Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

The Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq. serves New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. For more information about our location and services, please feel free to check out our website at www.michaelschillinger.com

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[07/04/21]   Wishing everyone a happy 4th of July as we celebrate the greatest country in the world!

[06/20/21]   Wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day!

[12/31/20]   Here’s to a happy, healthy and safe 2021, all the best everyone!

[12/25/20]   Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

[11/26/20]   Wishing everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. While we’ve all had a difficult year, it’s good to take a step back and remember all that we still have to be thankful for. All the best!

[10/31/20]   Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween!

Also just a reminder that if you encounter police this weekend, you have certain rights, including the right to not be searched without reasonable suspicion and the right to record any encounter with police to ensure your rights are protected. Also remember you do not have to consent to a search, nor do you have to give a statement to police. And most importantly remember if you do find yourself being questioned or arrested by police, the most important thing is to contact your criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected.

If anyone has any questions about these rights or anything else at all, my office is available 24/7 for emergencies and can be reached at (631) 650-6900. All the best!

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michaelschillinger.com 10/30/2020

Alternative Sentencing - The Alternative to Traditional Incarceration — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

When people are charged with a crime the first thing running through their head is usually "Am I going to jail for this?" Many people are not familiar with some of the alternatives to incarceration, including alternative sentencing. Please read the article below to learn more about alternative sentencing and how it is utilized to rehabilitate individuals and avoid the often ineffectiveness of traditional incarceration.

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michaelschillinger.com October 30, 2020 Oftentimes when someone gets arrested, the first question running through their mind is am I going to jail for this? As you might imagine, I get asked this question quite frequently.  Fortunately, due to alternative sentencing, I’m often able to answer this question with a

[09/18/20]   Wishing all my Jewish friends, colleagues, and clients a happy, healthy, and safe New Year.

michaelschillinger.com 07/14/2020

Be Careful of the Company You Keep — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

People often don't realize that those we choose to associate with can get us into trouble if they commit a crime while we are with them. Please take a moment to read this article on how a person can be charged through a theory called accessorial liability, better known as acting in concert, or through the automobile presumption which can lead to you being arrested if you're simply in a vehicle where narcotics or a firearm is discovered:

https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/be-careful-of-the-company-you-keep

michaelschillinger.com July 13, 2020 Most people know if they commit a crime they can be arrested. What many people do not know, is that even if you personally don’t commit the crime, you can still be arrested if the person you are with did. Under the law, a person can be charged with a crime committed by another perso

[07/04/20]   Wishing a Happy 4th of July to everyone, God bless America!

[06/21/20]   Wishing a happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

06/10/2020

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[05/30/20]   The ability to peacefully protest is a fundamental American right. For those that are involved in protests this weekend, please remember that any time you encounter police and you suspect potential abuse, you or someone with you can and should try and record the incident if it can be done so safely. If you find yourself being placed under arrest, do not speak with the police officers without an attorney present. Instead, request an attorney immediately. My office number is (631) 650-6900 and I’m available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

forbes.com 05/15/2020

Here’s What You Can Do Now To Ensure Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

For those of you who were able to get the Paycheck Protection Program Loan but are concerned about being eligible for loan forgiveness, check out this article from Forbes that has some helpful information. https://www.forbes.com/advisor/loans/heres-what-you-can-do-now-to-ensure-paycheck-protection-program-loan-forgiveness/

forbes.com Maybe you scored a piece of the more than $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding initially made available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Or perhaps you’re anxiously waiting to hear if you’re getting a slice of the additional $310 bil...

[05/10/20]   Wishing a happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mother’s out there!

michaelschillinger.com 05/08/2020

Understanding the Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

As a result of COVID-19, many people are falling prey to this debilitating disease. Because of that it's an important time to consider getting a power of attorney and healthcare proxy so that you are protected if you become unable to continue caring for yourself and your finances. Please take a moment to read the following article for more information on these important documents. https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/understanding-the-health-care-proxy-and-power-of-attorney

michaelschillinger.com May 8, 2020 Because of the Coronavirus, many people are seeing their loved ones fall prey to a debilitating virus. As a result, they are finding that handling the healthcare decisions and finances of their loved ones while they are sick requires them to have a power of attorney and a healthcare pro

michaelschillinger.com 04/26/2020

Driving While Intoxicated – The Charges — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

