Westchester County, New York Criminal Lawyers

Stephen Bilkis
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Matthew J. Galluzzo
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Northwestern University School of LawNew York
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Mark A. Siesel
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Free Consultation! Zealous and Aggressive Representation in Criminal Defense!

I am an aggressive and seasoned criminal defense attorney. I diligently and zealously represent the accused against criminal charges! Visit my website to see client testimonials or call today for a free consultation. Read More »
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Hayley A. Chittenden
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney

Pace Law SchoolNew York and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Samuel Coe Esq.
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

Brooklyn Law SchoolNew York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Aubrey Claudius Galloway
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(914) 358-6420 2 Overhill Road
Suite 400
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Criminal, DWI, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Seton Hall University School of Law and Pace Law School
Aubrey C. Galloway III, Esq. received his Juris Doctorate from Pace Law where he followed a litigation track and excelled in trial and appellate advocacy. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College where he was elected to the prestigious Pi Lambda Sigma honors society for excellence in the subject. Mr. Galloway begin his legal career as an Associate at one of the top Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury law firms in the country, Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch LLP (Best Lawyers® rankings). During his 4 years at ARFD he handled the defense...
Jeffery L. Greco
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(914) 898-8800 75 S. Broadway
4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationWestchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
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., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Eli Moore
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(914) 725-0028 29 Elmridge Drive
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Boston University School of Law
Eli Moore, Westchester County’s premier traffic ticket lawyer and criminal attorney, has represented thousands of clients throughout Westchester and New York City for over 25 years. He provides personalized, expert service to those who have been charged with a moving violation or a criminal offense. He goes to court so you don’t have to and helps reduce your fines and points so that you can keep your insurance rates low. Eli Moore brings a wealth of expertise to his work. He earned his B.A. degree from Columbia University and his law degree from Boston University Law School. He...
Robert Schuster
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(914) 241-0004 344 East Main Street
Suite 406
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Georgetown University Law Center
I passionately and creatively utilize my extensive experience, honed analytical and interpersonal skills and knowledge of the law to boldly get my clients the best possible results in their criminal defense matters. I leave behind clients appreciative of their freedoms and the respect with which they have been afforded as I fiercely and loyally defended their rights and protected their interests like no one else would. That is who I am and that is why you should consider me to courageously bring all my skills and experience to bear to defend you.
Michael H. Joseph
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(914) 574-8330 203 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Construction and DWI
Tulane University School of Law
Andrew Jason Proto
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(914) 946-4808 One North Broadway
Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
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,...
Shauky Michael Musa-Obregon
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(914) 721-0865 199 Main St
Ste 301
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
University of Pennsylvania Law School
S. Michael Musa-Obregon is the founder of New York City firm, Musa-Obregon & Associates, which focuses on helping those facing criminal charges, dealing with personal injury litigation, immigration issues, employment law, divorce, and intellectual property. He fully understands what is on the line for many of his clients and he strives to do everything on his end to help each individual secure the best possible outcome. Working tirelessly to investigate every aspect of your case and create a strong case strategy, you can feel secure placing your future in the hands of the team at Musa-Obregon & Associates. For more...
Mark A. Siesel
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(914) 224-3086 50 Main St
#1000
White Plains, NY 10606
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Traffic Tickets
Brooklyn Law School
My law firm, The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel, is an established firm with offices in White Plains and the Bronx. I have over 27 years of experience specializing in personal injury and criminal law matters. Further, I will remain personally involved with your case from beginning to end. I zealously represent all of my clients, and, as a result of my advocacy, I have obtained many successful verdicts and settlements.

