If you are facing criminal charges, you need help. No matter what you do, do not try to tackle this alone. Your future is on the line—this is not a time to take chances. Call the criminal defense attorneys at Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP immediately to find out what we can do for you. Here are some of the situations we have helped other New York residents through.
I was pulled over for a DWI. Now what do I do?
No matter what stage of the game you are at, the first thing you should do is call us—hands down. You need a Poughkeepsie attorney and you need one fast. If you are still at the scene with the officer, we can advise you on what to say and what not to say, as well as what to do and what not to do. However, if you have already parted ways with the officer, we can still advise you on how to proceed from here.
A DWAI or a DWI (Driving while ability impaired and driving while intoxicated) is a very serious offense. An alcohol or drug-related driving offense is punishable by jail time, hefty fines, and the loss of driving privileges through license suspension or revocation. These penalties can have far-reaching effects on you and your family. Your license may be suspended at your first court appearance. This is not something that you should go at blindly. If you are to come out of this with a favorable outcome, you need legal guidance. You are already walking very shaky ground; one small slip-up can ruin your chances of having your charges reduced or dropped. We have successfully defended many New York residents from their DWAI/DWI charges. Call us for an explanation of the penalties you may be facing and to find out how we can help you.
I was charged with a drug crime. Do I have any options?
Drug crimes are another common offense. You can be charged with a drug crime if you are found in possession of a controlled substance. What is a controlled substance? Controlled substances can be both illegal drugs and prescription medications for which you don’t have a legal prescription. Drug charges will vary depending on certain factors, such as the following:
- Type of substance
- Amount in possession
- Perceived intent of substance (intent to sell, etc.)
A drug charge will be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on factors such as these. For instance, drugs, or controlled substances, are broken down into “schedules.” Schedule 1 is the most addictive and dangerous, and Schedule 5 is the least addictive. If you have been found in possession of a Schedule 1 drug, this offense may be considered a felony, in which case your penalties will be much more severe. You need legal help. At Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP, our attorneys will explain your options to you. You can always trust that you will receive honest advice from us.
Just because we call it “criminal defense” doesn’t mean that you are criminal. One mistake doesn’t make you a criminal, and you shouldn’t be treated as such. You deserve to have your rights upheld just like everyone else, and this includes your right to an attorney, outlined under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
You might be thinking that you don’t need an attorney. You might be thinking, “I can take care of this myself.”
If you have been accused of a crime, the other side has already begun building a case against you. They may have already contacted you, asking for information of some sort. They are gathering evidence against you. However, you should not talk with them without an attorney on your side. In fact, you should not do anything without an attorney. This is an extremely critical time, and every move you make counts. One wrong decision and you could end up making things much worse than they already are. You know how the saying goes—don’t put your foot in your mouth. As your Poughkeepsie criminal defense attorney, we will make sure that this does not happen.
Other Crimes We Represent
In addition to DWAI/DWI and drug charges, we represent people through a variety of different criminal charges, such as violent crimes, theft crimes, sex crimes, weapons crimes, juvenile crimes, domestic crimes, traffic violations, and tax prosecutions. No matter what you are facing, you need legal help. Let us work for you.
So you made a mistake. It shouldn’t ruin your life.
We all make mistakes. But just because you made a bad judgment call shouldn’t mean that you deserve to pay for it for the rest of your life. And it certainly doesn’t mean that you can be treated like anything less than a human being. The other person has a competent lawyer or team behind him or her, and you deserve the same.
Maybe you didn’t even mess up. Maybe you have been wrongfully accused of a crime you did not commit. No matter the situation, you deserve the representation of an assertive New York criminal defense attorney. At Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP, we are here for you. A criminal charge is one that has been brought against you by the government—these types of cases are not a walk in the park, you can be sure of that. The government will be doing everything in its power to prove you are guilty. We will do everything in our power to prove you are innocent.
Why choose Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP to defend you?
When it comes to defending criminal charges, you need a diligent team of investigators. At Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP, our attorneys pore over the evidence. We examine every square inch of detail. We interview every necessary party. We prepare for anything so that we are ready to fight from the moment we step foot into the courtroom. We have extensive experience in litigation, not only from trying criminal cases but also civil cases as well. We like to be in the courtroom, and we excel there, too. You won’t find this everywhere. Taking a case to trial is not for the faint of heart, and many lawyers shudder at the thought. We, on the other hand, thrive. It brings out our strengths. This is the kind of legal representation you want on your side. Call us today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.