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NYC Criminal Law Attorney

When you select a criminal defense attorney, you are placing your freedom and your future in someone else's hands. At the Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC, a New York City criminal defense firm, we recognize that and we have the skill and the experience to take on that responsibility. From minor misdemeanors to the most serious and complex criminal charges, we provide zealous legal representation to clients through all stages of a criminal case.

Diligent. Determined. Dedicated.

With more than 15 years of experience practicing criminal law, we understand the impact criminal charges or even being contacted by the police can have and we recognize the importance of protecting your rights, from investigation to arrest, from arraignment to trial.

As a former senior prosecutor, our founding partner, Michael V. Cibella, is able to look at each case from all perspectives, allowing him to provide a unique analysis of every case and develop a comprehensive strategy going forward. He has extensive trial experience and provides aggressive representation, fighting for clients' rights every step of the way.

At the Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC, we believe that all of our clients deserve the same personal service, no matter what type of charges they face. We recognize that even a minor misdemeanor charge can impact your job or your reputation and we handle your case with the same attention to detail that we provide in our most complex matters. We genuinely get to know our clients to understand how the charges affect their lives and then we help them navigate the criminal justice system with straightforward advice and dedicated representation.

Experienced Manhattan Criminal Trial Lawyer

We provide criminal defense services in a variety of practice areas ranging from DWI and DWAI charges to domestic assault to complex federal investigations into fraud or embezzlement. We understand that every case is serious and no detail is too small as we zealously fight to defend your rights and help put this matter behind you. If, after exhaustive investigation and negotiation, your case cannot be resolved, we are prepared to proceed to trial and we have the experience and skill you need to succeed inside the courtroom at such a critical time.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an NYC criminal defense lawyer, contact us at 212-818-1880.

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Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC
546 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-818-1880
Fax: 212-750-8297
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What Our Clients say

  • Mr. Michael Cibella was my legal counsel for my case of which I had been accused of a serious crime. Mr. Cibella worked day and night enabling me to gain a much lighter sentence then Federal prosecution originally wanted. His professionalism and care for not just me, but for my family, was paramount and unquestionably he was the best legal counsel any client could have asked for. His knowledge, communication, tenacity and work quality were all outstanding.
    Federal Embezzlement case, November 2012.

  • Mike, you were unbelievable on trial! You ate, slept and breathed our case from the very first day and through 2 months of trial. You were devoted and never let up. You never stopped fighting for my son's and nephews' freedom and we will never forget it. Thank you my friend!!
    Gang Assault trial, April 2012.

  • Thank you for your support and everything you did for our son. We couldn't have gotten through it without you. After more than 4 years, it's finally over and we truly appreciate all of your tireless efforts and hard work.
    Mother of client charged with federal weapons trafficking and violations of state probation, February 2012.

  • Hiring you was the best decision I could have made. Thank God and thanks to you, I am still working with the Department of Education. I don't know how I could have gotten through this nightmare without you.
    DOE Teacher's Aide, Aggravated Harassment case, January 2012

  • Thank you for saving my career!
    Investment Bank Trader, Larceny case, July 2011.

  • Micheal is a charismatic, well spoken, as well as well educated attorney. If his reputation and people skills are an indication of his education then we all need to take a lesson from Michael. I believe Micheal to be a person of strong moral character in not only his professional career but in his personal life. I wish him much success and hope you have a chance to work with him.
    Independent Commercial Real Estate Professional, June 2011

  • I once again want to thank you for being the best lawyer I could have had. Everything is going fine and I know things will be better now. I couldn't imagine going through this without you.
    Young mother and victim of domestic abuse charged with serious felony assault of her abuser, May 2011.

  • Michael did a tremendous job helping us through the entire purchasing process of a new home. His knowledge and advice was extensive and we intend to use his services in the future. Thanks for all your help.
    New homeowner and expecting parent, February 2011.

  • Mike, I can't thank you enough for helping me get through these past 2 years. Getting clean and sober was the best thing that ever happened to me and I have you to thank for sticking by me and getting the court to stick by me when things were tough. Thank you.
    Drug treatment court graduate, June 2010

  • Mr. Cibella is a lifesaver who never stopped fighting for me, even when I was convicted after trial, only to have my conviction vacated by the highest court in the state thanks to his lawyering at trial. Thanks to him, I had my trial and still got released in less time than I was ever offered before trial. Now, I am free again, thanks to Mr. Cibella. Respect.
    Construction worker charged with armed robbery, May 2010.

  • Thanks for all your help with my domestic violence case. I really appreciate the time and efforts you put forth to resolve my criminal case with a complete dismissal in an expeditious fashion.
    Mother and DOE teacher, February 2010.

  • Thank you so very much for helping me. I really and truly appreciate your kindness and sincere dedication. You and Arthur saved my life. I will be forever grateful for everything you did for me.
    Brigette Harris, Murder trial, December 2009

  • I never could have imagined being charged with a crime and if not for Michael Cibella's counsel, I don't know how I would have gotten through it all. Michael was always there to take my calls and answer whatever questions I had, no matter how many times I may have asked it before. He continually put my worries to rest and eventually got all of the charges dismissed. He also worked with my employer in demonstrating that I was not just not guilty, but that in fact I had done absolutely nothing wrong, and in the process, he saved my job. Thank you for being there for me and my family!
    Investment Bank Officer, Larceny & Identity Theft charges, June 2008

  • God bless you and your family, Mr. Michael Cibella. I wish you good health and wisdom for the great work that you do. Your clients are fortunate to have you in their corner. Thank you for helping me at a difficult time in my life.
    Mother, Welfare Fraud charges, April 2008

  • Michael Cibella fought tirelessly in my defense and the jury in my trial for Attempted Murder returned a glorious verdict in less than 1 hour, finding me NOT GUILTY on all counts. Mike never lost hope in my defense and I am certain no other attorney would have gotten the result that me and my family needed and deserved.
    Oil Tank Cleaner, January 2006.