Buffalo Criminal Defense Lawyer

Smart Defense & Fierce Advocacy

Have you been arrested or charged with a crime in Buffalo, New York? Don't wait to secure the strong defense and aggressive advocacy you need! At Dwan Counter, Attorneys At Law, we are prepared to help you protect your reputation and your freedom with old-fashioned, high-quality representation and a relentless pursuit of justice. We will look out for your interests every step of the way! With a Buffalo criminal defense attorney from our trusted neighborhood firm on your side, you can be sure that you have the best chance of achieving a satisfactory resolution to your case.

Our firm is prepared to help you in any of the following areas:

  • Drug Crimes
    Penalties for drug crimes can be very severe. These penalties vary depending on the crime committed - such as drug sales, cultivation, possession, manufacturing and trafficking - as well as the substance involved. Our New York drug crime lawyers can help you take action to protect yourself from the significant consequences of a conviction.
  • Driving While Intoxicated
    In the state of New York, there is very little leniency for people convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). A DWI arrest will mean two separate arenas of prosecution for the accused: criminal court proceedings and administrative hearings with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There are separate DWI penalties that can be administered by each of these agencies.
  • Probation Violations
    If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation by failing a drug test, missing a court date, failing to report to your probation officer or committing another offense, it is crucial that you retain strong defense from a seasoned Buffalo probation violation attorney from our firm as soon as possible. You may be able to avoid the setbacks of a conviction.
  • Theft Crimes
    Theft crimes such as burglary, shoplifting, identity theft, embezzlement, possession of stolen property, and fraud can result in a variety of penalties, such as jail time and fines, including restitution fines. Some theft crimes, such as grand larceny, even carry felony penalties. Let our New York theft crime attorney defend you.
  • Vehicle and Traffic Offenses
    If you receive three speeding or misdemeanor traffic violations within an 18-month period, then you could lose your license for a minimum of 6 months. Additionally, if you incur 11 or more traffic violations "points" within 18 months, you could face license suspension or revocation.
  • DMV Hearings
    Non-criminal traffic violations are handled in the New York State DMV Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB). Should you plead not guilty, a DMV administrative law judge will hear your case. You have the right to be represented by a Buffalo traffic violation attorney at this hearing.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Our Buffalo Legal Team

Don't face criminal charges without a good lawyer on your side! At Dwan Counter, Attorneys At Law, we have the experience and ability to make a substantial difference in your case.

Contact our Buffalo criminal defense law firm today at (716) 325-0320 to schedule a free case evaluation.


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