Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer County DWI and Criminal Defense

Attorney Zoni began his legal career in 2002 as an Assistant District Attorney at the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office where he gained significant experience prosecuting misdemeanor, DWI, and felony cases. Thereafter, Attorney Zoni ran his own law practice for a number of years where he represented individuals on a variety of charges including traffic violations, misdemeanors, DWI offenses, and felonies.

The legal team at Xavier + Associates (formerly Anelli Xavier) is serious about defending DWI and Criminal cases. Attorney Zoni is committed to DWI and Criminal defense due to the recognition that many individuals who are charged with DWIs and other Criminal Conduct are often people who made simple mistakes or have fallen victim to inferior law enforcement investigations. In an effort to make a difference in the lives of these individuals, Attorney Zoni stands ready to help them.


Attorney Zoni obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Siena College and later obtained a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.

Bar and Court Admissions

Attorney Zoni was admitted in New York State – Third Judicial Department – in 2003.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

What Clients Have To Say

Many clients have benefited from the strong legal representation provided by Attorney Zoni. Clients have frequently commented on Attorney Zoni’s commitment to issues, consistent availability to answer any questions that might arise, and extensive knowledge of many complicated areas of the law.

Having a Skilled Hudson Valley Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Zoni is able to help clients involved in criminal defense cases in a variety of ways. Attorney Zoni will diligently gather evidence, evaluate your case, and advise you on the best possible resolution. Attorney Zoni is also particularly skilled at negotiating with prosecutors, having previously been one himself, and reaching plea bargains that minimize the potential consequences of the charges. And when the case requires it he will defend you at trial. Many clients have found Attorney Zoni’s strong knowledge and familiarity of the local Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer court systems particularly helpful.

How a Knowledgeable Hudson Valley DWI Attorney Can Help

Many individuals who have been charged with DWI related offenses in the state of New York require the assistance of a talented DWI attorney like Mr. Zoni. In many cases, Attorney Zoni has been able to help clients have DWI charges dismissed, negotiated a favorable plea resolution, or reach a DWI acquittal at trial. Attorney Zoni is particularly skilled at identifying legal defenses where the circumstances of the case requires it proceed to trial. Attorney Zoni can also help clients deal with the consequences of a DWI conviction which can include a criminal record, fines, jail/prison time, installation of an Ignition Interlock Device and a driver’s license suspension/revocation. Additionally, Attorney Zoni is able to look out for client’s rights and interests by educating individuals on how serious DWI convictions in the state of New York can be and what should be done to avoid facing another DWI charge in the future.

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