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Christopher York

DUI and DWI Attorney at Brewster, NY

5.0   51 reviews

Licensed for 38 years

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OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL AND DWI LAW. FORMER CHIEF PROSECUTOR.

When looking for an attorney who handles criminal law and driving while intoxicated cases (DWI), you will see many attorneys were former Assistant District Attorneys. They advertise it because it is a major indicator of experience in criminal and DWI law.

When you compare attorneys, how many were former Chief Assistant District Attorneys? Often responsible for investigating and bringing the most serious cases to trial, a Chief Assistant District Attorney also supervises and trains other Assistant District Attorneys. There is only one Chief ADA for each DAs office. Christopher York was the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Putnam County for 13 years under two District Attorneys. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and spent most of his 17 years there trying serious crimes including DWIs in the Superior Court Trial Division.

He has also lectured and trained police officers and Assistant District Law Attorneys on topics including search and seizure, vehicular homicide investigations including DWI, accusatory drafting, and trial preparation.

Licensed for 38 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Christopher York Attorney at Law
328 Clock Tower Commons Drive
Brewster, NY, 10509

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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2022
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Client of Attorney York
I was in a situation that required expertise and ability to think unconventionally. I called and spoke with Mr. York about the situation and he put me at ease immediately. I was left feeling like I had a true advocate that was capable of getting the best outcome. I am very thankful that I contacted him and trusted him as he delivered the most favorable outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a great Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2021
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Advocates for You
I was looking at a serious charge that not only would've affected my career but could've left me with serious consequences. Right off the bat Chris was ready to get to work on the best possible outcome. Throughout the process Chris kept me informed and always picked up the phone when I called. He was professional, precise and prompt - always taking the time to answer any questions or concerns I had. Through Chris's continual work on my case and advocacy for me the outcome was more than what we had hoped for. Thanks to Chris my career was not effected and I can move forward without any serious life altering penalties. I highly recommend Christopher York to anyone who is seeking an attorney. He is highly experienced, passionate about law and deeply cares for his clients.
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Posted by Laura | September 1, 2021
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Hands down, the best
I don't have much experience with lawyers so I wasn't sure what to look for. With so many to choose from I took my chances with Chris and I'm glad I did. Working with him was a great experience. He's extremely smart, knows the law and will do everything in his power to get the best possible outcome. With my case, I didn't think I stood a chance for any leniency. No need to get into any legal details, but I couldn't be happier with the outcome of my case. Such a relief! Chris has a lot of clients but he will treat you as if you're the only one. He's there for you and it shows. I highly, highly recommend!
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Posted by James | July 2, 2021
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Criminal lawyer
Mr. York was very professional with my case. He is is a hard worker and was very dedicated. He was able to do more than what I expected. The word amazing does not do him justice.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2021
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Reliable, Honesty & Very Professional
Mr. Christopher York is the best Attorney in Putnam County, NY. I got myself stuck in a criminal matter. I went around looking for lawyers that can get me the best possible outcome. So, I ended up having a conversation with Mr.York who explained everything professionally and was very honest about his work. He offers free consultation as well. After almost a year of fighting the criminal matter I came out the court with no charges because of Mr.York. He knows what he's doing and he is very good at it. I am very thankful for him to get me out the system. I'd suggest to anyone who is dealing with criminal matter to hire Mr.York because you will be in very good hands. He doesn't over charge. He has the best prices possible out there.
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Posted by Bob | January 13, 2021
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Great Lawyer!
Chris York is an outstanding lawyer. I hired him to defend my son in a situation that could have ended with serious, life altering consequences. Chris handled the problem with great skill and professionalism and the outcome could not have been better. Our lives are now back to normal, thanks to him.
Posted by Steven | October 17, 2020
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PROFESSIONALISM, HONESTY, RESULTS
Let's be honest, if you need a lawyer it usually means a serious error in judgement was made and the outcome of the legal proceedings can greatly affect one's life moving forward. My family found ourselves in serious situation and by all accounts a dire conclusion was all but guaranteed. Enter Christopher York, aka Superman. From day one, Chris was absolutely amazing. Chris communicated with us every step of the way, never stopped fighting for an optimal resolution and was patient and compassionate dealing with our frequent calls, questions and concerns. When all was said and done, Mr. Christopher York delivered! The outcome of our case concluded in a way everybody said was impossible, an outcome we could literally only have dreamed of. Trust me, if you or a family member needs an attorney whose main concern is not his retainer but fighting his tail off to do what needs to be done to deliver what many try but few achieve, call Chris, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Clarence | October 6, 2020
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY. EXCELLENT PERSON
