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Richard Portale

11 Martine Avenue, 8th floor
White Plains NY 10606
(914) 772-3166

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Richard A. Portale, ESQ

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Richard A. Portale, Esq. is a Senior Criminal Defense Attorney in Westchester with the law firm of Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti, LLP (Gaines, Novick).

Named Senior Criminal Trial Counsel January 1, 2012, Mr. Portale, brings his amazing trial record, and years of experience behind enemy lines in the Narcotics Bureau of the Westchester County DA’s office to the already diverse team at Gaines, Novick. Providing exceptional legal representation, the firm is admitted to practice in all New York and Connecticut State Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Westchester Criminal Attorney Richard Portale “wears the stripes, so you won’t have to”, bringing extensive courtroom trial experience and savvy to each and every case he handles from start to finish. Having the exclusive experience as a former narcotics and gangs prosecutor, he knows how the system works from both sides and can maximize your chances of getting an acquittal, dismissal or having your charges reduced to levels unmatched by his peers. His thorough, efficient and effective legal representation, has garnered the respect of judges and lawyers working throughout the New York legal community.  He holds a reputation for passionately and aggressively fighting for every client, and he strives to meet those expectations with every case he takes.

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The sooner Richard A. Portale gets involved in your case the better prepared he will be to develop and nurture your legal defense strategy. He is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who will be an aggressive advocate for you, and he knows how to navigate the system to get the best result possible. The penalties you could face if convicted include jail or prison time, probation, being forced to install an ignition interlock device, heavy fines, loss of employment and other serious and often permanent consequences. It is imperative that you act quickly if you hope to retain your freedom and your rights.

If you've been accused of committing a violent crime such as assault, aggravated assault, battery, robbery, manslaughter or attempted murder, there is absolutely no time to waste in finding help. If you do not have a lawyer, it is extremely important to obtain experienced criminal defense representation today. Your future may depend on having a tough, proven advocate on your side to protect your rights and your freedom. I can offer you the honest answers and straight talk you need to make the best decisions about your defense against serious violent and property crime charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Menacing
  • Violation of an order of protection
  • Domestic violence
  • Robbery or burglary
  • Criminal possession of a weapon or other gun charges
  • Kidnapping

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New York State has a history of the toughest drug  laws in the United States.  Recent revisions to the New York Penal Law have lowered mandatory minimums and allowed sentencing judges greater discretion.  In many cases drug treatment programs, probation or conditional sentences are options.  You need an experienced lawyer’s advice to guide you to the best possible outcome.
If you have been arrested with any of the following substances you should contact an experienced New York criminal attorney immediately:

  • Cocaine / Crack
  • Crystal Meth
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Marijuana

When you are arrested for DWI, time is of the essence. The primary job of your Westchester DWI attorney,  is to gather evidence in an attempt to keep the DWI off your record. If you do not mange to accomplish this task, you could lose your driver’s license, pay massive fines, and potential go to Jail.  Building your defense is the most important thing you can do if you have been pulled over for a DWI.  There are steps you can take to help your DWI Lawyer in Westchester .

Establish your sobriety – talk to someone
Write down everything you had to eat and drink
Keep the receipts of your food and beverage purchases
Visit the scene of the Arrest – note all your remember
Talk to anyone who was with you that night

Call a Westchester DWI Attorney
These 6 steps could be the difference between winning and loosing when going before the judge in court. They are explained in greater detail
here .


Gaines, Novick, Ponzini, Cossu & Venditti is considered one of the top ranked Westchester Criminal law firms for a reason: they get the job done.  Their clients all agree that Richard Portale the crew at Gaines, Novick are the Westchester Criminal Attorneys that you want to have fighting your rights.  From police involved shootings to emotional cases involving children, Richard A. Portale has proven he knows how to win. Success in and out of the courtroom is all that really matters when your lively hood is on the line.

If you have you have been arrested, or the police are talking to you,
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