White Plains Criminal Defense Lawyers

White Plains Criminal Defense Lawyers

Mayo Bartlett is a White Plains Criminal Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing criminal charges.  Mayo has been practicing as a criminal lawyer in White Plains for more than 26 years.  He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains, New York where he worked as a litigator in the Major case and Career Criminal Bureaus of the Superior Court Trial Division, as well as in the Investigations Division, and ultimately directing the prosecution of Hate Crimes for the DA's Office. Mayo was selected as a Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.  He has also been a White Plains criminal defense attorney since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in White Plains as both a Westchester County Prosecutor, and as a White Plains Criminal Defense Lawyer.  

Mayo Bartlett has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully reduced the many violent felony charges to misdemeanors, violations, or had them dismissed entirely. He has obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of violent charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison.  Most importantly, Mayo has successfully done numerous criminal trials in the White Plains City Court, the Westchester County Court, and many other courts in Westchester County and in the Hudson Valley.  

White Plains Criminal Defense Cases

White Plains is a busy city in the heart of Westchester County New York.  White Plains has a population of nearly 58,000 people, but during the day, it swells to almost 250,000 people because of the people who work and shop in the city.  White Plains is located between interstate 287, the Bronx River Parkway, the Hutchinson River Parkway, and many other major roads, and the city has a bustling bar scene.  This contributes to a large number of vehicle and traffic stops, DWI cases and other criminal cases in the city of White Plains.  

Criminal cases are among the least understood legal matters a person can face.  Often, it only takes allegations of criminal conduct is enough to damage a person’s life, causing the accused to lose eligibility to receive federal student loans, the right to remain in the United States if he or she is an immigrant, and even their freedom.  This is particularly true for innocent people, because as the saying goes "where do I go to get my reputation back."  It is important to choose an attorney who has experience handling these delicate cases.  White Plains presents uniques challenges for Criminal Defense attorneys.  As a White Plains Criminal Defense Law Firm, our White Plains criminal defense lawyers are uniquely prepared to address these nuances. We frequently do criminal trials in the White Plains City Court, and we are familiar with the unique ways that different criminal matters are handled in White Plains, which is the seat of Westchester County.

Our White Plains Criminal Defense Attorneys also have extensive experience representing college students who have criminal charges against them.  Seemingly minor charges like Marihuana possession and Petit Larceny can have devastating consequences for college students.  These charges can lead to denial of student loans, and even expulsion from school.  If you, or a loved one is a college student facing criminal charges contact us immediately so that we may help you effectively resolve the case while preserving your ability to complete your education.

Our White Plains criminal defense lawyers are part of a legal team which includes forensic experts, private investigators with law enforcement backgrounds, and seasoned attorneys.  As a White Plains Criminal Defense lawyer, Mayo Bartlett is fully familiar with the procedures of the White Plains City Court.  In fact, the White Plains City Court is unique in Westchester County because it is the only local criminal court in the county that draws upon residents throughout Westchester County to form a Jury Pool.  Most local courts draw juries only from residents of the city, town or village.  This county-wide jury pool is often comprised of people who were serving jury duty across the street at the Westchester County Court, where they may have been considered for jury duty on major felonies, including Murder cases, which carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.  When they reach the White Plains City Court, they are considered for jury duty on misdemeanors, which are punishable by no more than one year in jail, and are relatively minor offenses.  

As lawyers who routinely do trials in the Westchester County Court and the Westchester Supreme Court, our White Plains Criminal Defense lawyers constantly select  juries from this pool.  This can be valuable because jury selection often helps to determine whether you will be successful at trial.  Another strength of our White Plains Criminal Defense Attorneys is our familiarity with the White Plains Police Department's policy handbook.  As White Plains criminal lawyers we have come to learn these protocols extremely well in preparation for cross examination of White Plains police officers at trial or in depositions.  Our White Plains criminal defense team handles every kind of criminal case in the City of White Plains.  If you or a loved one has a criminal case in White Plains, please contact us now and let us help you. 

White Plains DWI Defense

Another distinction of White Plains Criminal Defense is that DWI in the White Plains City Court is handled in a special DWI part, where the only cases heard are cases that involved allegations of Driving While Intoxicated, or Driving While Ability Impaired.  This special White Plains DWI part meets in the afternoon, and is separate from other criminal calendars.  Our White Plains DWI defense lawyers are familiar with this process and will help you navigate through this unique DWI part.  For more information about our White Plains drunk driving defense lawyers, and White Plains New York DWI cases, please visit our New York DWI License Center.

White Plains Domestic Violence Defense

Domestic Violence cases in White Plains City Court are unique because they are transferred to the Integrated Domestic Violence Court across the street in the Westchester County Court.  Our White Plains criminal defense attorneys routinely appear in the Integrated Domestic Violence part, and will prepare you to understand the court’s procedure as we work with you to reach the best possible result in your case. For more information about our White Plains criminal defense lawyers and White Plains domestic violence cases, please visit our Domestic Violence Page.

We are a White Plains Criminal Defense law firm with offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court.  Our White Plains criminal defense lawyers handle all kinds of criminal cases in the White Plains City Court, and in surrounding Westchester County municipalities, the Hudson Valley, and in Federal Court.   The Federal Courthouse for the Southern District of New York in White Plains, New York is a quick two block walk from our office.  We routinely handle cases ranging from simple Theft and Disorderly Conduct through Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Sex Crimes, and even Murder.

We provide representation in all kinds of criminal cases, including, but not limited to:




White Collar Crime

Prevailing Wage Cases

Sex Crimes and Rape

Criminal Possession of a Weapon

Criminal Mischief

Domestic Violence

Unlawful Imprisonment

Narcotics and Drugs

Marihuana (Marijuana)


Child Pornography

DWAID (Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs)


Reckless Driving;

Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury/Property Damage Accident;

Felony DWI Under Leandra’s Law

Aggravated DWI (BAC above 0.18%)

DWI Refusal Hearings 

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Vehicular Assault

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Vehicular Manslaughter




Possession of a Forged Instrument

Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny


Disorderly Conduct

All other criminal matters.

We also have a Vehicle and Traffic practice.  We represent clients with traffic tickets including but not limited to:

Texting While Driving;

Using Cell Phone While Driving

Distracted Driving

Unlicensed Operation;


Following Too Closely;

Improper Turns;

Unsafe Lane Change; and numerous other traffic infractions.

Mayo appears almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN.  The show is taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco and Los Angeles.

If you would like additional information, or to schedule an appointment with our experienced team of attorneys regarding a civil rights matter or a criminal case, whether it is a homicide, white collar crime, narcotics case, DWI, theft, felony DWI charges, alco-sensors, breathalyzers, chemical test refusals, administrative hearings, other criminal offenses, or traffic tickets, contact us for your confidential consultation today to discuss your legal rights and your options going forward. You may contact our White Plains Criminal Defense Lawyers at 914-224-3086 or at mgb@mayobartlett.com during normal business hours, and 24 hours in the event of an emergency.

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Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC
Westchester Financial Center 
50 Main Street
Suite 1000
White Plains, New York 10606

Phone: 914-224-3086
Fax: 914-468-6333
Email: mgb@mayobartlett.com

We are available 24 hours for emergencies.
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