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Why Choose The Law Offices of Robert Schuster?

  • 1994 Graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Named as one of the Top 100 DWI attorneys in New York State by the NAFDD
  • Named Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York by the American Institute of DWI Attorneys
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Recognized as Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys 2014 – 2016
  • “10 Best” American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • "Superior DUI Attorney" The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD), 2014
  • Top 100 Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)
  • 10.0 "Superb" Rating from Avvo
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards for 2014-2017
  • 5-Star Client Review Rating on Google+
  • Named Top 10 DWI Attorney by the American Jurist Institute
  • A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • Highly Accomplished Former Prosecutor
  • 95% Success Rate at Trial
  • The Firm Has Never Lost a DWI Trial
  • Thousands of Cases Resolved. Unmatched Results.
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Westchester Criminal Defense Lawyer

Offering 24/7 Defense Representation

If you have been arrested in White Plains, you may currently be at risk of imminent imprisonment, heavy fines, and other serious consequences. Make no mistake: If you are involved in a criminal matter of any kind, you may be in immediate danger of facing a conviction that could result in the loss of your freedom and the burden of dealing with a criminal record for the rest of your life.

You have no time to waste in consulting a highly experienced Westchester County criminal defense lawyer. Your telephone consultation with Defense Lawyer Robert Schuster is free, and the firm takes on criminal cases throughout all of Westchester County and the surrounding areas. The firm also utilizes private investigators, translators and other professional resources.

The firm can provide defense representation for cases involving:

Westchester DWI Attorney Robert Schuster regularly represents professionals, from attorneys, doctors, to company executives, whose careers could be devastated by a DWI conviction. In many situations, a person convicted of a serious DWI or another criminal offense can be stripped of licenses and accreditations, making the worst penalty of them all the loss of their career and income. Attorney Schuster knows to give DWI defense cases of this nature an even higher standard of care and attention to detail since there is even more hanging in the balance.

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Proven DWI Defense for Drunk Driving Charges

As a former prosecutor, Westchester DWI Attorney Robert Schuster has extensive experience handling a broad range of drunk driving cases. He understands the intricacies of the law, how prosecutors approach cases, and what it takes to build an effective defense. Whether this is your first DWI offense or a repeat offense, the firm is here to help you fight your criminal charges and help you protect your driving privileges.

High profile matters that Mr. Schuster has defended have received coverage by NBC News, ABC News, New York Newsday, The Herald Tribune, People, The Daily Mail, Entertainment Tonight, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CBS News, The Journal News, The San Francisco Chronicle, AM970, AM510, and WHLT.

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Former Prosecutor Representing Individuals Statewide

Out of all of the criminal defense lawyers in Westchester County, why choose Robert Schuster? Mr. Schuster has handled thousands of cases as a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. Having experience on both sides of the system has helped him establish a foundation of knowledge and expertise that enables him to build more compelling cases. He also has received training in negotiation from experts at Harvard University, meaning that he can conduct a strategic negotiation with the district attorney if it is desirable to avoid a trial and obtain reduced charges or a dismissal.

Build a Personalized Defense Against Your Charges

Robert Schuster's experience as a former prosecutor has given him a special understanding of New York criminal prosecutions and allows him to anticipate procedural variations in specific types of cases. This enables him to be immediately prepared with multiple options for your defense, however the circumstances of your case unfold.

After analyzing the unique circumstances of each case, Mr. Schuster determines the optimal defense strategy. Whether or not your case requires negotiations or a more aggressive approach, Mr. Schuster's negotiation and trial skills will leave you with certainty that you have chosen the right man for the job of defending you against a system heavily weighted toward the state.

The best criminal defense lawyers continually educate themselves. Mr. Schuster considers it his professional obligation to keep abreast with every new development in New York criminal law and he utilizes cutting-edge developments to garner outstanding results for his White Plains clients.

Aggressive Representation for High-Stakes Cases

Being charged with a crime can be a daunting and sometimes confusing experience. From the initial telephone consultation, Westchester County Defense Lawyer Robert Schuster will not only guide you through the process you will face, but he will also explain your options and carefully lay out the optimal strategy he will utilize to get you the best possible result in your case.

When the stakes are high and you need a lawyer with talent, passion, experience, and cool temperament under fire, Robert Schuster is the experienced criminal lawyer you need to defend you anywhere in the state of New York. If you are looking for a top-ranked, highly experienced Westchester criminal lawyer to fight for your rights, look no further.

DWI Charges in Westchester

Are you facing DWI charges in Westchester? Westchester DWI attorney Robert Schuster can help. Weather you’ve been charged for drinking and driving or driving while under the influence of drugs, you’re facing steep penalties. DWI defense attorney Mr. Schuster brings to your case prosecution experience and experience from handling thousands of state and federal cases. To date, Attorney Robert Schuster has also never allowed a client to be sentenced to jail where the sole top count was a DWI misdemeanor or felony. Do not delay in hiring Mr. Schuster to defend your DWI case; your future depends on it.

