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Albany DWI Lawyer
Warren Redlich

255 Washington Ave. Ext. Suite 108
Albany NY 12205
(888) 733-5299

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About Our Albany DWI Attorneys

Warren Redlich is the principal DWI attorney in the firm. Stacey DeLoach joined our firm in March of 2009. She manages the paperwork on our DWI and criminal cases and also appears in Court.

Warren is a litigator and is well known for his work in the courtroom. He won two awards as Allstate's top trial attorney in upstate New York and one award as their top attorney in the northeastern United States. He has been defending DWI cases since 2003, and continues to handle personal injury as well.

A cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, Warren has a Master's degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematical Economics from Rice University. He served as Principal Law Clerk in Supreme Court from 2000-2003. Warren opened the Redlich Law Firm in May of 2003.

Warren is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts. He is also admitted to practice in federal courts in the Southern and Northern districts of New York.

Warren speaks and reads English, Japanese, Spanish and French. Aside from English, his strongest conversational language is Japanese and his strongest language for reading is Spanish.

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The Redlich Law Firm
Albany NY DWI Attorneys

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If you have been charged with a DWI in the Albany NY area, we will get you the best resolution possible and make sure everything is handled right.

For drunk driving in Albany County, the District Attorney has adopted a harsh policy for plea bargaining. The deals are often worse than what would happen if you lose at trial.
Because of this, we recommend fighting most Albany DWI cases.

We win a lot of drunk driving cases in Albany, but prior success does not guarantee future results.

We handle DWI in the Albany Schenectady Troy Saratoga area. Call us at 888-733-5299. A person answers our phone 24 hours a day.

We deal well with police and prosecutors in all the local courts.

In many cases we can fight a DWI charge and win.

In others, we cannot make it go away, but we can minimize the consequences
and help you understand the process.

As an experienced defense lawyer, Warren can help you make the right choice about what to do.

The call is toll-free and there is no charge for the initial phone consultation.

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 $1,500.00 - DWI - Simple $2,500.00 - DWI - Complex $5,000.00 - DWI - Fighting Simple Case $7,500.00 - DWI - Fighting Complex Case.

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Why Hire a DWI Lawyer?
Our DWI lawyers will save you money and time, and in most cases keep you from getting a criminal record. In some cases we can get you a deal where you would plead to a violation. This makes sense for some of our clients.

Due to changes in NY DWI laws, we now advise most of our clients to fight DWI cases. The same deal you might get in the beginning is almost always available later. By fighting, you get yourself the chance of a better deal.

A DWI charge is a misdemeanor. If you plead guilty to a misdemeanor, you will have a criminal record. Some prosecutors will require you to plead to the misdemeanor if you don’t have a lawyer.

Most of all, you will know that your case is being handled correctly. And we are accessible. A person answers our phone 24 hours a day. In most cases, it may be wise to fight your DWI charge. You should review the facts of your case with Warren (888-733-5299).

DWI charges have become a very serious matter, costing a first-time offender as much as $5000 or more in fines, surcharges, higher insurance premiums, other charges, and the prospect of a criminal record. With that much at stake, it’s worth it to hire a DWI lawyer.

Call now. The phone call and initial phone consultation are free.

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Criminal Defense

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our lawyers handle criminal defense in the greater Albany area. Click the following for DWI and Traffic cases.

Misdemeanor

A misdemeanor is a crime where the maximum sentence is less than one year in a local jail. The process is less formal and cases are resolved more quickly. We will get you the best deal possible, or fight the charges if you prefer.

Our minimum fee is at least $1000 up front for minor cases. Most cases start at $1500. If you want to fight the charges, costs can exceed $5000, and we will usually charge at least $2500 up front.

Felony

A felony is a serious crime where the sentence can be more than one year in state prison. Convicted felons face many other consequences. The defendant will have to appear in court several times. We will get you the best deal possible, or fight the charges.

Our minimum fee is at least $5000 up front. Most cases are resolved within the initial fee. If you want to fight the charges, costs will likely exceed $10,000 and may exceed $20,000. For more serious felonies, the up-front initial fee may be as high as $10,000.

Federal Criminal Defense

We represent defendants in federal criminal cases. Most of our work in federal court has involved immigration crimes and drug felonies, but we handle other types of cases as well.

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About Us

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Albany Criminal Lawyers: About Us

Stacey L. DeLoach manages the paperwork and appears in court on our criminal cases. She has been an attorney for several years and has broad experience. Like Warren, she has worked on everything from felonies to traffic violations.

