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Keith Dayton: Cortland's Aggressive Criminal Defense and Student Rights Attorney

Keith Dayton Cortland's Aggressive Criminal Defense and Student Rights Attorney

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Keith Dayton, Unwavering in Your Defense

When faced with serious criminal charges, you need a relentless Lawyer on your side. Keith Dayton specializes in aggressive criminal defense and is committed to protecting the rights of his clients. It's crucial to act swiftly. Early involvement by an experienced attorney like Keith can significantly impact the outcome of your defense, preserving vital evidence and building a robust strategy.

Keith takes a meticulous approach, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice. His aggressive representation involves exploring all viable legal options, filing essential motions, and negotiating with prosecutors for favorable resolutions. If necessary, as Cortland's Leading Criminal Defense Lawyer, he will fearlessly litigate in court to protect your rights. He firmly believes in the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

With a focus on student rights, Keith is dedicated to providing unwavering support and guidance to young individuals caught in the criminal justice system. Keith understands the weight of criminal accusations, especially for students. As a dedicated student rights and student defense lawyer, Keith is passionate about safeguarding the academic and personal future of young individuals accused of crimes.

Don't face criminal charges alone; let Keith be your dedicated advocate. Protect your future and rights with a lawyer who will fight relentlessly on your behalf. Reach out today to take the first step towards a robust defense and a brighter tomorrow.

Areas of Practice

Cortland City or County Court Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer


Misdemeanors are considered less severe than felonies due to either a lower intent requirement or less extreme outcomes. Punishments for misdemeanors typically involve jail time of one year or less per offense, fines, or alternative measures such as probation, rehabilitation, or community service. It's important to note that incarceration for a misdemeanor occurs in jail rather than prison.

Expert Felony and Misdemeanor Representation in Cortland NY


In New York, the discretion to decide whether to charge a crime as a felony or misdemeanor typically lies with the prosecutor. They consider various factors such as the severity of the offense, the defendant's criminal history, and other relevant circumstances. The judge's role in this process is to make rulings on legal issues during the trial, but they may not directly decide whether the crime is treated as a felony or misdemeanor.

Cortland County Felony Court Trial Lawyer


Felonies are the most serious offenses, usually involving the intent to kill, malicious intent or leading to severe outcomes such as loss of life or property destruction. They carry the highest level of severity and can result in various penalties, ranging from life without parole, other long prison sentences to fines, probation, or rehabilitation. Conviction may also result in the loss of voting rights, firearm ownership, and certain career opportunities.

Is Keith the Lawyer for You?

Do you need a lawyer who possesses the skills of an accomplished and tenacious Criminal Defense Attorney? Are you facing a challenging situation involving a Misdemeanor or Felony charge? Whether it's common misdemeanors or complex and serious felonies, Keith Dayton, is well-versed in advocating for his clients throughout the trial process.

As the go-to Trial Attorney in Cortland NY, Keith's exceptional track record speaks for itself. With an extensive history of handling numerous trials in Cortland County over the past two decades, he stands out as a seasoned legal professional who knows the local legal landscape like no other. His expertise and unwavering dedication are what you need when seeking outstanding legal representation.

Choose Keith Dayton and rest assured that you have a reliable and skilled Attorney by your side, ready to provide the exceptional legal help you deserve.