This week I’ve driven home from my office a couple of times and noticed the same thing each day – in one of the cars around me someone was clearly smoking Ma*****na. Please remember, that even during this time when less people are on the road, it’s never safe to drink or take any type of drug (yes even Ma*****na) and then drive. With that being said, if you or someone you know is charged with some type of DWI charge, please read the attached article for a basic outline of the different potential charges.

https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/driving-while-intoxicated-the-charges

michaelschillinger.com April 26, 2020 This week I’ve driven home from my office a couple of times and noticed the same thing each day – in one of the cars around me someone was clearly smoking Ma*****na. Please remember, that even during this time when less people are on the road, it’s never safe to drink or take an...

[04/12/20]   Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Easter!

[04/03/20]   Just a reminder - lenders are supposed to start accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program today. If you are a small business owner and need assistance with completing your application, please feel free to contact my office at (631) 650-6900.

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michaelschillinger.com 04/02/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Loans — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

Because of COVID-19 many small businesses are suffering. Over the past few days I've received a number of questions from small business owners regarding obtaining aid during these uncertain times. Please take a moment to read the following article, which details some of the options available to small businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus:

https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-loans

michaelschillinger.com April 2, 2020 With the Coronavirus causing a pandemic, we are seeing many collateral effects outside of the healthcare industry, including an enormous impact on small businesses. As people are unable to leave their homes and companies are ordered to close, business are floundering. But as any bus

nypost.com 04/01/2020

New York state budget deal includes overhaul of bail reform: sources

Important to keep an eye on what’s going on in Albany. It will be interesting to see how they handle bail reform in the recent budget deal.

https://nypost.com/2020/04/01/new-york-state-budget-deal-includes-overhaul-of-bail-reform/

nypost.com ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers struck a tentative budget deal for the Empire State early Wednesday that includes an overhaul of last year’s controversial bail reforms, Th…

nydailynews.com 03/17/2020

New York courts to halt all new criminal trials due to coronavirus; puts moratorium on housing evictions

In light of everything that is going on with the Coronavirus, please be aware that many of the courts are adjourning cases, including criminal trials. If you have an upcoming court appearance, be sure to coordinate with your attorney to ensure that your case has not already been administratively adjourned.

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-new-york-courts-criminal-trials-suspended-20200313-4axguufmhrgvlbljhlq4nbofsm-story.html

nydailynews.com The decision to halt all new criminal trials came after several people who passed through or spent time in courthouses in New York City tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. The moratorium that begins Monday is on new trials — both civil and criminal — and ongoing trials can continue, ac...

npr.org 03/13/2020

Coronavirus FAQ: The U.S. Ban On Travel From Europe, Explained

In light of the recent travel ban, I've had several people approach me with questions about travel to and from Europe. Please understand that U.S. Citizens, LPR's and their families, and several other classes of individuals are excluded from the ban and will be able to return home, albeit with certain precautions being taken.

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/12/814938322/your-questions-answered-about-the-ban-on-travel-from-europe

npr.org President Trump announced a ban on foreign nationals entering the United States. American citizens and permanent residents returning from a select list of countries are exempt from the restrictions.

[03/06/20]   It's interesting to see the opposing views in the bail reform debate with one side saying that NYPD may be "faking the spike" in crime (https://nypost.com/2020/03/03/nycs-public-defenders-claim-nypd-may-be-faking-spike-in-crime/), and the other side saying there's a direct correlation between bail reform and the recent spike in crime (https://nypost.com/2020/03/05/bail-reform-a-significant-reason-for-crime-spike-nypd-says/).

