NEW YORK EXPERTISE
Mr. Donatiello spend a number of years working as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx District Attorney's Office. During his time as an ADA, Mr. Donatiello was responsible for a wide variety of cases, from Possession of Weapons and Drugs, Motor Vehicle Offense, Theft based Offenses and Offense resulting from Assaults/Harassment. After leaving the Bronx District Attorney's Office, Mr. Donatiello continued to practice criminal law in New York and has represented numerous clients in both New York City and Rockland County Courts.
Criminal charges in New York State are either considered as felonies, misdemeanors, or violations. The criminal charges are further broken down as either an A, B, C, or D Felony, an A or B Misdemeanor, or a Violation. The maximum legal sentence that you could receive for a conviction to an offense will depend on which category of crime you are charged with.
Motor Vehicle Offenses
Unlike many other States, New York considers a large variety of offenses that occur in motor vehicles to not only be traffic offenses, but criminal offenses. Some of these offense include the following:
Driving While Impaired/Driving While Intoxicated- The motor vehicle offenses that charge an individual with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are controlled by New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) § 1192. The exact section of the law that an individual is charged with will depend upon whether a breath/blood test has been provided, the reading of said test, the age of the driver, whether the driver has a commercial driver's license, along with any number of other factors.
Depending on the exact nature of the charges against a defendant, an individual can be facting significant fines, license suspensions, and/or jail time, if convicted. Therefore, it is important that you contact an attorney to discuss the circumstances of your arrest and processing so that you can be afforded a vigourous and prepared defense.
Driving While Suspended/Driving Without a License-
Leaving the Scene of an Accident-
Theft Based Offenses
Theft of Services-
Possession of Stolen Property-
Drug Related Offenses
Possession of Marijuana-
Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance-
Possession of a Weapon-