is one of only four lawyers
in the entire State of New York
who have been Board Certified as
Specialists in DWI Defense Law by the
National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD").*
Peter served as Dean of the
National College for DUI Defense
the only organization in the
United States that is accredited by the
American Bar Association to certify
attorneys as specialists in DWI law.
Normally, people want to avoid and wind up any criminal charges as soon as possible – and a criminal defense attorney is the best person to resort to for this purpose. Most people find the legal process difficult to grasp and proceeding with legal actions seems like an impossible task. Here is where the criminal attorneys come in.
It becomes their responsibility to explain the legal procedures and effects of every legal action that is to be taken along with fighting for their clients. These attorneys are the best means of strengthening oneself to proceed through legal action. A defense attorney also serves as a criminal trial legal representative as they take care of how the trial procedures should be conducted. So, in which situations would you need to hire a defense attorney?
The main responsibility of a defense attorney involves representing his/her client who is alleged with committing any sort of crime. The primary job is questioning all the significant witnesses, gathering all possible facts and evidence besides asking questions during court trial periods. A defense lawyer can settle the case out of court by negotiating with the prosecutors as well. By negotiating with the prosecutors out of the court with the help of a criminal defense attorney, the illegal charges may result in a reduced one with decreased penalties and a lesser period of sentence.
A criminal law attorney can make you understand the prospects of the court settlement and bargains. This way, you can decide whether you want to go for a bargain offer. Besides, an attorney can help you when you are accused of a crime in the following situations:
If you cannot afford to hire a top-of-the-layer criminal defense attorney who charges extremely high fees for their experiences and services, do not worry. Just invest a little time in carrying out research on online attorneys to find a lawyer as per your budget. Their websites provide comprehensive information on the fees and cases handled by them.
Author of Handling the DWI Case in New York
Considered a standard reference for the defense of Driving While Intoxicated cases. (Published by Thomson/West)
Peter Gerstenzang, Esq.
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
210 Great Oaks Boulevard
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: (518) 456-6456
Fax: (518) 456-6056
Cell: (518) 441-7011