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Lance Fletcher

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   123 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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New York City Criminal Defense Attorney Lance Fletcher grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from high school, Lance received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 2000.  While an undergraduate, Lance interned for the Supervising Judge of the New York City Criminal Court in 1998.  In 2001, Mr. Fletcher attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated and received his Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.). While in law school, Lance participated in moot court and a family law clinic, interned at the Department of Justice, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and clerked for a law firm in Hartford, Connecticut.

 

Upon graduation from law school in 2004, Lance was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, a position he held from 2004 to 2008. While at the District Attorney's Office, Lance prosecuted hundreds of cases involving violent and non-violent offenses, DWI and DUI cases, and was a member of both the Identity Theft Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit. Additionally, Mr. Fletcher conducted numerous jury trials ranging from misdemeanors to complex felonies.

Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, Lance has successfully represented clients in criminal, and DWI cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, and in Federal Court. Mr. Fletcher is nationally recognized as a criminal defense attorney and is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

 

In 2009, Mr. Fletcher secured a dismissal for a client accused of a Class B violent felony in Brooklyn, in 2011, Mr. Fletcher obtained a complete acquittal for a client accused of a home burglary in Manhattan, in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Mr. Fletcher has secured dismissals in many misdemeanor and some felony cases and has represented individuals accused of a wide range of offenses from petit theft to attempted murder.  He has defended corporations and individuals accused of violations of local, state, and federal law. Mr. Fletcher's notable criminal representations include the following.

 

Mr. Fletcher also believes that strong local involvement is an essential part of effective advocacy. To this end, The Law Office of Lance Fletcher is a Benefactor of New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer management organization which manages volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools.  

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
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Photos and videos

Appearance on Channel 4 regarding a New York City larceny case I successfully defended.
Overview of the Law Office of Lance Fletcher, New York City Criminal Defense Attorney

Contact Lance

The Law Offices of Lance Fletcher, PLLC
52 Duane Street
7th Floor
New York, NY, 10007

