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Michael Peter Bassett Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Hauppauge, NY

5.0   42 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Mr. Bassett represents clients in a plethora of legal proceedings at the state and federal levels. He focuses on criminal defense, traffic violations, and employment law.

 

Mr. Bassett graduated from Adelphi University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. He was a President’s List recipient several semesters and a Dean’s List recipient in all semesters he attended. In 2008, he received the Theodore Caplow Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice awarded to the author of the paper of the year in the topic of Criminal Justice. While at Adelphi University, Mr. Bassett was a member of Theta Chi, the National Honor Society in Criminal Justice. 

 

Mr. Bassett earned his Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2013. While at Touro, he served as secretary and vice president of the Public Interest Law Organization of Touro. He practiced in his passion of public interest while at the Public Advocacy Center of Touro in 2010, where he represented indigent tenants and landlords.  He subsequently served as a pro bono attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York (Central Islip), to vigorously defend persons charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney.

 

Mr. Bassett recently enrolled and graduated from the prestigious New York State Bar Association Trial Academy hosted at Cornell University. While at the Academy, Mr. Bassett enhanced his already strong trial advocacy skills by learning from New York’s best and most seasoned trial attorneys in areas such as: jury voir dire, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments. 

 

Mr. Bassett is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and pending admission  in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

 

He is an active and contributing member of the Nassau County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers Committee. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association. 

