Michael J Stachowski

Michael J Stachowski

Michael J Stachowski PC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Divorce ...
  • New York
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Summary

Michael Stachowski Is a skilled trial Lawyer ,having tried criminal matters from simple DWI and various misdemeanors , to serious felonies, Burglary Robbery ,Rape Murder, Assault and white collar crime ib state court . In federal court he has tried many from Immigration fraud , Drug and Gun conspiracies, RICO,Sex Trafficking and white Collar crime. He has been successful as a Defense Attorney. He has a A very successful track record as an Appellate Lawyer In both State and federal courts. He got a person out of jail after 18 years for Lack "Of Effective assistance of his trial lawyer. He has handled and tried Divorce Custody Relocation Support Finances in the area of Divorce and family law. He has tried Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice,, business dissolution and estate and Probate cases. Michael was a Confidential Clerk to the Supreme Court ,Justice Kasler. He was town prosecutor and Town Attorney in Cheektowaga for 20 years. He tried Tax certiorari and Zoning cases while there. He also did appeals for the Town.
He was educated at Canisius College Buffalo Law School. He has a Distinguished Peer rating from Martindale . He is also an Eagle Scout and the Advancement chair for the GNF Council of the Boy Scouts. Michael is the kind of experienced lawyer who is relentless in his advocacy of his clients legal rights. His motto is the" Defense never rests" His results and experience make him a top choice for your legal needs.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    White Collar Crime
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 1764653
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2nd Circuit
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Michael J Stachowski PC
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Town Attorney
town of Cheektowaga
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Litigation Deputy/Town Prosecutor
Town of Cheetowaga
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Counsel to Dennis T Gorski
New York Assembly
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Confidential Clerk
New York Court System
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Confidential clerk to Justice Kasler Handled Criminal Trial from Attica Prison Riot
Attorney
Sportservice Corpoation (now Delaware North)
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In house counsel to largest concessionaire in country
Education
Hague Institute of International Law
Certificate Multi National Corporations
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State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. (1973)
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Canisius College
B.A. (1970) | e
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Awards
Criminal Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Peer recommended
Professional Associations
Lawyers of Distinction
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American Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 1764653
Member
- Current
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Erie County Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Car Searches 4th Ammendment, Buffalo Library
Assigned Counsel
Administrative Search Warrants, Association of Towns, NYC
Association of Towns
Tax Certiorari
Erie County Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered

Q. How long after I file for divorce using a lawyer, will my spouse get served ?
A: From the time of filing to the time of service can be days. Process servers are very good and find the defendants quickly
Q. Can I got to jail for my 1st gun possession in New York.
A: Yes. PL 265>3 is a C Violent felony for possessing a loaded gun outside of the home or office. That is very serious a month does not go by when I don't have 2-5 new gun cases retain my services. There are many things a skilled defense attorney can do to get a better plea or perhaps suppress the seizure of the gun. The Mandatory sentence is 3 1/2 years or more. A plea down can give the judge options including probation. It is Important to discuss every fact with a skilled defense lawyer so you know the strength of the case and your options. There are also ways to defend constructive possession or to litigate DNA issues. This area is complex and requires a skilled professional If you are to avoid Jail.
Q. Can a person commit a hate crime on Craigslist
A: That is an outrageous statement but it probably would not qualify as a hate crime. Since it is published on a media platform It could be libel because of the defamatory nature of the words
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Michael J Stachowski PC
2025 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
Telephone: (716) 824-5353