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FAMILY LAW

The Law Office of Kimberly A. Pelesz strives to bring every family law case that we handle to a just and satisfying conclusion.

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CRIMINAL LAW

If charged with a crime, you'll need a good White Plains criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights & defend you against the charge.

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Westchester County Criminal Defense Attorney

Westchester County criminal defense attorneyIf you’ve been charged with a crime, or if you’re facing a family law issue, selecting an attorney who practices in both areas of the law is a smart choice. At Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC, our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in both criminal defense and family law. Our Westchester County criminal defense attorneys are determined to craft effective legal solutions on your behalf regardless of how complicated your case may seem. When we represent you, you’re treated with complete professional courtesy, and you’ll never become just another case number. If you’ve been charged with a crime, or if you need legal help with a matter of family law, get the trustworthy legal counsel you need and call Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC immediately.

With offices in Peekskill and Poughkeepsie, Kimberly Pelesz New York Law, LLC serves New York clients in Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers Falls, Newburgh, Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Orange County, and Rockland County.

AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

In New York, police officers can arrest you either with or without a warrant. If the officer is arresting you under warrant, he must inform you that he has a warrant, and must also show you the warrant if you want to see it. If the officer has a warrant, then he can break open the door to your home if you refuse to let him in. Speak to a New York criminal defense attorney immediately, if you are under arrest.

A police officer does not need to have a warrant to arrest you. In certain situations, he can arrest you without a warrant. For example, if he believes that a crime or offense has been committed in his presence, then he can arrest you immediately. He can arrest you even if the crime or offense has not occurred in his presence. In the case of certain types of crimes like felonies, an officer can arrest you without a warrant, and even if the crime has not occurred in his presence, as long as he has reason to believe that you committed the crime.

New York law also allows private persons to make an arrest, and if you are lawfully arrested by a person like this, a police officer can come in and legally arrest you without a warrant.

When we defend you against a criminal charge, we thoroughly prepare each case for trial, and we make sure that your civil and constitutional rights are protected to the full extent of the law. We believe that every client deserves comprehensive, aggressive defense representation. We are familiar with hard work and long hours, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are treated fairly. Regardless of how complicated your case may seem or the amount of evidence against you, let an experienced Westchester County criminal defense attorney work with you to bring your criminal case to its best possible resolution.

YOU MUST HAVE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Candidly, no matter how high your IQ is or how many degrees you’ve earned, you simply cannot act as your own attorney if you’re accused of a crime in New York. The criminal justice system is designed so that only a trained attorney can provide the defense that every suspect needs. Yes, you have the right to act as your own lawyer. Nevertheless, if you’re accused of a crime that could send you to jail – or a crime that could empty your bank account with a stiff fine – you’ll need to obtain help from a pro. If you’re charged with any felony or misdemeanor, your best hope for justice is to contact an experienced Westchester County criminal defense lawyer immediately.

When the charge is serious, anyone who acts as his or her own attorney could end up behind bars quite easily. No matter how intelligent you are, a criminal proceeding is simply too complicated, with too many legal rules and principles. Don’t take the risk. If your concern is saving money, you should know that a good defense attorney can help save you money in the long run, because the cost of a criminal conviction can frequently be overwhelming.

Criminal defense lawyers already know the local courts, judges, and prosecutors. Your lawyer has both training and experience investigating cases, interrogating witnesses, and negotiating on behalf of clients. No lawyer can ever promise a result in any specific case, but if you’re charged with a crime in or near the Westchester County area, your best hope for justice is the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. If you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor – now or in the future – in New York, being intelligent may not help, so be wise, and arrange promptly to consult with an experienced Westchester County criminal defense lawyer. 

COMPASSIONATE FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

If you are divorcing, anticipating a divorce, or facing any family law issue, let an experienced Westchester County family law attorney work toward the divorce decree and agreements that are in your best long-term interests. Our experienced Westchester County family law attorneys work with clients who are dealing with:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Interstate custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Division of marital assets
  • Domestic violence

We take the time to understand fully each client and family we represent, and we help clients obtain the child custody orders and the court-ordered parenting plans that serve the best interests of our clients and their children. Whether you need immediate legal assistance or want to discuss options that you may need to decide on in the future, our attorneys are here for you. We research your options, determine your lawful rights, and help you take the appropriate legal steps toward a brighter future for you and your children. While we offer counsel and recommendations, we will litigate or settle your case according to your wishes. To learn more about how our family law and Westchester County criminal defense attorneys can help you, email us or call us promptly at (914) 214-9335.

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