Marcia began her legal career by working as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, prosecuting criminal cases in the country's finest and most highly regarded District Attorney's Office - New York County. It was here that Marcia worked with police officers and detectives and learned how a criminal investigation is handled from arrest to trial.
Marcia successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases while working in the Office of Special Narcotics in New York City, presenting hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury and also prosecuting numerous felony cases at trial. Her experiences in this field are an invaluable asset to her criminal defense clients as she knows what kinds of details to look for in order to tear down the prosecution’s argument.
Dedication to Defense
When Marcia left the New York County District Attorney's Office, she took with her all of the necessary insight, skills, and tools required to not only prosecute a wide range of criminal cases, but to also defend them. Marcia has worked with the some best prosecutors and police officers in the country. She knows what they are thinking and what they will do to try to get convictions in both misdemeanor and felony cases. She brings this unique insight to each and every criminal case that she now defends.
Experienced & Skilled
Marcia's extensive legal experience also includes years of working as both a criminal and civil defense attorney, working alongside some of Westchester County's premier defense attorneys. Prior to founding The Law Office of Marcia Payton, Marcia successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases as well as numerous civil cases in both State and Federal Courts. Now, Marcia's unique and invaluable combination of experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney work together to create a solid defense for her clients.
- Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
- State University of New York at Binghamton
- Graduated with distinguished honors
Previous Legal Experience
- Office of Special Narcotics, New York City, Assistant District Attorney
- Union Carbide in Danbury, Connecticut, Legal Consultant
- Consultant to various top-tier law firms, helping to settle everything from difficult criminal cases to complex civil litigation matters
Learn From Those She Has Represented
5 / 5 stars
Thank you to Marcia Payton for helping me with me criminal matter! Before speaking with Marcia on the phone, I was very scared and felt like I had to plead guilty, But Marcia explained the charges to me and helped me feel at ease. After one court appearance, my case was finished. If I ever need a lawyer again, I will call The Law Offices of Marcia Payton.
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If you are ready to get started with Marcia Payton, Westchester County criminal defense attorney, call (914) 712-6878 today!