Erie County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Villarini & Henry, L.L.P., has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, including minor infractions and misdemeanors and the most serious felony indictments such as drunk driving, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, white collar fraud, embezzlement, sex offenses, arson, conspiracy and homicide (including death penalty cases).

Our attorneys represent clients at every level of state and federal courts. Many criminal defense clients come from Erie County, Niagara County, Rochester and the surrounding western New York area. We stand ready to advise and represent people charged with criminal offenses such as:

  • White collar crime cases, including charges of fraud and embezzlement
  • Drunk driving (DWI) and other alcohol-related offenses such as vehicular homicide and underage drinking
  • Drug cases involving charges of possession, manufacture, distribution and trafficking of banned substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, crack cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamines, as well as possession of paraphernalia
  • Violent crimes such as assault and murder.
  • Property crimes, including larceny, robbery, burglary, arson and vandalism.
  • Conspiracy crimes, including RICO violations and racketeering.

In every criminal defense case, our goal is to ensure that our clients' constitutional rights are protected as we advocate zealously on their behalf. We investigate criminal charges in detail to be prepared to represent clients effectively in court if a case goes to trial. Prosecutors know that we will take any case to court as necessary to present evidence in support of the most favorable, attainable outcome. We aim to level the playing field as our client experiences the criminal justice system.

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If you have been charged with a crime in New York, remember that the prosecutor has the burden of proof to convince a jury or judge beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty as charged. Our job, if we represent you, is to explore "reasonable doubt" in minute detail. If your case is featured in the mass media, our Erie County criminal defense lawyers will work hard to protect you from a "lynch mob mentality." Contact us to learn how we can begin today to protect your rights in the face of criminal charges.