Experienced Family Law & Criminal Defense Firm
With over 20 years of experience in criminal defense and family law, contact
the team at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. if you are in need
of high-quality legal representation. We have a 10.0 rating from AVVO
and were the recipients of the Client's Choice Award from Avvo. As
we are fluent in both Spanish and English, we are able to help families
and individuals throughout the New York area. You can contact our office
at any time for a free case evaluation or to ask us about your specific case.
Manhattan: What You Need to Know
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough out of the five which make
up New York City. Not only that, but it is the oldest of the five as well.
With 1.6 million people in a land area of 23 square miles, it is actually
one of the most densely populated areas in the country and the entire
world. Manhattan has the same borders as New York County and is home to
Wall Street, the United Nations Headquarters, and the Empire State Building.
It is also home to one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the
U.S., the September 11th attacks which resulted in the collapse of the
Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the deaths of 2,996 people.
In the past ten years, there has been a 3.2% increase in the population
of Manhattan, with over 71,000 people per square mile. The Department
of City Planning believes that this increase will continue and that there
will be 289,000 more people in Manhattan by 2030. The breakdown of demographics
are as follows: White (48%), African-American (12.9%), Asian (11.2%),
and Hispanic (25.4%). In the Upper East Side of Manhattan, there is one
of the largest concentrations of extreme wealth in the country, with the
highest average per capita income of any county. Regardless, approximately
20% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney
How safe is Manhattan? Are the crime rates increasing or decreasing? Manhattan
has a history of crime, including the now infamous Al Capone and the development
of the Mafia. During the Prohibition, there was a growing black market
in the area in which the Mafia was heavily involved. In the 1960s and
1970s, the crime rates skyrocketed, jumping from 21.09 per 1,000 residents
in 1960 to 103.66 per thousand in 1981. In 1960, there were 390 murders
recorded in one year as compared to 2,262 murders recorded in 1990. Since
that peak, however, crime rates of numerous violent crimes and property
crimes have continued to decrease.
Were you accused of committing a crime while in Manhattan, NY or the surrounding
areas? It is imperative that you have a strong legal representative on
your side who understands the local laws and procedures regarding your
unique case. Our team at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. is dedicated
to protecting the rights and best interests of those who have found themselves
facing difficult legal issues. Being accused of a crime is frightening
and it can be difficult trying to determine how best to defend yourself.
With a member of our team on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing
that a competent and dedicated
criminal defense lawyer is by your side fighting for you every step of the way.
Divorce Lawyer in Manhattan, NY
If you intend to divorce, contact a Manhattan
divorce lawyer at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. for knowledgeable and experienced
legal counsel and representation. Our firm has helped many clients seeking
a divorce with dedicated and aggressive advocacy. H. Benjamin Perez is
a member of the New York State Bar Association and a proven trial attorney
that has a strong and distinguished background in
family law. Our firm provides focused and determined legal assistance to clients
in divorce cases such as a
high net worth divorce,
no-fault divorce, uncontested divorce,
contested divorce and
military divorce, and can help you with the
equitable distribution of your property, including liability and
We will make sure that all of your marital property is catalogued and valued,
and any hidden assets are uncovered. Our firm can also help you work out
agreements with your ex-spouse regarding
child support and
visitation, and can assist you with issues pertaining to
grandparents' rights and the establishment of
paternity. Divorce representation by an experienced lawyer can facilitate the process
and prevent your rights from being violated. We will listen closely to
your concerns, and keep you informed of the actions we are taking on your behalf.
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