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Top Westchester County Defense Lawyers for Criminal Contempt and Orders of Protection
Marcia Payton and Stephen Riebling are Criminal Contempt and Order of Protection Defense Lawyers who have the trustworthiness and dedication that you or your loved one deserves when facing charges for criminal contempt or if an order of protection has been issued against them. We are a former New York City prosecutor who served numerous years in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, a Top 100 Trial Lawyers selection by the National Trial Lawyers, an Avvo’s Client Choice in Criminal Law and a multi-year Super Lawyer selection in New York. In practice since 1996, our criminal defense attorneys have a thorough understanding of police procedures from years spent working with officers and detectives throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, and New York City.
We have handled thousands of criminal cases, and most importantly, countless criminal contempt and order of protection cases. Marcia and Stephen have each successfully had many criminal contempt charges reduced or dismissed entirely. They have also obtained not guilty verdicts for clients facing a variety of criminal charges that would have resulted in lengthy sentences.
Our extensive experience in the Westchester County Criminal Courts has made us familiar with every aspect of handling all misdemeanor and felony cases including arraignment, bail applications, motion practice, discovery and trial. Our criminal defense team works tirelessly to provide you with the best defense possible.
Westchester, NY Criminal Contempt Cases
Under NY Penal Law § 215.50, criminal contempt in the second degree when a person engages in the following conduct:
1. Disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent behavior, committed during the sitting of a court, in its immediate view and presence and directly tending to interrupt its proceedings or to impair the respect due to its authority; or
2. Breach of the peace, noise, or other disturbance, directly tending to interrupt a court's proceedings; or
3. Intentional disobedience or resistance to the lawful process or other mandate of a court except in cases involving or growing out of labor disputes as defined by subdivision two of section seven hundred fifty-three-a of the judiciary law; or
4. Contumacious and unlawful refusal to be sworn as a witness in any court proceeding or, after being sworn, to answer any legal and proper interrogatory; or
5. Knowingly publishing a false or grossly inaccurate report of a court's proceedings; or
6. Intentional failure to obey any mandate, process or notice, issued pursuant to articles sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, or eighteen-a of the judiciary law, or to rules adopted pursuant to any such statute or to any special statute establishing commissioners of jurors and prescribing
their duties or who refuses to be sworn as provided therein; or
7. On or along a public street or sidewalk within a radius of two hundred feet of any building established as a courthouse, he calls aloud, shouts, holds or displays placards or signs containing written or printed matter, concerning the conduct of a trial being held in such courthouse or the character of the court or jury engaged in such trial or calling for or demanding any specified action or determination by such court or jury in connection with such trial.
Criminal contempt in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
Criminal Attorneys in Mount Kisco
With offices conveniently located in Mount Kisco, NY and White Plains, NY our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including Ardsley, White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, Eastchester, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Peekskill, Mount Pleasant, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Yorktown, Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Somers, Nyack, Brewster, Southeast, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Putnam Valley, Ossining, Briarcliff, Hastings, Irvington, Pleasantville, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.
If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Criminal Contempt or have an Order of Protection issued against them, don’t hesitate to contact our Criminal Contempt Attorneys and begin the fight to protect your rights.