Practice Areas

The Law Office of Yvonne Garbett offers affordable, professional legal services to New City clients struggling with criminal defense and family law issues. We are also fearless advocates for minors who are grappling with the juvenile justice system, as well as those who are facing difficult domestic situations related to child custody disputes.

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Criminal Defense

Promptly seeking the counsel of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer will give yourself the best possible chance of being found innocent or having your charges dismissed. Even when we can’t beat our clients charges or have them thrown out, we can still get them significantly reduced. Attorney Yvonne Garbett never tries to persuade clients to accept a plea bargain, though doing so is sometimes a defendant’s best option for moving forward. Should your case go to trial, the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett will fight for you as though we ourselves were in your shoes. We never back down when our clients’ rights and liberty are at stake, and we promise to do everything possible to clear your name.

Drunk Driving / DWI / DUI

In the state of New York, any adult driver whose blood alcohol level is found to be greater than .08% can be charged with DWI/DUI. Minors, on the other hand, can face DWI/DUI charges under New York’s Zero Tolerance Law if their BAC is .02% or greater. Defendants who are convicted of drunk driving can expect to see their licenses suspended and pay significant fines and legal fees. They will often be required to attend (and pay for) the New York Drinking Driver Program. Even first-time DWI/DUI offenders can go to jail for up to fifteen days. A dedicated drunk driving attorney can assist you with establishing a defense strategy and reinstating your license following an administrative suspension.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are those involving the possession, distribution, trafficking, and/or manufacturing of substances that are illegal under state or federal law, including cannabis, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and hallucinogens. If you have been charged with a crime concerning the sale or distribution of a controlled substance, contact a skilled drug crimes attorney immediately. Even though law enforcement authorities may have contraband in their possession, they are still responsible for proving that it was yours in the first place. A knowledgeable drug crimes lawyer can hold law enforcement officials accountable and ensure that you aren’t unjustly convicted for a crime you didn’t commit.

Domestic Violence

New York state prosecutors take allegations of domestic violence very seriously, and the penalties for those convicted of assaulting a former or current spouse/romantic partner are often very harsh. It’s important to remember that there are times in which an arrest for domestic violence hinges on nothing more than one person’s word against another. For example, if the police arrive at the scene of a domestic dispute and one party alleges that the other hurt them, the alleged offender will usually be taken into custody and charged with domestic violence, even if no physical evidence of an assault exists. An aggressive domestic violence attorney can help you ensure that the circumstances of your arrest are presented fairly in court.

Juvenile Crimes

In the state of New York, youth offenders are prosecuted under the juvenile justice system. The juvenile justice system applies to minors under the age of 16 who have been charged with delinquent acts. When a serious or violent crime is involved, minors as young as 13 can be, and often are, tried as adults. If you are the parent of a child who has been arrested, you need to contact a dedicated juvenile crimes lawyer as soon as possible. A compassionate juvenile crimes attorney can help your family break this cycle and preserve a brighter future for your young loved one.

Felony Cases

The Law Office of Yvonne Garbett handles most kinds of felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of clients in New City and throughout Rockland County, including those involving driving under the influence of alcohol, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault, weapons crimes, fraud, white collar crimes, theft (including grand larceny), and federal crimes. We also represent minors who have been charged with serious delinquent acts, as well as New York drivers facing traffic violations. Having represented New City families since 2006, attorney Yvonne Garbett is committed to providing effective, accessible legal counsel to each and every client.

Family Law

Even when divorcing spouses are in complete agreement regarding the desired outcome of their divorce settlement, errors or omissions can lead to nasty surprises down the road, particularly where issues involving visitation, division of property, child custody, and support are concerned. At the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett, we move quickly to help our clients achieve favorable outcomes in family law matters such as those involving divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, and visitation rights. We can assist you with establishing a custody and/or support order, as well as with modifying or enforcing an existing order. We have no doubt that you will find us to be a friendly, capable advocate for you and your children.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Since opening her practice in 2006, attorney Yvonne Garbett has been offering experienced, compassionate legal representation to families and individuals throughout Rockland County. If you or someone you love has recently been charged with a crime, or if you and your family are currently engaged in a contentious domestic dispute, schedule your free consultation with the Law Office of Yvonne Garbett as soon as possible.

The Law Office of Yvonne Garbett takes great pride in offering experienced, accessible criminal defense and family law counsel to residents of New City and throughout Rockland County. Call (845) 290-2492 now for more information.