Cortland Criminal Defense Lawyer
Need a criminal defense lawyer in Cortland?
If you were recently arrested and charged with a DWI, sex crime or other criminal charges in Cortland, you are probably feeling confused and frightened. You have real reasons to be worried about your future and the possible consequences of a criminal conviction. The best thing you can do for yourself and your family during this time is to turn to a knowledgeable Cortland criminal defense attorney. At The Law Offices of Robert Schuster, Lead Attorney Robert Schuster and his team work relentlessly to protect the rights of the criminally accused. With nearly two decades of experience, he has represented countless defendants in a wide range of criminal charges. Attorney Robert Schuster also holds a proven track record, with a 95 percent success rate at trial. Attorney Schuster personally handles each case, giving clients the attention they deserve as he works toward the best possible outcome, either in court or behind the scenes in negotiating a reduced charge or alternative sentencing, or in filing a motion to suppress critical evidence. Whether you have been arrested or are facing charges a drug offense, a white collar crime, have a child that has been accused of juvenile crimes, any theft crime or violent crime, the firm will protect your rights and help you to seek a positive outcome.
Cortland 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 Attorney Robert 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 Attorney Robert Schuster.
Experienced Representation for Cortland Defendants
Attorney Robert Schuster brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience to each of his Cortland cases. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Attorney Robert Schuster is well acquainted with how prosecutors approach seeking a conviction. This insight offers he and his clients a competitive edge, as Attorney Schuster can ready a multi-pronged defense that allows for a number of possibilities as the situation unfolds. Attorney Robert Schuster has also received training in negotiations from Harvard experts, and uses these skills to navigate sensitive negotiations for reduced sentences and other compromises. Past clients agree that Attorney Robert Schuster is the advocate you want on your side as you face a criminal conviction in Cortland. Get the help you need—contact the office today and take advantage of a free initial telephone consultation.
Attorney Robert 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 Robert 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.
Cortland 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 Robert 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.
Why Hire The Law Offices of Robert Schuster for Your Case in Cortland
- Attorney Robert Schuster personally attends each court appearance with his client
- 1994 Graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center
- Named Top 10 DWI Lawyer in New York by the American Institute of DWI Attorneys
- 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
- 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
- “10 Best” American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
- "Superior DUI Attorney" The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD), 2014
- 10.0 "Superb" Rating from Avvo
- Avvo Clients' Choice Awards from 2014-2018 for Criminal Defense
- 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
- 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
- Recognized as Premier 100 Trial Attorney by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys 2014 – 2016
- Named Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA)
- Top 100 Best Attorneys of America by Rue Ratings
- Thousands of Cases Resolved. Unmatched Results.
Cortland Town Court
The Town Court of Cortland, New York is the local Justice Court of Cortland, New York which is within Westchester County. The court handles various types of court cases includeing penal law, town ordinances, civil law, traffic cases, and small claims cases.
Office hours are 8:30am to 3:45pm Monday to Friday. You can reach the office at (607) 756-2352.
The court is located at:
3577 Terrace Road
Cortland, New York 13045
- Hon. Judge Francis Casullo
- Hon. Judge Lenore LeFevre
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.
"My DWI case was fully dismissed."- P.T.
"The outcome of the case was very favorable...misdemeanor and conditional discharge off a DWI felony."- R.B.
"Robert Schuster is an outstanding attorney who works tirelessly for the best outcome for his clients."- Jane J.
"I know Robert Schuster to be both a tenacious advocate and a brilliant tactician"- Matt S.
"Highly professional"- William G.