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2023
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Immaculate
I just randomly chose this lawyer off of the website out of reading about him and he automatically matched the honor, truth and respect that was said on through out his website and reviews five stars! Would give more if possible! Very straight forward!
Posted by Deleisha | August 29, 2022
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Heavily Recommend, Best lawyer in NYC
I hired Lance Fletcher, in February, dealing with a very serious case, with a Class E felony charge, he kept me at ease, detailed out , everything he would do for me and my case, he’s well known and positively regarded by judges and fellow attorney , he is worth paying for the Professionalism, the punctuality, and any rapport he has built in his career, He will fight for the best outcome in any case, and his is very reasonable when it comes to his pricing. He is a stand up man, and hasn’t changed since I first hired him when I was 19 for a different case. Please whoever will read this , please hire him whenever in a bind , he was able to get my entire case dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
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Successful Outcome and Happy Client
Lance Fletcher has been outstanding throughout the duration of my case. Lance has far exceed all expectations and has shown an unwavering commitment to see my case gets handled fairly and with the utmost transparency. From the onset, I was pleased at the fee structure and everything was explained in a clear and concise manner. As we progressed, Lance did an outstanding job of keeping me abreast on all the latest motions and shared his thoughts on defense strategy specific to my case. After having the chance to see a matter from start the finish, I can confidently recommend Lance as an attorney who will leave no stone unturned in seeking the most optimal case outcome for his clients. You truly feel like you have a partner in the courtroom with you. Further, Lance has a long track record of success both before and after opening his own practice. He previously worked as a Manhattan prosecutor for many years and has a finger on the pulse of the ongoing matter and timeline as they evolves. He brings over a decade of experience representing clients across many cases which gave him the ability to build a strong defense and quickly iterate and adapt to information as is came down the pipe. My final thoughts are this. No matter the cost, there is nothing more important than having someone go to bat for you who can ensure your rights are protected and preserved. I hope I never have to use Lance’s service again, but in the unlikely event I do, I would have his representation again 10/10!
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Posted by Patricia | August 17, 2022
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He is like a miracle!!!
My name is patricia B and my son was brought up on charges that was not true and he knew nothing about the law. I quickly had to find someone I could trust and did my research, when I stumbled across mr l Fletcher. I seen the reviews and visited his website, so I decided to call him directly and his response was rapid. He gave me and my son the confidence to feel that he had our backs. I had a load lifted from me just by hearing those words, don’t worry…. It will be okay and it was. After one appearance and him speaking to the prosecutor, he won my sons case. Case dismissed. I promise you he is truly the best out here. You can confidently spend your money on a lawyer who wins for you. He does it with a smile. I would recommend that everyone utilizes his services. Thank you Mel. Fletcher. I can’t thank you enough. If I shall ever need you again, I will be calling you.
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Posted by Christopher | June 16, 2021
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Lance is the best lawyer you will ever hire
I met Lance last year after I was arrested for a domestic violence charge. It was a scary situation to be in. When I met Lance for the first time, he was kind and compassionate, and reassuring. He kept in communication with me, promptly responded, and was able to get a dismissal of my case. After an emotionally draining time, I am happy that I chose to hire Lance for representation. He is a lifesaver.
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Posted by Blaine | October 15, 2020
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Superintendent
Lance is a great guy. I have hired him for his help in three different cases dating back to 2012. In my most recent case this past year, he hit a home run in the courtroom and had my DUI case dismissed. I can't explain what a great day that was for me. Worth every penny, Lance will definitely be my first call if I ever wind up in trouble again
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2020
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Lance is a stellar attorney
Lance Fletcher was a huge help in a DUI case that I went through a few years back. The charge was for a DUI misdemeanor that was reduced to an DWAI through Lance's efforts. Beyond that though, he was a source of confidence and clarity for me and my family during an extremely difficult time. He clearly outlined the details of the case, and was honest about the challenges and options that were available to me. He was extremely communicative and available for my questions throughout and even after the case was resolved. I couldn't recommend Lance more highly and am completely grateful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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An Experienced Professional
I came to Lance Fletcher with as my case. He listened my problems and asked all the right questions to get the facts, then presented me with all the possible outcomes. I liked his approach to defense as to secured his services. His knowledge and experience of the law made all the difference in the outcome of my case. Thanks Lance Fletcher and I highly recommend his services to anyone needing a attorney.
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Posted by Jay | March 4, 2020
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Amazing Lawyer...the best
I hired Lance last year for a DUI case and he had it dropped and sealed. He even saved my license from a suspension after I had a refusal. He's really great to work with and tells you the truth and what to expect. I would suggest hiring him right away.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2020
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excellent lawyer
I have hired Mr. Fletcher two times. I was charged with public lewdness in two different occasions, in the first one he was able to reduced it from a misdemeanor to a violation and in the second occasion he found a mistake done by the prosecutor and the case was dismissed. He is really thorough with your case and he really fight for you. Very professional and well-prepare but at the same time he creates and environment of trust and peace. Since day one he makes you feel protected and whatever he tells you it might happen on the court day that is exactly what happen. I do not hesitate to recommend him, 100%. You will be able to sleep better and go through one of the most stressing and frightening moment a person can have in the life.
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Posted by Jose | February 6, 2020
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Best attorney
I can explain how professional mr Fletcher is.. he gets the job done.. has very good communication and knows what his doin.. I am very happy how he handle my case and all I can say is thank you..
Posted by Malandra | February 5, 2020
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He went to court on my son's behalf
Mr. Fletcher was great I had to contact him for my son, We live in Atlanta and my son had to go to court in New York! He went to court on my son's behalf and the outcome was great thank you so much for taking the stress off of me!!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
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Thank you Lance.
