Defending Your Rights In
New York For Over 25 Years

New Paltz Personal Injury And Criminal Defense Lawyer

I have more than 25 years of experience in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. When you hire me, you can rest assured that your case is in experienced hands.

Practice Areas

As a New Paltz personal injury attorney, I focus my legal practice areas on criminal defense and personal injury. By limiting my practice areas, I am able to stay current on the law in these areas and give my clients the best representation possible.

Aggressive Criminal Defense

I handle many areas of criminal defense, including DWI, traffic, student offenses, drug crimes and shoplifting, in most of the local Hudson Valley Region courts.


  • First-offense DWI
  • Second and subsequent DWI, usually considered felony DWI
  • The related DMV administrative driver’s license revocation hearings

Traffic Violations

I handle many types of traffic-related legal issues, including:

Student offenses

With The State University of New York (SUNY) and other major colleges and universities in the area, I have represented many students charged with criminal offenses like:

  • Traffic violations
  • Drug charges
  • Fake ID
  • Trespassing
  • Underage drinking and DWI
  • Petit larceny
  • Shoplifting

Drug crimes

I have more than 25 years of experience defending my clients from various drug charges, including marijuana possession, possession with intent to deliver and prescription drug charges.

Local Courts

In New York State, you need to defend against criminal charges in the local court where you were charged. I have experience defending clients before many of our local courts, including:

Personal Injury

A few examples of the different types of personal injury cases I handle include:

Personal Contact

I am a solo practitioner. This means that you get better service than you would get from a larger law firm. When you work with Lawrence R. Trank, PLLC, you work with me, your attorney, throughout your case. I do not hand you off to assistants or associates.

Contact New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

Either call my office or e-mail me to schedule your free initial consultation, so you can learn more about how I can help you in your criminal defense or personal injury case.