Guilderland, New York Criminal Lawyers

Tom Anelli
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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April M. Dalbec
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Aggressive and Successful Criminal Defense Lawyer! Fighting to Defend You!

I am dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights and interests of the accused. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcome! Visit my website for more information and to see results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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E. Stewart Jones Jr.
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 53 years experience

E. Stewart Jones, Jr. is an exceptional attorney who is recognized for professional excellence as well as community service, volunteerism and philanthropy. E. Stewart Jones, Jr. is a 3rd generation attorney and his... Read More »
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James P. Melita
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(518) 867-4248 2390 Western Ave
Suite 107
Albany, NY 12084
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
James Melita, who grew up in Gloversville, graduated from Plattsburgh State University of New York with a major in political science and a minor in economics. He then graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. After graduating from law school, James Melita formed his own law practice with a main office in Albany, NY, specializing in Traffic Defense Law, Collections Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, and Real Estate Law.
Tom Anelli
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(800) 394-1100 440 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Free ConsultationAlbany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal and DWI
Syracuse University and St. Thomas University School of Law
Tom Anelli is the Senior Partner at Tom Anelli & Associates, a practice focused solely on defending DWI charges. For almost 20 years, Tom has invested all his time learning and practicing the best methods to defend those charged with DWI. Tom’s accolades include, but are not limited to, selection to Super Lawyers, Nation’s Top One Percent, and Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Tom has been factory trained by National Patent Analytical Systems, the company that manufactures the breath-testing device used most by local police agencies. Tom is a NHTSA certified Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. ...
Greg T. Rinckey
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Criminal, Employment, Family and Military
Touro College
Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. serves as the Managing Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Mr. Rinckey concentrates his practice on military law, federal employment and discrimination litigation, and national security clearance mitigation. During his previous tenure as an attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Rinckey prosecuted and defended military personnel in over one hundred felony cases with charges ranging from drug possession to murder. He has represented federal and private sector employees in investigations and cases in front of the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Special Counsel. Since...
Derrick Hogan
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Criminal, Appeals and Real Estate
Albany Law School
As a Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, Derrick primarily focuses his practice on criminal defense. Since joining the firm, Derrick has represented clients facing an array of criminal charges, including all classifications of misdemeanors and felonies under New York State’s Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law, as well as federal criminal charges. Derrick brings a wealth of legal knowledge in multiple practice areas to Tully Rinckey, due in part to his previous role as a Client Relations Attorney. In this position, Derrick oversaw the operations of the firm’s Client Relations Department and provided legal assistance to potential new clients....
Adam H. Rosenblum
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(518) 730-4402 113 Great Oaks Blvd.
Albany, NY 12203
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School and Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Rosenblum Law is the largest and highest customer-rated traffic violations law firm in both NY & NJ.

Experienced and skilled criminal defense and traffic violations attorneys, the Firm has a reputation for aggressive representation for anyone facing criminal charges and traffic violations that may result in jail time, heavy fines, points and license suspension or revocation.

