Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense Lawyers

New York Criminal Defense

At the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC, we provide aggressive, thorough, experienced, and skilled representation to individuals and businesses in both state and federal matters.

Mayo Bartlett is a New York Criminal Defense Lawyer who represents clients throughout Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and New York City, including the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Mayo has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, and he was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers regularly work with forensic experts and private investigators who are former law enforcement officers to evaluate our cases and to formulate strategies that will be most effective for our clients' defense. Together, our New York Criminal Defense Lawyers, private investigators, and forensic experts form a highly experienced and effective New York Criminal Defense Team.

With offices located in White Plains New York at 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 New York Criminal Defense Lawyers handle felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, and Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Armonk, Mount Pleasant, Bronxville, Eastchester, Briarcliff, Edgemont, HastingsScarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Port Chester, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Yorktown, Katonah, Pelham, Croton on Hudson, Cortlandt, Somers, Brewster, Southeast, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Putnam Valley, Ossining, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Pleasantville, Nyack, Ardsley, Irvington, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.  We will work with you to achieve the best results.

Our New York Criminal Defense law firm will honestly and effectively review your case and discuss your legal options with you. We will challenge the evidence presented against you by the prosecutor and carefully assess and evaluate the evidence against you to provide the most vigorous defense and to give you the best advice with respect to how to handle your matter. We fight to protect your civil rights as we provide you with a thorough and ethical criminal defense.

In New York State, criminal charges can completely change your life. Although the law states that you are innocent until proven guilty, the fact is that you may have severe consequences from the moment you are arrested or even accused. Seemingly simple arrests for offenses like Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (Marijuana), DWI, and Theft may lead to the deportation of denial of United States citizenship if you are not a citizen of the United States. Our New York Criminal Defense Lawyers work closely with Immigration Lawyers to ensure that your criminal case does not have undue immigration consequences, and if there is no way to avoid collateral consequences we will do our best to ensure that you are aware of them, and we will try to limit them to the best of our ability.

It is important to be aware that immigration laws frequently change and if you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction, or even a conviction of certain offenses, violations or infractions, may lead to your removal from the United States.

A conviction may result in other collateral consequences which include the possible loss of your employment, or even eviction from your home.

The New York State Penal Law is an extensive body of laws that make many acts criminal. Ignorance of the law is not a defense. If you are stopped by the police, remain silent, remain calm, and ask to speak to an attorney. Even if you are innocent, it may be harmful for you to speak to law enforcement. One of our most valuable rights is the right to remain silent.

Having experienced and diligent legal counsel is essential because if you are convicted, the results may include substantial jail time and often expensive fines imposed by the court.

Our New York Criminal Defense Lawyers also have extensive experience representing college students who have criminal charges against them. Seemingly minor charges like Marihuana possession and Petit Larceny may also have devastating consequences for college students. These charges may 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.

We are seasoned New York Criminal Defense Lawyers who are located in White Plains, NY. We have handled thousands of criminal cases in Westchester County and throughout the Hudson Valley. Our White Plains NY offices make us centrally located and allow us to represent clients throughout Westchester County, the five boroughs of New York City, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, and the Hudson Vally. As Westchester Criminal Lawyers, we are always in the courts of Westchester County. We are familiar with the police, prosecutors, and judges, and we approach every case as if it was the most important case we have, because to you, it is.

Mayo frequently appeared on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live, which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM 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, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

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Pre-trial hearing which we will explore include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 1 Wade Hearing determines the admissibility of witness identification of the defendant.
  • 2 Huntley Hearing to determine is if the accused's statement to the police was voluntarily made to be admissible at trial.
  • 3 Dunaway Hearing to determine whether the defendant's statement obtained after an arrest should be suppressed due to a lack of probable cause.
  • 4 Mapp Hearing to determine whether physical evidence should be suppressed and whether the police were given consent to search by the defendant.
  • 5 Sandoval Hearing to determine what information may be used at trial to impeach the defendant at trial.
  • 6 Ventimiglia Hearing to determine whether the prosecution may use evidence of any uncharged crimes of the defendant at trial during their case in chief.
  • 7 Competency Hearing to determine whether the defendant understands the charges they face, the nature of the criminal proceeding, and whether they are capable of assist in their own defense.
  • 8 Ingle Hearing to determine an automobile stopped by police was legal.
  • 9 Darden Hearing to determine whether an informant is sufficiently reliable to support probable cause. The Defense Attorney may be excluded from this hearing to preserve the anonymity of the informant.
  • 10 Payton Hearing to determine whether there was an emergency (exigent circumstance) to justify a warrantless arrest in a private home.
  • 11 Preliminary Hearing (Felony Hearing) to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe the defendant committed a felony.
  • 12 SORA Hearing to determine the level of sex offender designation for a convicted sex offender.
  • 13 Restitution Hearing to determine whether restitution is owed to the complainant and, if so, the amount of restitution owed.
  • 14 Rodriguez Hearing to determine whether the defendant and the witness knew each other for identification purposes.
  • 15 Frye Hearing to determine whether the scientific procedures used by experts are generally accepted in the scientific community so as to be admissible at trial.
  • 16 Clayton Hearing to request the case be dismissed in the interest of justice.

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We represent clients in all federal and state criminal matters, including the following:

We will be with you every step of the way in your time of need.

If you or a loved one have been injured and need legal assistance, please contact us at (914) 224-3086.