Practice Areas

Personal Injury Law

We help accident victims get compensation for their injuries and losses!

Matrimonial Law

Our firm can help you keep your family running smoothly!

Real Estate Law

Whether your property is Real or Intellectual, we can help.

Civil Litigation

Whether you are trying to get relief, get money owed to you, or dispute what someone says you owe, we can help.


Whether you are intellectual property or real property, we can protect you!

Criminal Defense

We represent criminal clients in the five boroughs of New York City, as well as in Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  We have also represented clients in the Federal Courts of the State of Vermont.


After leaving a Park Avenue Intellectual Property Law Firm to finish a Book on DNA & Litigation, firm founder Jamel Oeser-Sweat had an alarming experience: People were randomly showing up at his Manhattan Apartment looking for help. He gave people assistance and even more people started to appear. Reluctantly, he looked for office space, eventually settling for space in a start up incubator, which he eventually represented as well. After years of fighting the fact that the practice had become a viable and important part of the lives of his clients, the Law Offices of Oeser-Sweat, P.C. was formed.

Over 16 years after it started, the practice has helped almost half a million people obtain legal information and representation.  It’s legal information websites have been viewed almost three million times. The firm has helped thousands fight to make their dreams come true and to make a better life.  We have helped exonerate the innocent, written a book on DNA & Litigation, and given countless people information they would not have otherwise had access to. We have helped people in Personal Injury, Real Estate, Criminal, Matrimonial, Intellectual Property & Small Business Matters. We fight for our clients!



Jamel Oeser-Sweat co-authors DNA: FORENSIC & LEGAL APPLICATIONS. The foreword of the book was written by Dr. James Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for Discovering that DNA is a double helix

2014 Named "Rising Star" by New York Law Journal

Jamel Oeser-Sweat was named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal

2018 Over Three Million Page Views

We are excited to announce that this year, one of our many legal information sites, CENTRALBOOKING.INFO will reach 3 million page views from over half a million users (according to Google Analytics).

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Jamel Oeser-Sweat, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Attorney Jamel Oeser-Sweat has been involved in many high stakes and high profile matters. He has helped exonerate people accused of crimes, helped people start and grow businesses & helped hundreds of thousands of people access legal information & resources online.

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May 9 / Posted by admin

How May We Help You?

Welcome to the Law Offices of Oeser-Sweat, P.C. How may we help you? Schedule an appointment with an Attorney (Fees May Apply) Inquire about hiring an Attorney for a Criminal Arraignment (Recent Arrest) Inquiring about hiring an Attorney to Seal a Criminal Record Get general information about Sealing a Criminal Record Inquire about hiring an […]

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Engaged While Still Married They say that life is what happens while you are planning.  For some, that means that you may find yourself being proposed to while still married to someone else. For others, it means getting engaged while going through a divorce proceeding.  If you find yourself engaged while still married, here are […]

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Receive Letter From Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) About A Subpoena? Have you received a letter from your cable company because of a movie you downloaded? Maybe you received a letter from your internet service provider (ISP) stating that they have received a subpoena from a copyright owner stating that you have downloaded or distributed […]

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We have probably all seen the ads on the internet and in person.  They always say something like: “CHEAP DIVORCE $399”. The price often changes but the sentiment does not, there are lots of entities and individuals in cities across the United States that are advertising cheap divorces. For example ads that say: “CHEAP DIVORCE […]

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Are you buying items in bulk online in order to sell them on Amazon, eBay or Alibaba? If you buy chargers on the internet, there is a good chance that they are counterfeit. Our firm has represented many individuals and companies that have been accused of buying items online in bulk that have been alleged to […]



The attorneys at Oeser-Sweat, P.C. have worked for over 16 years to provide quality representation in criminal matters to clients. Most law firm sites are commercials which attempt to lure clients into hiring the firm. Unfortunately, Oeser-Sweat, P.C. is not able to take every client that attempts to hire our firm. Our firm, through its various online and offline resources, assists over three thousand (>3000) people a month with legal issues, including the process of finding persons who have been arrested, negotiating the arrest & arraignment processes, and defending against criminal allegations. Our law firm was started over 16 years ago with the goal of providing quality representation to our clients. Whether our clients are famous, infamous, or every day people, we strive to treat our clients as people who have a right to defend their cases. Such being the case, you may find that our firm is not always very responsive to individuals who come from outside of our network of clients. This sometimes frustrates people. This is understandable. However, we have limited resources given the amount of attention we sometimes get from individuals seeking assistance. Our attorneys have written books on DNA evidence, handle high profile and high intensity cases, and run online resources which currently get over 30,000 page views a month. We love to get new clients, but not at the expense of our current clients. Such being the case, we apologize to anyone who may have been frustrated by our frequent decisions to decline to represent individuals who may be unknown to us or who do not come as referrals from our clients. However, making these decisions is the only way to ensure that those people we have committed to already get the representation that they deserve and need. To that end, we have been committed to providing resources to individuals who need help finding their loved ones and negotiating the criminal justice system. This site and our other sites have information which may help individuals who are not able to hire our firm. The information on this site and on our other sites is provided for informational purposes. No attorney/client relationship is intended.

We have information about laws pertaining to sealing records in New York on our sister site: www.sealcriminalrecord.info

What people say about us

I can recommend Jamel without hesitation or reservation. He has proven himself over and over again to be outstanding in his professionalism, thoroughness and ability. Whatever legal needs you may have, Jamel should be your first call. If something is outside his expertise, he’ll recommend a skilled colleague who can assist you. He is a first rate lawyer and person.

I can recommend Jamel without hesitation or reservation. He has proven himself over and over again to be outstanding in his professionalism, thoroughness, and ability. Whatever legal needs you may have, Jamel should be your first call. If something is outside his expertise, he’ll recommend a skilled colleague who can assist you. He is a first-rate lawyer and person.

Being a resident alien convicted of a Felony was difficult. For the past 14 years, I have been unable to travel because of the risk of inadmissibility and/or deportation. Many years ago, you worked EXTREMELY hard to get me a certificate of relief for my felony conviction. That certificate proved to be so valuable when I took the risk to submit my citizenship application. After a lengthy (and scary) process that involved a boatload of research and a dedicated legal team, I finally got my citizenship application approved. I took my oath ceremony last week and am able to get on with my life and put things behind me. I wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work and great advice back then. You were able to help forge a path for where I am today and I will never forget all you did for me!

Being the Co-Founder and Managing Partner to one of the leading establishments in assisting small business and entrepreneurs I can tell you Sunshine might not have been around this long if not for the amazing dedication, friendship, and support of Mr. Sweat.

Time and time again Mr. Sweat portrays uncanny Witt creativity and loyalty to myself and the community in which he helps support. I can not endorse a professional or friend more then I can for Jamel.

Consider yourself fortunate to have Mr. Sweat in your corner.


Cheni Yerushalmi
Managing Partner / Co-Founder
Sunshine Suites NYC

Jamel is an amazing talent in the legal field. Honest, respectable and always looking to help his clients avoid unnecessary situations.

If you want someone who will not rest until the best outcome is reached than I wholeheartedly recommend this dynamic member of the legal community.

What you can expect from him is:
– quality
– effectiveness
– great direction
– complete information
– confidence
– professional treatment and sincere dedication to reach your goals

Just one conversation with him will prove his worth. I’ve referred countless people to him and they have all been exceptionally impressed with him.

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