Criminal defense lawyer Michael S. Pollok is an AV Peer Reviewed rated attorney who focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law in New York's local, state and federal courts. He has many years of expertise defending all types of criminal charges including DUI and is effective at handling plea negotiations, advanced motion practice, bail hearings, criminal trials, appeals, vacating warrants, post-conviction motions (including habeas corpus and other writs and petitions), regulatory investigations, post-conviction licensing hearings, applying for certificates of relief from civil disability and for good conduct, commutation or expungement proceedings, and mitigating other consequences resulting from a criminal conviction including minimizing the likelihood of deportation of permanent resident aliens and visa holders. Michael was then an associate at Barrett, Gravante, Carpinello & Stern, LLP (now merged with Boies, Schiller and Flexner, LLP) in Manhattan, where his practice involved white collar criminal defense litigation and appeals, complex civil litigation, including investigations and litigation involving failed savings and loan institutions on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation. Michael also served on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appellate Division, First Department and upon the pro-bono panel for the New York State Court of Appeals. After leaving Barrett, Gravante, Carpinello & Stern, LLP, he established a solo practice and later joined Hoffman & Pollok, LLP and Allegaert, Berger and Vogel, LLP and Marvin and Marvin, PLLC as counsel. He currently practices in Kingston, New York and Red Hook New York where he practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense.