Criminal Defense Attorneys in Westchester County and New York City

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Westchester County or in New York City, whether it be a felony or a misdemeanor, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in New York. John D. Pappalardo and the attorneys of Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP provide exceptional legal representation in a variety of areas including criminal defense, real estate, personal injury, business litigation, and wills and estates.

The firm is located in Scarsdale, New York, providing centralized access from anywhere in Westchester County. Just a few short miles from New York City, we routinely represent clients from the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, as well as the surrounding counties of Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Dutchess. Our attorneys are also admitted in the federal courts located in New York City and White Plains.

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The special combination of experience and dedication that Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP provides its clients has enabled us to become one of the premier firms in the New York City metropolitan area.

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Additional Reforms in the NY Criminal Justice System

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Reforms Made to New York Bail and Discovery Laws

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Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

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If you're charged with a drug crime or with a drug- or alcohol-related driving offense, your attorney may tell you to start seeing a counselor for treatment. Substance abuse counselors can identify if...