Mission StatementOne of the greatest challenges and struggles a person can face is a criminal prosecution. Uncertainty about the future is immediate. Hope can disappear. At risk is the loss of reputation, employment, family and possibly life itself. The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti is a responsible law firm that embraces this challenge and struggle. We believe in a client-centered approach and seek to have a comprehensive and complete understanding of our clients and their needs and interests. We come alongside our clients and provide committed and dedicated representation during some of the most difficult times of their lives. In this effort, we build a team according to the needs of a case and the client. This team can be comprised of a private investigator, a mitigation specialist, and a forensic expert such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. Where present, we desire to help to identify and address the underlying or core issues of the client that are relevant in a case. Our strength lies in early investigation, passionate advocacy, relentless pre-trial and trial preparation, and accessibility. We believe in client empowerment and helping those we represent make informed and educated decisions. We strive to develop collaborative relationships with our clients and encourage them to actively participate in their defense. In addition, believing that family is a necessary support to our clients, we also aim to help the family during a client’s prosecution.
How We WorkBased at the Trinity Building in lower Manhattan, The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti focuses primarily on criminal defense advocacy. We handle a wide array of state and federal criminal prosecutions. These include prosecutions for narcotics offenses, complex securities and other white-collar crimes, homicides, racketeering, and DWI, including vehicular assault and vehicular manslaughter. We represent clients in all stages of the criminal process – from pre-arrest investigatory stage, to grand jury proceedings, indictment, plea negotiations, trial as well as the appellate process. Upon representation in a criminal case, we seek to build a customized team that is necessary to defend our client. This team can be composed of a private investigator, a mitigation specialist, and a forensic expert or specialist such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, or a DNA expert or an economist. The presence of a customized team for each client ensures high quality representation. We believe that a successful outcome in a criminal prosecution only happens through early investigation and advocacy, rigorous and conscientious preparation and collaboration with our clients and the professionals and experts on the team. Client contact is an important attribute of our representation. We are committed to coming alongside our clients to help empower them during a dark hour in their lives. It is only through regular communications and accessibility, can our clients make informed decisions and feel empowered.
Notable Civil Case Results
$100,000 settlement for false arrest
Successfully negotiated a settlement of $100,000 with the City of New York following the false arrest and malicious prosecution of a woman by police officers in the Bronx.
$200k settlment for false arrest
Successfully negotiated a settlement of $200,000 with the City of New York following the false arrest and malicious prosecution of a man by police officers in Brooklyn.
$150k settlement with City of New York
Successfully negotiated a settlement of $150,000 with the City of New York for a former inmate who had been physically assaulted by correction officers.
$750,000 settlement for a transgender former inmate
Successfully negotiated a settlement of $750,000 for a transgender former inmate who had been sexually assaulted by employees of the City of New York while incarcerated.