I am dedicated to providing skillful and effective legal representation to my local community. I have been licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey since 1987,...
Mayo Bartlett
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(914) 224-3086 50 Main St
#1000
White Plains, NY 10606
Criminal, Civil Rights and DWI
Pace Law School
Mayo Bartlett is an attorney who focuses on litigation. From 2003 to 2013, he was a partner at the law firm of Young & Bartlett, LLP, a litigation law firm which focused on Criminal Defense, Civil Rights and Personal Injury matters. He worked for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office for more than ten years, and served as a litigator in the Superior Court Trial Division prior to his appointment as the Chief of the Bias Crimes Unit. Mr. Bartlett has provided hate crime training for the law enforcement community, and he works with community organizations and...
Michael D. Litman
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(917) 554-8231 75 S. Broadway
Suite 403
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Albany Law School
Elliott Adler
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New York Criminal Law Attorney

Touro CollegeNew York
Joseph P. Villanueva
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Aggressive and Effective Legal Representation! Skilled Criminal Defense!

I aggressively protect the legal rights and interests of the criminally accused. I will use my experience and expertise to fight for you! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jeremy Saland Esq.
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(212) 312-7129 50 Main St #1000
White Plains, NY 10606
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
State University of New York - Buffalo
A criminal lawyer and both a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and local Westchester County Municipal Prosecutor, Jeremy Saland handles all matters that directly or indirectly "touch" the criminal justice system. Whether defending the accused in the Criminal Courts or Juvenile Justice System before or at trial, representing students in university Title IX proceedings and Dean Disciplinary Hearings, securing or challenging the issuance of Family Court Orders of Protection, protecting victims from matters ranging from Revenge Porn and Harassment to Extortion and Blackmail, or sealing the criminal case of a client who has paid his or her dues long ago,...
Frank Catalina
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(914) 736-0087 1013 Brown St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Bridgeport
Jared Altman
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 36 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...
James C. Freeman
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(855) 228-7369 111 Church St
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Pace Law School
Conrad Evan Pollack
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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...
Richard Anthony Portale
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(914) 292-3557 245 Main Street
Suite 340
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal
John Marshall School of Law
Mr. Portale is known as a pit bull in the courtroom and at the negotiting table and he has the results to prove it.

While attending the University of Buffalo Mr. Portale majored in Interdisciplinary Studies, Classics and Philosophy of Law, and graduated with Honors. Throughout undergraduate studies, Mr. Portale played football, basketball and rugby. After receiving his Juris Doctor,, Mr. Portale moved to Westchester County, New York where he studied for the New York Bar Exam while he co-managed the re-election campaign of then Westchester County Attorney Jeanine Pirro. That year, Ms. Pirro received a greater percentage of votes than...
Hayley A. Chittenden
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pace Law School
Andrea Catalina
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(914) 736-0645 1013 Brown St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Pace Law School
Matthew J. DeFazio Esq.
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Immigration
Pace Law School
Martha L. Osorio
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Jason L. Solotaroff
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Success and Experience Defending the Underdog! Call Today for Skilled Advocacy!

