NYC Criminal Court Summons

NYC Lawyer Michael Block Receives Multiple Awards for Criminal Defense

If you have received a NYC criminal court summons, there’s no better option than to contact the offices of Michael Block to assist you. Chosen as a nominee for American Top Criminal Defense, Michael received multiple awards in 2018. As we take a moment reflect on the past year, we’d like to celebrate our accomplishments and share with you a few top awards Michael Block received for Criminal Defense. The National Trial Lawyers, The American Academy of Attorneys, and The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys have all cited him as a top performer for the year.

The National Trial Lawyers named Michael Block in their Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers of 2018. Per their criteria, “Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience, and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America.  By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.” 

Michael Block was also given the AVVO Client Choice Award for 2019. AVVO is an online legal service that displays ratings of professionals throughout the legal domain and provides legal advice. Nearly 97% of US attorneys are rated by AVVO. Their ratings and awards are regarded as reliable sources of information about attorneys and firms.

The American Academy of Attorneys named Michael a Top 100 Lawyer for Criminal Law – 2019. With a rigorous selection process, Michael made the list by exemplifying the following qualities:

  • An individual attorney’s commitment to ethics and professionalism
  • Notable verdicts, achievements or settlements
  • Board Certified Specialization as designated by the State Bar or other leading organization
  • Nominations from the Board of Directors, industry leading trial attorneys, and existing Members
  • Membership and executive positions held within state trial attorney organizations or other leading organizations
  • Any Current ratings or ranking profiles as identified by reputable and credible online or local evaluations

The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys named Mr. Block one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys In New York. A strict criteria and an internal nomination process makes this one of the most exclusive lists for New York Criminal Defense Attorneys. Their site explains, “The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success in their practice of criminal defense.”

Received a NYC Criminal Court Summons?

What does all this mean for you? If you have received a NY or NYC criminal court summons, contact the offices of Michael Block for assistance right away. Appearing before a judge without a criminal defense attorney may be
disadvantageous for a defendant.  The most common criminal summonses issued are to individuals. There are many violations that will result in NYPD issuing criminal summonses. Some are more serious than others. They include Reckless Driving (a misdemeanor and 5 points) and Driving with a Suspended License (also a misdemeanor). Other, less serious offenses include Disorderly Conduct, Open Container of Alcohol, and Public Urination. 

Michael Block has 29 years of experience, helping clients with a NY or NYC criminal court summons keep their record clear, fighting criminal offenses for clients, and achieving positive results. Call our office now for a free consultation.