Criminal Law Professionals
If you are charged with a crime in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, you will need an experienced White Plains criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and defend you against the charge. The experience of being accused and then arrested for a crime can be terrifying. The criminal justice system can be harshly impersonal. We can help you get the justice you deserve and fight the charges.
ALL Criminal Charges Are Serious
In the state of New York, offenses against the law are divided into three main categories: infractions (or “violations”), misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are, generally speaking, minor offenses punishable by fines but not jail time. Felonies are serious crimes that often land defendants in prison if they are convicted. Most offenses fall into the middle category – they’re misdemeanors.
Although many people equate “misdemeanor” with “trivial,” that’s a mistake. If you’re convicted of a misdemeanor in the state of New York, you can serve a year in jail and be fined up to $1,000. If you’re charged with a misdemeanor – or with a felony – in Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, or Rockland County, you’ll need immediate, trustworthy legal representation. You’ll need to contact an experienced Westchester County criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible.