Ferrante & Siddiqui is based in White Plains, New York, and we advocate for those who have been accused of a crime. We are very familiar with the courts and laws in Westchester, Hudson Valley, and the five NYC boroughs and are not afraid to take on criminal cases that other attorneys turn away. We work to get the best possible results for our clients by engaging in outside-of-the-box problem solving. We proceed with each case to find a resolution in a timely manner. We assist the accused through all steps of the legal process, from arrest to bail bond hearings, trial, plea bargaining, and/or sentencing. If we are retained before our client is charged with a crime, we will work to ensure that all of our clients’ rights are protected throughout the process.
When accused of a crime, it is important to retain a knowledgeable attorney for many reasons. Crimes range in severity from a misdemeanor to a felony. Punishment ranges from community service to life in prison. Criminal law is complex, with laws determined by both the state and federal governments. While misdemeanors may result only in community service or a fine, felony charges could result in serving years in prison. To receive the best defense possible, you need an attorney who knows the laws and the court system.
At Ferrante & Siddiqui, we are experienced at arguing points of law that may get the case dropped. We arrange bail at an amount low enough to allow our client to get out of jail until the trial. We participate in the criminal investigation and interview witnesses as well as research case law, statutes, and procedural law. We draft and file motions as well as argue those motions, including motions to dismiss and motions to suppress. We analyze the case to identify strengths and weaknesses. With this information, we build a strong defense against the charges. If necessary, we work with the prosecutor to negotiate a plea bargain. Once the trial is over, we continue to work for our client by taking on post-trial issues such as drafting and filing appeals.