Mark A. Siesel
Directory Practice Areas
- Consumer Law
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
- Administrative Hearings
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Lemon Law
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Police Misconduct
- Refusal Hearings
- Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents
- Traffic Violations
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York|
|U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York|
|U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey|
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|The Law Office Of Mark A. Siesel|
|Personal Injury Law|
|Mark A. Siesel|
|DWI Defense Law|
|Brookyn Law School||J.D.||Law|
|State University of New York - Stony Brook||B.A.||Political Science|
|Honors: Internship at Federal Trade Commission: Fall 1981 - January 1982 Dean's List: 1980, 1981|
|Member, Westchester County Bar Association|
|Member, American Trial Lawyers Association|
|Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association|
|Member, New York State Bar Association|
- Overall: 4th
- Overall: 433 Answers
Q. How will having no "priors" on my records affect my sentencing on a felony now?
A: If you have no prior felonies on your record, or none within the last ten years, you are eligible for the lowest range of sentencing when the presiding judge sentences you.
Q. How do I calculate the time from a previous felony conviction for purposes of sentencing on a new case?
A: The time from your last felony conviction begins to run on the date that you are released from prison on the previous conviction.
Q. How many classifications of misdemeanors are there in New York?
A: There are A and B misdemeanors, and unclassified misdemeanors.
Q. How long can I possibly be sentenced on a Class B felony?
A: The maximum sentence on a Class B felony is 25 years in state prison.
Q. What level felony is criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree?
A: Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree is an A-11 felony.
Q. Is there any chance that I can plea bargain my DWAI to a non-drinking infraction?
A: No, there is no possibility of a non-alcohol plea bargain for any alcohol infraction or crime.
Q. I am 19 years old and I just was found guilty of a DWAI. How long will I lose my license for?
A: Since you are under the age of 21, the license revocation for a DWAI is a minimum of one year. For adults, there is a 90 day license suspension on a first time DWAI.
Q. What proof is there that I completed the Drinking Driver Program and who receives it?
A: A "Notice of Completion" will be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles when you successfully complete the program. The DMV will then determine if you are eligible to be reinstated or not. For example, if there was a refusal to take a chemical test, you would have to wait a full year before being eligible to obtain your full license back (assuming this was first time refusal).
Q. How long is the Drinking Driver Program that the Judge ordered me to take?
A: The class is 7 weeks, and each session lasts approximately two to three hours. Total classroom time is 16 hours to complete the program.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Website: Mark A. Siesel's Injury Website Profile
Website: Mark A. Siesel Injury Website
Website: Mark A. Siesel DWI Defense Website
Website: Mark Siesel's DWI Defense Website Profile
Blog: New York Criminal Defense Attorney Blog
Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA New York Drivers Beware—Operation Hang-Up Starts This Week Distracted Driving Statistics Texting While Driving Tickets Skyrocket In 2013 Justin Bieber To Face The Music In Florida? Will The Bronx D.A. Pursue Criminal Charges In Train Derailment? New York Court of Appeals Rules On Deportation Warnings New York’s Texting Law Strengthened Against Commercial License Holders Penn State To Pay Almost 60 Million To Sandusky Victims
Blog: New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
NFL Concussion Settlement Closer To Reality Increased Federal Scrutiny Leads To Air Bag Recalls Trucking Industry Resisting Driver Sleep Regulations Despite Serious Accidents Painkiller Lawsuit-More Legal Problems For The NFL? NTSB Reports That Metro North Engineer In Derailment Had Severe Sleep Apnea Toyota Agrees to Pay 1.2 Billion To Settle Federal Criminal Investigation GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switches NYC Pedestrians Beware: Deaths and Serious Injuries Are On the Rise K.C. Chiefs Sued By Former Players--Tip Of The Iceberg
Blog: New York DWI Lawyer Blog
Operator In Hudson River Fatal Boat Crash Pleads Guilty Kerry Kennedy Acquitted Of Impaired Driving Charges Dutchess County Fatal DWI New York State Tightens Penalties In DWI Cases One Year After Leandra’s Law, NYC Drivers Evading Interlock Requirement NTSB Recommends Reducing Intoxication Limit to 0.05% New Mexico Wages Aggressive Battle Against DWI Second Dallas Cowboys Player In DWI Accident In Two Months Thomas Gibson charged with DUI
NFL Concussion Settlement Closer To Reality: Over the last three years, 4,500 former NFL players filed lawsuit... http://bit.ly/1mnXsYZ— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) July 11, 2014
Trucking Industry Resisting Driver Sleep Regulations Despite Serious Accidents: The June 7, 2014 accident in w... http://bit.ly/1kW98g7— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) June 20, 2014
Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After NJ MVA: “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan was ser... http://bit.ly/1hBp2RP— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) June 9, 2014
Distracted Driving Statistics: There are various types of distractions which can lead to a distracted driving ... http://bit.ly/1imc8kM— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) April 7, 2014
Toyota Agrees to Pay 1.2 Billion To Settle Federal Criminal Investigation: Last week, the U.S. Justice Departm... http://bit.ly/1rArgms— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) March 26, 2014
GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars Due To Defective Ignition Switches: One of the “Big Three” Automakers, General M... http://bit.ly/1iwPWYJ— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) March 17, 2014
Study Questions The Effectiveness Of Meniscus Surgery: A Finnish study recently published in the New England J... http://bit.ly/1d3oKuJ— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) December 30, 2013
New York Construction Workers Endangered By New Attacks On Scaffold Law: In the late 19th century, constructio... http://bit.ly/1jMr5TG— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) December 26, 2013
Will The Bronx D.A. Pursue Criminal Charges In Train Derailment?: In the aftermath of the tragic Metro North d... http://bit.ly/1duMOZ0— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) December 12, 2013
Metro North Derailment—What Happened?: The tragedy on the southbound Metro North Poughkeepsie train in the Bro... http://bit.ly/1d20J8L— Mark A. Siesel (@msiesel) December 5, 2013