I was being charged with two Class A misdemeanors and a violation. Which in turn translates to a maximum of two years in prison along with a heavy fee's for the violation charge. I knew this was serious, so I contacted several lawyers for consultations. Majority of the lawyers attempted to scare me into hiring them. I'm thankful that I didn't sign off and I waited. After meeting Lance I realized that he was the attorney that I needed to hire. Lance never scared me into hiring him and explained the situation I found myself in. He did this in a demeanor that permited me to comprehend everything without frightening me. Furthermore as a former prosecutor turn defence lawyer I feel that his experience has granted hjm a better understanding of what's going on. While I was waiting for my court date I was worried about the possibility of being thrown into The Tombs or Rikers Island. This thought consistently emerged in my head - However whenever I spoke with Lance he has this calming presence about him. I would stop thinking about this possibly. Fast forward to my court date their was a plea deal for Disorderly Conduct along with Anger Management classes. I found it to be acceptable and I took it. I will NEVER find myself in legal trouble EVER AGAIN but if anyone I know finds themselves in legal trouble I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lance Fletcher.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2020
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Best criminal defense attorney
Mr. Fletcher got me out of a huge mess. I was facing a felony for criminal impersonation. It’s all gone. He told me “don’t worry I got this“. He handles everything. I mean everything. He is your man and he won’t let you down.
Posted by Tiffani | January 14, 2020
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Saved my life
I was facing four years. I have a prior armed robbery felony that I did time for. I thought I was screwed for good. But lance fletcher saved my life and got it to a misdemeanor and all I have to do is stay out of trouble for a year. I highly recommend him. He’s so handsome and articulate and charming as well no DA will dare go against this fierce amazing lawyer. Lance thank you for saving my life. Hopefully I won’t need you in the future but if I do, this is the man I am calling. He is better than the famous lance lazario. If your in trouble I would trust this man with your life. And he got it done within three court dates when the public defender before I hired him was saying this is going to drag out and I was most likely going to prison. There’s not enough words to thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2020
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Got me off with no criminal record
Lance is the definition of skilled and professional. He is very knowledgeable and knows law like the back of his hand. Lance remained confident throughout my entire process. He got my case reduced and I left with no criminal record.
Posted by David Sher | January 8, 2020
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Great Attorney - Really Saved The Day
I hired Lance to represent me in a traffic related incident that might have resulted in a permanent record. Lance navigated the court system expertly, was extremely efficient and cost-effective and got an incredible result for me.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2019
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CEO/Founder
Lance is amazing. He helped me in a number of ways, and I would recommend him to anyone. Smart + experienced + working knowledge of both sides of the law + (very) high level of integrity = amazing service. He's the best at what he does. Hands down. I'm very hard on lawyers... so this is def. an honest review.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
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Mr. Fletcher
Lance is an incredible guy. I was very concerned about my case but he reassured me that everything was going to be alright. Lance was very professional and handled the case accordingly. He was able to dismiss my case and I was only left with a minor fine. I highly recommend Lance to whoever needs legal representation. Always lawyer up!!
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Posted by Jasmine | July 31, 2019
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Great representation
From the beginning, Lance was great. He was very professional, knowledgeable and overall confident on his capabilities with handling my case. I’m more than pleased with what he has done for me. He’s great at what he does and I was lucky to have him represent me. He achieved the best outcome for my case that I could ever want and for that I thank him.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • The Law Office of Lance Fletcher, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Criminal Court of the City of New York
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • DWI with twice the limit in Brooklyn
  • Reduced to a traffic infraction, small fine
  • Gun possession in Manhattan
  • Dismissed
  • DWI - Client tried to drive through checkpoint
  • Case dismissed, no suspension, no fines, all charges dropped
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Service Plaque
  • NY County DA
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • WNYC
  • Radio Interview
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (15)
Endorse Lance
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Lance Fletcher he is an amazing criminal defense lawyer. He trained in the New York County District Attorney's Office where he learned the inner workings of the criminal justice process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is a professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is an exceptional attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. He is highly regarded in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working side by side with Lance as a prosecutor for several years at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, and am now a colleague of his in the defense bar. Lance is an excellent lawyer who knows the court system in and out. I've seen him in action and he is a zealous and caring attorney who I would want on my side if need be. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fletcher is a dedicated, highly-skilled lawyer well-respected within the legal community. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Mr. Fletcher a few years ago at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He is one of the most hardworking and intelligent individuals you will ever meet. In private practice, he fights for his clients and always has their best interests at heart. If you need an aggressive advocate on your side, Mr. Fletcher is your man. Without a doubt, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fletcher is a dedicated and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Referred a criminal matter, could not be happier with the results."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fletcher is a hard-working, diligent, and compassionate attorney who gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance Fletcher is an excellent attorney. He combines top-flight legal abilities with excellent people skills. Anyone represented by Mr. Fletcher is in fine hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly experienced and extremely articulate and persuasive in court. One of the top criminal defense lawyers in New York City."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred quite a few clients to Mr. Fletcher, and all of them were very satisfied both with the level of service and with the outcomes of their cases. Mr. Fletcher is a pleasure to deal with, and he delivers the best professional service one could wish for."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Other
"Let me start by saying that Lance has all the attributes of an effective and highly skilled criminal defense attorney. As a former NY prosecutor he has perfected his craft inside the courtroom. In conversing with Lance, his colleagues will find him to be both personable and extremely knowledgeable about NY State Statutes as well as case law. As a highly skilled trial attorney he exudes confidence without arrogance. It is these unique character traits along with his thorough preparation that makes Lance a most effective presence in criminal court. When a client's liberty is at stake, he or she can turn to Lance Fletcher and know they will have a competent, experienced, skilled and compassionate advocate in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If I were to ever be in trouble, I would call Lance in a heartbeat. He is tough, yet personable, and well-versed in all matters criminal defense. I highly recommend him."
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New York Criminal defense Lawyer Lance Fletcher
Lance Fletcher
Criminal defense Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 17 years