Westchester Criminal Defense Lawyer
Proven Defense Representation in Westchester
If you want a criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record of success,
come to The Law Offices of Robert Schuster. The firm's lead lawyer
has nearly two decades of experience, during which he has represented
thousands of clients to achieve a 95 percent success rate at trial. Not
only has Mr. Schuster developed a strong reputation as a defense lawyer,
but he also previously worked as an assistant district attorney, during
which time he gained invaluable insight into how prosecutors approach
cases such as yours. Follow the links below to learn more about some of
the various types of cases that the firm handles.
Criminal Charges in Westchester
Defending clients charged with drinking and driving or driving under the
influence of drugs is a major area of the firm's practice, and the
firm's lawyer frequently represents people in cases ranging from first-time DWI to
aggravated DWI. If applicable to your case, then the firm can assist from the time of your
DMV refusal hearing through to the final completion of the
DWI process. The firm also provides
DWI defenses such as challenging the validity of the
field sobriety tests to help you avoid the tough
Whether you have been charged with the simple possession of a small amount of
marijuana or are under investigation for manufacturing or trafficking in large quantities of
controlled substances, it is vital that you hire a lawyer at the outset of the case to represent
you with law enforcement and to fight to clear your name.
Contact the firm for help with a case involving violent crime charges
murder or manslaughter. A violent crime conviction can have a devastating effect on your future,
as you may be fined, sent to jail or prison and forced to live the rest
of your life with a conviction on your criminal record.
Being charged with a sexual criminal offense such as child abuse or rape
is a serious matter. It not only means that you could be subjected to
the standard criminal penalties but also means you could end up living
with a major social stigma due to the fact that you may be required to
register as a sex offender. Other offenses can include various
internet sex crimes such as distribution of child pornography and others. Internet sex crimes
carry penalties similar to other sex offenses.
Theft, as a crime of dishonesty, can have a serious impact on your reputation
and your career. Any time an employer or landlord sees the conviction
on a background check, he or she may consider you to be untrustworthy
and a potential security risk. Whether you were arrested for shoplifting
or a major
larceny offense, don't hesitate to take action by hiring a lawyer.
White Collar Crimes
The category of white collar crimes broadly includes a wide range of criminal
offenses that involve lying, cheating and stealing, such as fraud, embezzlement,
identity theft and forgery. Make no mistake; the penalties for a white
collar crime are generally just as tough as for a drug crime or violent offense.
Don't let a criminal arrest ruin your child's future. If your
child has been charged with a juvenile crime such as theft, drug possession
or even a sexual or violent offense, then it is imperative that you take
action now to resolve the situation with a minimum of damage to your child's
academic and professional prospects.
Even when a case proceeds to a conviction, it is still often possible
to obtain a favorable result by filing an appeal. An appeal is not a new
trial. Rather, it is a request to have a higher court review the trial
for errors or omissions that might have resulted in a miscarriage of justice
or that may have prejudiced the verdict against the defendant.
Don't pay your traffic ticket - fight it. You have a right to contest
any traffic citation, and by doing so, you may be able to win and avoid
the costly consequences of a conviction. Keep points off your driving
record, avoid a driver's license suspension, and keep your insurance
rates down by obtaining an acquittal or dismissal of the charge.
Accused of violating the conditions of your probation? Do not delay in
hiring a lawyer to represent you with the probation officer and in court
to seek to clear up the matter and help you avoid further penalties. Whether
it is a simple misunderstanding or if you were arrested for another crime,
you cannot afford to take any chances with your case.
Don't Speak with Anyone but Your Lawyer
Perhaps the most important piece of advice that can be given to someone
who has been arrested and charged with a crime is to say as little as
possible - or
nothing - to the police or investigators. Many people in this situation make the
enormous mistake of thinking that they can somehow resolve the case by
telling their side of the story. While it may be obvious to you that you
are innocent, you have to remember that the police are interested in speaking
with you for one reason: They believe you are guilty. Anything you say
to them will only be used to add to the evidence against you. They are
trained to solve crimes, and you do not need to help them by consenting
to talk about the case. Instead, exercise your right to remain silent,
and then hire a
Westchester criminal defense lawyer to represent you with the authorities.