New York Unlawful Imprisonment Defense Lawyers

New York Unlawful Imprisonment Defense Lawyers 

Mayo Bartlett is a New York Unlawful Imprisonment Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing criminal mischief charges. 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 and he was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Bartlett has also been a Criminal Defense Attorney since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, New York City and the Hudson Valley. 

Our New York Unlawful Imprisonment Defense Lawyers have handled thousands of criminal cases, and have successfully had many felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. Mayo has obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of criminal charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison. 

Mr. Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling cases involving Unlawful Imprisonment from the investigative stage through trial. Our criminal defense team works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense. 

It is important to be aware that a conviction of a crime, infraction or violation may lead to severe, and sometimes life altering collateral consequences. A conviction may lead to the loss of your job, eviction from housing, and even removal from the United States if you are not a citizen.

Unlawful Imprisonment Cases 

Penal Law 135.05 is Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree. A person is guilty of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree when he or she restrains another person. Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor and carries a maximum jail sentence of one year in jail.

Penal Law 135.10 is Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree. A person is guilty of unlawful imprisonment in the first degree when he or she restrains another person under circumstances that expose that person to a risk of serious physical injury. Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree is a class E felony which carries a maximum sentence of four years incarceration. Moreover, if the alleged victim is under 17 years old, sex offender conditions may also apply.

Penal Law 135.15 provides a defense to Unlawful Imprisonment. It is an affirmative defense that the person restrained was a child under sixteen
years old, and the defendant was a relative of the restrained child, and his or her only purpose was to assume control of the restrained child.

If you have prior felony convictions, you may face a higher sentence.

At the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC., our legal team has experience in defending Unlawful Imprisonment cases. Mayo Bartlett has been involved in the New York criminal system for more than 10 years as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. We serve all of the boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, Westchester County, and more. Contact us for a consultation. 

Our Unlawful Imprisonment defense team consists of experienced attorneys, forensic experts and private investigators with law enforcement experience. We will carefully scrutinize all of the allegations against you and we will present evidence of your innocence, if it exists, to the prosecutor in an effort to avoid charges from being brought against you if they have not already been filed, or to get filed charges reduced or dismissed.

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 criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Peekskill, Mount Pleasant, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Somers, Cortlandt, Briarcliff, Ossining, Yorktown, Croton on Hudson, Brewster, Southeast, Bedford, Putnam Valley, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Hastings, Pleasantville, Nyack, Ardsley, Irvington, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley. 

Mayo appeared almost every week 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 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, Los Angeles and Hawaii. 

If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Unlawful Imprisonment, don’t hesitate. Contact our Unlawful Imprisonment Defense Lawyers now to begin the fight to protect your business and to keep your freedom.

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