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Mt. Vernon Criminal Defense Attorney

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Getting arrested – especially if it is your first time dealing with the police – is a scary, confusing, embarrassing, and stressful experience. A conviction is potentially punishable by a lengthy jail or prison sentence, fines worth thousands of dollars, and a criminal record that can have a significant negative impact on your life. However, having an experienced attorney on your side can help you avoid conviction or serious criminal penalties.

At the Law Offices of John A. Raimondo, P.C., we provide attentive and responsive legal services for clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. Our Mt. Vernon criminal defense lawyers has nearly two decades of experience and has handled thousands of cases, which means he understands what it takes to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Our firm handles the following types of criminal cases in Mount Vernon, NY:

  • Drug Crimes

  • DUI

  • Misdemeanors

  • Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Felonies

  • Theft

  • Other Practice Areas

Call (914) 996-4511 to discuss your case with our experienced lawyer right away.

Misdemeanors & Felonies in New York

There are two types of criminal offenses in New York: misdemeanors and felonies. Although a misdemeanor conviction is not as harsh as getting convicted for a felony, such an outcome can still result in jail time, fines, and other serious consequences.

The following are the misdemeanor classes in NY:

  • Class A misdemeanor – Punishable by a maximum one-year jail term and a fine not exceeding $1,000

  • Class B misdemeanor – Carries a jail sentence of up to three months and a maximum fine of $500

By contrast, a felony conviction can result in a prison sentence of at least one year and up to life imprisonment. In addition, getting convicted of a felony can lead to the loss of gun and voting rights, as well as other privileges in life.

New York felony classes include:

  • Class A-I felony – A conviction results in a life sentence (with a minimum prison sentence of between 15 and 25 years)

  • Class A-II felony – A conviction leads to life imprisonment (with a minimum prison sentence of between three and eight years)

  • Class B felony – A conviction results in a maximum 25-year prison term (with a minimum prison sentence between one year and one-third of the maximum term)

  • Class C felony – A conviction leads to imprisonment for up to 15 years (with a minimum prison sentence between one year and one-third of the maximum term)

  • Class D felony – A conviction results in imprisonment for up to seven years (with a minimum prison sentence between one year and one-third of the maximum term)

  • Class E felony – A conviction leads to imprisonment for up to four years (with a minimum prison sentence between one year and one-third of the maximum term)

Ready to Defend You Immediately

Our Mt. Vernon criminal defense attorney can listen to your story, evaluate your case, and figure out all your legal options to help you either get your entire case dismissed or reduce the charges/penalties you face. We are committed to helping you get your life back on track.

Contact us today for a free consultation.

Testimonials

  • “From day 1 John Raimondo was sympathetic and gave nothing but great advice this was my first time being in trouble with the law/DV case and he put my mind at ease. Ultimately John was able to get me ...”

    - M.C.
  • “My family and I were involved in a highly complex commercial litigation involving an asset worth in excess of 20 million dollars. I myself have been admitted to practice law for almost 15 years and ...”

    - Joseph S. (attorney admitted to the practice of law)
  • “I am a former prosecutor in New York City and have been a defense lawyer for almost 15 years. Some years ago, I was involved in defending a felony DWI case on behalf of a client. Knowing the high ...”

    - Andrew B. (admitted member of the bar)
  • “Over the last several years, I turned to John to represent me in several cases. One case was originally charged as a felony DWI and John was able to fight to get me a reduction to a misdemeanor. I ...”

    - K.P.
  • “I was charged with a DWI with a blood alcohol reading which was two times the legal limit in the Town of Mamaroneck. John tried to do everything to resolve the case before trial. The prosecution would ...”

    - K.B.
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Why Hire Us?

  • Multiple Not Guilty Jury Trial Verdicts
  • Our Allegiance Is To Our Clients
  • More Than A Thousand Cases Handled
  • Available 24/7 to Answer Your Call
  • Nearly 20 Years' Legal Experience

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