Warren Redlich is the principal attorney in the firm.

Warren is a litigator. He won two awards as Allstate's top trial attorney in upstate New York and one award as their top attorney in the northeastern United States. Now he defends criminal justice cases.

Warren's criminal litigation experience includes everything from felonies to traffic tickets. In one recent case, the client was wrongfully accused of stealing from a store where he worked. His first attorney told him to plead to a felony and take 90 days in jail and 5 years of probation. Once Warren took over and started fighting, the offers started getting better. On the first day of trial, as the jury was waiting to be picked, Warren persuaded the DA to drop the charges.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

A cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, Warren has a Masters degree from Stanford University and a Bachelors degree in Mathematical Economics from Rice University. He served as Principal Law Clerk in Supreme Court from 2000 - 2003. Warren opened the Redlich Law Firm in May of 2003.

Warren is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts. He is also admitted to practice in federal courts in the Southern and Northern districts of New York.

Warren speaks and reads English, Japanese, Spanish and French. Aside from English, his strongest conversational language is Japanese and his strongest language for reading is Spanish.

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Criminal Law FAQ

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Albany NY Criminal Law FAQ

We handle criminal law in all New York courts. Click the following for DWI and Traffic cases.

Below are answers to questions we hear frequently.

Q: Why should I hire a defense lawyer?

A: If you are looking for a deal, a defense lawyer will often get you a better deal than you will be able to get for yourself. In many courts the prosecutor won’t even discuss a plea bargain with an unrepresented defendant. A good defense lawyer will also review the facts of your case to see if you have a strong defense. If so, you may get a better deal or you may want to fight the charges.

If you are looking to fight the charges, a good defense lawyer will review your case and fight for you. If you qualify for a public defender, they will do their best. Some public defenders are excellent lawyers. However, many do not have much experience, and they often have trouble devoting their full attention to your case.

Warren had a criminal law matter that shows why you want a good defense lawyer. The defendant was accused of Grand Larceny, allegedly stealing from a store where he worked. His first lawyer told him to plead to a felony, do 90 days in jail and 5 years of probation, with $6000 in restitution. The defendant maintained his innocence and came to Warren. After reviewing his case we agreed he had a strong defense. We refused the deal. The DA then offered a felony, no jail time, 5 years probation, with restitution. The client still refused. The DA indicted him and we got the case scheduled for trial. We began to review the store records. Realizing this would take a lot of time, Warren had the client hire someone to go through the records at much lower cost than our rate, saving the client thousands of dollars. We found a lot of good evidence. The offers kept getting better, and the client kept refusing. On the first day of trial, the DA agreed to drop the charges. It was expensive - the client spent $9000 ($7500 for our fees, and $1500 for expenses). But the client has no criminal record (not even a violation). He did not have to pay a fine or restitution, and he did no jail time. We have won a number of cases like this.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Q: What’s the difference between a felony, a misdemeanor and a violation?

A: In criminal law, a violation (or infraction) is a low level offense and is not a crime. Common violations include Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (see our Marijuana page).

A misdemeanor is a crime where the maximum sentence is less than one year in a local jail. The process is less formal and cases are resolved more quickly. We will get you the best deal possible, or fight the charges if you prefer. In many cases, we will be able to get you a deal where you will plead to a violation with no jail time.

A felony is a serious crime where the sentence is generally more than one year in state prison. Convicted felons face many other consequences. The defendant will have to appear in court several times. We will get you the best deal possible, or fight the charges. In many cases we will be able to get you a deal where you will plead to a misdemeanor, and often you will get no jail time.

Q: What’s the difference between jail and prison?

A: Jails are local, usually run by counties. A defendant who remains in custody before trial will be held at a local jail. Misdemeanor defendants sentenced to serve time are sentenced to local jails.

Prisons are run by the State and Federal governments. Felony defendants sentenced to serve time in state court will serve time in a state prison. Defendants sentenced in federal court will serve time in federal prison. Prisons are often far away.

Q: Will I have to serve time?

A: That depends on your situation. Most of the time, misdemeanor defendants with no criminal record will be able to plead to a violation, pay a fine, and get no jail time. If you have a criminal record that makes it more difficult.

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Marijuana

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Marijuana Possession: Defense

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  • Protect your record
  • Stay out of jail
  • Save time
  • Case dismissed?

