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Criminal allegations are a very serious legal matter. They can leave the accused individual feeling lost, confused, and overwhelmed at a time when they need to be at their sharpest and most organized. Taking on the court system alone and attempting to defend yourself from aggressive prosecutors is not in your best interests, but Dietrich P. Epperson can offer legal help.

If you are a resident of Queens, New York, and you are facing criminal charges, you need a knowledgeable, compassionate, and experienced attorney fighting in your corner to ensure the best possible legal outcome. Dietrich P. Epperson is committed to thoroughly exploring, understanding, and representing your case in a manner which is effective in court, as well as cost-effective. For years, Dietrich P. Epperson has successfully defended cases in Queens, NY and beyond, involving offenses ranging from:

Don’t hesitate — call today at (347) 561-0025 today for a free consultation. Legal deadlines and criminal allegations don’t pause, and neither does Dietrich P. Epperson. He is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is easily accessible by car, public transportation, or online. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

Charges Dietrich P. Epperson Defends Against

Arrest and ArraignmentThe time immediately following an arrest is a critical stage in the life cycle of a criminal charge. You need an attorney to thoroughly understand the charges, negotiate with law enforcement, and put the brakes on aggressive interrogations designed to pry out incriminating statements. An attorney can also help to minimize holding periods and bail amounts.

ArsonDepending on the severity of the damages incurred, charge of arson can range from Misdemeanor to Felony. Arson prosecutors are highly trained specialists who work with the New York Fire Department. Attempting to defend yourself from arson experts is ill-advised, but Dietrich P. Epperson has the legal acuity to argue your case aggressively and effectively.

AssaultAssault, like arson, ranges in severity from misdemeanor to felony. Assault is an extremely common criminal charge, and can often be resolved entirely, or without involving any jail time. The maximum sentence for a Misdemeanor assault is one year in jail, while the maximum sentence for a Felony assault is considerably longer at 25 years.

BurglaryA common misconception about burglary charges is that they must include actual theft. However, this is untrue: the only prerequisite for burglary is that an individual entered another individual’s home with intent to commit a crime. In New York, burglary is treated as a violent felony, and can result in sentences up to 25 years in length. Possession of burglary tools (e.g. crowbars, lock-picks, screwdrivers) is also a criminal offense.

Criminal MischiefThe word “mischief” is misleading in this context — criminal mischief in the First Degree can be prosecuted as a Class C Felony with a serious penalty of up to 15 years of jail time. Criminal mischief entails breaking or damaging property, and the monetary extent of the damages determines how the charge will be classified.

Disorderly ConductDisorderly conduct is classified as a violation rather than a crime. However, it can still result in a fine of up to $250 and/or 15 days in jail. Disorderly conduct results in a summons to a hearing, which, if not attended when directed, can result in a warrant for arrest. Disorderly conduct judgments err on the side of lenient, but the legal penalties should still be taken seriously.

Drug OffensesDrug offenses can involve marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, psilocybin mushrooms, ecstasy, and a variety of other scheduled substances. Charges range from simple possession, to the more serious possession with intent to distribute.

DWIDWI, or Driving While Intoxicated, is not limited to drunk driving. Driving under the influence of any substance which interferes with reaction time, clarity of judgment, and general road safety is treated as DWI. DWI and DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) are punishable with jail time, fines, and full or partial license revocation.

If you live in Queens, NY, and you are in need of a skilled attorney to defend a criminal charge, Dietrich P. Epperson wants to talk about your case. Contact him today.