Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyers

Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyers

Mayo Bartlett is a Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyer who has practiced criminal law for 3 decades who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing criminal 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, and recognized as a Super Lawyer.

Mayo has also been a Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyer since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in Yonkers as both a Westchester County Prosecutor, and as a Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyer. In fact, as a Westchester County Prosecutor, Mayo Bartlett frequently prosecuted Yonkers criminal cases for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.

Mayo Bartlett has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully had many felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. He has also obtained verdicts 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 prosecuted and defended numerous criminal cases in the Yonkers City Court and other courts in Westchester County. 

It is important to be aware that a criminal conviction, or even a conviction for an infraction or a violation, may have a significant impact on many aspects of your life. In fact, if you are not a citizen, a conviction may lead to your removal from the United States. Some other collateral consequences of a conviction include expulsion from school, loss of your job, and eviction from your home. Our Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyers will discuss these potential consequences with you so that you will be able to make an informed and intelligent decision about how to proceed with your matter.

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions may include, and are not limited to the following:

  1. Loss of your freedom
  2. Loss of your job
  3. Immigration consequences
  4. You may be placed on probation
  5. You may be subjected to random drug testing and be required to undergo drug treatment
  6. You may be ineligible for a professional license 
  7. You may lose your Driver License

Yonkers Criminal Defense Cases

Yonkers, New York is the largest city in Westchester County, and the fourth largest city in the State of New York. The city was featured in the HBO series “Show Me a Hero,” which documented the fair housing and civil rights struggles of the city well into the 1980s. The city is a mixture of rich and poor, and it is a diverse locale. If you have been contacted by the Yonkers Police, or if you have been arrested in the City of Yonkers, contact our Yonkers criminal attorneys and let us help you. Criminal cases are among the least understood legal matters a person can face. Often, the allegations alone are 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. It is important to choose an attorney who has experience handling these delicate cases. As Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyers, we are uniquely prepared to address these nuances.

Our Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyers are part of a legal team which includes forensic experts, private investigators with law enforcement backgrounds, and seasoned attorneys. As a Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyer, Mayo Bartlett is familiar with the procedures of the Yonkers City Court. Our Yonkers 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.

As a Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyer, Mayo Bartlett is well aware that your life does not end with your case. He is mindful that there are collateral consequences of every criminal matter. In fact, he has taught other attorneys a class on these collateral consequences which are often more important than the criminal matters themselves. Toward that end, we recognize the importance of considering your future as we recommend a manner of resolution of your case.

Perhaps most important is the fact that our Yonkers Criminal Defense Lawyers are litigators. We routinely conduct hearings and trials in Yonkers on cases ranging from violations and misdemeanors, to homicide trials which may last a month or more. In our opinion, it is essential that a Criminal Defense Attorney be prepared to fully explore the possibility of taking your matter to trial if necessary. This not only means that we will know your case well, but it also allows us to maximize your potential to receive the best offer from the prosecution and the court.

We also realize that not every case should go to trial. We will give you our honest assessment regarding whether you should go to trial, or attempt to resolve your case with a plea. We will fully discuss your options with you, and we do an analysis of the collateral consequences that a plea may involve. After our discussion of these factors, you should be in a position to make an informed decision regarding how to resolve your case.

We are a Westchester 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 Yonkers criminal defense lawyers handle all kinds of criminal cases in the Yonkers City Court, and in surrounding Westchester County municipalities, as well as 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 ViolenceWhite Collar CrimeSex Crimes, and even Murder.

We provide representation in a wide variety of criminal cases, including:

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

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 aired 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 Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

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 Yonkers criminal defense attorneys 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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