Strategic Criminal Defense from a Former Assistant District Attorney/Former Prosecutor

Located in Mineola, across the street from the Nassau County Courts

When you are facing criminal charges, putting a former Assistant District Attorney and Former Prosecutor on your side is a smart decision. Criminal defense attorneys with experience as prosecutors can anticipate the prosecution’s tactics more readily and counter with an aggressive defense strategy.

Attorney David Haber brings more than a decade of experience in criminal law to every case and applies his expertise to a wide variety of criminal charges, including:

Criminal Assault

Violent Crimes

  • Assault & Weapon Charges
  • Burglary
  • Assault
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide
  • Larceny
  • Robbery

Drugs & Alcohol

  • Driving While Impaired by Drugs
  • Drug Charges
  • DWI

Non-Violent Crimes

  • White Collar Crime
  • Forgery

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  • Traffic Offenses
  • Suspended License


  • Juvenile Crimes
  • School Suspensions & Hearings



  • Personal Injury
  • Scaffold Accidents
  • Car Accidents

Law Offices of David W. Haber – New Website Launch

Through our blog posts, we hope to provide you with information that helps you increase your understanding of the legal system. This way, you know more about what to expect when charged with a crime.

We’ve launched a new user friendly website that makes it easy to find information. The responsive web development enables you to access our information from any platform, including mobile devices.

Criminal Defense You Can Trust

When you trust me with your case, I will personally handle all the details and fight aggressively to protect your freedom. I’ll advise you every step of the way and work diligently to obtain the best possible results.


New York Increases the Family Medical Leave Act Benefits

New York Family Medical Leave Act Benefits (FMLA)

As an employer, from time to time, you’ll have employees who want to take a family leave. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants employees the right to take a leave under certain circumstances and also keep their job secure.


The recent New York State law that increased minimum wages also created changes in FMLA leaves for New Yorkers.

Family members can now request a 12 weeks paid family leave. New York’s family leave program is currently the most comprehensive in the nation. The circumstances under which you can request family leaves include:

  • Caring for an infant
  • Caring for a family member with a serious health condition
  • Relieving family pressures when a family member is called to active military service

Here is how the program works: Read More

Benefits for Women: Read More

All too often in the past, when women left their jobs to care for a newborn baby, their careers suffered based on diminished future earnings. This new law aims to equalize income opportunities for women and is a vital step in the long-term for establishing income equality for women.

As an employer, you may have questions or issues that arise regarding family leaves. Stephen Hans & Associates can help you understand your rights as employers and provide effective legal guidance.

What Fees Do I Have to Pay My Lawyer in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

attorney-michael-serresIf you’ve suffered an injury on the job, or contracted an illness that’s work-related in New York, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. In fact, in many instances, it’s your exclusive remedy, meaning that you cannot file a lawsuit in court to recover for your losses. But if you’ve never been involved in legal matters before, or even if you have, you may be worried about what costs you will incur. After all, if you can’t work because of your injury, chances are good that things are already pretty tight. This blog addresses the issue of any fees that must be paid to your lawyer in a workers’ compensation case. Read More

How Is Your Attorney Paid in a New York Workers’ Compensation Case?

Experienced Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York

At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in Queens and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.

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Drunk Driving Ejection Accident in Copiague, Long Island

seat belts for safetyDrunk Driving Accident Copiague-Don’t forget Seat belts

Early Tuesday morning in Copiague, a Babylon man lost control of his pickup truck. He was driving drunk and crashed into a pole. As a result of the impact, he and his two passengers were ejected from the vehicle. According to the Patch, Elmer Santos-Cardoza, age 24, was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup truck on Sunrise Highway, east of Great Neck Road. The other two passengers were Melvin Mansonarez, age 20 and Jose Sanataria, age 20, also of Babylon.

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Facts about Ejection Accidents

Statistics indicate that one in every five occupants thrown from a car dies from fatal injuries (University of Michigan study) In fact, ejected occupants have a fatal injury rate that is 40 times the rate for occupants not ejected from their cars.Typically, wearing seat belts prevent ejection. Being thrown from a car gives no advantage for surviving. Also, statistics don’t support the idea that wearing safety belts increases fatality risks from vehicle fires or submersion under water accidents.

To avoid accidents, don’t drink and drive, and always wear your seat belt. If you are a victim of an accident that is not your fault and your injuries are serious, a lawyer may be able to help you recover compensation to offset medical expenses.

