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David P. DeSantis

Criminal defense Attorney at Sylvan Beach, NY

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Associate Public Defender, Madison County, NY. Handle a variety of cases ranging from Felony level County Court cases to local court violation level offenses.

    10 years, 350 cases

  2. Family
    40%
    Areas of practice include Custody, Visitation, Neglect, Support and other Family related Matters. I am also a Practicing Attorney for the Child, handling PINS and juvenile offense cases as well as other issues pertaining to child representation.

    9 years, 50 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Have handled several DWI, DWAI, DWAI Drugs related offenses ranging in severity from Aggravated Felony level DWI to violation level DWAI.

    10 years, 50 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Have successfully reduced or dismissed numerous vehicle and traffic related offenses including speeding and cell phone use.

    10 years, 50 cases

David prides himself on client centered representation. He believes in diligent and aggressive defense of client’s rights and a strong commitment to the fields of Criminal Defense and Family Law. Since his time at Syracuse University College of Law, David has made has had a passion for Criminal Defense and made his career about representing clients in need.

Prior to joining Nave Defense Attorneys, David served for several years both as an Associate Public Defender for Madison County Public Defender’s Office and a part-time sole practitioner, focusing mostly on Criminal Defense and Family Court. Through that experience, David gained valuable insight into the extreme difficulties those charged with a crime can face in the criminal justice system. He made his practice about continuously pushing for those who have been disenfranchised and has successfully resolved many hundreds of cases.

At the Public Defender’s Office, David was the Senior Public Defender for 6 Justice Courts in Madison County. Here, he was often in the Courtroom, both at a local level and a County Court level. David has handled every aspect of a criminal case from arraignment through trial and has successfully represented multiple clients in trial including at the felony jury trial level.

David is also active in Family Court. He has successfully resolved many types of cases in this area of law and has a passion for helping clients navigate these difficult family legal matters. Family law cases David regularly resolves include Custody and Visitation, Child Neglect, Paternity and support. Further, he is a trained Attorney for the Child and is a member of the Madison County Attorney for the Child Panel and diligently represents juvenile cases involving minors, including those charged with criminal offenses.
In 2016, David attended and successfully completed New York Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial School. He is also a member of New York state Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in New York state courts.

Education:
• Syracuse University College of Law (Juris Doctor)
• State University of Oneonta (B.S. in Political Science)

Admissions:
• The State Bar of New York

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Location

David DeSantis, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 203
Sylvan Beach, NY, 13157

Reviews

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Posted by Christy | November 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Made a terrible situation manageable
We hired David to help us with a situation our child was in. He was extremely knowledgeable and always took the time to make sure we all understood what was happening and what the next steps were. David always made our child's emotional well being a priority. He without question made the terrible situation manageable.
Posted by Jill | September 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
David P. DeSantis is a Phenomenal Lawyer
I was fortunate to have David recommended to me. As I stood before the judge and D.A. in court, I was able to witness and benefit from their high regard and respect for David P. DeSantis and know firsthand just how lucky I was to have him for my lawyer. I am very grateful for his diligence, professionalism, and representation. I highly recommend David P. DeSantis.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
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Good experience working with him
David was very helpful for me on several occasion. He was diligent in his followups and was able to help me get the best possible outcome. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
Posted by Anthony | September 6, 2019
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Excellent
David represented me through my entire year long child custody court battle. He did an outstanding job of making himself available for contact and being responsive to my calls and messages. I appreciated his attentiveness to my case, and how thorough he was in explaining the laws and procedures associated with a situation like mine.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
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Smart and fast
David DeSantis helped me win a case where a lawyer had sent me a letter that his client wanted to sue me for slander after a my friend had voiced on Facebook that I was upset about the property damage the client had done... Not even half a week later with a very strong letter from David DeSantis the case was completely turned around and the lawyer on the other side advised his client to pay half of the property damage to me. Strong and confident, David DeSantis knows the law and turned a lawsuit against me around to me getting paid by the other party.
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Posted by Charley | September 5, 2019
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Family Court
I consulted Mr. DeSantis on an extremely complicated Family Law Case. Not only did he go out of his way to ensure that I knew he had a firm understanding of the case, but after I hired him to represent me, he kept the best interest of my children as top priority, even when certain outcomes may have been different from what I expected, David explained every aspect to me in full detail. Mr. DeSantis went above and beyond during my case and I am grateful for the professional job he did.
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Posted by Paige | September 5, 2019
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Always professional and utmost knowledgeable in his field
David was always willing to consult with any questions I may have had. Not only was David professional, knowledgeable, and timely, but he was willing to educate me on law and what the proper protocols for cases like mine were. I only have the highest praise and utmost respect for Mr. Desantis and know only success will follow his career.
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Posted by Ben | September 5, 2019
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Family court
I met with David in regards to a family court matter involving custody and a relocation. David was straight forward with all the possibilities and avenues. After a few court appearances my case was settled and the judgement was distributed. I would highly recommend David as a family lawyer due to his knowledge of the matter as well as his persistence in making sure my case was moving forward as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
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Posted by Matthew | September 5, 2019
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Best lawyer
MR. Desantis, was very professional, and showed strong knowledge about my particular case. Gave and showed me many coarses of actions to take ending with great results. And what he thought was best for me and my circumstances. Dave got me everything I was looking for. He truly cares about his clients it shows.
Posted by Mark | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional with Great Outcome
With my case David went above and beyond to help me and to make sure I was well aware of what was happening every step of the way. He answered all my questions and was always on time to all my proceedings. Without David in my corner I truly believe I would have gotten much worse just from my lack of knowledge.
Posted by Earl | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent results and timely responses
Dave was very successful in getting an unwarranted moving violation dismissed! He was timely in returning messages and his rate was very reasonable. Nothing but good things to say about his service
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Madison County Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - Present
  • Solo Practitioner
  • David DeSantis, Attorney at Law
  • 2015 - 2019

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sex Abuse 1st
  • Not Guilty
  • Criminal Contempt in the First
  • E felony reduced to a Violation

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney for the Child, Madison County Panel
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dave since law school. He is an excellent attorney and exceptional litigator. Dave is well respected in his community. I would not hesitate to send anyone who is in legal trouble to Dave."
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Sylvan Beach Criminal defense Lawyer David P. DeSantis
David P. DeSantis
Criminal defense Attorney
Sylvan Beach, NY
Licensed for 9 years
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