Brill Legal Group


When your life as you know it is on the line, only the best defense lawyers will do.


Brill Legal Group, P.C., has a history of providing exceptional legal service to individuals and organizations facing prosecution for state and federal crimes in New York.

We defend individuals accused of all manner of offenses, ranging from domestic violence and sex crimes to DWI and white collar crimes. We also represent professionals in disciplinary inquiries and hearings, including doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers and police officers.

Over 25 Years

Peter Brill is sought after by reporters and news channels for his valuable legal insights.

He has made numerous TV appearances to share his views on a broad range of issues in the news and provide commentary on high-profile cases, including those of his own clients. He has been featured on Fox News, i24 News, CBS News, FiOS1, USA Today, News12 Long Island and Al Jazeera America.


A History of Exceptional Legal Service

5 Stars on Facebook, Yelp & Google
10.0 Rating on Avvo

We are proud to have served many happy clients.

Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Criminal Law

One of only two attorneys in New York state.

Multiple office locations throughout New York

We make ourselves available whenever we may be needed.

New York Criminal Defense Lawyers

Handling DWI, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes

At Brill Legal Group, we take pride in our duty to defend our clients. As NYC criminal defense lawyers, we are ready to do what it takes to protect your rights and freedom. Over the years we have accrued a solid track record of success in both trial and negotiation.

It is easy for law firms to make promises. What sets us apart from our competitors is the real results that Brill Legal Group has consistently delivered for our clients. Our work speaks for itself. Here are some of the successful outcomes that Brill Legal Group has achieved in recent cases:

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Brill Legal Group is recognized as a premier New York criminal defense law firm that handles the full spectrum of criminal cases.

Clients who are facing criminal investigation or prosecution in Nassau, Queens, Long Island, New York City, and throughout New York need a team of criminal defense lawyers that is able to utilize all available means to preserve their freedom. We deliver a smart and aggressive defense no matter what the accusation, and we strive to insulate all clients from heavy-handed punishment.

If you have been accused of committing a federal crime, you need an experienced NYC criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. Brill Legal Group takes on all types of cases including white collar crimes, drug offenses, child pornography, weapons charges and internet crimes. We have extensive experience fighting such cases in federal court.

Our NYC DWI attorneys provide personalized representation for drunk driving charges including DWI first offense, DWI repeat offense, aggravated DWI and more. Another commonly charged offense in New York is domestic violence. Under state laws, police are required to make mandatory arrests in domestic violence incidents. With our intimate knowledge of how such cases are handled by law enforcement, our NYC criminal defense lawyers know how to stand their ground against overzealous prosecutors.

Brill Legal Group also represents professionals across many industries in disciplinary hearings and investigations, with or without accompanying criminal charges. We can help defend your job, your license and your livelihood. Our lawyers also handle cases that involve students facing expulsion and suspension in New York.

DWI • Federal Crimes • Disciplinary Hearings

New York’s zero-tolerance approach to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) has the potential to negatively affect the lives of accused individuals. The stigma of having a DWI permanently on your record can cause problems in both your personal and professional life. With so much at stake, it’s important to take DWI charges seriously.

The simple truth is that not all NYC criminal defense lawyers are qualified to represent you properly in a DWI case. The DWI defense attorneys at Brill Legal group have the specific skills, knowledge and experience required to fight such charges. That’s why you can count on us to protect your rights and driving privileges.


Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a term that is commonly used to refer to drunk driving offenses in many states. However, in New York such offenses are classified as DWI. You may be arrested for DWI if you are legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least 0.08 percent while driving a vehicle in the state.

Although a first DWI is charged as a misdemeanor, repeat drunk driving offenses are charged as felonies. Driving while intoxicated charges can take many forms, with sentences getting harsher with each offense.

There are many factors that determine the punishment in a DWI case. The NYC DWI attorneys at Brill Legal Group can explain in further detail, but here are some basic questions you may be asked:

  • Is this your first DWI?
  • Do you have prior DWI offenses?
  • Are you over or under 18 years old?
  • Did you provide a breath, urine or blood sample?
  • Was there property damage?
  • Did someone suffer serious injuries or death?
  • Was there a minor in the vehicle?

