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 Evaluation!
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 involving a collaborative divorce, 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 spousal maintenance, child custody, child support and visitation. We can also assist you with grandparents' rights and establishing paternity.
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%.