Defending You | Protecting Your Future
Good people make mistakes, and innocent people are often wrongly accused of crimes. Too often, though, merely being charged can turn someone’s life upside down—jobs are lost, or families divided, even in minor cases. Whether fighting to establish your innocence, to keep you out of jail, or to obtain a plea bargain that allows you to keep your job, Matthew Hand is committed to defending you and protecting your future.
Why People Choose Us
As a former deputy district attorney, Matthew Hand has prosecuted everything from traffic crimes to serious felonies, personally handling hundreds of DUI and domestic violence cases. Mr. Hand has also received specialized state training, from DNA analysis to accident reconstruction. We know how to find the weakness in the government’s case, and how to use that weakness to obtain better results for you.
Matthew Hand graduated with honors from top-ranked NYU Law, and has appellate as well as trial experience. Even seemingly simple charges— assault or drug possession— can involve complex questions of constitutional rights. We can take charge of your defense, no matter how complex.
Trial Talent and Experience
There is a huge gap between the best and worst trial lawyers out there, and many lawyers hardly ever go to trial. Matthew Hand has won the majority of dozens of jury trials, from petty drug offenses to attempted 1st degree murder. This matters, even if you want to avoid trial and take a plea offer: the district attorney is much more likely to negotiate a favorable plea bargain with a lawyer who is a threat to beat him at trial. And if you do choose to go to trial? There is no substitute for a talented, experienced, and aggressive trial lawyer on your side.
Your defense is only as good as the quality and commitment of the attorney who stands beside you in court. When you hire us, Matthew Hand is your attorney for every critical stage of your case– you will not be handed off to an inexperienced associate. Matthew Hand is personally committed to seeking the best possible result for you, to leaving no stone unturned in your defense, and to making this difficult time easier for you.