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Peter J. Schaffer is an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a successful track record of fighting for his clients.  Peter J. Schaffer has been committed to providing the highest level criminal defense at affordable prices for almost 30 years.

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 Bronx, in federal court, and in the surrounding areas since 1987.

Mr. Schaffer has appeared numerous times on The Nancy Grace Show on HLN, COURT TV, Bronx News12,  and "IN SESSION" on truTV as an expert commentator in criminal law and trial practice.

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. (718) 585-4444


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    29 years
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    21 years
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
    21 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%



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  • Steven Howard Goldman

    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.


    Steven Goldman Criminal defense Attorney
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Peter J. Schaffer

184 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY, 10451


NYCurrently registered 198707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Bronx County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USA v. A H (USDC Conn)Case dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Western State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
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