Law Firm with a Strong Connection to Community Serving Ithaca and Upstate NY

Criminal Defense


With an office located in Ithaca, Williamson, Clune & Stevens is dedicated to defending the rights of the accused. We handle many different criminal defense matters in New York state courts, including the ones listed below:

Serving Our Local Colleges and Communities


Many of our clients are college students who simply made an error in judgment or were wrongly accused. Their alleged crimes range from possession of a fake ID to underage consumption of alcohol or involvement in fights on campus.

They worry that the allegations they face may have permanent, negative effects on their lives, like disqualifying them from financial aid or leaving them with criminal records that make it difficult to seek gainful employment. While criminal charges should be taken seriously, having an experienced criminal defense attorney in Ithaca, Cortland or Elmira at your side can help protect your interests and achieve the best possible outcome.

Outcomes vary depending on the facts and laws that impact your case. Depending on the facts of your case, we may get the charges dismissed. Otherwise, we may be able to negotiate a favorable plea bargain to a less-serious crime. Our Central, New York attorneys also prepare for trial, forcing the prosecuting attorney to prove his or her case.

At Williamson, Clune & Stevens, some of our attorneys are former prosecutors. Now dedicated to defending the rights of the accused, they understand what prosecutors are thinking. They know the strategies that the government uses to achieve convictions, and they shape criminal defense strategies so as to capitalize on the strengths of your case.

Contact Our Tompkins County Criminal Law and DWI Lawyers

Please call Williamson, Clune & Stevens at 800-483-1824 or contact us online to speak with our Ithaca criminal defense lawyers regarding your legal needs.