Interlock Ignition Device

An interlock ignition device (IID) may need to be installed in your car if you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony DWI in Westchester – even if this is your fist DWI conviction. With the IID installed, you won’t be able to start your car until you’ve breathed into the device and register at a BAC level that’s below the IID limit. If you’re facing a DWI charge in Westchester, contact Mr. Schuster and let him build a case which could stop an IID instillation in your car.

DWI Blood Alcohol Thresholds in Westchester

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in New York State is .05 for anyone operating a motor vehicle while impaired and .08 for being drunk or intoxicated while driving. Let Westchester County DWI lawyer Robert Schuster defend your DWI case. He has a 95% success rate at trial and to date has not lost a DWI trial. He will vigorously fight your Westchester DWI charges. Robert Schuster has never allowed a client to be sentenced to jail where the sole top count was a DWI misdemeanor or felony. Contact Mr. Schuster today.

Westchester DWI with Children in the Car

If you’ve been charged with a DWI in Westchester while someone 16 years of age or younger were in your car, you face a felony conviction. A first offence Class E felony in Westchester could result in 5 years of probation or a maximum sentence of 4 years in jail. Put the experience of a former prosecutor behind your Westchester DWI case. Hiring Mr. Schuster for your case could be the most important decision for your future.

Aggravated DWI

You’ll be charged with aggravated DWI if your BAC was .18 or higher while operating a motor vehicle. The consequences for aggravated DWI in Westchester increase after each offense; it’s critical that you have an experienced and aggressive Westchester aggravated DWI lawyer on your side. Mr. Schuster has never lost a DWI trial and has been named a Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York by the American Institute of DWI Attorneys. Let Robert Schuster fight for you; contact us today to start your defense.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

In Westchester, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC of .08 or higher and .04 or higher if you possess a commercial license. DWI is a serious crime in New York State; if you’re facing a DWI conviction you’ll need the relentless defense of leading New York DWI attorney Robert Schuster. Robert Schuster has never allowed a client to be sentenced to jail where the sole top count was a DWI misdemeanor or felony. Do not delay in contacting DWI attorney Mr. Schuster; he offers free telephone consultations.

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) by Alcohol

The penalties are steep for DWAI charges in Westchester. That’s why you’ll need an experienced and relentless Westchester DWAI lawyer on your side. Robert Schuster has the experience your DWAI case needs; let him defend you. Not convinced? His case results will show you he’s the right Westchester DWAI lawyer for your case. Contact Robert Shuster today for a free telephone consultation.

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) by Drugs

If you show impaired ability signs while operating a vehicle you may be charged with DWAI. Yes, you’re innocent until proven guilty, however the prosecution will work tirelessly to ensure you’re found guilty. If you’re in this situation, you need Robert Schuster’s legal representation. He has a 95% success rate at trial and is a former prosecutor so he knows how the prosecution of your case operates at every level. Westchester County DWAI lawyer Robert Schuster will caringly stand by your side every step of the way.

Chemical Test Refusal

After you’ve been pulled over for a possible DWI, the officer may ask you to perform a chemical test. Refusal to take a chemical test results in a suspension of your license by the court at your arraignment and the court will schedule a DMV refusal hearing. During this process, you’ll want anexperienced Westchester DWI attorney by your side. Robert Schuster has never allowed a client to be sentenced to jail where the sole top count was a DWI misdemeanor or felony. Contacting Mr. Schuster as soon as possible after your arrest will allow him sufficient time to prepare your case’s defense.

Zero Tolerance Law

New York’s zero tolerance law is violated when someone 21 years of age or younger operates a vehicle with a .02 BAC to .07 BAC level. Drivers in this situation face significant consequences. With your future on the line, you’ll need a seasoned DWI trial lawyer behind your case. Mr. Schuster has handled thousands of State and Federal criminal cases since 1995 with a 95% success rate. Let him handle yours. Contact Westchester DWI lawyer Robert Schuster today to begin your defense.

New York Conditional License

You can receive a conditional license following your first DWI conviction by completing the Drinking Driver Program (DDP). If you need assistance during this process, contact The Law Offices of Robert Schuster. Mr. Schuster has more than 15 years of experience to bring to your case. Contact Robert Schuster today for a free telephone consultation.

Westchester County DWI Cases

If you’re facing DWI charges in Westchester County, expect the prosecution to take a strong stance towards your case. Let Westchester DWI attorney Robert Schuster fight the prosecution behind your case. Mr. Schuster his 95% trial success rate and experience as a former prosecutor; he’ll know exactly how to craft a defense specifically for your case. Attorney Robert Schuster has never allowed a client to be sentenced to jail where the sole top count was a DWI misdemeanor or felony. Mr. Schuster will navigate your DWI charges with you; don’t hesitate to call his office today to bring his vast experience to bear in defending you DWI matter anywhere in New York City, and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Rockland Counties.

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The firm proudly serves all jurisdictions in the state of New York, including Putnam County, Rockland County, and Westchester County communities including, Ardsley, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor, the Bronx, Bronxville, Buchanan, Cortland, Croton-On-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, New Castle, New Rochelle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill City Court, Pelham, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, White Plains, Yonkers & Yorktown