I am an aggressive criminal defense attorney. I use a combination of analytic skills, experience, instincts, and toughness to defend the accused! Visit my website to see case results or call today for a consultation. Read More »
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Peter Howard Tilem
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Mr. Tilem, a former prosecutor, has the experience, knowledge and skill to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. He is dedicated to protecting your rights. Contact him today, for a free consultation. Read More »
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Harold Dee
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 44 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.
Marcia Lynn Payton
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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...
Cindy N. Brown
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Landlord Tenant
Charleston School of Law
Joseph P. Villanueva
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 893-9645 700 White Plains Rd
#237
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Criminal, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Do you like to save money? Of course you do. If you were issued a traffic ticket, speeding ticket, or moving violation in New York State, call me to learn how we can help you save money, time, and points on your license. Call us now 800-893-9645 and ask for your FREE telephone consultation. Join the thousands of drivers that have used our firm to successfully reduce their exposure to fines, points, and significant insurance increases. I am a former prosecutor and I look forward to speaking with you soon. 800-893-9645.
Brian Valerio Esq
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(914) 574-8330 203 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Robert M. Schechter
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Albany Law School
Thomas L. Gallivan
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(855) 228-7369 111 Church St
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
St. John's University School of Law
Jesus A. Cachaya Jr.
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Bruce Robert Bryan
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(914) 281-1850 81 Main Street, Suite 450
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal and Appeals
Fordham University
Appellate lawyer with more than 20 years experience handling complex state and federal appeals in New York and elsewhere. Adjunct professor teaching appellate practice in Ivy League Law School. Experience in United States Supreme Court.
Stewart McMillan Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Silver
Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(914) 358-4326 244 Westchester Avenue
Suite 410
White Plains, NY 10604
Free ConsultationCriminal, Construction, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Fordham University School of Law
Arkady Bukh
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Bukh Law Firm, P.C. is #1 ranked Criminal Defense law firm, as ranked by Avvo, Citysearch and Insiderpages. The attorneys at the Bukh Law Firm, P.C. are committed to providing each and every client with an aggressive... Read More »
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Elizabeth Crotty Esq.
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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 »
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Richard David Willstatter
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(914) 948-5656 200 Mamaroneck Avenue
Suite 605
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal and Appeals
Duke University School of Law
Mr. Willstatter is a criminal defense lawyer. He represents people in the New York state and federal courts. He has been a criminal defense attorney for nearly thirty years and has been in private practice since 1989. He serves as Vice President of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As a partner at the Law Office of Green & Willstatter in White Plains, New York, he handles criminal cases in the Westchester County courts and those of the surrounding counties, including New York City. He also represents people who are accused of offenses in the United States...
Daniel F. Gallivan
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(855) 228-7369 111 Church St
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Herman Kaufman
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(877) 964-1115 411 Theodore Fremd Avenue
Suite # 206
Rye, NY 10580
Criminal and Appeals
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
My background combines experience both as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, as well as experience as an academic, concentrating on appellate practice and civil and criminal procedure. After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, I served a clerkship to a federal judge; thereafter, I was a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for 5 years. Following a tour as a full time law professor at Washington & Lee University, I entered private practice in 1975, where I have remained to date; my areas of practice consist mainly of criminal and civil litigation with a specialty in appeals; family...
Peter Howard Tilem
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(877) 377-8666 188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Real Estate and White Collar Crime
Pace Law School
Daniel Adam Hochheiser
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(212) 689-4343 760 White Plains Road
Suite 101
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Criminal and DWI
New York City Criminal Defense Attorney
Attilio A. D'Oro
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(917) 693-4247 139 Southside Avenue
Hastings, NY 10706
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Probate
Fordham University School of Law
The Law Office of Attilio A. D'Oro is a full service law firm specializing in criminal law, personal injury, probate litigation and commercial litigation. We offer proactive and comprehensive legal representation to meet your personal needs.
Mr. D'Oro has been a member of the New York State bar since 2001. He is also admitted to practice in Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (E.D.N.Y. and S.D.N.Y).
Mr. D'Oro specializes in criminal law, probate litigation, foreclosure defense, personal injury and business litigation. Other areas of expertise include drafting contracts and wills. Mr. D'Oro has appeared in court and...
Joseph Luis Ramirez
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 574-8330 203 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal, DWI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Kirsten Bennett
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(914) 246-2906 50 Main Street, Ste. 1000
White Plains, NY 10601
Criminal, DWI, Probate and Real Estate
I currently serve clients throughout Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties in the areas of criminal defense, real estate sales and purchases, and probate matters. I have a broad range of experience having worked in both the public and private sectors as a prosecutor in Nassau County, New York, and with a national insurance defense law firm for over 8 years. I pride myself on outstanding personal service, and quality representation at competitive prices.
Matthew Metz
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 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
Gary F. Miret
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Westchester County, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 31 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
David Feige
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New York & New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience & Skill! Call Now!

I am a former public defender, and a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. I will defend you with attentive and aggressive representation! Visit my website for verdicts and settlements, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jeffrey Einhorn
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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 »
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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.