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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Fordham University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Fordham University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|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|
Posted by Al
Fri Sep 13 2019
Posted by Shirley
Sun Aug 18 2019
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