Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Colonie

Protecting Your Rights in Every Step of Your Case

A skilled criminal defense attorney will do more for you than simply present your case in trial. The legal system is sadly fraught with injustice, and it is essential to have someone who is fighting for you. The legal team of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy will put complete dedication into your case and ensure there is always someone in your corner. For comprehensive representation and compassionate support, get in touch with our firm today.

Call (518) 284-3183 or fill out our contact form to discuss your case with an attorney.

The Impact of Criminal Accusations

Sentencing for crimes depends on a variety of factors. The type of crime, the severity of the crime, the classification of the crime under the law (e.g. if it is considered a misdemeanor or a felony), and an alleged offender’s criminal record can all influence the type of sentence and the length of sentence that a person is subjected to. Depending on all these elements and more, a sentence may include time in prison, fines, community service, and/or probation.

In some cases, a person who has been charged with a crime will be required to attend certain schooling as part of their sentence. For example, the completion of a DWI class is a common penalty for those who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Additional measures, such as a restraining order or sex offender registration, may be a consequence for some crimes.

The effects of criminal accusations unfortunately do not disappear once you have served your sentence — criminal charges can continue to impact your life for years. With a criminal record, you may have complications with finding a job or pursuing educational opportunities. If you are divorced and have children, your custody arrangement could be affected. Some crimes can impact your driving privileges, ability to own firearms, and other rights.

It is important to have an experienced lawyer who recognizes all the potential results of your situation. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we recognize that your case is complex, and we are dedicated to defending your rights — all of them.

How an Attorney Can Help You

There are significant advantages to hiring your own lawyer, rather than representing yourself or relying on the services of a public defender. An experienced attorney, like those of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, will have the knowledge to answer your questions and successfully navigate your case. In comparison to a public defender, our lawyers can provide personalized attention that is totally focused on you — public defenders often represent many clients at once, and the details of your case could get lost in the shuffle. Our legal team is prepared to completely dedicate ourselves to fighting for your freedom.

We handle cases involving crimes such as:

  • Assault
  • Bank, identity, mail, and wire fraud
  • Boating while intoxicated
  • Burglary
  • Conspiracy
  • Internet and computer crimes
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug charges
  • DWI
  • Federal crimes
  • Felony charges
  • Fraud charges
  • Harassment charges
  • Hate crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Petit and grand larceny
  • Sexual assault and sex crimes
  • Vehicular assault and manslaughter
  • Violation charges
  • Violent felony charges
  • White collar crimes

In addition to providing general legal representation and defense, we also can help you move on in the aftermath of your case. For example, one service we offer is assistance with criminal record sealing. Contact us today to learn more.

Discuss the Details of Your Case

We offer free initial consultations. This is an opportunity for you to provide information about your situation and learn more about our firm. Contact us as soon as possible if you are facing criminal charges.

For a free consultation, contact us online or call (518) 284-3183 today.

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