Our lawyers handle marijuana defense in all New York courts.
If you plead guilty to any drug offense, including a low-level
marijuana violation, it may make you ineligible for financial
aid in the future.

Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

The most common charge we see is Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
(UPM - Penal Law 221.05) for possession of less than 25 grams
(about 7/8 of an ounce) of marijuana. This is not a crime - it's a violation.
The law usually does not allow for jail time.
Our fee for simple UPM cases is $1000.

In many of these cases we will be able to get you an "ACOD" - Case dismissed.

Under New York law, a marijuana ACOD wipes the slate clean, as if you were never arrested.
This is very important for college financial aid, and for many other reasons.

Some judges will require community service as a part of the ACOD.
We disagree with this requirement, but it is usually in our client's interest.

Criminal Possession of Marijuana

Also common is Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the fifth degree (CPM - Penal Law 221.10)
for possession in a public place where the marijuana is either burning or open to public view,
or where the amount is more than 25 grams but less than 2 ounces. This is a crime - a B misdemeanor.

CPM 4th (221.15) is where the amount of marijuana (including everything it's mixed with) is more than 2 ounces
but less than 8 ounces - an A misdemeanor. This is where marijuana offenses start to become more serious,
though jail time is still unlikely.
Our fee on misdemeanor CPM cases is $1500 to see if we can either get you an ACOD or negotiate a deal.

In rare cases it makes sense to fight a marijuana misdemeanor. Our fee to fight is at least $5000 up front.
These fees include motions and hearings. If a trial is necessary, there will be an additional fees.

Felony Marijuana Cases

Fortunately, few of the marijuana possession cases we see rise to the felony level.
In some of these cases the original felony will be dropped to a misdemeanor if the lab weight is less than 8 ounces.
For felony cases, our fee is at least $5000 up front, and this covers motions and hearings, but does not include trial.

There is some good news about felony marijuana cases in New York State. In 2009 a new law was passed.
Under CPL Article 216, most felony drug cases are now eligible for something called "judicial diversion."
Judicial diversion means treatment. If you stick with the treatment and stay out of trouble, it means no jail time.
If all goes well, we may even be able to get the charges sealed or dismissed down the road.

Attorney Warren Redlich has long been an outspoken critic of the War on Drugs.
He is a member of the
NORML Legal Committee, speaker for the New York non-profit, ReconsiDer,
and is also pro bono general counsel to
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
As a part of this interest, Warren wrote an article on constitutional issues related to the drug war,
available in Acrobat (pdf) format:
A Substantive Due Process Challenge to the War on Drugs.

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Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Criminal Defense in Albany

We have represented defendants in a number of criminal cases in the federal criminal court in Albany - the Northern District of New York. There are two major types of cases we have seen with some frequency:

Immigration Defense

The Northern District covers a long stretch of the Canadian border. While the media take on immigration focuses on Mexico and other areas, there is substantial traffic across the Canadian border, both legal and illegal. We have had several cases involving alien smuggling (where our client was accused of helping someone cross the border illegally) as well as a couple cases where our client was charged with a crime for crossing the border illegally.

In some immigration criminal defense cases, where the prosecution appears to have strong evidence, our focus is negotiating the best deal possible and minimizing the sentence. In one case the prosecutor asked the Court to impose a sentence of roughly 4 years. We found a quirk in the sentencing process and were able to get the sentence down to less than a year.

Prior results do not guarantee future performance

There are cases where we find significant weaknesses in the prosecution's case. In these cases it may make sense to fight the charge and we discuss that with our clients to help them make the best decision. If they choose to fight the charge, we use all our resources to challenge the prosecution and win.

Federal Drug Laws

Warren has been an outspoken critic of both federal and state drug laws for many years. Prohibition is a failed policy. The incarceration of non-violent drug offenders is morally wrong.

Similar to the immigration defense cases above, our clients usually face a choice between a plea deal and fighting the charges. In addition to the professional work you should expect from any federal criminal defense lawyer, we also advance an unusual constitutional argument, involving a concept called substantive due process. For a variety of reasons, we believe this helps get a better result for our clients. Call Warren to find out more at 888-733-5299.

Our initial fee for federal criminal defense is at least $5000 up front but usually $10,000 up front. In some cases the up-front fee is higher, especially with more serious charges or other complications. The fee covers everything up to just before trial. Trials usually are an additional $10,000. Total fees can be more than $20,000.


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