Putnam County, New York Criminal Lawyers

Stephen Bilkis
PREMIUM

Call Now for a Free Consultation with a New York Criminal Lawyer! Get Help 24/7!

I'm an experienced New York City criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who are facing a wide range of criminal charges. I will vigorously fight for your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Stephen Bilkis View Profile
Elizabeth Crotty Esq.
PREMIUM

Free Consultation! Experienced and Aggressive New York Criminal Defense Lawyer!

I am a zealous and aggressive criminal defense attorney. I will work to achieve the best possible outcome for your criminal case! Visit my website for client reviews and case results, or call now for a free consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Jeremy Saland Esq.
PREMIUM

Free Consultation! Diligent Criminal Defense Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights!

I am a criminal defense lawyer with experience, knowledge and skill. I will fight aggressively to protect your interests and rights! Visit my website to see testimonials and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Matthew J. Galluzzo
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Matthew Galluzzo is an intelligent and accomplished litigator who cares deeply about his clients. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense, appeals, and civil rights. He has experience... Read More »
View Profile
Daniel F. Gallivan
PREMIUM

Free Consultation! Aggressive and Focused Legal Representation! Call for Help!

I am committed to protecting the rights and interests of those who have been criminally accused. I will fight to secure your freedom! Visit my website to see client reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Joseph James Fonseca
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(845) 225-9254 37 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Pace Law School
As a former police officer and NYS Investigator, I bring a wealth of practical experience in the areas of my practice. I have tremendous legal experience as a trial attorney, having tried numerous civil, family law and criminal cases.
Christopher York
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
328 Clock Tower Commons Drive
Brewster, NY 10509
Criminal, DWI, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
James Kruta
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(845) 279-0449 47 Empire Drive
Patterson, NY 12563
Criminal, Business, Nursing Home and White Collar Crime
Ohio Northern University
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(914) 228-4550 105 Gleneida Ave
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(845) 225-3641 40 Gleneida Ave
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Criminal and DWI
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(914) 228-0480 40 Gleneida Ave
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(914) 225-8421 1 S Gleneida Ave
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(845) 225-3641 40 Gleneida Ave
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(845) 228-5100 105 Gleneida Ave
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Antioch School Of Law
Putnam County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(845) 225-7500 122 Old Route 6
Carmel, NY 10512
Criminal
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
PREMIUM

Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients Since 2007

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
View Profile
Illisa Brownstein
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterNew York
View Profile
Matthew Metz
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(914) 243-5563 3535 Hill Blvd
Yorktown, NY 10598
Criminal, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
William Theodore Martin
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(866) 557-2275 108 Village Sq., Suite 143
Somers, NY 10589
Criminal, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Alfred F.M. de Prado
Claimed Lawyer Profile
New London County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(914) 962-4100 2014 Crompond Rd
Suite 4
Yorktown, NY 06370
Criminal, Divorce and Family
New York University School of Law
Call us at (914)962-4100 See our website at http://adeprado.com Alfred de Prado has earned a long-standing reputation of resolving complicated legal issues and serving his clients with outstanding legal representation. With over 30 years of successful experience in practice areas, he has served the people of Westchester County faithfully for many years. He is experienced in representing a broad spectrum of clients ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to the needs of individuals. Wills Trusts & Estates Criminal Defense Family Law Matrimony & Divorce Litigation & Mediation Corporations Contracts Real Estate Settlements Personal Injury
Glen Malia
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(914) 788-4126 2117 Crompond Road
Suite 25
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Brooklyn Law School
Jared Altman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(914) 737-0200 2125 Albany Post Rd
Montrose, NY 10548
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Jared Altman has nearly three decades of experience in the legal field. While still in law school he worked in the District Attorney's Office assisting with the prosecution of matters such as driving while intoxicated or impaired, assault and larceny. He also represented disabled persons seeking Social Security Disability benefits. Upon graduating Hofstra University Law School with distinction in 1981, he entered the litigation field with positions at law firms emphasizing personal injury and commercial litigation. There he was exposed to cases involving automobiles, buses, subways, false arrest, infantâs claims, burns and animal bites, to...
Conrad Evan Pollack
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(800) 223-2814 906 South Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Criminal, Appeals, Immigration and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
CONRAD E. POLLACK is the Managing Partner of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP. He heads the firm’s immigration department. He graduated from New York University in 1981 and from Brooklyn Law School in 1984 with great honors. He was admitted in New York in 1985. Over the course of his career, Mr. Pollack has acquired experience in all aspects of immigration law, including deportation & removal matters, work, trainee and seasonal visas, family-based visas, political asylum and citizenship matters. He is a member of the New York Court Lawyers Association, ILW.com, American Bar Association...
Frank Catalina
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(914) 736-0087 1013 Brown St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Bridgeport
The Catalina Law Firm is a small, full-service firm dedicated to providing attentive service and tailored legal solutions to advance your interests. We strive to create lasting client relationships by comprehensively meeting all of your legal needs. Our experienced Westchester County divorce lawyers can guide you through family law proceedings, and we can also help you fight charges like DUI and drug crimes. The Catalina Law Firm can help buyers and sellers navigate real estate transactions, and we know how to assist businesses in protecting their interests during commercial litigation. From our office in Poughkeepsie, we serve clients throughout Westchester,...
Robert Schuster
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(914) 241-0004 344 East Main Street
Suite 406
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Georgetown University Law Center
Attorney Schuster obtained a J.D. from Georgetown in 1994, where he served as an intern in the U.S. Atty’s Office. Immediately passing the bar, he became a prosecutor, trying dozens of cases to successful verdict, & winning appeals before the highest Courts in NY State. In 1998, he devoted his career to defense. He practices in Federal Courts in NY and CT & has tried cases to verdict in both States. His ability to deliver strategic argument & results has made him named one of the 10 Best in New York

