Criminal Law

Skilled New York Defense Attorney

Effective January 1st, 2020 there has been a major revision, and evolution to the New York State criminal procedure law under section 245. This includes bail reform whereby bail cannot be set by a court unless the defendant falls within one of the few exception categories. Further, it has enhanced a defendant’s rights regarding all discoverable material from traffic infractions through A-1 felonies. The prosecution must provide (unless waived by the defendant) all discoverable material pursuant to the statued within fifteen days of the defendant’s arraignment. The new law is predominately defendant friendly and allows them access to information that in some cases would not be seen until a trial.

Violations of Probation (VOP) is an area this office helps criminal defendants with. There are also differences if an admission is made by a defendant with a VOP regarding sentencing if that person was on probation for a misdemeanor or a felony conviction. Persons charged with a VOP should fully understand and comprehend their rights.

A criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. It can negatively affect your reputation and can also have a serious impact on future employment opportunities, relationships with family and friends, and your overall future.

If you have been charged with a crime, it is extremely important to seek the advice of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. At the Law Office of John M. Zarcone, Jr., Esq., we have the services of Lawrence Silverman who has practiced defense criminal law for over 50 years. Mr. Silverman has been A.V. rated by Martindale Hubbel. We are also fortunate to your benefit to have the assistance of other experienced and knowledable criminal defense attorneys, like Robert Nachamie, Esq. that will take an aggressive approach to your case. Mr. Nachamie has a high concentration in D.W.I.’s, assaults and narcotic cases. Our goal is to develop a legal strategy, and defense that will be most effective to your case.

This firm represents clients in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange counties. We handle all criminal cases in the village, justice, city, county, and supreme courts. This representation starts from an arraignment through a trial (if necessary). An attorney will in most cases be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for legal emergencies including but not limited to appearances for arraignments for our clients.

As a law firm providing full-service criminal defense representation, we will handle your case from arraignments, through trial, so as to strive to attain a effective resolution. We will also conduct plea negotiations, pre-indictment or SCI conferences in an effort to resolve your case before it may go to motions, hearings, and/or trial.

This office handles cases such as but is not limited to:
Traffic tickets
Misdemeanors charges
Felony charges
Domestic violence
Drug offenses

If you are taken in by law enforcement for questioning or have been arrested know your rights. Do not make statements nor admissions and immediately request the services of an attorney to be present regarding any questioning of you.

We will be dedicated to you and your case, every step of the way and fight to obtain the best resolution.