Buffalo NY Criminal Attorneys

Defending the Accused Throughout Western New York

Criminal law attorneys fighting for your rights in the Buffalo area

Facing criminal charges – regardless of a first offense or repeat offense – can be a very frightening experience. What you see on television is not how the criminal justice system really works — and the criminal law attorneys at Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP know how to protect your rights. With decades of experience defending clients against a variety of charges, including traffic offenses, drug possession and violent crimes, we are able to assist the accused in nearly every situation.

Your choice for counsel in misdemeanors and felonies

Since 1976, the attorneys at Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP have defended clients charged with criminal offenses in courts throughout Western New York, from the village level through the Supreme Courts of Erie County and Niagara County as well as federal court. Our team can represent you in a wide array of criminal matters, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Assault
  • Larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Homicide
  • Rape
  • Fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Drug trafficking
  • Criminal mischief
  • Domestic violence
  • Petty theft
  • Prostitution
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Internet crimes
  • Credit card fraud
  • Computer sex crimes
  • Firearms offenses
  • Hate crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Burglary
  • Firearms offenses
  • Gambling offenses
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution

A record of successfully defending our clients

Our goal is successful defense of our clients through the use of creative strategies and options for our clients. When you work with the Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP legal team on a criminal matter, we can utilize our network of experts — forensic specialists, private investigators, accountants, expert witnesses and many more.

In one memorable case, our attorneys helped overturn a murder conviction of an inmate — and client — serving a prison sentence in Attica. In addition to securing his release from prison, we also obtained compensation from the state of New York for his improper and unjust prosecution and imprisonment.

Regardless of your situation, when you hire Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP as your criminal defense counsel, we do our utmost to defend you. We review the facts and the law of your unique case, ensuring that you are provided every option and possible solution that we can offer.

Contact us today if you have been accused or charged with a crime in the Buffalo area
If you have been arrested, charged, accused or even merely questioned by the police, contact our criminal defense team at the Buffalo area law firm of Pusatier Sherman Abbott & Sugarman, LLP. To set up a free initial consultation, call us at 716-873-6765 or contact us online. Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Thursday and 8:00 to 4:00 on Fridays, with after-hours appointments available upon request.


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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Attorney and mediator Steven Sugarman provides his advice about how to deal with contrary opinions during a divisive election in "Tips on surviving Tuesday's election, from an etiquette expert, a divorce mediator, a boxing referee".

PSAS Attorneys Volunteer at Elmwood Festival of the Arts

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott & Sugarman, LLP partner Richard Abbott, Esq. and associate Audrey Rose Herman, Esq. volunteered for the recent Elmwood Village Festival of the Arts, a local non-for-profit.

Steven Sugarman Coaches University at Buffalo Law School Students To Great Success in International Competition

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The University at Buffalo School of Law’s CJ Cook and Joe Lavoie took second place at the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna, Austria.  They were coached by professor and professional mediator Steven R. Sugarman, Esq.  They credit their success to their ADR classes at UB, their training with Professor Sugarman, and the intensive workshop at the competition.

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