Roxbury, New York Criminal Lawyers

Michael Sheehan
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ROXBURY, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(607) 326-3206 5 Bridge Street
(next to Post Office)
ROXBURY, NY 12474
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Brooklyn Law School
Heidi T. Cochrane
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Windham, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(518) 965-1077 5338 Rt. 23
Windham, NY 12496
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
Experienced legal representation for divorce, separation, family law, child custody, child support, criminal law, DWIs / DUIs and traffic tickets, civil and commercial litigation, contract negotiations, business contracts, mediation, corporate formation, real estate transactions, wills and probate, throughout Greene, Albany, Columbia, Ulster, Delaware, and Schoharie Counties.
Renee Jeanette Albaugh
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Delhi, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(607) 746-6229 127 Main Street
Second Floor Suite
Delhi, NY 13753
Criminal
Albany Law School
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. ...
Lee Carey Kindlon
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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...
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...
Bryan Earl Rounds
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Kingston, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(845) 331-1141 273 Wall St., Suite 201
Kingston, NY 12401
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Albany Law School
PERSONAL INJURY. CRIMINAL DEFENSE. DWI. Over 20 years of HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL TRIAL EXPERIENCE. Former Prosecutor.
E. Stewart Jones Jr.
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(518) 313-3595 99 Pine Street
Suite 108
Albany, NY 12207
Free ConsultationAlbany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 52 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...
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 14 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...
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.
Samuel C. Breslin
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Dennis B. Laughlin
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Oneonta, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(607) 432-6959 15 South Main Street
Suite 103
Oneonta, NY 13820-2688
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Western New England University School of Law
- Eagle Scout - BS and MS in Computer Science - Attorney for the Village of Cherry Valley New York - Attorney for the Town of Edmeston New York - Attorney for the Cherry Valley Children's Christmas Fund, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Daniel Green
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KINGSTON, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(845) 853-7302 KINGSTON, NY 12402
Criminal and Immigration
Hello. My name is Daniel Green. I am the sole attorney at this office and I oversee every step of my clients' cases personally, from doing the legal research and preparing legal briefs and memoranda to reviewing incoming and outgoing mail and preparing application forms. I communicate with clients face to face, via email, via chat, via phone, and via skype, and have repersented overseas clients in Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. My office is located in Kingston, New York, a 5 minute drive from the New York State Thruway and a 7 minute walk...
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.
April M. Dalbec
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(518) 447-3373 677 Broadway
#500
Albany, NY 12207
Criminal, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
George C. Selby
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(845) 419-3383 243 Main Street, Suite 250
New Paltz, NY 12561
Free ConsultationNew Paltz, NY Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Vermont Law School
Located in New Paltz, NY, George C. Selby is your local attorney offering a variety of client-based legal services. This firm was founded on the idea that every client deserves a patient ear and an open mind. Your legal matter is important. Where other offices may shrug you off or lose your file in a sea of "bigger problems," this office can offer you confidence that your call will be returned and your questions will be answered.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Daniel Howard Guttmann
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Kingston, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(845) 756-0001 307 Wall Street, Suite 4
Kingston, NY 12401
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
State University of New York - Buffalo and Buffalo Law
Former Assistant District Attorney with 33 years of trial experience in the fields of Criminal Defense, Matrimonial, Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. Our firm also handles Real Estate Contracts and Closings, Traffic Ticket Defense, Wills and Social Security Disability 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...
Kevin Charles Harp
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Kingston, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(866) 440-4452 130 North Front Street, Suite 100
Kingston, NY 12401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Kevin is an associate in the law firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. Kevin joined the law firm of Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. , where he currently specializes in Personal Injury litigation, Civil Defense, Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Defense. Kevin is a graduate of the University at Albany, where he received a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Economics. Subsequently, Kevin attended Albany Law School where he was the Third Year Class President and a member of a Trial Team that successfully won the Northeast Regional Competition in Rhode Island. Upon graduating from Law School...
Scott Russell
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Monticello, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(833) 858-5997 10 St. John Street
Monticello, NY 12701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
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...
Thomas Hegeman
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Oneonta, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(607) 432-7952 8-12 Dietz Street, Suite 204
Oneonta, NY 13820
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Albany Law School
I have been practicing criminal and family law (no divorce) for 40 years. I have handled thousands of cases and taken numerous criminal cases to trial with good results. I am regularly in court and am familiar with the judges and prosecutors. As part of my family law practice I regularly represent children in Family Court. I take many Continuing Legal Education courses to keep my skills up to date.
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...
Douglas E. Coleman
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Hudson, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(518) 369-0478 414 Union Street
PO Box 1219
Hudson, NY 12534
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DWI
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...
Michael S Pollok
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Kingston, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(845) 758-3676 44 Main Street
Suite 8
Kingston, NY 12401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Criminal defense lawyer Michael S. Pollok is an AV Peer Reviewed rated attorney who focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law in New York's local, state and federal courts. He has many years of expertise defending all types of criminal charges including DUI and is effective at handling plea negotiations, advanced motion practice, bail hearings, criminal trials, appeals, vacating warrants, post-conviction motions (including habeas corpus and other writs and petitions), regulatory investigations, post-conviction licensing hearings, applying for certificates of relief from civil disability and for good conduct, commutation or expungement proceedings, and mitigating other consequences resulting from a criminal conviction...
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
James P. Melita
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Albany, NY Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(518) 339-3743 Po Box 38091
Albany, NY 12203
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 offices in Albany and Johnstown, specializing in Traffic Defense Law, Criminal Defense Law, Collections Law, and Real Estate Law.
Alexis Komarow Rounds
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Kingston , NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(845) 331-1141 2 Pearl Street
Kingston , NY 12401
Criminal, Appeals and DWI
Albany Law School
William John Galvin
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Ghent, NY Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(315) 262-4185 P. O. Box 320
Ghent, NY 12075
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
New York Law
I've been representing clients in the criminal and family courts of New York State since 1999, and I believe that being an attorney isn't a business, it's a craft that requires a sense of personal honor. I've tried cases from open-container violations to murders and, whatever the matter, I'll never leave you in the dark about your case, I'll give your case care and attention, and I'll never sell you out or do anything without your knowledge and consent.
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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.