With respect to DWI/DUI, Mr. Schuster has handled over 1300...
Andrew Jason Proto
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(914) 946-4808 987 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western New England University School of Law
As a former Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County, Andrew gained valuable experience while handling countless felony and misdemeanor cases. While an Assistant District Attorney he prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including murder, drug sale & possession, assault, DWI, theft and many others. Also, while a prosecutor he coordinated various investigations with state and local law enforcement, developing relationships he still maintains today. Now as a criminal defense attorney Andrew has defended all types of criminal investigations and offenses including complex white collar crimes, million dollar thefts, grand and petit larcenies, assault, drug offenses, sex offenses, DWI/DUI,...
Brian Berkowitz
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Rockland County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(845) 638-9200 222 North Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Roger Williams University School of Law
While working as a prosecutor, Brian Berkowitz was appointed by the District Attorney of Rockland County as the Senior Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Driving While Intoxicated Bureau. In this supervisory role, he was responsible for the training of prosecutors and the review and assessment of every Driving While Intoxicated (DWI / DUI) case brought before the District Attorney's Office, as well as personally handling the most serious misdemeanor and felony Driving While Intoxicated cases from inception to trial. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Brian Berkowitz has utilized his insight and vast background and experience on both sides...
Jeffery L. Greco
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S.,... Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Jeffery L. Greco View Profile
Elena Fast
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Attorney

Elena Fast is a Junior Managing Partner at the Blanch Law Firm, responsible for overseeing business and legal operations of the firm. Prior to joining Blanch Law, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at... Read More »
View Profile
Howard Alan Kave
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(845) 562-1234 815 Blooming Grove Turnpike
New Windsor, NY 12553
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Brooklyn Law School and Brooklyn Law School
Howard first stood before a judge, in the Criminal Court of the City of New York at 100 Centre Street, in September of 1972. He has been representing persons accused of crime every working day since then, a period of nearly 46 years.

Howard learned his craft, as a courtroom lawyer, as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York in Kings County. By the age of 26 he was regularly trying felony cases in the Supreme Court and winning most of them. After five years in that position, he was appointed a...
Angela Zagreda Nikci
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Dutchess County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(914) 946-4900 2537 Route 52
Suite 1
Hopewell Jct., NY 12533
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Pace Law School and Pace University
Angela Zagreda Nikci is an attorney focusing her practice on handling traffic ticket and criminal defense. Angela obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pace University and her Juris Doctor and International Law Certificate, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in New York. She is licensed to practice law in New York and is a member of the NYS Defender’s Association, NYS Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association.
Mr. Glenn Warren Magnell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(845) 725-7935 151 Continental Road
P.O. Box 550
Cornwall, NY 12518
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Most people never imagine that they will be arrested and charged with a crime and assume that anyone who is arrested must be a criminal. The truth is that anyone can be arrested. A mistaken identification, a misunderstanding or dispute with the police or another party, even simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to being taken into custody by the police and charged with an offense. Being arrested can be one of the scariest moments in anyone's life. Suddenly your liberty is taken away and you may face the prospect...
Kevin Charles Harp
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
356 Meadow Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Kevin is an associate in the law firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. Kevin joined the law firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. , where he currently specializes in Personal Injury litigation, Civil Defense, Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Defense. Kevin is a graduate of the University at Albany, where he received a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Economics. Subsequently, Kevin attended Albany Law School where he was the Third Year Class President and a member of a Trial Team that successfully won the Northeast Regional Competition in Rhode Island. Upon graduating from Law School...
Marcia Lynn Payton
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(914) 712-6878 100 South Bedford Road, Suite 340
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Criminal and DWI
Pace Law School
As a former prosecutor for the New York County District Attorney’s Office, Marcia Payton understands how the other side of the courtroom thinks. She is the Mount Kisco criminal defense attorney you want on your side, whether you are up against theft charges or facing sex crime accusations. Working with some of the best prosecutors and police officers in the country, Marcia has all the necessary skills, insight, and resources to defend your case. She has successfully resolved hundreds of felony level cases and is focused on offer aggressive advocacy her clients can depend on. When you need caring representation...
Joseph F Buono
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dutchess County, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(845) 765-1050 804 Route 9, Ste. 4
Fishkill, NY 12524
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Harold Dee
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(914) 241-7963 401 Crow Hill Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Brooklyn Law School
Harold Dee, a former New York City Traffic Court Judge, officiated at over twenty five thousand (25,000) hearings involving violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Mr. Dee is based in the Hudson Valley in Westchester County, New York. He appears regularly in all Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Putnam, and Dutchess County Courts. The practice is limited to alcohol and operation related issues as well as violations of speeding and other traffic related issues throughout New York's Hudson Valley.
Stephen S. Cobb
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(845) 247-5464 724 Broadway, #201
Newburgh, NY 12550
Free ConsultationCriminal and Civil Rights
Pace Law School
Effective and economical representation for criminal defense matters in the local justice courts of Orange County, NY, and Orange County Court in Goshen. I also help immigrants with green card applications (family immigration.) I seek to provide excellent, honest service at low prices. Sí, hablo español. In God We Trust. :-)
Kimberly Sofia
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Rockland County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(845) 639-7011 151 N. Main Street, Suite 202
New City, NY 10956
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Kimberly A. Sofia, Esq. is a commercial and civil litigator, who practices a wide range of legal disciplines throughout New York, New Jersey, and the federal courts. Kimberly has had a record of success in representing clients – from complex personal injury claims and motor vehicle accidents to criminal defense matters like DWI-defense and traffic violations. Though every case is different, she brings the same individual commitment and dedication to each case. Kimberly was selected as a 2015 Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” which placed her among the top 2.5% of lawyers in New York. She was awarded 2014’s “Top...
Andrea Catalina
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(914) 736-0645 1013 Brown St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Pace Law School
Denis Patrick Kelleher
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

