Criminal Law

White Plains Criminal Defense Attorneys

Defending the future of New York clients facing criminal charges

PoliceThe Penichet Firm, P.C. is an effective and experienced law firm ready to defend you when you are accused of criminal actions. The firm has over 100 years of combined experience representing clients across the state of New York. Our legal team has successfully handles countless criminal cases over the years, including DWIs, drug crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, larceny, and more. If you are in need of a law firm to assess your situation, guide you through your legal options, explore all legal defenses available, and actively and aggressively defend you in court, contact The Penichet Firm, P.C. for a consultation today.

DWI

New York State takes driving while intoxicated seriously. Courts are aggressive and law enforcement is proactive when combatting DWIs. If you are convicted of a DWI in New York, it could devastate your life. A first DWI conviction is a misdemeanor. A second and subsequent DWI is a felony. If you are convicted of a crime that subjects you to a criminal record, it is permanent and can impact your future.

Drug Crimes

New York has tough drug laws. New York courts and local law enforcement are proactive and aggressive towards drug crimes. New York courts are hostile towards drug crimes and judges hand down severe penalties for convictions. Some simple drug possession convictions could mean a financial burden that can impact your life for years.

Violent Crimes

Violent crime charges come with the most severe, overwhelming, and devastating consequences anyone can face in court. Violent crimes are the most serious offenses, mostly categorized as felonies. New York courts are hostile towards violent crime cases and prosecutors are aggressive. Judges will sentence the convicted to a detrimental amount of jail time.

Homicide

Homicide is the most serious criminal charge one can face. These cases are some of the most challenging issues for criminal defense attorneys. You could be charged with homicide in a number of different situations, including murder, manslaughter, and illegal abortions. If you are convicted of homicide, you could face some of the harshest penalties issued by New York courts.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes charges can seriously impact a person’s future. A mere accusation of such an act can devastate a person’s life with little consideration for the facts. Whether found guilty or not, the social stigma of being affiliated with a sex crime can destroy a person’s social and professional life.

Internet Crimes

Cybercrime is a growing problem in the state of New York and across the country. Law enforcement, including the FBI, are actively seeking out people who commit these crimes. The term “cybercrime” is wide ranging and can include everything from simple harassment to cyber stalking, cyber terrorism, and cyber warfare. One can face consequence ranging from a simple fine to a felony that has the potential to come with serious jail time.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child

New York actively works to protect children in any way possible. Accordingly, endangering the welfare of a child is a very serious offense and a mere accusation has the potential to affect one’s life and livelihood. When children are involved, the state takes cases earnestly. Schools, doctors, hospitals, and other authority figures are often the first ones to report cases of child endangerment.

Larceny

Simply put, larceny is the theft of another person’s property. Shoplifting, burglary, robbery, fraud, and theft are crimes that can fall under the term “larceny.” Knowing the difference between these offenses depends on the value taken and the circumstances of the incident. Those who are accused of the varying charges of larceny face a multitude of consequences. When a person steals a small item from a store with very little value, they often do not appreciate the seriousness of the situation he or she could endure.