There are a variety of reasons that a person is confronted by law enforcement. At our firm, we focus our criminal representation on individuals interacting with law enforcement for the first time. Commonly, that representation involves individuals arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or other driving related offenses. A single momentary lapse in judgment can change your life forever. You can feel confident that an attorney from SMITH HOKE, PLLC can be trusted and will remain by your side to help you through this difficult and sometimes embarrassing time.
At SMITH HOKE, PLLC it is our goal to help minimize the long-term effects of a criminal charge or conviction. From a felony to a traffic infraction, our attorneys can help you. We aim to understand each client and his or her unique situation. Our experience and knowledge allow us to make recommendations that will successfully resolve your matter. We have experience handling a wide variety of cases, including:
- Felony: (An offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year may be imposed. For the purpose of sentence, felonies are divided into five categories or classes: A, B, C, D, and E. Class A felonies are divided into two sub-categories: A-I and A-II felonies. Class A felonies carry the longest jail sentences and class E felonies carry the shortest jail sentences for felony cases);
- Misdemeanor: (A specific type of offense for which a person may be sentenced to more than 15 days but no more than one year in jail);
- Violation: (An offense for which a person may be sentenced to no more than 15 days in jail); and
- Traffic Infraction: (A violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law that has not been classified a misdemeanor or felony. It is considered a petty offense)
Our attorneys at SMITH HOKE, PLLC will stand by you and work to the best of our abilities to even the scales of justice so that you receive a fair resolution to your matter. Please call (518) 489-5600 if you are in need of an immediate consultation. We can also be contacted by email through our online contact form. The needs of our clients are our top priority.