Staten Island Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Staten Island
If you were arrested for a criminal offense in Staten Island, it can be
difficult to know what to do next. Even if you are completely innocent
of all charges against you, you should still ensure that you have a legal
representative on your side. Who you choose to defend you could make all
the difference in the outcome of your case so it is crucial that you ensure
that you have a skilled and experienced law firm fighting for you. Our
team at H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. has handled hundreds
of cases, ranging from
drug crimes to
sex crimes to
federal crimes and is familiar with local law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
We are members of the New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar
Council, and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
We are also able to help clients in Spanish or English.
In regards to crime in the area, Staten Island is an extremely safe place
to live and well below the national median. The crime index rate is 72,
which means that it is 72% safer than other U.S. cities. The national
median for violent crimes is 4.0, but the median in Staten Island is 1.91.
The national median for property crimes is 29.4, but Staten Island is
again well below average at 8.44. If you have more questions about criminal
defense in Staten Island or what to do if you are arrested, please do
not hesitate to get in touch with our team today! Call for a Free Case
Staten Island Divorce Lawyer
Legally ending your marriage can be emotionally trying, even when both
parties are in agreement with the divorce. A Staten Island divorce attorney
can give you valuable advice regarding the divorce process and help you
obtain an equitable settlement. H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.
is an experienced
family law firm that has represented many clients in
divorce cases, and can provide you with all of the information and assistance
you will need to achieve your divorce goals.
We are veteran trial attorneys that will make sure you receive a fair settlement
and can prevent your legal rights from being violated. This includes cases
contested divorce and
military divorce, as well as a
high net worth divorce,
no-fault divorce and
uncontested divorce. Our firm can explain the laws pertaining to the
equitable distribution of your property, including liability and
asset division, and help you work out divorce agreements with your spouse regarding
child support and
visitation. We can also assist you with
grandparents' rights and establishing
Borough of Staten Island
Located in the southwest portion of New York City, Staten Island is one
of the five boroughs which make up NYC. Staten Island is by far the least
populated borough of the city (470,467), but is the third largest by area
at 58 square miles. The population, however, is growing and has seen a
5.6% increase since 2000. Staten Island is the most suburban borough of
New York City and has been referred to as the forgotten borough because
of the perceived neglect from the city government.
The demographics of Staten Island is different from every other borough
because it is the only area with a White majority. In 1990, the population
was 80% White but as of the last Census it was 64% White. The next largest
demography is 17.3% Hispanic followed by African-American at 10.6%. In
regards to ancestral background, the largest percentage is Italian at
34.7% followed by Irish at 14.2% and German at 5.7%.
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