Yes, absolutely. New York DWI laws are complex. Although jail is not required for most DWI first-time offenders, it is always a possibility depending on the facts of your case. As a result, you need a NYC DWI attorney who knows the system inside out.

Whether it is your first or third arrest for DWI, New York law requires certain minimum mandatory penalties to be imposed. Possible punishments include but are not limited to fines, loss of driving privileges, probation, jail time, DWI school, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

Having an experienced NYC DWI lawyer by your side can make all the difference in the world. Put simply, you don’t have to face your DWI charges alone, nor should you. Although there is no reason to drive while intoxicated, sometimes things happen that you cannot control, or that you immediately regret. Brill Legal Group can help.

A knowledgeable NYC DWI attorney can guide you through the legal process, presenting options to help you make an educated and informed decision as to what’s really in your best interests. One of the biggest mistakes people make in a DWI case is assuming that it is open and shut. However, there are many possible defenses available. For instance, breath tests and blood-alcohol content tests are not always foolproof. Law enforcement officers can make mistakes, which can be used to your advantage.

Have You Been Arrested for a DWI in New York? Talk to a Lawyer Now.

If you are facing arrest or have been arrested, call the experienced NYC DWI attorneys at Brill Legal Group. We can help you avoid harsh penalties and keep your driving privileges. Say nothing to the police without a lawyer present.

Practice Areas

Domestic Violence

If you are arrested on domestic violence charges, contact the experienced defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group.


In the eyes of the law, if you have been accused of domestic violence, you are alleged to have committed assault, menacing with a weapon or criminal contempt, which are serious charges with very real consequences. In fact, with the "must arrest" domestic violence policy of all local police departments, you have probably already experienced a taste of how the criminal justice system treats even those who are presumed innocent.

If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need a skilled NYC criminal defense lawyer by your side. At Brill Legal Group, we have experience defending individuals accused of domestic violence and wrongfully facing a restraining order or temporary order of protection. We do not judge our clients. We help them by ensuring they stay out of jail.

Our NYC criminal defense lawyers handle many different types of domestic violence cases, including:

Federal Crimes

If you are charged with a federal crime, or a crime that may be prosecuted at the federal level, you need an attorney with experience in federal court.

Brill Legal Group's NYC criminal defense lawyers provide representation to people accused of federal crimes such as identity theft, mail fraud, bank robbery, hacking, domestic violence, child pornography and rape, among many others. We handle a full range of misdemeanor and felony white-collar crimes and embezzlement charges. We have a track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients through aggressively defending their rights in federal court.


Our NYC criminal defense lawyers have years of experience representing clients in many different arenas including federal courts and congressional hearings, as well as hearings before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, among other regulatory agencies.



Representated a civilian military employee against charges of bribery and false statements related to military contracting.



Representation of doctor charged with Medicaid and Medicare fraud involving the fraudulent prescribing of medical devices.



Representation of union comptroller in investigation of fraud and corruption involving public funds.



Representation of numerous individuals charged with Possession, Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography.



Representation of alleged MS-13 gang member against charges of murder and racketeering.



Representation of individual charged with "air rage" assault against passenger and cabin crew on internation flight.


Brill Legal Group has earned a reputation for thoroughly investigating the facts of each case, developing sophisticated defense strategies and vigorously advocating for our clients. We ensure that individuals, professionals and corporations targeted by the federal government are shielded from the heavy punishments typical of such offenses.

Brill Legal Group can provide you with aggressive representation if you have been accused of any of these federal crimes.

No matter what kind of legal trouble you are facing, we are here to help. We don't judge our clients by the type of crime they are charged with. After all, everyone is entitled to a thorough legal defense. When you choose Brill Legal Group, you can rest assured that your defense will be of the highest quality.

Brill Legal Group handles all misdemeanor and felony crimes, including federal crimes, juvenile offenses, domestic violence, DWI and disciplinary hearings. If you are looking for a NYC criminal defense lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights and protect your freedom, look no further.