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Have You Been Arrested in Westchester County, NY? Let Our Firm Fight for You!

Depending on the nature of a crime, charges may be brought under state law, under federal law, or sometimes both. However, most criminal matters are charged and prosecuted under state law, with charges being brought by the district attorney for the county in which the crime was committed. State crimes are charged as felonies or misdemeanors; felonies are more serious and carry heavier penalties, but a person convicted of a misdemeanor may still be sentenced to up to a year in jail.

With 17 years of experience, Anthony Strazza has an impressive record of success as a criminal defense attorney in New York State. As a former Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney's office, he spent five years prosecuting crimes in one of the toughest jurisdictions in New York state. He understands how to identify and expose weaknesses in the government's case as only a former prosecutor can.

Our firm handles the following types of state criminal cases:

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New York State Misdemeanors & Felonies

There are two types of state crimes in New York: misdemeanors and felonies. As we have mentioned before, felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, which includes prison sentences rather than jail sentences.

The following are the misdemeanor penalties in New York:

  • Class A misdemeanor – Maximum jail sentence of 364 days and a fine not exceeding $1,000 (or double the amount obtained from the offense)

  • Class B misdemeanor – Maximum jail term of three months and a fine no more than $500 (or double the amount obtained from the offense)

  • Unclassified misdemeanor – Often given to traffic and other vehicle-related offenses, the penalties depend on the specific ordinance)

The felony penalties in New York include:

  • Class A-I felony – Maximum sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term ranging from 15 to 25 years

  • Class A-II felony – Maximum sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term ranging from three years to eight years and four months (or longer for a serious sex crime)

  • Class B felony – Maximum prison sentence of seven years and a minimum term ranging from one year to no more than one-third of the maximum sentence

  • Class C felony – Maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a minimum term ranging from one year to no more than one-third of the maximum sentence

  • Class D felony – Maximum prison sentence of seven years and a minimum term ranging from one year to no more than one-third of the maximum sentence

  • Class E felony – Maximum prison sentence of four years and a minimum term ranging from one year to no more than one-third of the maximum sentence.

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Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, a conviction in New York can have a profound impact on your life, limiting your ability to find work, access certain government privileges and benefits, and of course, potentially costing you your freedom. The experience of our criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Anthony Strazza makes a huge difference to the outcome of your case.

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Why Choose Anthony Strazza?

Benefits of Choosing Our Firm
  • 17+ Years of Legal Experience

    Anthony Strazza has nearly two decades of legal experience, mostly handling the most serious types of criminal cases. He isn’t afraid to go to trial for our clients to get the most favorable results.

  • Former Prosecutor

    Anthony Strazza is a former Assistant District Attorney who gives clients a unique insight into both sides of the courtroom and provides them with effective and personalized legal solutions.

  • Handles Both State & Federal Crimes

    Anthony Strazza has extensive knowledge of the local, state, and federal courts in New York and can guide clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system while protecting their rights and freedoms.

Meet Anthony Strazza

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Kind Words from Clients

Impactful Advocacy Doesn't Go Unnoticed 
  • He is well respected by the prosecutors, judges and court staff.

    “Mr. Strazza definitely knows his way around the courtroom. He is well respected by the prosecutors, judges and court staff, which made things go very smooth in my case.”

    - A.H.
  • He gets results for his clients that other lawyers simply cannot get.

    “Anthony Strazza is a Rockstar! He gets results for his clients that other lawyers simply cannot get.”

    - Anonymous Court Officer
  • I am forever grateful that I was recommended to him.

    “Anthony Strazza is the best! He saved my life. I am forever grateful that I was recommended to him.”

    - J.M.
  • He knocked my case out of the park.

    “Strazza is an absolute beast! He knocked my case out of the park.”

    - N.H.
  • You are in great hands with him.

    “Anthony Strazza is a good dude! You are in great hands with him.”

    - M.L.
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Proven Results

Recent Firm Victories
  • Not Guilty Verdict Attempted Murder Shooting
  • Favorable Result Bank Fraud
  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence
  • Favorable Result Drug Sale
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Not Guilty Verdict DWI
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Case Dismissed DWI
  • Case Dismissed Felony Assault
  • Case Dismissed Felony Assault
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