St. John's University School of LawU.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and New York
View Profile
Zachary Alexander Margulis-Ohnuma
PREMIUM

Client-focused criminal lawyer focused on federal crimes and sex crimes.

I provide zealous advocacy to clients accused of serious crimes in New York. I listen carefully to my clients and prepare every case as though it is going to trial to ensure the best possible outcome. Read More »
View Profile
David Robert Sachs
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearch
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(914) 840-5104 215 Quassaick Ave, Suite 202
New Windsor, NY 12553
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Eric Stephen Shiller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(845) 569-1529 289 Broadway, Suite 2
Newburgh, NY 12550
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Eric S. Shiller, Esq. has successfully represented over 18,000 clients to date. He has significant experience litigating matters in the New York State Courts. Mr. Shiller is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and the State of Connecticut. Mr. Shiller graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1995, and from Hofstra University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree in 2000. At Hofstra, Mr. Shiller was a Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County Leon Stern Award Finalist. He was also selected to participate in the National Institute for...
Benjamin Ari Greenwald
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Orange County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(845) 567-4820 121 executive drive
Ste 200
New Windsor, NY 12550
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Brooklyn Law School
Michael Salvatore Pascazi
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dutchess County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(845) 897-4219 1065 Main Street
Suite D
Fishkill, NY 12524
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Dennis Vetrano
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Dutchess County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(845) 605-4330 492 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Albany Law School and Albany Law School
Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., a divorce and criminal defense lawyer in Duchess County, is the founder of the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC. At the firm, Attorney Vetrano offers those with family law concerns thorough and understanding legal representation. With 17 years of legal experience, he carries an ability to make a competent judgment of whether a client’s case should be negotiated or tried in the court of law. As a skilled negotiator and courtroom litigator, he can advocate for client interests’ in both contexts. Attorney Vetrano knows every divorce is unique, and his firm works...
Gary F. Miret
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(914) 347-2300 22 Saw Mill River Rd
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business and Family
St. John's University School of Law and St. John's University School of Law
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
20 Peck Rd
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Criminal and DWI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Dutchess County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(845) 687-3000 1432 Route 52
Fishkill, NY 12524
Criminal
Cardozo Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII GoldSocial Media
New York County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 276 5th Ave Ste 704
New York, NY 10001
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
- Client Testimonial

Attorney Shahrestani personally keeps...
Robert L. Herskovits
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial MediaResponsive Law
(212) 897-5410 1185 Ave of the Americas
37th Floor
New York, NY 10036
New York County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Robert has decades of experience with disputes and investigations concerning the securities industry. Robert approaches each assignment with the benefit of having served as an in-house lawyer for a brokerage firm, and also having sat as a FINRA arbitrator for securities industry disputes. Robert’s practice is focused on securities litigation/arbitration and regulatory enforcement matters before FINRA and the SEC and CFTC. Robert advises broker/dealers, investment advisers, securities industry professionals and defrauded investors in varied litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. Robert is certified as an arbitrator for FINRA, AAA and the NFA.

An active participant in the bar, Robert has...
Stephen Hughes
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Attorney

New York
Jeffrey Einhorn
PREMIUM

New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Jeffrey Einhorn joined Mr. Lichtman's firm as an associate in 2007. Together with Mr. Lichtman, he has represented numerous clients in complex criminal cases in both state and federal courts, on the trial and appellate... Read More »
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Putnam County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
(212) 353-9118
New York, NY


AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC)
(718) 896-2500
Jamaica, NY

Show More

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.