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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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George C. Selby July 3, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
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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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
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
The Law Office of Andre Sedlak
- Current
Associate Attorney
KVA Lawfirm Poughkeesie NY
Legal Extern
The Westchester County District Attorney’s office
Legal Extern
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Corrections officer and Correction Sergeant
New York State Department of Corrections
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J.D. | Juris Doctor
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Mercy College
B.S. (2007) | Business
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 5161906
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Dutchess County Bar Association
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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
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Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society
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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Articles & Publications
New Year’s Eve DWI in New York
The Four Elements of a DWI Arrest
Sedlak Law
To Hire or Not To Hire a Speeding Ticket Attorney
NYS Domestic Violence Laws Assault, Stalking, Menacing and Strangulation
New York State DWI 3 Strikes and you’re out Rule
New York State Penal Law Article 120 Assault Charges
The Law Office of Andre Sedlak
If Arrested for a NYS DWI or DWAI, Never Underestimate the Importance of Legal Representation at the Arraignment
The Law Office of Andre Sedlak
Hudson Valley Burglary and the Heroin epidemic.
Criminal Contempt and Orders of Protection
Friends don’t let friends Text & Drive
DWI Plea Bargain
Speeding Tickets and the Taconic SP
NYS Conditional Driver’s License
Websites & Blogs
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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
Telephone: (845) 867-2812
Fax: (845) 625-1726
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