A DUI Doesn't Have To Ruin Your Life. But Your Decision Today Can Affect Your Future. "I don't judge you, I don't lecture you, I defend you." - Rachel Kugel
Many people have heard recounts of other people's experiences, been told laws or rights and searched for information, all turning out to be incorrect. There's no reason to be misinformed.
I don't believe everyone charged with a DUI needs a private attorney. In some cases, one can handle the matter alone and experience a good resolution to the matter. Other times, one needs an attorney who will fight (and fight hard) for them.
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After college Rachel worked as a criminal defense investigator for a private defense firm in Washington, D.C. It was during this time that she first found her passion for criminal defense work. It was through that job that she was able to see how fulfilling it could be to see people through the most difficult time in their lives and work with them to fight for a positive result.
Rachel took this passion and continued it during law school at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. There she was selected to work on cases at the Innocence Project, devoted to exonerating the wrongly convicted through DNA evidence. She also worked on cases through the Criminal Defense Clinic and garnered an internship with the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan.
Rachel then worked for a well known medical malpractice law firm also in Manhattan. Through her experience with criminal defense work and then her work on cases involving medical and scientific evidence she began to combine her skills and work on criminal matters that involve these issues.
Rachel continues to hone and sharpen her skills attending continuing education classes on DUI defense and medical and scientific issues all over the country. She is also very active in the community fighting for fair treatment of the accused and prisoner's rights.
Rachel is in private practice with offices in New York and New Jersey is admitted to the State Bars of New York and New Jersey as well as the Federal Court in New Jersey and is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.
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