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Location

The Law Offices of Michael P. Bassett, Jr.
490 Wheeler Road
Suite 270
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2024
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My #1 Driving Attorney
I had a citation for 8 points on my license, and thankfully I got recommended here. No points on my license anymore. Extremely professional, and on top of his work.
Posted by Alli | January 18, 2024
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Very professional, highly respected
Mr. Bassett was professional and dependable. Kept me updated on every everything that was happening. I felt like he cared and I wasn't just a client for profit. Mr Bassett is highly respected at court and ultimately was able to get charges dropped from over 15 points speeding to no point parking. I would highly recommend him to friends and family
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Posted by Ian | January 18, 2024
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Michael Bassett worked a miracle
Michael was fantastic. Michael had a strategy to get the best possible outcome and it worked. I am extremely thankful for his services. If you are looking for an attorney with your best interest at heart, who is willing to fight for the best outcome, and is extremely responsive? Look no further than Michael Bassett Jr.
Posted by Chris | August 29, 2023
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Chris
Was recommended Mr. Bassett by a friend working within the legal field and I couldn't be more satisfied with this recommendation. I called Mr. Bassett regarding two separate speeding tickets adding up to the potential of possibly loosing my license. When I called Mr. Bassett, it was during a time when I lacked the ability to personally attend and manage these two tickets. Mr. Bassett ensured that I would not have to worry about the tickets and he would manage any appearance and keep me updated on any issue requiring a decision. Within, I believe 1-2 appearances on my behalf, Mr. Bassett was able to reduce BOTH tickets removing any possibility of loosing my license. One ticket becoming a parking ticket, and the other being reduced. This is something I was VERY satisfied about because of the very likely potential of me loosing my license if such reductions were not made. Overall, Mr. Bassett was able to reduce my two tickets beyond expectation, and I would recommend Mr. Bassett to any friend or family member.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
Michael helped me fight some of my tickets which ultimately ended with dismissal.
Posted by Rashad | March 31, 2023
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Great lawyer highly recommends
The best attorney and is highly respected in the courtroom and knows his stuff gentleman and keeps in contact Had like 5 documents most bull but he got them all dismissed very satisfy with his service
Posted by James | March 30, 2023
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This is your man !
Mr.bassett is definitely someone I will be recommending to anyone, the man knows his stuff and you can physically see how respected he is in the court rooms... 10/10 in my experience and opinion
Posted by Michael | March 1, 2023
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Great lawyer!!!!!
I had a mess of a case a slew of charges almost 7 dockets, it was overwhelming for me and it had to explain all of that in one court . I was looking at 6 months in jail and yes I was guilty of some stuff but nothing that warranted jail time. Michael was able to keep me out as well as get almost everything dropped I couldn’t believe it! And I’m happy I had that pleasure to be able to be represented by him. The guy is ace to say the least ., I can’t thanks him enough for what he did for me and was able to understand me as person .. I’m older now but if I know anyone that gets in any kind of trouble they’re gonna get referred to him by me, and they will be able to experience it for themselves. I can’t say enough about the guy, 5 stars all around!!
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Posted by Kevin | December 29, 2022
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Michael Bassett really does great work
He’s a pleasure to talk to and makes you feel at ease leaving the office. I had a speeding ticket (78 on a 55) two misdemeanor for a suspended license and aggravated driving and he got this all down to a simple $70 parking ticket.
Posted by Charles | September 15, 2022
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Representation at reasonable cost!
I was having legal difficulty with my tenant and found counsel Michael Bassett Jr. online. From the first conversation with him I felt that he was very knowledgeable regarding my particular issue and indicated a willingness to help. I proceeded to employ him to handle the problem. Very quickly he went to work on my case. He knew exactly what needed to be done and explained it to me in language I was able to understated. A few weeks later he had nearly resolved the issue I was trying to handle myself for almost a year. After discussing a solution he immediately went into action to have the tenant enter into an agreeable arrangement. Papers were signed and the tenant started to make payments. A satisfying experience. I recommend Michael Bassett Jr. if you are looking for results!
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Posted by Amar | September 14, 2022
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Great lawyer and great assistance!
I vouch for attorney Bassett! He guided me throughout my ticket and helped me get ZERO points. Yes there is a fine which is from the court but i was able to keep my license with no points. As for that I appreciate and would use his services again. Thank you.
Posted by Patricia | August 8, 2022
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Best attorney ever
I hired Mr Bassett for a landlord tenant issue after being totally frustrated with my prior attorney. After my initial consultation with Mr Bassett I felt confident I finally found the right attorney and felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders as the landlord. Mr Bassett did everything he promised in our initial conversation and kept me updated throughout the entire process. The tenants finally moved out at the end of June and I feel this was due to Mr Bassett taking a proactive approach with their attorney and the court. I could not have asked for a better result and if I , my family or friends ever needs an attorney I would highly recommend Mr Bassett. There are not many attorneys out there who truly care but he is definitely one of them,
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Posted by Roland | May 2, 2022
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Dwi case
Mr Bassett is a great lawyer he noses the law and trys very hard to get justice I hope I don't need another lawyer but if I do Mr Bassett is for me five stars all the way
Posted by Jennifer | February 24, 2022
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Traffic tickets
I was referred to Michael Bassett through another lawyer for a traffic ticket for my son and and after speaking with him for the first time I felt extremely comfortable with him. He took care of that ticket for a very reasonable price and did a great job getting the charge reduced for a speeding ticket. Then a couple of months later we had to use him again for another ticket and once again he did a great job. I would highly recommend him and he will definitely be our lawyer from now on.
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Posted by Eric | February 15, 2022
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100% LIFE SAVER