Regardless of how simple or complicated the case, the Firm has helped thousands of clients get excellent results. The attorneys at the Firm pride themselves on giving an honest evaluation of the case, being accessible to his clients throughout the representation...
Matthew J Simone
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(518) 859-9235 210 Great Oaks Blvd.
Albany, NY 12309
Free ConsultationAlbany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
I am an associate attorney at the law firm of Gerstenzang, Sills, Davis, Cohn & Gerstenzang. Prior to joining this firm, I was an associate attorney for a local firm in Schenectady practicing in the areas of criminal defense, vehicle and traffic and DWI matters. My experience is focused on litigating and defending DWIs, vehicle and traffic matters and criminal matters throughout New York State in County, City, Town and Village Courts including Schenectady, Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer County.
Jonathan D Cohn
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(518) 779-5857 210 Great Oaks Blvd
Albany, NY 12203
Free ConsultationAlbany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Criminal and DWI
Albany Law School and Lafayette College
Jonathan Cohn is a partner at Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang. His practice is focused on criminal defense -- with an emphasis on alcohol-related offenses. This includes litigating difficult DWI cases where the outcome is of the utmost importance for his clients. In addition, Jonathan Cohn routinely lectures throughout the State on DWI topics.
Jobin Joseph
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(518) 730-4402 110 Great Oaks Blvd
Albany, NY 12203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Pace Law School
The Rosenblum Law Firm is the largest and highest customer rated traffic violations law firm inNYC. Experienced and skilled criminal defense and traffic violations attorneys, the Firm has a reputation for aggressive representation for anyone facing criminal charges and traffic violations that may result in jail time, heavy fines, points and license suspension or revocation. Regardless of how simple or complicated the case, the Firm has helped thousands of clients get excellent results. The attorneys at the Firm pride themselves on giving an honest evaluation of the case, being accessible to his clients throughout the representation and working relentlessly to...
Thomas James Carr
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
National University of Ireland, Galway
Thomas J. Carr, Esq. is a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC and concentrates his practice in the area of Criminal Defense. Tom offers a full range of criminal litigation and courtroom services including misdemeanor and felony cases from pre-arraignment through trial. His proven litigation techniques and prosecutorial outlook are valuable in forming a viable defense strategy. Born in Galway, Ireland, Tom attended the National University of Ireland where he received his BA in Economics and Law. He was employed with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin and then with the Department of Defense, Operations and Civilian Employee Bureaus in...
Martin John Kehoe III
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(518) 452-8000 2009 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Law School
Husband, father, lawyer living in Guilderland, New York.
James F. Hughes
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

I have over 50 years in the legal field, including 20 years as a New York State Trooper, and a term as City Court Judge in the City of Mechanicville. I've been trained in the use of radar, breathalyzer, and am... Read More »
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Daniel G. Chertok
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New York Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Albany Law SchoolFederal court for the Northern District of New York and New York
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Mathew B. Tully
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(518) 218-7100 441 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Employment
Mrs. Heather J. Redlich
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(888) 733-5299 255 Washington Ave. Ext.
Suite 108
Albany, NY 12205
Criminal and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
April M. Dalbec
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(518) 447-3373 677 Broadway
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Albany, NY 12207
Criminal, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
April is a Shareholder at McNamee Lochner P.C. With 15 years of experience, she is a seasoned litigator and trial lawyer. Her practice focuses in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense, including divorce, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, custody, family offenses and child support.

April received her B.A., cum laude, from the State University at Albany in 1998. Her J.D. was earned, cum laude, from Albany Law School in 2001.

April is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit, United States District...
E. Stewart Jones Jr.
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(518) 621-0710 7 Airport Park Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
Free ConsultationLatham, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 53 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Albany Law School
E. Stewart Jones, Jr. is an exceptional attorney who is recognized for professional excellence as well as community service, volunteerism and philanthropy.

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.

At...
Samuel C. Breslin
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(518) 650-3766 50 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Albany Law School
Sam Breslin represents both individual and corporate clients in a variety of matters, from state and federal criminal defense to personal injury and complex commercial litigation. Criminal: Sam represents clients in all criminal matters including DWI/DUI charges, as well as all other violations, misdemeanors and felonies in federal, state and local courts. Many criminal charges, no matter how minor, carry the risk of long-term consequences. In defending his clients, Sam strives to make them aware of these collateral consequences and craft a defense strategy to minimize them. Personal Injury: Sam aggressively represents clients injured as the...
Lee Carey Kindlon
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(518) 434-1493 52 James Street
Albany, NY 12207
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Connecticut School of Law
Lee Kindlon, the founding partner of the Kindlon Law Firm, has represented clients in some of the area's most high-profile criminal cases. From those hard-fought courtroom battles, he uses his experience to benefit clients across the legal spectrum. Lee's experience in civil litigation includes matters based on contract, fraud, civil rights violations and negligence. He has successfully resolved a number of high-value personal injury and wrongful death cases.