Mr. York is a true professional. His experience and knowledge of the law proved to be a real benefit to our family. In addition to being an amazing attorney, he is extremely personable. Always a friendly demeanor and we never had a problem getting in contact with him. We're so grateful to have chosen Mr. York for our legal struggles. Thank you Mr. York.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2020
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Excellent lawyer and person!
Mr York not only did a fantastic job defending me but also took the time to understand the facts of the case. He would not back down untill the case was closed. He was not only easy to get a hold of but very caring and professional. I would absolutely recommend Mr York to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by Al | September 13, 2019
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Court case got ended
Excellent lawyer that handled my case perfectly (from 2017) at around half the price of the supposed best which much less hassle. Very pleasant.
Posted by Shirley | August 18, 2019
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Excellent and compassionate
Attorney Chris York was an incredible help at a time when we needed guidance and assistance. His professionalism and attention to our case was wonderful. We were thrilled when the case was resolved to an outcome that we never imagined possible. Hiring him was the best thing we did at a a very challenging time. I highly recommend Mr. York!
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Posted by Bridget | June 13, 2019
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Trusted
From the beginning Chris said to trust him and not to worry. I was frantic because it was my 2nd dwi and last thing I wanted was interlock device or scrambler. He was able to negotiate 50hrs community service, victim impact panel w/classes and 90 day suspension. This second chance has made me change my life. Chris was attentive and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by J. Hernandez | May 29, 2019
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Exceptional Representation by Attorney York
Christopher York is the best attorney that anyone could have on their side. He went way beyond the call of duty in his representation of my case. Attorney York’s professionalism exceeded my limits and the gratitude I have for his services are truly immeasurable. When I say he cared about my case, it is truthfully an understatement. After lengthy negotiations and multiple court appearances, Attorney York was able to convince the prosecutor to back off their insistence that I receive a misdemeanor criminal record. The final judgement was that I plead to a violation, pay a fine, and participate in a program which literally saved my life. Christopher York is the most kind, compassionate, and understanding attorney that will work tirelessly on getting a favorable outcome. I always had a sense of comfort when I was in Chris’ presence throughout the case, as he reduced the severe anxiety and fear of having to live with a criminal record. I would recommend calling Christopher York immediately if you are facing a situation in the court system. Chris is not only a Tier 1 attorney, he is in a league of his own. Thank you Chris for your representation. J.H.
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Posted by Mario | May 12, 2019
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So grateful for Christoper York
This was the first time I’ve needed a lawyer, I didn’t know what to do so we searched online and found Christopher York. After reading about him we were impressed and did not hesitate to call and set up an appointment. After our first meeting I felt very comfortable and knew I was in the best of hands. Christopher has high standards and will fight for the best possible outcome, he did for me and I am so grateful for what he did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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Mr. Christopher York Is The Best Lawyer Ever!!
I got myself into a big disaster over 9 months ago. And I had no idea what to do, who to speak to, who to trust. I got arrested and was facing 3 felonies and a misdemeanor. And once it happened I couldn't sleep or think. I felt like I threw my life and career away within the matter of seconds. So I did a lot of research and found Mr. York and he had awesome reviews and I felt he would be the only one to help me get out of this horrible situation. And I must say Mr. York is God!! He spoke to me and told me don't lose sleep continue with your life just stay out of trouble. Which I did. Mr. York said If you need to contact me at anytime just call. I must say he is very reliable and he even answers his clients on the weekends. Where do you get that trust and care from any lawyer? Right here with Mr. York. Also he will contact you within seconds of hearing any updates and etc. He gave it his all with my case and what a great job he did. He was able to get all 4 charges against me dropped to just 1 disorderly conduct ticket. I owe Mr. York big time. I highly recommend hiring Mr. York for anything. He is a awesome lawyer and also awesome to chat with. He won't let you down. Thank you once again Mr. York for getting me my life back. I'll never forget it!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2019
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Christopher York is the BEST criminal defense in the World!!! Better than Johnnie Cochran!!!
Christopher York is a man of his word and very intelligent. I would call him a super hero or aka the new Johnnie Cochran. I was facing a serious Felony charge in the state of New York. He put in so much time, effort and dedication into my case and got my charges dropped within a couple of months. This guy saved my life and career. He knew I was innocence and stood by me the whole time. Chris York is fair and honorable above all else. Thanks again Chris, you’re the Best lawyer ever!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2018
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A rare find
I came to Chris York in one of my darkest hours. I was despondent and panicked. I had spoken to other lawyers and they increased my anxiety with their aggressive tactics and unsavory demeanor. The moment I spoke to Attorney York on the phone I felt a sense of relief. Not only is he the most knowledgeable and competent attorney in the area, he is also a wonderful person. Genuine, compassionate and comforting, just knowing that I had him behind me soothed me during a very difficult time. Of course he got the optimal outcome for me and was able to do the impossible, as any good miracle worker should. He is upstanding, scrupulous and respected by all in the community for his reputation and credibility. No one will get you a better result or give you more peace of mind during your time of need.
