Criminal Defense

Westchester Attorneys Ready To Fight For You

 Protecting Against a Criminal Conviction in Westchester County & NYC

Notice: If you are needing to sue for damages or a victim of a crime please reach out to a civil attorney or the police.

Have you been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime in Westchester County, NY or a surrounding area? Is there an outstanding warrant for your arrest? If so, you need to protect your rights immediately

Over 50 Years of Combined Experience Helping Clients Protect Themselves

If you or a loved one finds themselves facing a criminal charge, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible. At Riebling & Payton, PLLC we understand that you need a strong advocate to fight for your rights and answer the questions you are facing. Don't take chances with your future. Get the unmatched experience and insight of Riebling & Payton, PLLC’s criminal defense lawyers on your side.

Located in Westchester County, NY, Riebling & Payton, PLLC have office in Mount Kisco, NY and White Plains, NY for your convenience and we are always available in your time of need.

We Fiercely Defend the Rights of All of Our Clients

Criminal Defense Attorneys Marcia Payton, a former prosecutor, and Stephen Riebling, Westchester’s foremost criminal trial defense lawyer, use their firsthand knowledge of the criminal legal system, unmatched trial success and decades of experience to aggressively defend their clients, both in and out of the courtroom, with the compassion that their client’s deserve.

Both felony charges and misdemeanor charges can carry very serious consequences, including:

  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Loss of civil liberties
  • Loss of employment opportunities

We represent individuals in all New York Courts, including City Courts, Village Courts, and Town Courts in and around: Ardsley, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor, Brooklyn, Bronx, Bronxville, Buchanan, Carmel, Cortlandt Manor, Croton, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Harrison, Hastings on Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Castle (includes Chappaqua), New Rochelle, New York City, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Pound Ridge, Queens, Rye, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Somers, Southeast, Sullivan County, Tuckahoe, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown

Call (914) 712-6878 today to get in touch with a defense lawyer in Mount Kisco or White Plains. We also travel to New York City whenever necessary.

  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (AUO)
  • Assault & Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI Defense
  • Felonies
  • Fraud Crimes
  • Grand Larceny
  • Gun & Weapon Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Post Conviction
  • Pre-Trial Criminal Hearings
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Man Charged with Criminal Possession of a Gun at Westchester Airport Has Charges Dismissed
  • Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree
  • Aggravated Harassment Charges Against Client Dismissed
  • Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree
  • Assault in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree

awards and affiliations

  • AVVO Rating Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Super Lawyers 5 Year Milestone
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Super Lawyers Stephen J. Riebling
  • New York Metro Top Attorneys
  • Avvo Clients' Choice
  • Client's Choice Badge 2014

Answers from Our Westchester County Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • It is likely that if you ask your civil attorney to represent you in a criminal case they will advise you to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. Civil and criminal trials require very different skill sets, and it is exceedingly rare to find a lawyer who regularly practices in both areas. A criminal defense attorney has dedicated their entire career to working with law enforcement, learning how to gather evidence, and collecting all the details relevant to a criminal trial. It is in your best interests to find a legal counselor who works in this realm day in and day out. Our attorneys have experience as both criminal prosecutors and defense attorneys, meaning they has comprehensive knowledge of how the legal system works from both sides.
  • Law enforcement officials often tack on as many charges as they can onto a defendant in order to land at least one conviction. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed when you hear a long list of charges levied against you, but it is important that you do not panic. In many cases, several of these charges can be dismissed with the help of an accomplished attorney. Oftentimes a prosecutor will try to tempt a defendant into a plea deal by offering to drop charges, but you should never agree to this without speaking to an experienced defense attorney. The goal of your defense counsel will be to see all of the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
  • In the state of New York, DWI convictions can carry penalties of license suspension, fines, mandatory education programs, installments of Ignition Interlock Devices, and even jail time. Certain factors, including the involvement of drugs, the number of times you've been convicted, and the age of the driver can all affect the penalties you face.
  • Although many white collar crimes are punishable by law, some are punished more severely. For example, individuals who are involved in wire fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, and money laundering and are found guilty will likely find themselves in jail.
  • Yes, and your chances are much higher without the help of an attorney. Punishment for violent crimes will vary depending on the category of the crime and the decision that the judge makes. For example, a conviction of a misdemeanor crime will have less jail time than a felony. Learn more by talking to a lawyer directly.

Learn from the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Co-Author of Best-Selling Book

When it comes to Criminal Defense in Westchester County, NY, Stephen Riebling literally wrote the book as the National Best-Selling Co-Author of “A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in the United States”.

Why Choose Riebling & Payton, PLLC?

  • Award-Winning & Peer Recognized
  • Experience, Insight, and Results over a Combined 5 Decades of Practice
  • Former NYC Narcotics Prosecutor
  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Westchester's Foremost Criminal Defense Trial Attorney

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