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About James W. Winslow
Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
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The Law Office of James W. Winslow, P.C. represents clients against criminal charges in the federal and state courts throughout the State of New York as well as in related administrative tribunals.  Getting charged with a criminal offense means you are about to go through a difficult chapter in your life, but you do not have to go through it alone.  Our clients received personalized service and an attorney is always accessible on short notice.  With every case, we begin with the belief that the prosecution must prove its case against our client to us before we will ever suggest plea bargaining.  And the ultimate decision to fight a case "all the way" is always the client's.  We will always be prepared to go to trial if that is what our client chooses.  Our pledge is to do everything, within the bounds of the law and legal ethics, to achieve the best result for our clients.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even in the middle of the night by phone, email and text.  You will always speak to a real human being and, at the least, a lawyer will return your call promptly.  That is our pledge to you.

  James has been an attorney for over 30 years and has practiced criminal law in federal court as well as throughout the state courts in New York.  He has tried over 100 cases to verdict, ranging from DWIs to murder and most every crime you can imagine.  Before attending law school, he was a probation officer and a drug abuse counselor.

  Early in his legal career, he was a prosecutor in the office of the New York District Attorney.He knows the system and how to achieve the best results.  He is respected and trusted by clients and adversaries as well as judges.  He is unafraid to represent the most notorious of people charged with crimes whether they are alleged child molesters, gang members or are everyday citizens caught up in the criminal justice system.  His clients have also included housewives, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, politicians and judges.  He firmly believes that the only way to ensure that everyone gets  justice is to zealously defend every client no matter what the charges may be.  

Our Recent Case Results:

Sex Crimes Dismissal   Jury finds mother of, now, 18-year old daughter (8-12 at time of alleged abuse) not guilty of repeatedly placing foreign objects into the child's vagina.  She could have been sentenced to 15 years in prison

Not Guilty of Robbery   Black man who was alleged to have been videotaped robbing a convenience store found not guilty by a jury where defendant claimed he was out of state at the time.  He could have been sentenced to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Reckless Endangerment Dismissal   Passenger in car where driver was arrested for DWI found not guilty by a jury where it was alleged that passenger defendant had grabbed arresting officer's gun, which discharged inside the car where three other passengers were seated.  Passenger could have been sentenced to 7 years in prison.

DWI Dismissed   Young man employed as a truck driver with Commercial Driver License, charged with misdemeanor DWI and following too closely on the New York State Thruway(I-87) after he reported a hit-and-run of his passenger vehicle by a tractor trailer that did not stop after the accident and was never apprehended.  Dismissal based upon lack of proof of impairment despite blood test results and observations of intoxication by state trooper.

Murder Charge Plea Bargained To Criminally Negligent Homicide

Tragic shooting death of 18 year-old son by father during physical confrontation in their home results in five-year probation sentence where father could have faced 25 years in prison


  • DWI , DWAI (Drugs or Alcohol, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation as well as Sale and/or Possession of Drugs (including prescription).

  • SEX CRIMES including rape, sexual abuse, internet pornography, predatory sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking.

  • VIOLENT CRIMES, including murder, assaults, strangulation, robbery,  gang assault, enterprise corruption and RICO

  • VIOLENT CRIMES, including murder, assaults, strangulation, robbery,  gang assault, enterprise corruption and RICO.

  • PROPERTY CRIMES: burglary, petit and grand larceny, possession of stolen property, credit card, benefits and Medicaid fraud, computer tampering, forgery, filing false instruments, insurance fraud, bribery, issuing bad checks, criminal impersonation, usury, identity theft, official misconduct and other abuses of public trust.

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