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Criminal Defense

Have you been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime? At the law offices of Garvey Cushner & Associates PLLC, we understand the lasting effects of a criminal conviction, and we fight hard to defend our clients. The criminal defense lawyers of Garvey Cushner & Associates are familiar with the inner workings of the criminal justice and court systems. We use that knowledge to stay one step ahead. The legal defense White Plains lawyers who are experts in criminal law and criminal defense will help you get the best possible outcome. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is something most people will not worry about until the unthinkable happens. The team of criminal defense lawyers is comprised of some of the premier attorneys in New York. Many of our criminal defense attorneys have served in New York district attorneys’ offices, giving them unmatched insight into prosecution tactics and the criminal defense process. Their expertise in criminal law includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

It is very important that you contact Garvey Cushner & Associates as soon as possible after being charged with a DWI. Having a strong criminal defense attorney to fight your case will make the difference between having a permanent criminal record, and no record at all.

A conviction of DWI as a first offense is a misdemeanor and usually has the following consequences:

  • A fine anywhere from $500 to $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both
  • A three-year probation
  • Potential revocation of your vehicle registration for at least 180 days
  • An additional fee of approximately $400 if the case is in a Town or Village Court
  • Required to take a Driver Assessment each year for three years

If a person is charged with another DWI within 10 years of an earlier conviction and they will be charged with a felony. Even if permitted to plead to a misdemeanor DWI, the consequences are still stiff and include:

  • A hefty fine anywhere from $500 to $1,000 or more, a year in jail, or both
  • A three-year probation
  • Driver’s license revocation for at least one year
  • An alcohol evaluation and rehabilitation where you will need to pay the costs out-of-pocket
  • Revocation of your registration for at least one year; at the discretion of the court
  • An additional fee of approximately $400 if the case is in a Town or Village Court
  • Driver responsibility assessment of $250 per year for three years
  • Required attendance at a Victim Impact Panel and a prerequisite that to install and maintain an ignition interlock device in any motor vehicle you operate during the term of probation

Garvey Cushner & Associates has a team of experienced DWI lawyers who are familiar with New York DWI and DUI laws. Contact us as soon as you’ve been charged to make sure you have the best reasonable outcome for your case.

Garvey Cushner & Associates also handles other driving offenses. Reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without insurance are all charges that can easily result in a criminal conviction. We will examine and challenge all aspects of the prosecution’s case in order to ensure that all of your rights are protected.

Theft crimes include a broad range of criminal activities, from shoplifting and petty theft to grand larceny. If you have been charged with a theft crime, it is important to hire a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately as your future employment opportunities could depend upon the outcome.

Penalties for theft crimes depend on a number of factors, such as the amount of alleged stolen property and the defendant’s criminal history. If convicted of a theft crime, you may not only face criminal penalties such as fines and incarceration, but end up with a mark on your criminal record. Being charged with the crime of larceny can lead to a significant jail term, fines, restitution and the loss of employment. If you have been charged with such a crime, or have even been questioned about such a crime, DON’T WAIT! Call Garvey Cushner & Associates for a consultation immediately. The lawyers of Garvey Cushner & Associates have knowledge of New York State law and the local courts to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Drug charges are extremely serious in New York State. The lawyers of Garvey Cushner & Associates have the expertise to fight on your behalf. The lawyers of Garvey Cushner & Associates knowledge of New York and federal laws has been applied in this area to help many of our clients secure reduced sentences as well as win cases outright for dismissal.

Being accused of possessing or selling marijuana or a controlled substance remains both illegal and is seriously punishable in New York. Whether the charges are for criminal possession of marijuana, criminal sale of a controlled substance, or criminal possession of cocaine, an arrest for a drug related offense needs to be dealt with promptly and proactively by retaining a top New York drug criminal defense lawyer immediately after arrest.

Being charged with a crime or multiple crimes does not mean a conviction; one or all of them is unavoidable. Our top drug defense team routinely contests multi-count indictments. And we have, on many occasions, prevented some of the overreaching by prosecutors that has become all too common in drug cases in New York.

Fortunately, when faced with the prospect of aggressive cross-examination of their witnesses in front of a skeptical judge or jury, prosecutors may be very willing to offer a plea bargain for the case. Having handled a countless number of these cases of all degrees of severity, our attorneys at the Law Offices of Garvey Cushner & Associates have a wealth of experience to pull from in handling your drug case, whether it is a plea bargain negotiation or a trial.

Domestic violence is abuse that occurs between family members where one person in the relationship gains control over the other by using physical and/or emotional abuse. Domestic violence is a very serious charge in New York State and you need an attorney that can help fight these charges aggressively. The lawyers of Garvey Cushner & Associates will handle your case to ensure the best possible outcome in court.

When you hire the law offices of Garvey Cushner & Associates to defend you against a charge of violating state or federal law, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest. We will look at whether police or law enforcement officers had probable cause to make any search or seizure and subsequent arrest, and whether you were correctly advised of your Miranda rights when taken into custody. If your property was taken from you, we will make sure the search and seizure was legal. We will also question all potential witnesses and review police reports so that we can identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, including issues involving the reliability or credibility of testimony against you.

In addition to criminal matters, the law offices of Garvey Cushner & Associates can represent you in any traffic court matter, and in any quasi-criminal matter; such as an administrative hearing before a school committee, municipality, or union.

If you want the best possible outcome, and you are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney to defend you, please call Garvey Cushner & Associates. The initial consultation is completely free. We accept all forms of payments including all major credit cards.

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