One of the most common driving offenses is that of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Because it is so dangerous, the courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) do not take kindly to violations of these laws. Many drivers wonder about the possible violations and their penalties, and in today’s blog, we’ll provide a high-level review of these details for informational purposes.

If you’re a New York resident who’s in need of a DWI attorney, the Law Offices of David I. Goldstein are here to help. Contact us at 845-208-4930 today to request a consultation.


Felony drug charges are a very serious matter, and there is a lot of official terminology involved in the judicial process related to these matters. If you’ve been charged with drug possession, distribution, or manufacturing, it helps to be familiar with classifications of drugs in our state, and in today’s article, we’ll take a closer look at controlled dangerous substances and the drug schedule in New Jersey.

At the Law Offices of David Goldstein, we pride ourselves in providing compassionate and aggressive counsel for those who are facing felony criminal charges, including drug charges. If you’re facing an indictment in the Hackensack area, contact our office at 201-254-8885 today to speak with a felony attorney.


Being arrested is unlikely to be on the daily agenda for most people, however, untimely arrests happen each day in our state. In fact, according to recent statistics released by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, nearly 479,000 individuals were arrested in 2016 alone. Being arrested can be a scary and emotional experience that causes many people to act in a manner that they normally wouldn’t, and in today’s blog, we’ll review a few actions you can take to make the experience go as smoothly as possible.

If you’ve found yourself facing felony or criminal charges in the Chestnut Ridge area, the defense lawyers at the Law Offices of David I. Goldstein are here to help you in your time of need. We specialize in providing compassionate yet aggressive criminal defense for a wide variety of cases, and we’d love to help you. Call our team at 845-208-4930 today to get started!


For many offenders, the completion of their jail sentence and probation period brings the promise of a fresh start. However, because a person’s criminal record can significantly impact personal and professional opportunities, many people seek to get their record expunged. If you’re considering expungement, you may have questions about the process, and in today’s blog, we’ll provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to expungement.

The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein in Hackensack is a criminal law firm that specializes in representing clients for a variety of legal concerns. Whether you want to pursue expungement or need compassionate representation for an untimely arrest, we are here to help. Contact us today to request an initial consultation.


With ever-changing technology, the job of criminal defense attorneys has become very complex when it comes to defending clients accused of credit card fraud. The credit card fraud laws of New Jersey are incredibly complex, and if you’ve been accused of a crime related to securing or using a credit card fraudulently, it is wise to seek legal counsel. In today’s blog, we will take a closer look at credit card fraud and review a few common types of this kind of fraud.

If you are a resident of Hackensack or the surrounding area who is facing credit card fraud charges, you may not be sure where to turn for help. At the Law Offices of David I. Goldstein, our team of criminal defense lawyers specializes in providing legal representation for those accused of federal crimes, including credit card fraud. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We’d love to speak with you.


When you’re facing felony charges in the state of New York, you want to do everything you can to ensure you have legal representation that will help you fight for your rights. Because felonies can be so serious in nature, so are the consequences if you are convicted of one, and if you’re wondering what rights may be in jeopardy if you are handed a felony conviction, you’re not alone. In today’s blog, we’ll review a few constitutional privileges that may be impacted by an untimely conviction.

If you are a resident of Chestnut Ridge or the surrounding area and you are facing felony charges, you deserve high-quality legal representation to make sure you receive the most favorable outcome on your case. The criminal justice attorneys at the Law Offices of David I. Goldstein are here to help. Call us at 845-208-4930 today for a consultation.


After being accused of a crime, many clients come to our Chestnut Ridge office feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frightened. This is understandable given the prospect of a potential conviction that could impact a large part of their future. A felony conviction, in particular, can have far-reaching effects that many people may not be aware of. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at the various types of felonies in New York and some of the primary consequences of a felony conviction.

If you’re facing felony charges in New York, you need a reputable criminal defense lawyer with experience and compassion. The attorneys at the Law Offices of David I. Goldstein have more than 40 years of experience in felony and federal criminal defense cases, and our goal is to ensure the best possible outcome of your case. Contact us today to learn more.


In a previous article, we discussed the differences between simple offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. It might not surprise you to learn that rape or sexual assault can result in a felony charge in the state of New Jersey. Like many other felonies, the charge can vary in severity and comes with penalties of jail time and fines. In today’s blog, we’ll review some basic information related to this common felony to better help you understand what constitutes rape, what the penalties are, and how to defend yourself against these charges.

If you’ve been charged with rape or sexual assault in Hackensack, it’s important to secure legal counsel as quickly as possible. The Law Office of David I. Goldstein specializes in providing criminal defense representation, and we can help you in your time of need. Contact us today to request a free consultation.


For many citizens, the U.S. legal system is a complex web of terminology and nuances that can be challenging to understand. To make matters even more complicated, within our legal system, there are numerous types of crimes that range in severity from simple offenses to more serious felonies. Some felonies are handled within individual states’ court systems, while others are handled at a federal, and it can be difficult to know the difference. In today’s article, we’ll review what defines federal crimes, some examples of them, how they’re prosecuted, and what to do if you’ve been federally indicted.

If you’re in the Hackensack area and you’re facing federal criminal charges, you need a lawyer that has experience handling cases such as yours. Do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of David I. Goldstein. Our criminal law firm will provide you with a no-cost, confidential consultation and reputable, compassionate legal defense backed by more than 40 years of experience. Call us at 201-254-8885 today.


If you’re facing a felony conviction, you’re probably wondering how the charge will affect your life. Moving forward, a felony on your record will affect you in many different ways and cause you to make some changes to your lifestyle and plans because of the conviction. In this blog, we’ll discuss how a felony will affect you for the rest of your life and the only way that it can be erased from your permanent record. Facing a felony charge in New York? Pick up your phone now and call the team at The Law Offices of David I. Goldstein. Our hours are 24/7, so we’ll be able to take your call and willing to set up a consultation to discuss the next steps that are appropriate for your charge. Contact us immediately if you’re facing a conviction and need expert advice. We’re here for you!