One thing remains clear though, the legislature needs to sit down and truly investigate this issue before acting. With people's rights and public safety both in the mix, it's extremely important that you contact your local legislators and voice your opinion on this debate.

michaelschillinger.com 03/02/2020

"Expunging" Your Criminal Record in New York — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

Because criminal convictions can have serious collateral consequences, it's important to know how you can get your criminal record sealed. Please take a moment to read the following article to learn more: https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/expunging-your-criminal-record-in-new-york

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michaelschillinger.com March 2, 2020 People often experience collateral consequences from having a criminal record. It can impact their ability to work, their ability to go to school, their ability to vote, and even their ability to obtain certain public benefits. Because of this, many people ask how to expunge their cri

michaelschillinger.com 01/17/2020

Traffic Violations – the Basics — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

Throughout a person’s life, it is almost inevitable that they will be pulled over at least once. Whether you’re speeding, running a red light or a stop-sign, or talking on the phone, there are many things that you can be pulled over for. Take a moment to read about what to know when you're pulled over.

If you enjoy reading articles like this and would like to see more, please like my page Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/traffic-violations-the-basics

michaelschillinger.com January 17, 2020             Throughout a person’s life, it is almost inevitable that they will be pulled over at least once. Whether you’re speeding, running a red light or a stop-sign, or talking on the phone, there are many things that you can be pulled over for. Bearing that in mi...

michaelschillinger.com 01/06/2020

Bail Reform — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

With the New Year came a number of changes to the Criminal Justice laws. One of the most significant changes are the ones governing bail. Regardless of how you feel about the changes to the bail law, there's no question that it will have major impacts on the Criminal Justice system going forward. If you're unfamiliar with the changes, take a moment to read the attached article - https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/bail-reform.

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michaelschillinger.com January 5, 2020 With the new year came a number of changes in criminal prosecutions. One of the most significant changes has been bail reform. Whether you agree with the change or not, there is no question that this is going to have a major impact on the criminal justice system.  Whe

[12/31/19]   Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year!

[12/25/19]   Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

12/20/2019

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) – The Basics — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

With the holidays right around the corner, now is a good time to learn about the basics of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) stops. Please take a moment to read this week's article below:

If you enjoy reading articles like this and would like to see more, please like my page Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

https://www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/driving-while-intoxicated-dwi-the-basics

michaelschillinger.com With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, it’s an important time to discuss drinking and driving. While the increase in holiday parties and social gatherings can be a lot of fun, unfortunately this time of year sees an increase in drinking and driving related arrests. Remember, the ...

michaelschillinger.com 12/13/2019

Understanding Temporary Orders of Protection (TOP’s) — Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

With the holidays coming around family arguments can happen. If police are called, it's important that you understand temporary orders of protection (TOP's), more commonly known as restraining orders.

www.michaelschillinger.com/news-media/understanding-temporary-orders-of-protection-tops

michaelschillinger.com December 13, 2019 The holidays are rolling in and while some people see this as “the most wonderful time of the year”, many others find it to be the most stressful time of the year. Between buying gifts on a budget, increased traffic, and being cooped up inside, emotions can run hot. These emoti...

michaelschillinger.com 12/06/2019

Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

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michaelschillinger.com Michael has dedicated his career to helping people through some of the hardest times of their lives. Click below to learn a bit more about Michael.

michaelschillinger.com 12/06/2019

Law Office of Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

Facebook and website (www.michaelschillinger.com) are up and running.

michaelschillinger.com Michael has dedicated his career to helping people through some of the hardest times of their lives. Click below to learn a bit more about Michael.

12/04/2019

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About Michael A. Schillinger, Esq.

Even before becoming an attorney I spent my career serving the public. Working in constituent relations for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I handled a myriad of cases in a number of different fields, including Immigration and Veterans Affairs.

While working full time, I obtained two degrees from St. John’s University, a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Juris Doctorate. Before graduating summa cm laude from St. John’s University’s undergraduate program, I captained the University’s trial competition team, helping our coaches lead us through a number of trial competitions. Afterwards, I attended St. John’s University School of Law, and served as the Executive Director on the board of the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute. During my time as a member of the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, I competed in a number of trial competitions, placing in most of them, including the John Marshall Law School/American Bar Association Criminal Justice Trial Competition, where my team ranked second.

After graduating from St. John’s University School of Law, I became a prosecutor in Queens County under the Honorable Richard A. Brown. During my tenure as a prosecutor, I investigated and prosecuted numerous cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felony offenses. By handling these cases I gained valuable experience, often receiving the cases immediately after arraignment and handling them to their conclusions.

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