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Peter J. Schaffer

Federal crime Attorney at Bronx, NY

5.0   2 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 37 years
    Connecticut - CT 37 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Mr. Schaffer has represented clients charged with a diverse range of criminal conduct including: Arson, Assault, Attempted Murder, Burglary, Conspiracy, Counterfeiting, Drugs, Firearms, DUI and DWI, Forgery, Fraud, Money Laundering, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Obstruction of Justice, Parole and Probation Revocation, Racketeering, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Stolen Property, Trespass, Weapons and Witness Tampering.

    37 years

  2. Federal crime
    Peter J. Schaffer has represented over one hundred individuals charged with federal crimes including racketeering, narcotics trafficking and conspiracy, murder, kidnapping, fraud and money laundering.

    29 years

  3. Civil rights
    Peter J. Schaffer, a New York City False Arrest Lawyer and Police Brutality Lawyer fights to achieve justice and monetary awards for his clients. Mr. Schaffer is a veteran trial attorney who has battled in the courtroom for the past 34 years.

    29 years

  4. Personal injury
    The Law Office of Peter Schaffer is here to help people for every kind of injury situation. Our lawyers are experienced in car accidents, dangerous premises, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, and wrongful death.

Top Rated Bronx Criminal Defense Attorney. Thirty-Seven Years Trial Experience.

Peter J. Schaffer is an experienced criminal defense attorney with a successful track record of fighting for his clients. As one of the top Bronx criminal defense lawyers, Peter J. Schaffer is committed to providing the highest level criminal defense at affordable prices.

Peter J. Schaffer accepts all New York and Federal criminal cases and those involving false arrest and the use of excessive force by law enforcement. He has conducted hundreds of arraignments, bail arguments, hearings, grand jury proceedings, bench and jury trials in the New York City, in federal court, and in the surrounding areas since 1987.

If you are facing a criminal charge or have been the victim of a false arrest or serious personal injury, call Peter J. Schaffer NOW.

 All New York and Federal Criminal Cases

Desk Appearance Tickets ("DAT") and Pink Summons 


False Arrest / Police Brutality 

Serious Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

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Peter J. Schaffer
888 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY, 10451


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by steven | August 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney who gets the job done
As someone who has himself practiced as a criminal defense lawyer for 30+ years, I know what it takes to do this job well. As a colleague of Peter Schaffer's for the past 10+ years, I have had many opportunities to see him in action. I can confidently say that he knows what it takes to get good results in criminal cases that run the gamut from misdemeanors to complex felonies like robbery and serious sex crimes. Unlike most state criminal practitioners, he also has extensive experience in federal criminal cases, and is as comfortable in federal court as he is in state court. If you are looking for quality legal representation in any criminal case, you can rest assured that Peter Schaffer will provide it.
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Posted by Antoine | July 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Devoted Lawyer with Best Results
have gotten in trouble in the past my recent encounter with the law was February 19 2019 before i met mr Schaffer I had 2 prior attorneys that didn’t dedicate there self to my case I was down on my luck no money to pay for a good attorney and every lawyer proclaimed to be the best feb 2020 mr Schaffer was court appointed to me and from the beginning he went to work on my case never did I second question his expertise like I did every other lawyer from my experience with mr Schaffer he became to me as a role model a friend and the best lawyer I have met and came up with excellent results I would recommend mr Schaffer to any one who is in trouble with the law he defense you like you are one of his kids.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Western State College of Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v. A H (USDC Conn)
  • Case dismissed


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • Member
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Peter
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peter Schaffer for over ten years. I have seen him conducting a trial and I have discussed cases with him. He is smart and savvy and extremely capable. I would feel confident recommending any client to him, and can recommend him for criminal defense matters without reservation."
Criminal defense
Civil rights
Criminal defense