When looking for an attorney who handles criminal law and driving while intoxicated cases (DWI), you will see many attorneys were former Assistant District Attorneys. They advertise it because it is a major indicator of experience in criminal and DWI law.
When you compare attorneys, how many were former Chief Assistant District Attorneys? Often responsible for investigating and bringing the most serious cases to trial, a Chief Assistant District Attorney also supervises and trains other Assistant District Attorneys. There is only one Chief ADA for each DAs office. Christopher York was the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Putnam County for 13 years under two District Attorneys. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and spent most of his 17 years there trying serious crimes including DWIs in the Superior Court Trial Division.
He has also lectured and trained police officers and Assistant District Law Attorneys on topics including search and seizure, vehicular homicide investigations including DWI, accusatory drafting, and trial preparation.