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Civil Service Job Defense Attorney in New York City

Kings County Government Union Job Defense Lawyer

Manhattan Lawyer for Civil Servants Facing Criminal Charges and Disciplinary Actions

At The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC, we know that civil service employees in New York City play an important role in helping their community function properly. Nearly 400,000 civil service employees go to work every day in jobs at the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), the New York City Transit Authority, the city's public schools, and many other vital public agencies.

Many public sector employees spend their entire careers in civil service. If this describes your situation, you are probably counting on a variety of benefits such as a generous pension and quality health care insurance coverage. However, in a matter of moments, all of your plans for the future could be in jeopardy if you are accused of on-the-job misconduct or you are arrested on criminal charges away from work. In addition to the possible criminal penalties, you could also lose your job, your benefits, and the security that you worked so hard to obtain.

The skilled professionals at our firm understand what is at stake for you as a civil service employee facing criminal charges or disciplinary actions. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Attorney Gregory Watford is equipped to help you protect your rights and future, no matter how serious the situation may be.

Trusted Counsel for Job Defense in Brooklyn and The Bronx

When you are facing criminal charges as a civil service employee, several important considerations could affect the outcome of your case. First, the specific agency for which you work is likely to have guidelines and procedures that will apply. Depending on the agency, your job could be in danger based solely on your arrest, regardless of whether you are convicted. With this in mind, it is recommended that you contact your union representative as soon as possible after your arrest. Your rep can be a valuable source of information regarding your union's rules as well as the rules set by your employer. He or she is not an attorney, however, and cannot offer legal advice on handling your criminal proceedings.

The next important consideration is deciding on an attorney. Attorney Gregory Watford has experience in representing both unions and union workers, so he is familiar with both sides of such cases. With his knowledge and background, he can handle both your criminal case and any possible disciplinary proceedings initiated by your employer. This can be a critical component of your case because Mr. Watford understands how the criminal aspect can affect the employment element. Having one attorney for both proceedings can also help prevent important information from being lost or overlooked. From the very beginning, he will develop a strategy designed to obtain the best possible outcome on both fronts.

Civil Service Employment Representation

At The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC, we know that there are many civil service employment matters that could arise even without you being charged with a crime. For example, if you are accused of violating a workplace policy, you might not have broken the law, but you could still lose your job. Thanks to the protections afforded to civil service workers by their union membership, you are generally entitled to due process before you can be terminated.

Our team is prepared to represent your interests and to help you handle:

We respect and appreciate the civil service workers who make our city work for its residents. When you are facing possible disciplinary action as a public sector employee, you can depend on us to protect your rights.

Call 646-580-6675 Today

For more information about civil service job defense in New York City, contact our office. Call 646-580-6675 for a confidential consultation and case review at The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC today. We serve civil service employees in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and the New York metropolitan area.

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