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What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work

Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP: Astoria, Queens, NY Workers Compensation Attorneys

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Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system.

But there are specific steps you want to take if you have suffered an injury on the job:

  • First, report any injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. You may also want to notify the Human Resources officer or department.
  • Seek medical care as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your workers’ compensation claim has been approved. The longer you wait to seek medical treatment, the greater the chance that your employer will either argue that the injury was not work-related, or that it was not severe enough to keep you from working.
  • When you go to the doctor, make certain you ask the doctor to document in writing the circumstances that led to your illness or injury. Also, be sure to tell the doctor of anything that seems out of the ordinary, even if it appears to be minor.
  • Read More

New York Workers Compensation Claims Attorneys

At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people across the borough of Queens and throughout the greater New York City area. We have an established reputation for providing outstanding legal services and obtaining positive results. Many of our new cases come to us as referrals from clients and colleagues.


Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?

monitor your employees phone callsAs an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or clients. But how do laws limit what you can do?

If the call is made while in California and all parties are in California at the time, then CA state law requires you to inform parties when conversations are being recorded. Let’s say as a NY employer, you send a team of sales people to attend a conference in California. You would need to inform them that you’re monitoring calls based on CA state law.

According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, federal law under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act allows companies to monitor business-related calls without informing about monitoring. ReadMore

What about personal calls? Read More

At Stephen Hans & Associates, our attorneys routinely consult with business owners to help put company policies in place so they are in compliance with state and federal laws. Relying on trusted legal guidance is simply part of doing business in today’s world.

Author: Stephen D.Hans & Associates-Employment Defense Law firm located in LIC Queens, New York


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wife never knew she was divorced

“Married” for 20 Years—Husband Had Secretly Obtained Divorce to Protect Property

A New York woman made a stunning discovery in November, 2015, when a tax bill arrived at the home she and her husband had shared for most of their 20 year marriage. The lawyer she hired to investigate the apparent mistake discovered that the woman’s husband had filed and obtained a divorce from her, just four months after their wedding, in an apparent attempt to protect his assets. Nonetheless, he lived with her for the next 20 years, raised a child with her, made her his health-care proxy and granted her power of attorney.

Christina Carta Villi, a professor of Italian literature when she met her future husband Gabriel Villi in 1994, an attorney and travel agent. The couple “bought” a condo on West 55th and raised a son. What Carta Villi did not know, though, was that just four months after their wedding, Gabriel filed for a divorce Read More

Contact an Experienced New York Divorce and Family Law Attorney

At the law office of Chris Palermo, Esq., we bring more than 13 years of experience to men and women in divorce and family law matters, representing clients across Long Island. To learn more about our practice, see our divorce and family law page.

Author: Christopher Palermo- Divorce & Family Law Attorney with offices on Long Island:Hauppauge, Huntington, Babylon, & Garden City,New York




The Best Way To Protect Your Invention

Author: P.B.Tufariello

Start Keeping A Diary Or A Laboratory Notebook!

To be clear, this method is not necessarily foolproof; there are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to protecting your intellectual property. However, in my experience, those who were wise enough to keep a diary or a laboratory notebook during the process of creating something new have a tremendous advantage over those who don’t.

Documentation Offers Solid Protection: Read More

I get so excited when I have a client who comes in with a notebook, such as a laboratory notebook or diary filled with notes and entries from the very first day the client begins working on a project through the day he or she comes to visit with me. I get excited because the client gets it!

The companies I used to work with, mandated that we used these notebooks, because it’s very difficult to tamper with them. Their binding is sewn in place and the numbering of their pages makes it very difficult if not impossible to rip pages out, or to add pages in. The very first thing that I’d do every day I worked at the laboratory was open my notebook to the next available clean page and with a pen, enter the date on the upper right hand corner. More:

  • Paper lab notebooks have long been accepted as evidence of invention in interference proceedings at the Patent Office.
  • Lab notebook entries are the foundation for providing the patent attorney with the information necessary to create an adequate patent application specification that satisfies the legal standards listed in the patent law found at 35 U.S.C. §112.

It’s about the inventors, authors, and creators of inventions, new products, and new services. So let me outline the key benefits of keeping a diary or laboratory notebook.

Keeping A Written Log Establishes Your Timeline In Court

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