Providing Trusted Criminal Defense
Being accused of any type of crime is serious. Whether the crime is minor or major, you need to understand your rights and enlist an experienced advocate that can fight for you. At Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP, our attorneys have provided dedicated defense to individuals charged at both the state and federal level. We take the time to ensure that you understand what is at stake and know your options, and we provide thorough answers to your questions.
Understand The Types Of Charges
In New York state, there are three classifications of criminal charges: felonies, misdemeanors and violations. If you are convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, those are considered criminal convictions under the law. If you are convicted of a violation, that is not considered a criminal conviction. This distinction is very important as various types of employments and professional licensures in the state look upon those with criminal convictions very harshly. Often, the distinction can preclude someone from consideration for employment.
At Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP, we recognize this distinction and represent our clients to the fullest extent of the law in an effort to achieve noncriminal dispositions so as to preserve their employment and/or employability. In some instances, achieving a noncriminal disposition may require greater effort or time and a higher level of negotiation with the District Attorney’s Office, and we recognize that it is necessary for our clients to avoid a criminal conviction.
Often, we help our clients navigate their employee handbooks, employee contracts and professional licensure standards so that any potential resolution of their criminal charges does not result in them losing their job or losing their professional license and substantially effecting their livelihood.
We Are Here For You
Are you facing a criminal charge? Your future is at stake. Our lawyers are ready to answer your questions and advocate for you. Please call us today at 716-854-1300 for a free consultation so that we may discuss the possible ramifications of a criminal conviction in your life and what steps can be taken to avoid the potential problems that may be involved.