New York Criminal Law Firm

Oeser-Sweat, P.C.

Defending the innocent for almost two decades.


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Felony Cases

If you have received a call from the police, then you need legal help and advice from a Criminal Lawyer. If you are being accused of a Felony, it is important to act before you are indicted to ensure that you can maximize your chances for success.

Misdemeanor Cases

Many of our clients find themselves involved in a once in a lifetime contact with the Criminal Justice system. We can help make sure that you are able to deal with such a scenario in a manner that will help you to continue to build the live you have worked hard to make for yourself.

Seal Criminal Records

We have successfully petitioned courts around the State to seal the criminal records of clients! We have been able to get a Certificate of Relief from civil disabilities for client’s who are not eligible for sealing. Find out if we can help you!

Meet our Managing Attorney


Jamel Oeser-Sweat, Esq.

Jamel Oeser-Sweat is an attorney admitted to practice in the Courts of the States of New York and New Jersey, in the Federal Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the District of Vermont. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

He has handled hundreds of criminal cases, ranging from the defense of white-collar allegations, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence and has successfully defended clients in connection with murder allegations. He is an expert at handling high stakes and high profile matters, often without fanfare or any indication that he was involved. 

He was named a Rising Star top 40 under 40 Attorney by the New York Law Journal.

He has appeared in countless News outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TMZ, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Reader’s Digest, the New York Daily News, the New York Post and the Daily Mail.

Have you been contacted by the Police?

If you have been contacted by the Police or have been accused of a crime, you should speak to an Attorney right away.

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I was very concerned when I was arrested and accused of driving while I was intoxicated. I was worried that I would lose my job and my professional license. Oeser-Sweat, P.C. helped me to get past my “bump in the road”. 

I got into a fight with my wife.  We got over it right away.  A neighbor heard the fight and called the Police.  Instantly, my life became something out of a movie.  Jamel helped me to create a happy ending to what was otherwise a nightmare for my family.

I had a felony conviction for the sale of Narcotics over fifteen years ago.  I am not even that person anymore. Jamel helped me to get my record sealed. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.


Many Lawyers brag about their cases and wins.  We have a lot to brag about. However, we have found that often times, quietly working hard helps our clients to win. Every time we brag about what we have done, it means we are telling strangers a trusted client’s business.  We are not okay with that and you should not be either.

We only take the clients that we think that we can help.  Often that means that people who are not our clients get very angry at us for not getting back to them or for not taking their cases. Our focus is on helping the clients that we have rather than looking for new ones at the expense of the people who have entrusted us with their lives.  We apologize in advance if this philosophy causes you any inconvenience but we are not just a business, we are professionals trying to make a difference.

Why Us?

There are many great Criminal Lawyers in this City. You may have already spoken to a couple. We work hard to fight to help our clients. Maybe we are the Lawyers you need or maybe we are not.

Despite what many private attorneys looking for your money may tell you, your court-assigned attorney might be a great Attorney. Disparaging other Attorneys does not make an Attorney better. We bring our value by working hard to get the best disposition possible for our clients.

The truth is, not every Lawyer is perfect for everyone.  We don’t boast about who we are, or what we have done in the past because your case is different and unique to you. Two people can have the same charges and have a totally different experience with the criminal justice system. Our goal is to help each of our client’s individually to ensure we can help them towards a disposition that is right for their situation given the circumstances presented.

Most of our clients come through referrals. If you are looking to contact or retain our firm, mentioning who referred you will greatly increase your chance of a response.

“We work hard to ensure our clients win.”
― Jamel Oeser-Sweat

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office located? Expand

Our office is located at 99 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10016.  The cross streets are 29th and 30th Streets.


Do you accept walk-in clients? Expand

We do not accept unsolicited walk-in clients. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We are a law firm, not a retail store, though we understand that many other firms operate that way.  Unfortunately, we are very busy and require an appointment. We can not properly service our clients if we allow strangers who have not retained us to stop us from doing the work we have been hired to do. All meetings with are firm are by appointment only.

Often we get feedback from people who are not our clients and who can not get an appointment with us or speak to an attorney. Unfortunately, we can only take a certain amount of cases and handle them properly. We also deal with emergencies. As a result, we can not help everyone.

Another common scenario is we hear from a potential client and then they engage in “shopping around” and come back to us only to find we are no longer able to accept the case they have. To be clear, just as you don’t have any obligation to hire us, we don’t have any obligation to accept any potential client and we are not retained until there is a signed and funded retainer agreement between the parties.



We won’t brag about our clients/cases, but we feel really proud of how many people our firm and online resources have helped assist. According to Google Analytics, people know our work:

17 Years


3,110,000 Page Views

Number of times our legal information sites have been viewed

450,000 Individual Users

Number of People who have used our online legal resources

Oeser-Sweat, P.C.

99 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor,
New York, New York 10016
Jamel at oesersweat.com
Tel: 212-675-7955