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Criminal Defense

Criminal defense attorneys will help their clients in areas such as white collar crime, theft, drug offenses, and DWI, as well as misdemeanors and traffic offenses. It is important to consult a criminal defense attorney early in the process to protect your rights and preserve as many options as possible in your specific situation.

Elena Jaffe Tastensen began her legal career in 1998 as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan under Robert Morgenthau. At the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Elena prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including robberies, burglaries, assaults, domestic violence offenses, grand larceny, and DWI and drug offenses.

In 2003, Elena began representing individuals accused of crimes. Elena continues her criminal defense work today, representing individuals charged with crimes in all courts, including misdemeanors, felonies, DWI, drug cases, and traffic offenses. Elena also represents criminal defendants in appeals in all courts.

If you would like more information about our Criminal Defense services, please call (518) 587 – 4419, or fill out our contact form.