Averill Park, New York Criminal Lawyers
Aggressive and Successful Criminal Defense Lawyer! Fighting to Defend You!
New York Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years experience
- (518) 313-3595
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Lee's practice also includes the representation of corporations and professionals in white collar criminal cases. From preventative advice for companies to successful resolution for those charged with financial crimes, fraud or...
E. Stewart Jones, Jr. is a 3rd generation attorney and his commitment to excellence is matched by his compassion to serve, as demonstrated by his professional success and tireless contributions to the community in which he lives and works.
Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America, E. Stewart Jones, Jr. has represented countless individuals and families, won high-profile cases, major civil and criminal cases, and obtained record number of million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
- (888) 371-1299
- Free Consultation
Julie is attentive to her clients’ needs and approaches legal issues with pragmatism and common sense, combined with her technical proficiency on the law. She works on criminal matters at both the trial and appellate level and on medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial cases. Julie previously served as a...
Albany, NY 12207
Albany Law School
New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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