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Kristen Epifania

Kristen Epifania

Law Offfices of Julie Rendelman LLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Kristen Epifania is an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman. She works on both misdemeanor and felony matters with the firm, as well as family court matters.

Kristen graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, and the Lark-Barranco Scholarship. She studied a diverse array of law, including immigration and asylum law and trial advocacy. Focusing on her passion for the criminal sector, Kristen pursued a specialized Certificate in Criminal Law, which required studies in Federal Criminal Investigations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, Securities Fraud, Law and Police Policy, Forensic Science, and New York Criminal Procedure.

Additionally, Kristen gained practical experience on both the state and federal levels while at BLS. She worked with the Kings County District Attorney's Office in the Crimes Against Children bureau, assisting with the prosecution of sex crimes, assault charges, and homicides. She also worked with U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, handling immigration matters that intersected with the criminal sector. Seeking to be involved in the community, Kristen dedicated pro-bono hours in Memphis, Tennessee, working as a Juvenile Justice Representative with the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, as well as with Sanctuary for Families in New York, where she assisted with divorce proceedings stemming from domestic violence and sex trafficking cases.

Currently, Kristen is admitted to practice in the states of NY and NJ, as well as the Southern & Eastern Districts of NY. She is a member of the NY State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of NJ, as well as the NY State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Kristen began working with the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman while still at Brooklyn Law and has since dedicated her career to passionately advocating for her clients

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Law Offfices of Julie Rendelman LLC
- Current
Civil Litigation Intern
United States District Attorney's Office - Eastern District of New York
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Crimes Against Children's Bureau Intern
Kings County District Attorney's Office
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Juvenile Justice Representative
Shelby County Public Defenders Office
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Student Legal Representative
Sanctuary for Families
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Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Honors: Dean’s Merit Scholarship, the Lisle Scholarship, and the Lark-Barranco Scholarship
Marist College
B.A. (2012) | English Literature
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Awards
Client's Choice
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Top Contributor
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Client's Choice
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Certificate in Criminal Law
Brooklyn Law School
Lisle Scholarship
Brooklyn Law School
Lark-Barranco Scholarship
Brooklyn Law School
Dean Merit's Scholarship
Brooklyn Law School
Magna Cum Laude
Marist College
Professional Associations
Bar of the Southern District of New York
Licensed Attorney
- Current
State Bar of New Jersey
Licensed Attorney
- Current
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Member
- Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member
- Current
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
State Bar of New York # 5512710
Licensed Attorney
- Current
New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
People of the State of New York v. John Doe
Appellate Brief, Second Judicial Department
United States v. John Doe
Sentencing Memorandum
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Defense Career Paths, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn Law School
Certifications
Certificate in Criminal Law
Brooklyn Law School
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, LLC
Blog
LinkedIn
Blog
AVVO
Legal Answers
46 Questions Answered

Q. If i have a order of protection on someone i can stand in front they house in see them in call police
A: If you have an order of protection against someone, and they are simply inside their home, then it is not going to be considered a violation if you go to their house to merely be in their vicinity. Also, keep in mind, that you going out of your way to find them at their home for the purpose of calling the police will not bode well with a judge.
Q. If you have a order of protection can you be infront the person house
A: Most likely, no. The conditions are listed on your actual order, but most orders will state that you must stay away from the individual's home, at the very least. If you are found to be in violation of the order, you can be arrested and charged with a crime.
Q. How much time can you face for these charges Criminal contempt D felony. Burglary 1st B felony. Assualt was E felony
A: Burglary in the first degree is considered a violent B felony, and as the top charge listed, can carry up to a 25-year sentence. If you are charged with these crimes, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Sentencing will depend on which charge you are actually convicted of, as well as whether this is your first offense.
Q. I am being accused of altering a check from 6 dollars to 60. The check sat in a mailbox for weeks before I touched it.
A: More facts are needed here. Was the check deposited as $60 through a mistake of the bank, or did you make any changes to the check itself or fill out the deposit slip as $60? You should contact an attorney to discuss the specific details in order to get a better understanding of what kind out outcome you can expect.
Q. Victim wants to drop a legal case on me and i currently have warrant due to her false statement from mental health.
A: You should have an attorney contact the detective handling the case. If there is a warrant for your arrest, an attorney can speak with the detective about the victim’s unwillingness to go forward. If a complaint is already made, you very well may have to go through with the arrest and then it is the District Attorney’s office that will negotiate with your attorney to resolve the case. Either way, you need to speak with an attorney because an arrest warrant means you are wanted by authorities.
Q. I got beat up, aresst was made my tooth is chipped my neck is swollen I can’t hear well out of my left ear small and ex
A: If an arrest was made and charges were brought, then there is an assistant district attorney handling your case. You can speak to them regarding the costs of your injuries and whether or not payment for such can be incorporated into a plea agreement with the defendant. If you are looking to file a civil suit, then that is something seperate outside of the criminal case and you would need to contact an attorney to represent you.
Q. Is it possible to prove police set up and how can confidentional informant testimony be reliable
A: There aren’t enough facts to determine if this was a situation that involved a confidential informant. More details would be needed regarding the circumstances of your arrest, what was pulled from your pocket, etc. You should contact an attorney to discuss your case details to get a better understanding of what you’re facing.
Q. Can I go to jail an do time instead of paying for the fines then finds would be expunged
A: If you are supposed to pay a fine and fail to do so, a warrant can be issued for your arrest.
Q. If you have had a past arrest of d.v. And went through all of the court stipulations and the court dropped it.
A: If there is a new allegation of domestic violence, then there can be a new charge as well. Your question is unclear as to what exactly the circumstances are, but you can certainly face new charges if additional allegations are raised.
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