Criminal Law

Dutchess County Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending clients facing criminal charges

If you are charged with a crime in New York State, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced attorney that can fight for your rights and future. The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC is an experienced law firm that handles a wide variety of criminal matters for clients in the Hudson Valley, including, but not limited to DWIs, drug crimes, child endangerment, violent crimes, larceny, and gun crimes. If you need effective legal support to construct a comprehensive criminal defense strategy, contact The Law Office of Raji S. Zeidan, PC for a consultation to discuss your legal situation.


Driving while intoxicated is a serious matter in New York State. Courts are quite aggressive towards those who are caught over the legal limit. To determine your impairment, law enforcement will assess your blood alcohol content (BAC). The legal limit depends on the circumstances. Read More

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes can be quite serious. Though some simple possession charges, namely marijuana, can be a simple ticket; others can be devastating. If you are caught with an amount that constitutes sales or intent to sell, you could face even harsher penalties. It is important to fight these charges. Read More

Endangering The Welfare of a Child

New York State is serious about protecting the safety and rights of children. Child endangerment is proactively combated in communities. Courts are aggressive when hearing cases regarding the offense. If a person is found guilty of child endangerment, they could face a range of consequences from a misdemeanor to a felony. A criminal conviction takes its toll on a person’s life. Read More

Gun Crimes

The penalties for a gun crime in New York continues to get harsher as time passes. Being charged with a gun crime is a serious matter that deserves the attention of an effective attorney. Gun laws are complicated and being charged with a gun crime can lead to imprisonment and a permanent criminal record. Most gun crimes are misdemeanors or felonies. Read More


Larceny is the theft of property without the use of force. There is a multitude of consequences an individual can face when charged with larceny. Even those who steal a small item from a store don’t fully appreciate the seriousness of the act they commit. Larceny charges are either misdemeanors or felonies. These crimes come with serious consequences and will affect your life and livelihood, including the possibility of jail. Read More

Violent Crimes

The most serious offenses seen in NY criminal court are violent crimes. These violators are looking at some of the most impactful, life-altering consequences one can face in court. New York aggressively prosecutes these cases and courts are quite hostile towards those accused of these crimes. Often, under the right circumstances, a court will impose the maximum sentence. Read More