Dutchess County Criminal Defense Attorney
Protect Your Rights & Future in Fishkill and the Hudson Valley
Have you been arrested or been questioned by law enforcement? Many of my clients make the mistake of speaking to the police or signing an admission of guilt without realizing that it is a major blunder. Having a skilled Fishkill criminal defense lawyer on your side is essential to ensure your rights are protected.
Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
"You have the right to remain silent" is one of the most important pieces of advice I give my clients and if you have been arrested, you should take it very seriously. Law enforcement officers are trained to investigate individuals they believe have committed crimes and can trick you into answering questions or making a statement.
They can also trick you into coming into custody when you are not under arrest, taking advantage of your lack of knowledge of the law. Regardless of whether you were read your rights, the information you have given can still be used against you.
My firm can represent you for a wide range of crimes, including:
- Felony crimes - A felony is generally a more serious crime that involves some form of theft or violence towards another person. It can include crimes such as murder, DWI, robbery, home invasion, rape, and more. Without proper representation, your felony charges may result in you spending a significant amount of time in jail or paying extravagant fees.
- Misdemeanor offenses - While misdemeanor offenses carry less extreme punishments, that doesn't mean that they should be treated lightly. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor you can still spend time in jail and have to pay hefty fees. Don't make the mistake of facing your charges without representation!
- DWI - Penalties for driving while intoxicated often vary depending on whether or not you have already received a previous charge for the same thing. However, even with your first offense, you can still end up spending up to 1 year in jail! Don't risk your freedom because of one mistake. Hire a professional Fishkill defense lawyer today.
Providing Aggressive Representation in Court
There are many different ways which a case can be handled, depending on the circumstances and what evidence has been brought against you. Many criminal defense attorneys in Fishkill will try to get the prosecutor to agree to a reduced charge, known as plea bargaining or negotiations.
In other cases, an experienced lawyer may work to disprove the case against you in order to have the charges dropped altogether. Whatever my approach may be, you can count on me to dedicate the necessary time and effort to create an effective defense.
"I would like to thank Michael Fakhoury for the excellent representation that he recently performed for me. He was able to make the best of a very bad situation. Michael is a consummate professional, and an outstanding human being. On a scale of one to ten, he rates ten. Thank you very much. I highly recommend his services."
- Happy Client
To set up a free case consultation, call my firm now at (845) 875-4442. I handle cases throughout the Hudson River Valley.