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New York City Criminal and Civil Service Job Defense Attorney

Queens Job Defense and Criminal Law Attorney

Lawyer in Manhattan for Clients Facing Drug, DWI, Felony Charges or Disciplinary Job Actions 

When you have been accused of a crime or any type of misconduct related to your civil service job, you need an attorney with experience, knowledge, and the resources to get you the best possible outcome. At The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC, we understand the challenges that you are facing, and we know what is at stake for both you and your family. That is why we are committed to providing top-quality representation in both criminal proceedings and civil service disciplinary actions.

Criminal Defense in The Bronx and Queens

Being convicted of a crime can change the course of your life. A criminal conviction in New York State can lead to severe penalties, as well as a host of potential collateral consequences. You will also be left with a permanent mark on your criminal record. Therefore, it is critical to work with an attorney who is fully equipped to help you navigate the New York justice system.

Gregory J. Watford is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience. Before passing the bar, Mr. Watford spent over a decade working in law enforcement. As both a former prosecutor and former criminal investigator, he has been a part of the New York State justice process, from crime scenes to the courtroom. With his background, he is prepared to help you defend against charges related to:

If a conviction is unavoidable or occurred before you found our firm, we can help you seek relief from some of the collateral consequences you may be facing. We will also assist you in having prior convictions sealed in accordance with New York State law.

Brooklyn Civil Service Employment and Job Defense Attorney

At The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC, we provide trusted guidance and reliable representation to civil service employees who are facing disciplinary action initiated by their employers. Such proceedings may be related to being arrested or convicted on criminal charges, but such is not always the case. According to New York State law, if you are a tenured civil service employee, you cannot be formally disciplined or terminated without due process, during which you have the right to representation to help you fight the charges filed against you.

Your first impulse might be to ask your union representative to act on your behalf during disciplinary proceedings, but a union rep is limited regarding the type of help he or she can offer. Your union rep cannot offer legal advice nor is he or she trained to protect your legal rights. Mr. Watford, however, can help with both employment-related matters and matters of law. He has worked extensively with unions, public sector employers, and employees, and he has experience on both sides of civil service disciplinary proceedings. With his background, he is equipped to assist you at every stage of the disciplinary process, including:

We can also help if your employer is threatening to terminate you based on an injury or illness that is preventing you from performing your full duties.

Get the Help You Need Today

For more information about our firm and how we can assist you with your case, contact our office. Call 646-580-6675 to schedule a confidential consultation at The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC today. We serve clients throughout New York City, including in Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn, as well as Nassau County, Rockland County, and Westchester County.

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