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...
John Frederick Harwick
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(518) 486-8800 99 Pine St
Suite 108
Albany, NY 12207
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Highly rated upstate New York litigator.
Timothy S. Hart
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(518) 213-3445 90 State St
Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Free ConsultationCriminal and Tax
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Timothy S Hart Esq. CPA represents taxpayers to resolve and settle their tax debt with the IRS and State Tax Departments. He represents tax clients includes assisting non-filers in filing their tax returns, submitting offers in compromise to the IRS and New York State Tax Department, creating tax installment payment plans for unpaid taxes, negotiating penalty relief, and he also represents clients with criminal tax matters. He can also help with the following: IRS Audit Defense, Tax Appeals, Payroll Tax Issues, Installment Agreements, Currently Non Collectible, Penalty Abatement, Innocent Spouse, Wage Garnishments, Bank Levies, Tax Liens, and Offer in Compromise.
Derek S. Andrews
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(518) 459-1223 125 Wolf Road
Suite 124
Albany, NY 12205
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Syracuse University College of Law
Derek Andrews, an attorney with Nave Law Firm, has a demonstrated track record of litigating cases in the courtroom. He prides himself on being a young, intelligent and aggressive attorney who is motivated to actively advocate for each of his clients. He approaches each of his client’s cases as unique and treats each person as his equal. Derek found that his experiences growing up in a military family and moving from state to state on a regular basis molded him into a flexible and approachable attorney whom anyone can trust.

Whether it be pursuing a quick resolution through negotiation or litigating...
Martin P. Bonventre
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(518) 227-1776 52 James Street, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
The quality of an attorney's work should never be based on how much the client pays. I keep my expenses low by not wasting money on such expenses as ridiculous advertising campaigns, and I pass these savings onto my clients in the form of affordable rates. I handle each case personally and devote the time and effort needed to ensure my clients get quality and effective legal representation. I am an aggressive local attorney. I am ready to serve you.
Alan Lecours
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

Western New England University School of LawNew York and United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
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Allen L. Yates
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New York Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

Albany Law SchoolUnited States District Court for the Northern District of New York and New York
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Kevin Kelly O'Brien
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Albany , NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(518) 240-9992 41 State Street #503
Albany , NY 12207
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Albany Law School
Kevin O’Brien is highly passionate about fighting for the underdog in criminal defense law. He strongly believes that criminal defense attorneys have to be more skilled and better than the prosecutors. He understands that when his clients are charged with a crime, they are not just facing the assistant district attorney who is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government, but also all the resources of the U.S. government, including crime labs, investigators, police, and other governmental agencies. While nobody is able to match the endless resources that the government has to prosecute the case, he believes that his...
Mary Theresa Colwell
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(518) 462-4242 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Mary T. Colwell (nee Pasqualino) graduated from Albany Law School of University in Albany, New York in 2001 with a concentration in Criminal Law. While at Albany Law School, Mary was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Women’s Law Caucus and Vice-President of the Italian-American Law Students Association. Ms. Colwell was admitted to the New Jersey State bar in December of 2001 and the New York State bar in January of 2002. She is also admitted in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Northern District...
Max Smelyansky
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(518) 688-2800 602 Central Ave
Ste 102
Albany, NY 12206
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Max Smelyansky, who grew up in Bethlehem, graduated from Manhattan College earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in economics. He then graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, in Maryland. After graduating from law school, Max Smelyansky developed his law practice in Albany, specializing in Traffic Defense Law, Personal Injury Law, Landlord / Tenant Law, Family Law and Estate Planning Law.
Marc C. Kokosa
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Latham, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(518) 907-4694 40 British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Albany Law School
As a graduate of the University at Buffalo and Albany Law School, I began my career as an Assistant District Attorney in upstate New York where I prosecuted thousands of criminal cases. As a prosecutor, I learned the values of fairness and truth. I quickly learned that good people can make mistakes, but that doesn’t make them bad people. The system sometimes forgets that it’s supposed to judge your actions and character, not your address or clothes. I fight for my clients because justice should remain blind. After leaving law enforcement, I joined the New York State Workers’ Compensation...
George Edward Lamarche
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(877) 982-0770 75 Columbia Street
Albany, NY 12210
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
George E. LaMarche III is an attorney and managing partner at Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko Law Firm, PLLC. He represents individuals who have been seriously injured and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one because of the negligence of others. Mr. LaMarche also represents people who are under investigation or charged with a crime in both state and federal courts.

