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Andre Sedlak

Andre Sedlak

Law Office of Andre Sedlak, Esq.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets...
  • New York
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Andre has always impressed me with his ability to communicate effectively with his clients, the judge, and the prosecutors working on his cases. He always strives to secure the absolute best result possible.
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Summary

Attorney Andre Sedlak received his Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law. Before he studied law, he spent 21 years working with the New York State Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer and Corrections Sergeant. His legal experience includes internships with the Westchester County D.A.’s office and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, an Associate Attorney with Klein Varble & Associates, P.C., and The Law Office of Andre Sedlak in Poughkeepsie New York.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
The Law Office of Andre Sedlak
- Current
Associate Attorney
KVA Lawfirm Poughkeesie NY
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Legal Extern
The Westchester County District Attorney’s office
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Legal Extern
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
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Corrections officer and Correction Sergeant
New York State Department of Corrections
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Education
Pace Law School
J.D. | Juris Doctor
Mercy College
B.S. (2007) | Business
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
New York State Bar # 5161906
Member
Current
Dutchess County Bar Association
Member
Current
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Member
Current
Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society
Member
Current
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Andre Sedlak
Website
To Hire or Not To Hire a Speeding Ticket Attorney
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3 Questions Answered

Q. I got a d.w.i can it be lowered to a d.w.a.i my 1st breath test was .15 never be in trouble not even a parking ticket.
A: Plea negotiations in DWI cases are always subject to several factors and no two cases, jurisdictions, Assistant District Attorneys or Judges are alike. In short, yes it is possible to negotiate a .15 down to a dwai conviction however, there is no guarantee, and many jurisdictions use an unspoken rule of .13 or .14 BAC as their limit for plea offers. You need to contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case and explore your options... feel free to contact my office at Klein Varble & Associates P.C., to schedule a free consultation. (845) 475-3737
Q. I got a dwai when I was 18 then got a aggravated DWI when I was 20 I'm 23 now can I get my licenses back after I pay dmv
A: Because you were convicted of a second DWI and it was "Aggravated" within 10 years of your DWAI conviction you should have lost your driving privileges for 18 months, however, because you violated the "Zero tolerance law" for both changes, the second alcohol related charge mandated revocation of your drivers license for one year or until you turned 21 years of age whichever is longer and, depending on the Court's sentence, the 18 month suspension for the Aggravated DWI could be tacked on to begin after the one year Zero tolerance revocation was completed. Without knowing more about your case, it appears you can get your drivers license back however, if you owe fees and/or have unpaid fines this process can be arduous. You need to contact an attorney to discuss your options.
Q. My girlfriend was charged with misdemeanor DWAI first offense. What type of penalties is she facing?
A: A NYS DWI misdemeanor conviction will result in her having a lifetime criminal record. Sentence possibilities include combinations of the following: up to one (1) year county jail time and or a fine of $500 - $1000 dollars, 3 years probation, license revocation for six (6) months, NYS surcharges of up to $400 depending on where the conviction takes place, when her license is restored she will have to pay the DMV an additional $250 a year for three (3) years for the Driver Responsibility Assessment fee, mandatory attendance at a Victim Impact Panel Class, and a requirement that she install ignition interlock device in any motor vehicle owns for no less than 6 months. Needless to say she needs to contact an attorney for legal advise to explore her options and possible defenses.
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Law Office of Andre Sedlak
11 Market Street, Suite 205
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
Telephone: (845) 867-2812
Fax: (845) 625-1726