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Defending Clients From DWI and Criminal Charges

The Law Office of Howard H. Weiswasser provides criminal defense for clients accused of crimes, felonies, misdemeanors, and violations in New York City. From DWI to murder, no criminal charges are too small or too large for our firm.


DWI Charges

When an individual is allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, DWI charges may result. First time offenders face fines, jail time, community service, and license revocation, and the penalties only increase from there for second and third time offenders. In addition, a DWI conviction can result in higher insurance premiums and even jeopardize employment opportunities.

Drug Charges

The penalties of drug violations depend on several factors of the particular case, including the type of drug sold, offered to be sold, the drug found and the amount in possession. A conviction of a drug charge can have lasting repercussions on freedom, job opportunities, as well as educational opportunities and even rental applications.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any physical, emotional, sexual, or other kind of violence that occurs between two people in a relationship.

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Felony Crimes

Felonies are serious crimes and convictions can result in jail time of one year to life imprisonment and the loss of certain constitutional rights. Felony crimes are those that involve:

Narcotics | Arson | Burglary/Armed Robbery | Attempted Murder/Murder | Sexual Assault/Rape | Kidnapping |Assault

Sexual Offenses

Many sex crimes are considered felonies, and convicted defendants must register themselves as sex offenders. Sex crimes can include:

Child Abuse | Child Pornography | Date Rape | Failure To Register As a Sex Offender | Indecent Exposure | Lewd Conduct | Marital Rape | Molestation | Obscenity | Sexual Assault


New York Misdemeanors

Though misdemeanors aren't as serious as felonies, they are more serious than petty offenses. They often result in fines and a jail sentence of up to one year.

Violent Crimes and Murder

A violent crime is a behavior by someone against people or property that intentionally threatens, attempts to, or actually does inflict physical harm. Neither the use of guns or other weapons nor the perpetrator's criminal record will determine the seriousness of the charge. Most violent crimes are felonies.

Juvenile Court

When people under the age of 16 allegedly commit criminal acts in the state of New York, they attend juvenile court. The juvenile justice system seeks to rehabilitate rather than punish perpetrators. Certain juvenile offenders can be charged as an adult.