Mr. LaMarche started his legal career in 2000 at a prestigious litigation law firm where he tried numerous personal injury and criminal cases and went on to become the youngest partner in the firm’s history. In 2011 Mr....
Mark John Sacco
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Latham, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(518) 730-4976 12 Cornell Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Criminal
Albany Law School
Mark Sacco has been a zealous advocate for the accused for nearly 20 years. He believes that every person has the right to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He takes his role as an advocate very seriously. As Judge Advocate (JAG) in the United States Marine Corps, he developed not only as a trial lawyer, but as a person committed to the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Mr. Sacco is an experienced and tested trial lawyer – having won many trials and cases in jurisdictions throughout New York State. His practice areas include Federal criminal litigation, white collar crime, federal...
Ryan E. Manley
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(518) 436-1661 5 Clinton Square
Albany, NY 12207
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Frederick Paul Korkosz
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(518) 813-9403 744 Broadway
Albany, NY 12144
Criminal, Immigration, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Fred Korkosz:

Admitted to practice in 1989
Winner of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY's Distinguished Service Award, 2002
Former Secretary of American Immigration Lawyer's Association Upstate New York Chapter
Continuing Legal Education Lecturer for the New York State Bar Association
James Brearton
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Latham, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(518) 785-4537 950 New Loudon Rd., Box 889
Latham, NY 12110
Criminal, Estate Planning, Probate and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Lynne Anahid Papazian
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
(518) 880-2010 5 Wilson St
Albany, NY 12207
Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Mr. Ken McCauley
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
17 Ver Planck Street
Albany, NY 12206
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative and Business
Frank Catalano
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(518) 432-5810 10 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 12206
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Randall Ernest Kehoe
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(518) 465-2211 127 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12202
Criminal
Christina Buoniconto
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Latham, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(518) 782-0361 873 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
Criminal
Mr. Jonathan LLoyd Becker Esq.
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Loudonville, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(518) 526-9095 PO Box 11604
Loudonville, NY 12211-0604
Criminal, Divorce, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
John R. McFadden
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
90 State Street Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Criminal
James F. Hughes
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Clifton Park, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 371-1299 233 Tallow Wood Dr
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
I have over 50 years in the legal field, including 20 years as a New York State Trooper, and a term as City Court Judge in the City of Mechanicville. I've been trained in the use of radar, breathalyzer, and am intimately familiar with police arrest and court proceedings.
Brendan F. Baynes
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Ravena, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(518) 756-6000 14340 Route 9W
Ravena, NY 12143
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
I started my own firm in Ravena, New York[15 miles south of Albany] in April of 2009 after 22 years practicing with numerous partners in firms in Albany. While I specialize in injury litigation and have tried scores of cases to verdict, I now supplement that practice with small town practice services such as wills, traffic tickets, closings and counseling my clients. I really enjoy what I do and would welcome any inquiries to see if your needs can be met.
James C. Knox
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Troy, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(518) 274-5820 28 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
Free ConsultationCriminal and White Collar Crime
Lewis & Clark Law School
After graduating from the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, I clerked for two years for the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Third Judicial Department, concluding with several months working in the chambers of the Hon. Edward O. Spain.

Since then I have worked as a trial lawyer at the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm.

100% of my practice is devoted to litigation, focusing on providing aggressive criminal defense. I am willing, able and have experience fighting on behalf of my clients before a wide array of courts and tribunals, at the...
Andrew Robert Safranko
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(518) 982-0770 Albany, NY 12210
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Albany Law
Andrew Safranko is a graduate of Albany Academy; Emory University; and Albany Law School, where he was listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students, served as Competitions and Finance Chair, and actively participated in the Albany Law School Moot Court Program. After graduating law school in 1998, Andrew practiced with his father, Stephen A. Safranko, Esq. before becoming an associate in 2001 at O’Connell and Aronowitz, P.C, a 30-person law firm in Albany, New York. After five years, under the guidance of Stephen R. Coffey, Esq., Andrew became one of the youngest lawyers to attain partnership in the...
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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.