Criminal Law

New York Criminal Law Attorney

Criminal Defense in State and Federal Courts

In the United States, Congress, state legislatures and local governments establish crimes and when criminal law violations occur, state or federal government prosecutors file charges.

Criminal law is the body of law dealing with government prosecution of individuals for acts classified as crimes or violations and covers the rights of an accused person and the criminal process, including arrest, arraignment, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, jury selection, evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies.

Criminal charges encompass a broad scope of criminal activity that includes misdemeanors and felonies. In general, felonies are serious offenses such as murder, drug sales, burglary or various types of fraud, and are usually punishable by imprisonment of a year or more. Misdemeanors, which are less serious in nature, include offenses like battery, petty theft and simple assault and are punishable by less than a year of jail time.

Criminal Defense in New York State and Federal Courts

At the law office of Marianne S. Rantala, our firm’s practice focuses on criminal defense in New York State and federal courts. Attorney Marianne Rantala’s expertise includes investigation, pretrial motion and trial practice, post conviction and habeas corpus proceedings, as well as the representation of individuals and businesses before administrative agencies.

Categories of criminal charges the firms handles include, but are not limited to:

  • DWI
  • Drug Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Robbery & Theft
  • Racketeering
  • Sex Crimes
  • Federal Criminal Law

Contact a New York Criminal Defense Attorney

If criminal charges have been filed against you or have reason to believe you are under state or federal investigation, call the New York law office of Marianne S. Rantala, P.C. at 627-3433. There is no charge for an initial consultation for criminal cases. Find out how we can help protect your rights.