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Posted by Marie | August 22, 2018
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Honest, truthful and kind
My son needed legal representation for a traffic violation that would have caused him the loss of future jobs. We called Mr. York and within 10 hours the case was dismissed. Mr. York explained the law very clearly to my son and let him know what the outcomes could be. Mr. York explained to my son that the traffic laws are much more severe for individuals with a CDL license - now my son is free to get his CDL license and get back work to doing what he enjoys.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2018
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Chris is an exceptional attorney with extensive knowledge and experience. He is upfront and honest with you as to what results he thinks he will be able to achieve. He did a great job representing me. My case was dismissed thanks to Chris. My experience with Chris was above and beyond my expectations and I highly reccomend him.
Posted by Mel P | May 18, 2018
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BEST AROUND!!!
I was in desperate need of an attorney. I had an issue with an old employer that was causing me a great deal of issues. I was being accused of theft and these charges would've ruined my life. I also have a daughter who is my whole world and as you can imagine this would put her in a bad situation as well. I'm going to a medical issues as well and this issue would've made my health much worse. I was looking around and each lawyer didn't give me much hope, or I simply didn't trust them. When I first met Mr. York, I immediately felt at ease. I've never met a more compassionate, intelligent, and honest lawyer. He was upfront about what could happen, however gave me hope that he would work hard to fight this. His knowledge of the law blew me away. Mr. York was a shark with the officer. He never stopped fighting!! I'm thankful to report because of him, my case has been closed. This is a lawyer who puts his clients first. He's not a money hungry lawyer. He's honest and gives you the truth, always. He's compassionate with his clients. He always answers his phone and gives you updates. This is not a lawyer you need to chase down to find out answers. You won't find another lawyer who is better than him! I owe Mr. York my life. If it wasn't for his tenacious attitude and knowledge I don't know where I'd be...I don't know where my daughter would be. My daughter is my whole world. I can't live without her. Mr. York saved two people the day he won my case. Mine and my daughters life. He saved me from giving up and saved my daughter because she still has her mommy. Thank you Mr. York for everything!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Christopher York Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney
  • Putnam County District Attorney Office
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Deputy Bereau Chief
  • Westchester District Attorney
  • 1983 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • Westchester District Attorney
  • 1981 - 1981
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top One Percent
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2008 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Service Award
  • Putnam County Magistrates Association
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Congresswoman Nan Hayworth
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Service Citation
  • Town of Southeast
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Commitment to Community
  • County of Putnam
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Marie Schultis Awareness Program
  • DWI Training for Judges and Law Enforcement
  • 2014
  • New York State DWI VIP Panel
  • Consequences of DWI
  • 2011
  • Brewster High School Parents & Student Forum
  • Teen Drinking & Social Host Liability
  • 2011
  • Police Training
  • Search Warrant Drafting & Execution
  • 2009
  • Fire Police Training
  • Arson Investigation & Case Development
  • 2007
  • Putnam Sheriff's Citizens Police Academy
  • Felony Arrests & Prosecution
  • 2006
  • Police Training
  • Investigating Animal Cruelty
  • 2005
  • Prosecutor Training
  • DWI & Vehicular Homicide/Collision Reconstruction
  • 1997
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris was a highly ethical and thorough prosecutor and and now in private practice, he is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is caring, very responsive and covers all his bases. I often refer him cases because I know he will do a fantastic job for the clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney York is a skilled criminal lawyer. He is easy to reach and really cares about his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher York is a very talented and well respected lawyer with 32 years of experience in DWI and criminal cases. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer in Brewster or other courts in that county."
General practice Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Mr. York on a rape and murder trial when he was still serving as the Chief Assistant District Attorney in Putnam County. Mr. York is thorough in his research, dedicated to his case, and respected by the Court and opposing counsel. The legal profession is enhanced by Mr. York's service. His ability to see the full picture enables him to prepare for any weaknesses in the case, and as all cases have their weaknesses, it is important to have an attorney that can prepare in advance. I have always found Mr. York to be straightforward and honest. I have seen Mr. York interact with witnesses and victims, during those moments he displayed compassion and understanding putting everyone at ease. His knowledge, experience, and skills in the area of criminal law and success in trials make him a great attorney. I am confident in my endorsement of Mr. York."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the most knowledgeable, detail oriented, ethical and personable criminal defense attorneys I have ever known."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christopher York is an exceptionally skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer. I have worked both with him and as opposing counsel in many criminal cases. He is highly regarded by the Judges and prosecutors he appears before. His reputation for honesty and integrity is beyond reproach."
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Brewster DUI and DWI Lawyer Christopher York
Christopher York
DUI and DWI Attorney
Brewster, NY
Licensed for 38 years