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Putnam Criminal Defense Attorney

Putnam County Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested or charged with a DWI, sex crime or other criminal charges in Putnam County, you may feel a conviction is inevitable. Although police and investigators have detained or charged you because they believe you are guilty of a crime, you still have the right to a fair trial and to a Putnam criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to defending your case. At The Law Offices of Robert Schuster, lead attorney Robert Schuster has worked with thousands of individuals, many of them in situations similar to yours. His efforts have been met with proven results: many of his clients have been exonerated, had their charges dismissed, or had their sentences greatly reduced. In his cases that have gone to trial, he has a success rate of 95 percent. Let this professional defense team get to work for you.

Putnam DWI Lawyer

At The Law Offices of Robert Schuster you will work with the leading regional criminal and DWI/DUI defense attorney and his team who provide you with unmatched strength in strategic analysis along with decades of experience obtaining personalized and highly successful client outcomes. At the boutique criminal law practice he founded, Attorney Robert Schuster has achieved an unparalleled reputation for detailed and effective representation. This is a firm that specializes in exclusively handling felony and misdemeanor criminal defense and DWI cases in Westchester County, New York City, and in all surrounding counties. Throughout his career, Attorney Schuster has personally tried dozens of cases to verdict, enjoying a success rate of over 95%, earning him highly-regarded industry awards such as The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers as well as recognition as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in America by Rue Ratings and in founding one of the 10 Best Criminal Law Firms by The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys in 2017. Judges and prosecutors alike recognize Mr. Schuster’s professionalism, tenacity, and dedication to his clients. He has never failed to garner a dismissal or a lesser included offense in a DWI trial and has never allowed a client to go to be sentenced to Jail or Prison when the sole top count was a DWI felony or misdemeanor. As a result, he has also been recognized as one of the Top 10 Lawyers for DWI in the State of New York by both The American Jurist Institute and The American Institute of DWI Attorneys. Importantly, clients of the firm enjoy direct communication with Attorney Schuster, who, unlike most, limits his practice so he can personally handle every Court appearance in over 99% of his cases—when you hire The Law Offices of Robert Schuster, you get Robert Schuster.

Providing a Powerful Defense for Defendants in Putnam County

When arrested in Putnam County, you may feel compelled to proclaim your innocence or explain what happened. The best thing you can do for your case at this time is to exercise your right to remain silent. The prosecution can use your words against you - and they will. Don't give them that opportunity. Call the firm right away and let him protect you when dealing with the authorities. The same holds true should you be asked to answer questions in a criminal case. Assume you are a target, and call the Putman County criminal lawyer for protection.

The firm's founder brings a unique perspective to his clients' cases. As a former Assistant District Attorney, he understands both sides of the legal system. He uses this knowledge to create a compelling defense case. His firm's areas of practice include driving while intoxicated (DWI), juvenile crimes, theft crimes, sex offenses, drug offenses, violent crimes and many others. Regardless of the level of the charges against you, the Putnam team can defend your case, and will work closely with you, explaining your options and what strategy will be employed to seek a positive outcome. Representatives from the firm are available day or night to answer any questions or concerns you may have. The firm offers a free initial telephone consultation, so contact the office today to get your defense in motion.

Attorney Schuster’s path towards the top of the New York Criminal Defense bar began with his undergraduate education as both premed and prelaw student at John Hopkins University, where he graduated with the highest academic honor the University bestows. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center at which time he also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington DC. After his immediate admission to the New York bar in 1995, he served as an Assistant District Attorney where he was placed in charge of more than eight municipal and local courts. He was also responsible for appeals on numerous murder cases, presenting cases to grand jury and for trying dozens of criminal and quasi-criminal cases to verdict. This breadth and intensity of experience earned him advanced prosecutorial insight that he leveraged and developed into powerful, in-depth defense strategies for thousands of clients in the years to come. After entering private practice in 1997 and founding his criminal defense law firm in 1998, Attorney Schuster has been honing his skills and experience, handling thousands of cases to their successful conclusion before State and Federal Courts throughout the Westchester County and New York Region. His high-profile cases have included full dismissals of charges against celebrity clients as well as for private attorneys, physicians and executives. Although those cases have been covered by ABC News, NBC News, People Magazine, the Herald Tribune, New York Newsday, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and dozens of other media outlets, the vast majority of Attorney Schuster’s caseload involves DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense for hard-working men and women who find themselves on the wrong end of a poor choice or simply unjustly accused.

Resources for Putnam County

Criminal Defense Info Center
Putnam County Information
Map of Putnam County

Where is town court in Putnam County?

The Putnam County Supreme Court is located at: 20 County Center Carmel, New York 10512

Supreme Court Justices

  • Hon. Victor G. Grossman
  • Hon. Janet Malone

County Court Judges

  • Hon. James F. Reitz, AJSC
    Hon. James T. Rooney, AJSC

Clerk's Office

  • Lisa D'Angelo, Chief Clerk
  • Debra McClay, Deputy Chief Clerk

Putnam Criminal Defense Attorney

From his Westchester Office, Attorney Robert Schuster provides clients with a thorough and precise defense. The total defense package clients receive from Attorney Schuster involves leaving no stone unturned during investigation and discovery, utilizing his creative vision to see every permutation and possible defense in your case to predict risks and potential outcomes, and leveraging his experience and intellect to generate a personally tailored strategic plan to procure the very best possible result for you.

Whether you have been arrested and charged unjustly or caught up in the consequences of a serious mistake, a conviction for a criminal or DWI offense can bring wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences. Westchester County Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney Robert Schuster and his team of paralegals and lawyers understand that avoiding jail time, driver’s license revocation and collateral employment consequences are crucial to each client he chooses to represent. Attorney Schuster understands that despite full preparation, each courtroom appearance can yield unpredictable actions from a prosecutor or Judge. Being present at those times for a client is crucial in a criminal defense and DWI cases. Attorney Schuster makes it part of his professional creed to ensure that each stage of the process is maximized for his client. So, unlike many in the field, Criminal Defense Attorney Schuster does not pawn your case off on associate lawyers for crucial court appearances. Attorney Schuster deliberately limits his practice so he can be present every time you go before a judge. Together with his support and guidance, you can confidently challenge any criminal charge filed against you with the peace of mind that you are getting the attention, analysis, and ultimately the results you require and deserve.

Call 914-241-0004 at any time to retain the best rated and top reviewed criminal defense and DWI lawyer for your case. Attorney Robert Schuster accepts calls 24/7 for client emergencies. Initial telephone consultations are free of charge.

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