White Plains Criminal Defense Attorney
Defending Your Freedom
Being arrested and charged with a crime may be one of the most frightening experiences you will ever live through, and the outcome of this situation could have a major impact on your future. Your choice of legal representation to help you fight the charges is vital, as it will largely determine your chances of success in avoiding a conviction. When you face serious consequences such as jail or prison, steep fines, probation and a criminal record that could follow you for life, come to The Law Office of John M. Cromwell. I have spent my entire professional career since 1988 as a White Plains criminal defense attorney, and am utterly committed to defending my clients' rights. I am
fluent in Spanish and experienced in resolving housing court cases, family court cases, immigration matters, civil rights actions, and all the related issues which arise in the context of
Charged for a felony or misdemeanor?
When you are targeted with prosecution, you may feel that everyone is against you, but I am on your side. I will listen to you describe your side of the story and will explain your legal rights. Whether you have been charged with a
misdemeanor or a
juvenile crime, I will take the time to conduct an exhaustive investigation of the evidence, examining the problem from multiple perspectives to determine the most effective strategy for your defense. There are ways to fight any type of charge, including challenging the legality of a traffic stop for
DWI (DWI and DWAI), demonstrating that your rights were violated in an arrest for
drug offenses, pointing to a lack of proof that you committed
burglary, or seeking to reduce the charges from
armed robbery to
You should at all times exercise your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. During the pre-arrest investigation, while you are with the police during the
arrest, in questioning and in custody
after an arrest and at your
arraignment, you should say nothing without having me present as your attorney. When you are under investigation for a crime, the police already believe that you may be guilty, and they are only looking for evidence to confirm their suspicions. Anything you say can and will be used for that purpose. You should insist on having your attorney present with you at all times, whether you have been charged with a
first DUI offense, possession of
domestic violence or
If you've been arrested in the Bronx or the White Plains area, I understand how vital it is for you to avoid a conviction. Any type of offense, from a theft crime such as
larceny, to a
violent crime or a
weapons crime, will go on your criminal record, attaching a stigma to you for years to come. It will appear when you have to pass a background check, severely limiting your opportunities for housing, credit and even employment. If you are charged with a
sex offense such as
sexual assault, you may additionally be required to register publicly as a sex offender. Your career and your success in life may be at stake. Do not take any chances, let me fight for you.
Although DWI is usually charged as a misdemeanor, driving under the influence is a serious crime with heavy penalties. Your freedom, wellbeing and reputation are at stake. If convicted, you could face time in jail, probation and significant fines. If you've been accused of driving drunk, call my firm today. I can help you make sure that your rights and protected and that every resource is exhausted to help you obtain the favorable case outcome you need.
I handle DWAI cases, too. Generally speaking, DWAI is considered less offensive by state law. However, your driving record and personal reputation are still at risk. DWAI is charged as a traffic infraction, but this doesn't mean that a conviction won't lead to serious consequences. If you've been accused of driving while impaired, contact may office today. The sooner I hear from you, the fast I can begin creating an aggressive and strategic defense to help you stay out of jail.
Trustworthy Advocacy When You Need it the Most
Are you facing charges of a criminal offense? Being accused of a crime is never easy – especially when your reputation and freedom are on the line. At the firm, I am wholeheartedly dedicated to giving my clients the best legal representation that I can offer. Whether you've been charged with domestic violence or murder, I can help. When you work with The Law Office of John M. Cromwell, you can have peace of mind that your case is in good hands. I am passionate about helping people and want to make sure that each case I handle is given the personalized attention to detail that it deserves. I can stand up for your rights and fight aggressively to obtain the favorable case results you want. If you've been accused and are looking for a trustworthy attorney in the Bronx, call my office today.
Defense from a Qualified Criminal Lawyer
Retaining the services of a capable lawyer is one of the most important choices you will make, and it may be the decision that frees you from all allegations of committing a crime. I have a thorough knowledge of the law; understanding what is involved in regards to all paperwork, negotiations, investigations and any court proceedings. With the skill of a professional you can be left with many uncertainties. I can give you a picture of what the future will look like, providing you with some form of comfort during these trying moments.
Many people have a limited understanding of the law and hardly know the details of the charges against, let alone how to fight them. I am well acquainted with many forms of criminal charges and have effectively argued the case of many suspects before. For 29 years I have been practicing law, devoting myself to both criminal law and the cases of my clients. If you need a distinguished attorney to provide legal counsel and defense throughout your criminal trial, contact my office immediately to find out what a top-notch Bronx criminal attorney can do for you.