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Joseph Mariner Gerstenzang

Joseph Mariner Gerstenzang

Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • New York
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Biography

As a criminal defense attorney, my job is to help my clients navigate one of the most difficult times of their lives. To do this, it is critical to address a client's immediate concerns and fears while also ensuring that any and all long term complications are also considered. My goal is to do everything I can to ensure the criminal charges do not irrevocably alter my client's life as they know it.

While the primary focus of my practice has been handling Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Impaired by Drugs cases, I also represent individuals charged with an array of other criminal charges. I will not take a case on if I am not prepared to address their needs fully. This includes going to trial when necessary and negotiating a plea with the prosecutor when this best serves my client's interests. One complaint I have noticed that many people have is access to their attorney. To ensure that is never the case for my clients, everyone of my clients has my cell phone number and all feel free to call me to discuss their case. I take pride in immediately calling my clients back whenever I am unable to take their initial phone call.

Fundamentally, it is my objective to unburden my clients of the stress associated with their legal circumstances. I believe that allowing my clients to concentrate on their lives and careers while I work to get them the outcome they need is critical to their short term and long term goals. I have found that the best way to accomplish this is by educating my clients on the charges they face and how the system works in relation to them. For me, the only benchmark of success is a happy client. Happy with their outcome and happy with the process by which they got there.

Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (2011) | Law
magna cum laude; Senior Editor of Law Review
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Boston University
B.A. (2003)
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Professional Experience
Partner
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Law Update, Bridging The Gap, New York State Bar Association
Advising on DUI and Traffic Matters in NYC, Bridging The Gap, New York State Bar Association
DRE; Nuts & Bolts, Master Class is in DWAI Cases
DWAI Drug Issues, Defending DUI Cases: The Critical Issues
DWI LEGAL UPDATE, The Big Apple DWI on Trial
DWAI Drugs; Would My Doctor Prescribe Me That?, Schoharie County Bar Association
DWAI Drugs: Prescription Medication, Hudson Valley CLE
DWAI Drugs, New York State Bar Association
A Mock Financial Trial, Matrimonial Trial Institute IV
Ignition Interlock Device, Representing the DWI Defendant in New York
Awards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2021
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
2018
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Albany County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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National College for DUI Defense
Member, Faculty
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 4985917
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Gun Crimes, Violent Crimes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
New York DWI Lawyer Articles
Contact & Map
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang.
210 Great Oaks Blvd
Albany, NY 12203
Telephone: (518) 456-6456
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours