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Derek's practice is entirely devoted to criminal defense matters in New York state and federal courts. For all types of cases, including violent crimes, sex offenses, drugs, white collar/financial crimes, and impaired driving, he is responsible for crafting unique defense strategies for his office’s clients in and out of the courtroom. In the community, Derek is an elected board member of the New York State Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL), an organization that is responsible for supporting the efforts of criminal defense attorneys throughout the entire state. He also serves as a member of NYSACDL’s Legislative Committee by reviewing proposed criminal procedure and penal laws in the New York Senate and Assembly and then advocating for or against the passage of those laws. Derek has been sought after for comments on DWI and criminal defense-related issues in articles published by USA Today-College Edition, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest, and he has also been invited to lecture on the effects of DWI on the community and negotiation skills and client counseling in the field of criminal defense.