Columbia County, New York Criminal Lawyers
E. Stewart Jones, Jr. is a 3rd generation attorney and his commitment to excellence is matched by his compassion to serve, as demonstrated by his professional success and tireless contributions to the community in which he lives and works.
Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America, E. Stewart Jones, Jr. has represented countless individuals and families, won high-profile cases, major civil and criminal cases, and obtained record number of million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
Lee's practice also includes the representation of corporations and professionals in white collar criminal cases. From preventative advice for companies to successful resolution for those charged with financial crimes, fraud or...
Julie is attentive to her clients’ needs and approaches legal issues with pragmatism and common sense, combined with her technical proficiency on the law. She works on criminal matters at both the trial and appellate level and on medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial cases. Julie previously served as a...
Extensive trial and pre-trial hearing experience.
DWI legal instructor to State and local Judges. Member of the Dutchess County Ignition Interlock Panel.
My current practice has a special emphasis on DWI and Opioid Addiction cases. I practice law with the highest degree of ethics, honor and professionalism.
I am certified in the administration of naloxone for the prevention of death in the event of opioid overdose.
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Columbia County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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Center for Law and Justice
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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