Criminal Defense

Insightful Defense Guidance from a Former Prosecutor

If you have been arrested, it is important that you take action immediately. Whether you have been charged with DWI, or a more serious felony offense, the steps you take immediately after your arrest can dramatically impact your ability to prepare a successful defense against your charges.

I am Tom Melanson, a former prosecutor who offers experienced criminal defense guidance to clients from Albany to White Plains. With more than 15 years of experience on both sides of the criminal justice system, I am able to provide the advice you need to avoid costly mistakes after your arrest.

From the moment you retain my services, I will begin the process of protecting your rights and helping to defend you. To do so, I will:

  • Review every aspect of your case, including the events leading to your arrest, the actions of officers and the evidence against you
  • Evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s case against you
  • Offer advice on your defense options, including exploring alternatives to conviction, negotiating a plea or taking your case to trial