Pelham Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with a crime in the Pelham area?
If this is your first encounter with the criminal justice system and you have been arrested or charged with a DWI, sex crime or other criminal charges in Pelham, you are likely confused and overwhelmed; it is a difficult system to navigate, and the events leading up to involvement in it were likely traumatic and upsetting. Pelham Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Schuster has years of experience handling thousands of cases, both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney, so you can count on him to have the knowledge you don't that can help you preserve your freedom and your dignity throughout this process. He is equally competent in litigation before a jury and in negotiations with prosecutors - he was trained in this area by experts from Harvard Law - so no matter what your specific needs are, rest assured that he will be able to address your case in the most effective way possible.
The best approach to defending your case will of course be determined by the nature of the charges you face: assault is very different from theft, which in turn is very different from drug possession. But regardless of the specifics of your case, the reality is that even for a misdemeanor, you are facing serious consequences if convicted. Even relatively minor penalties like community service and fines will add to your record and affect your future. And of course, imprisonment will be profoundly disruptive to every aspect of your life, from family to social to professional.
Why Hire The Law Offices of Robert Schuster for Your Case in Pelham
- 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.
Pelham 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 Pelham, Westchester County, New York City, and in all surrounding counties. Throughout his career, Attorney Robert 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.
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 Doctor 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 Robert 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.
A Pelham Criminal Defense Lawyer with the Experience and Knowledge You Need
A lot is at stake in your criminal case, so don't trust anyone but the best to go to bat for you. Pelham Defense Attorney Robert Schuster has an incredible 95% success rate, a figure which speaks volume to his competence and professional character. For another perspective on his impressive history, just see what his clients have to say. Whatever your situation, The Law Offices of Robert Schuster are here to help. Legal assistants answer the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be happy to assist you in scheduling a free initial phone consultation. The sooner Attorney Schuster sees your case, the sooner he can start formulating an effective defense. Contact the office now.
Pelham Criminal Defense Lawyer
From his Westchester Office, Attorney Robert Schuster provides clients in Pelham 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 in Pelham can bring wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences. Pelham 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.
Pelham Town Court Information
The town court in Pelham, New York is located at: 34 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, New York 10803.
John DeChiaro - Town Justice
John P. Gardner - Town Justice
Clerks of the Town Justice:
Patricia Tobin - Criminal Court Clerk
Joanna Bavosa - Vehicle & Traffic Court Clerk
Harold Engstrom - Parking Violations
Phone: (914) 813-1651
The Pelham town Court adjudicates and prosecutes laws in both the Cillage of Pelham and the Village of Pelham Manor. The court's hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
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.