Criminal Law

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are the most common charge of all classifications of crimes, as well as one of the most politically controversial, they can fall under many categories: including drug possession, drug sale, drug possession with the intent to sell, drug manufacturing, trafficking, and solicitation.

At the Federal and State level the government has come down particularly hard on drug offenders. There are mandatory minimum jail sentences for certain drug offenses, as well as potentially lengthy sentences under the Rockerfeller Drug laws.

Drug cases can also be somewhat complex in that there are certain laws most people are unaware of. For instance, a drug sale within 1,000 feet of a school can have harsher consequences than a sale outside of 1,000 feet. Also, the simple passing of a marijuana cigarette to another person without any money being exchanged is considered a ‘sale’ in New York State. Our attorneys are highly experienced in both defending and prosecuting drug related cases. We are currently on record as defending the largest drug case in the history of Westchester County. If you, or a loved one, has been contacted by the police in reference to a drug related matter call Gonzalez Legal Associates.

Violent Crimes

Our firm has handled many violent crimes on both sides of the legal system. In addition our years of investigative experience will ensure that no stone goes unturned in our clients defense. We have successfully defended clients on many violent crime charges, such as robbery, and assault and attempted murder. Many of which were outright dismissed. If you are charged with a violent crime contact Gonzalez Legal Associates.

Sex Crimes

The potential for collateral damage when a person is accused of a sex crime could include loss of employment, damage to reputation in the community, loss of custody of children, and destruction of family relationships. If convicted, a person faces, not only the possibility of jail, but sex offender registration, and limitations on where he or she can obtain employment.

Because of the sensitive nature of being accused of a sex crime it’s important to trust the experienced team of professionals at Gonzalez Legal Associates.

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White Collar Crimes

The government is cracking down on white crime, it is no longer associated with a slap on the wrist. The recent high profile cases on the media are proof of that.

Being charged with such a crime can be an absolute nightmare and can carry heavy penalties. Those penalties can range from heavy fines, payment of back taxes, termination of employment, probation and even jail. Some of the more frequent types of White Collar Crime are: embezzlement, check fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, extortion, and the more recent phenomenon of computer crimes and Ponzi schemes.

Here at Gonzalez Legal Associates PLLC with our understanding of corporate law, we are extremely successful in defending our clients against White Collar Crimes. Our attorneys are extremely capable in this field, they have worked in the securities industry and provided litigation support to other major International firms.

If you are charged with a White Collar Crime contact us immediately.

Computer Crimes

According to FBI statistics, last year there were more than twice as many bank robberies performed by computer than there were by traditional methods. As a result of the steady rise in the overall number of computer crimes such as, “hacking”, copyright infringement, child pornography, identity theft and “cyber stalking,” the government has dedicated its vast resources to the prosecution of these types of crimes.

Because Computer Crimes can be committed across state lines, they can be commonly charged federally instead of merely at the state level, these federal charges can carry much harsher prison sentences.

The laws governing Computer Crime are constantly evolving, requiring those who have been accused of violating them to seek attorneys with the expertise to vigorously defend them. By contacting Gonzalez Legal Associates you will have a team of attorneys with computer forensic experience who have successfully defended these types of crimes.

Traffic Crimes

Traffic Crimes may not sound as serious as other types of crimes, but they can affect your driver’s license/privileges, your car insurance rates, and most importantly your freedom.

Traffic offenses can be classified as infractions, misdemeanors or felonies. A convict can carry serious consequences, even jail. Some of the more common Traffic Crimes include Hit and Run, Driving w/a Suspended License, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs.

An important distinction to be aware of is the difference between Department of Motor Vehicle hearings and Criminal Court proceedings. It is possible to be arrested and charged with a Traffic Crime whereby there are matters that need to be attended to in Criminal Court AND The Department of Motor Vehicles.

Our office handles many Traffic Crime cases whether it be in Criminal Court, or at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and has been extremely successful at maintaining our clients’ driving privileges. If you have been charged with any type of Traffic Crime contact Gonzalez Legal Associates.

Drunk Driving / DUI

In the state of New York, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level of .05% or above. Any BAC level above .08% is a misdemeanor.

Regardless of submitting to a breathalyzer exam it is possible to prosecute a driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Police make mistakes, and machines can be inaccurate. Our attorneys know police procedure and how to challenge the evidence against you. If you have been arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence it is particularly important to contact Gonzalez Legal Associates.

Parole Revocation Offense

If you’re on parole you know you’re walking on egg shells, any minor incident could be considered a violation of parole.

In the City of New York, the hearings to determine if a person violated their conditions of parole take place on Riker’s Island. Generally, there is no bail when facing charges of violations of conditions of parole, so you’re fighting the charges from the inside.

Our firm is experienced in Parole Revocation, and can help you fight parole violation charges.

If you are facing parole violation charges contact Gonzalez Legal Associates.

Early Termination of Probation

When sentenced after a criminal conviction there are many different scenarios that can occur. One of the scenarios that can occur is the sentence of “Probation”.

There are times when the government offers an individual charged with a crime probation as their sentence, or part of their sentence, instead of jail.

A violation of probation can result in jail time.

We have been successful at terminating our clients’ Probation early. If you’re interested in terminating your probation contact Gonzalez Legal Associates.

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