Due to the state response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Criminal Courts are closed except for arraignments and emergency applications. In the event of an arraignment or emergency application, the courts are open only by video conferencing. If you are concerned about the current status of your case, please reach out by phone or email.
The courts are open on a limited bases for in-person appearances. Check for updates by the Chief Judge or contact your attorney.

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Freedom And Reputation

A former prosecutor who will help you navigate the legal system.

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A Trusted Criminal Defense Attorney

A Trusted Criminal Defense Attorney

Practice Areas

Drunk Driving Criminal Defense

Drunk Driving

Drug Crime Criminal Defense

Drug Crimes

Domestic Violence Criminal Defense

Domestic Violence

Theft & Property Criminal Defense

Theft & Property Crimes

Assault Criminal Defense


Criminal Defense Attorney Services

Criminal Defense

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I am Barbara Wilkanowski, a lawyer who served for 20 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens, New York, prior to shifting my focus entirely to the defense side. For you, this means that I am very familiar with all proceedings in the courts and behind the scenes in cases like yours – whether you are dealing with a DWI charge, misdemeanor drug possession, felony assault or a civil violation.

Barbara Wilkanowski NY Defense Attorney

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