Mr. Bassett will be the first person I call whenever I have any problems with the law/court/cops.I have had multiple public defenders all who had " so many cases " mine couldn't get any attention. My first lawyer never called me and I didn't receive any new court dates so I just stopped going (it was a nightmare). Then I get pulled over for an inspection sticker and got arrested for a warrent and spent the night in holding. The next day when I met Michael Bassett the first thing I noticed was his handshake... it made me trust him before we even spoke. After talking to him I realized how even though he just spoke with 4 other people it felt like my case was the only one he was working on. Before and after every court appearance he would contact me and let me know exactly what's happening, what time, where to be, ABOVE AND BEYOND any lawyer I've ever worked with. Now lets get into it I had multiple tickets from multiple traffic stops over the course of about 4 years. The ONLY TICKET I PAYED FOR WAS ONE PARKING VIOLATION. Not only did Mr. Bassett do an amazing job inside the court room but outside as well he checked my entire background to makesure I didn't have ticket in any other courts or countys. Not only does he Excell at his job but at the same time he talks to you as an equal explaining exactly whats happening making the whole process stress free. I can not thank you enough if you read this Mr. Bassett thank you for putting me and my family's minds at ease I'm gonna sleep so good tonight.
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Posted by Manny | February 10, 2022
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Speeding ticket Reduced !
I hired Michael Basset as my lawyer from a referral, this has been the best choice I have made . He got my 8 points reduced to a non speeding ticket . I normally don’t believe lawyers can get these kind of tickets reduced but this lawyer is the GOAT. I will refer him to EVERYONE ! Highly Recommend Michael.
Posted by Chrysa | January 3, 2022
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Quick and Seemless Process
Mike took care of some traffic violations for me. He was so helpful and made the whole process for me quick and painless. Went to all the court appearances so I would not have to! He was knowledgeable and very helpful throughout the whole thing. His professionalism was amazing.
Posted by Andjela | December 20, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
I am beyond grateful to have crossed paths with an attorney such as Michael Basset. His dedication and professionalism are unmatched. He responded to me immediately after contacting him and had a plan for my DUI case within minutes. I felt at ease and reassured after every conversation and hearing. He had a plan for me, I followed it and he got me the best possible outcome. I couldn’t be any happier! If you are looking for a confident, knowledgeable and efficient attorney who gets the job done this is your guy!
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Posted by Darrell | December 20, 2021
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Dui case
I contacted Michael P. Bassett jr to represent me with my dui case. I knew Bassett for over twenty years, he’s always shown great leadership. This was my first run in with the law, and dealing with the covid restrictions had me worried. Bassett was there for me. During our case he always checked in on me, and updated me. I felt like I was in good hands. Bassett was able to drop my dui down to impairment and had my speeding ticket thrown out. I was more than happy with the decision.
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Posted by Carlos | December 3, 2021
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Best hire of the year
Mikes worth every penny! He gets the best results possible and I like that he responds messages back quickly! Would def recommend to anyone
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attoney
  • The Law Offices of Michael P. Bassett, Jr.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • McGuire, Peleaz & Bennett
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Staff Attorney
  • Suffolk County Legal Aid Society
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Collins, McDonald & Gann, PC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Defenders of New York
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Raiser & Kenniff, PC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Intern
  • Law Office of the Public Advocacy Center
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Adelphi University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of New York v. Anonymous
  • Client paid amount of the item that was destroyed, in return the client received an ACD on all charges avoiding adding charges to their criminal record. .
  • Nassau County Traffic/ New York State v. Anonymous
  • Vacated all defaults and avoided client paying case opening fee of $75 for each ticket. Negotiated speed, to failure to yield- three (3) points. Remaining tickets to jaywalks. FInes were reduced to $653. The client was able to keep their license.
  • Palisades Collections v. Anonymous
  • Successfully settled the $3,400 debt for $840 and timely released their bank account
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Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • New York Metro Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor in Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor in Speeding Tickets
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Graduate of the NYS Bar's Trial Accademy
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Young Attorney of the Month (May)
  • Nassau Young Lawyers Section
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor in Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice in Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor in Speeding Tickets
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice in Speeding Tickets
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Theodore Caplow Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice
  • Adelphi University
  • 2009
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Adelphi University
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Suffolk Traffic Court Summit 2021
  • Understanding Traffic Court Amongst COVID
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (36)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his knowledge and experience."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his familiarity with criminal law and alcohol-related offenses. He clearly has the knowledge, experience, and clarity of expression vital to be a great attorney. He is a consistent and consistently helpful contributor, helping many here in need."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bassett's comments on this forum regarding criminal law matters indicate high levels of knowledge in this subject."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You are in great hands with this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a young, aggressive and personable lawyer who works hard for his clients to ensure the best possible outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Bassett is a highly competent attorney that will work diligently to ensure that his clients are fully informed on all aspects of their cases and satisfied with the outcome. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a smart, driven attorney. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr Bassett is a great lawyer, and I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a hard working and knowledgable attorney. It was my pleasure to work with him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Michael. When we were co-workers at his former firm, he handled a traffic ticket for a family member (as a courtesy) and achieved an excellent result. He is personable, works hard, and is eager to learn the practical skills of lawyering."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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