Facing Criminal Charges Can Feel Overwhelming

No one is prepared for the intensity of the pressure you face when you are charged with a crime. As a lawyer I work to protect the accused's rights using my inside knowledge of law enforcement and the law. I understand its inner workings, because I was a NYPD narcotics detective for more than a decade.

Many people mistakenly begin to talk, hoping they can convince law enforcement that they are mistaken or believe they can convince a police officer to let them go. All that will get you is more time behind bars, even if you are completely innocent.

Who's On Your Side?

Once you have been arrested and are in the grip of the criminal justice system, your only hope is an aggressive criminal defense attorney. While the courts are supposed to presume your innocence, the remainder of the system assumes you are guilty from the start.

You Need Your Own Advocate

The other reason why you need your own attorney protecting your rights is because no one else will. The police, their investigators, the prosecutors all believe you are guilty and will not lift a finger to help. At The Law Office of Jorge Macias P.C., I work as your attorney to vigorously protect your rights. I know how the system works, and I know what needs to be done to minimize the charges you face and the long-term consequences.

The criminal justice system can be overwhelming for most people. No one wants to help you, they may not even fully explain the charges you face. As a former NYPD detective, I understand how the police build a case and develop evidence.

I Know How To Create A Strong Defense

I have worked with prosecutors, and I know how they can stack charges and overcharge a matter in an effort to force the accused to take less than favorable pleas. As a knowledgeable defense attorney, I know where to look for weaknesses in the prosecution, and how to question the credibility of witnesses and evidence.

I can help you with your defense on a wide range of charges, including:

  • Drug charges
  • DUI
  • Theft
  • Traffic violations


In addition to my criminal law practice, I am also an experienced immigration attorney and an immigrant myself. I can help you with cases where immigration and criminal law meet, sometimes called "crimmigration." I know how devastating certain criminal charges can be for an immigrant, and I can help defend you from the criminal charges and work to protect your immigration status.

Contact Me Today

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former NYPD narcotics detective, I can help create an aggressive defense to your charges. At The Law Office of Jorge Macias P.C., I offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose. I represent clients throughout Suffolk County, Long Island and New York City. Call my Hauppauge office at 631-892-4331 or use my online form.