“Not just the criminal defense lawyer of the year, lawyer of my life”

– Former Client

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Our Philosophy: Your Case is the Most Important Case to Us.

Dealing with a criminal case is stressful enough. Having to chase your criminal defense attorney for case updates shouldn’t be adding to your stress. While I can’t guarantee exactly how your case will resolve itself, I promise you dedication, transparency and relentlessness in getting the best possible outcome.

I have spent my entire career in criminal law. First, as a prosecutor with Kings County District Attorney’s Office and then as a partner at a white-collar federal defense firm. I’ve tried cases ranging from simple drug possessions to death-penalty eligible homicides.

Your case is the most important case to you. Therefore, it is the most important case to me. I intentionally take on a limited number of cases in order to provide each client with unparalleled service and personalized attention.

Elena Fast

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What Our Clients Say

Ms. Elena Fast is the one!

If it were up to me to give her stars…It would be more than 5 stars and will recommend her to anyone. I don’t know what else to say but check the reviews below me and they are already mentioned everything and its all facts. She’s… Read more “Ms. Elena Fast is the one!”

An Attorney You Can Really Trust

Hiring Ms. Elena Fast is one of the best decisions I have made. She not only came prepared with all the background material during our initial meeting and gave her honest assessment. During the course of our interactions I have always found her to be very… Read more “An Attorney You Can Really Trust”

The best lawyer I have ever worked with!

Elena is brilliant, talented, extremely professional, experienced and compassionate. She was able in a very short time to understand my situation and give me all the information and advise I needed. I felt so much released and empowered after I spoke with her. I felt I… Read more “The best lawyer I have ever worked with!”

Exceptional Patience and Results

I’m deeply indebted to Elena and the rest of her team for her expertise, patience, and incredible results. Having worked with her for over two years, Elena fought relentlessly for a reduced charge from our initial meetings onward and was promptly available for any of my… Read more “Exceptional Patience and Results”

Highly Recommend. The Very Best.

Hello, I was arrested on 10/31/2018 and Elena came to bail me out and that was the first day I met her. At that point, I just see her as another lawyer trying to make money off of me. After she bailed me out, she immediately… Read more “Highly Recommend. The Very Best.”

Fantastic and Dedicated

Elena was brilliant. I found her via the internet and met her in her offices on Madison Avenue. I am an international on a working VISA who was wrongfully accused of assault. As well as giving excellent support and soothing advice through the entire process, she… Read more “Fantastic and Dedicated”


Frequently Asked Questions

Should I talk to the police before I consult an attorney?

Absolutely not, even if you believe you are innocent and have nothing to hide. Consult an experienced criminal defense attorney before speaking to the police. Going in to meet with the detective or a federal agent without an attorney can only put you in a worse situation. In conclusion, don't do it! Call us first.

Can I find out if I'm under investigation by law enforcement?

Maybe. While there is no database that allows for a search of all open investigations, there are ways we can try to figure it out. First, we will discuss your concerns regarding criminal exposure. Second, we will figure out which agency may be investigating your matter. Third, we may make some calls to see if we can locate the assigned investigator or case agent.

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense lawyer?

It varies. The fee for each case depends on amount of work required and the complexity of the work. A desk-appearance ticket for trespassing will have a very different fee than a federal racketeering indictment. To discuss your case, please give us a call. We offer flexible payment options.

What can I do to help my lawyer defend my case?

You need to be honest with your attorney about the specifics of your case, even if certain parts may be embarrassing or incriminating. As your attorneys, we are the keepers of your secrets and the guardians of your rights. It is important that we know absolutely everything, no matter how bad it is, in order to defend you successfully.

Should I accept a plea deal or go to trial?

It depends on the facts of the case and the evidence against you. The decision whether to accept a plea deal is yours and yours alone. Prior to making that decision, we will go through all the discovery and discuss the strengths of and the weaknesses of the prosecutor's case. Although approximately 97% of cases are resolved through a plea bargain, we prepare each case litigation from the very beginning. In the event your case falls into the other 3%.