeanor, this charge applies to public possession of marijuana. Penalties can include fines, probation, or jail time​​.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (7th Degree)

An A misdemeanor, involving possession of controlled substances like narcotics. Penalties can include jail time or fines​​.

Petit Larceny

An A misdemeanor, it involves theft of property under a certain value. Penalties may include fines, restitution, probation, or jail time​​.

Assault (3rd Degree)

Typically an A misdemeanor, this charge involves intentional physical injury to another person. Penalties can include jail time, probation, and fines​​.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (5th Degree)

This is a D felony, involving possession with intent to sell. It carries more severe penalties, including potential state prison time​​.

Robbery (2nd Degree)

A C violent felony, this charge involves theft with the aid of another person or causing physical injury. The penalty can be a significant state prison sentence​​.

Burglary (2nd Degree)

This is a C violent felony, involving burglary of a dwelling. It carries harsh penalties, including a lengthy state prison sentence​​.

Burglary (3rd Degree)

Classified as a D felony, this charge involves illegal entry into a building with intent to commit a crime. It can result in a state prison sentence​​.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Penalties vary based on factors like blood alcohol content and whether it’s a repeat offense. They can range from fines, license suspension, and installation of an ignition interlock device to prison sentences, especially in cases involving injury or death​​.

These charges illustrate the diverse nature of criminal law in NYC and underscore the importance of understanding the specific penalties associated with each charge. Legal representation is crucial for navigating these complexities and achieving the best possible outcome.

Why Choose Konta, Georges, & Buza P.C.?

Choosing Konta, Georges, & Buza P.C. for your legal representation in criminal defense comes with several distinct advantages:

Extensive Experience and Expertise

The criminal attorneys at Konta, Georges, & Buza P.C. bring a wealth of experience, having served as former prosecutors and public defenders. This unique background provides them with comprehensive insights into both sides of the legal process, enhancing their ability to craft effective defense strategies.

Proven Track Record of Success

The firm has a demonstrated history of successful outcomes, ranging from acquittals in serious cases to favorable plea deals and dismissals. This track record is a testament to their skill and commitment to their clients.

Personalized Attention and Care

Understanding the impact of criminal charges on an individual’s life, Konta, Georges, & Buza P.C. offers personalized legal services. They ensure that every client receives dedicated attention and a defense strategy tailored to their specific situation.

Strategic Negotiations and Litigation Skills

The firm is known for its strategic approach to plea negotiations and robust litigation skills. They are adept at navigating complex legal challenges and are prepared to go to trial if necessary to defend their clients’ rights.

Commitment to Protecting Clients’ Rights

At the core of their practice is a deep commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of their clients. They work diligently to ensure that each client is treated fairly and that their rights are upheld throughout the legal process.

Comprehensive Legal Services

Konta, Georges, & Buza P.C. handles a wide range of criminal cases, from drug offenses and violent crimes to white-collar crimes and DUIs. This breadth of service means they are equipped to handle various legal challenges.

Client-Centered Approach

The firm places a strong emphasis on client communication and involvement. They ensure that clients are informed and involved in their defense, making the legal process more transparent and less daunting.

In summary, Konta, Georges, & Buza P.C. stands out due to their unique combination of experience, proven success, personalized service, strategic skills, and unwavering commitment to their clients’ rights and best interests.

Take Control of Your Future: Contact Konta Georges & Buza P.C. Today

Facing criminal charges in NYC can be daunting, but you don’t have to navigate this challenge alone. At Konta Georges & Buza P.C., we offer the expertise, commitment, and personalized attention you need to defend your rights and secure your future.

Your journey to a favorable outcome starts with a single step. Contact Konta Georges & Buza P.C. today for a consultation, and let us guide you through these challenging times with confidence and expertise.

Call Us Now – Your defense can’t wait, and neither should you.



As a NYC criminal defense lawyer, addressing frequently asked questions (FAQs) is an important part of assisting potential clients. Here are some common FAQs along with their answers:

What Should I Do If I Am Arrested in NYC?

Remain calm and polite. Exercise your right to remain silent and request a criminal lawyer immediately. Do not discuss your case with anyone until you have legal representation.

Can You Help with Any Type of Criminal Charge?

Yes, our firm handles a variety of criminal charges, ranging from misdemeanors like theft and DUI to more serious felonies including drug charges, violent crimes, and white-collar offenses.

What Are the Possible Consequences of a Criminal Conviction?

Consequences can include jail or prison time, fines, probation, community service, and a criminal record. The severity depends on the nature of the charge and other factors like prior criminal history.

How Can a NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me?

A NYC criminal defense lawyer can provide legal advice, represent you in court, negotiate plea deals, challenge evidence, and work to minimize the impact of the charges on your life.

What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes with lighter penalties, often involving shorter jail terms or fines. Felonies are more serious and can result in longer prison sentences and larger fines.

How Do You Approach Plea Bargaining?

Our approach is strategic, aiming to reduce charges or penalties. We consider the strength of the prosecution’s case, potential defenses, and your personal circumstances when negotiating.

Can My Case Be Dismissed?

Dismissal depends on various factors, including the strength of the evidence, legal errors, and procedural issues. We thoroughly investigate to identify any grounds for dismissal.

What Are My Rights If I’m Accused of a Crime?

You have the right to remain silent, the right to a criminal defense attorney, and the right to a fair trial. You are also presumed innocent until proven guilty.

How Much Will My Defense Cost?

Legal fees vary depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of work required. We offer a consultation to discuss fees and payment options.

What Should I Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Look for experience, a strong track record, communication skills, and a criminal lawyer who is a good fit for your specific needs and comfortable to work with.


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