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Saratoga Springs Criminal Defense Attorneys

Saratoga Springs Criminal Defense Attorneys

Understand Your Options & Protect Your Rights after an Arrest

Being arrested, pulled over, or even accused of a crime can be a frightening experience. Though the justice system is complex, it is also written in our laws that every citizen deserves his or her fair day in court. This is where our dedicated attorneys come in.

At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we take your case seriously, which is why we prioritize your needs and fight for your rights. Our goal is to ensure your side of the story is told and that you are fully aware of your options so you can feel empowered in making decisions that can impact your future, family, and freedom. We start during your initial consultation where your lawyer will take the time to fully understand the charges against you by looking at the facts and evidence. This allows us to personalize our approach and better serve your needs.

Whatever you are facing, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm at (518) 284-3183 to schedule your consultation.

Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights

After an arrest, it is never in your best interest to speak to police or prosecutors without having an attorney present. Anything you say or any actions you take may later be used against you, which is why it is vital that you exercise your right to remain silent and contact our Saratoga Springs criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.

We offer judgement-free counsel that takes into account the many nuances that are often present in an arrest. If drug or alcohol use was involved, we may help you seek treatment options instead of jail time, when possible, to help address underlying mental health issues and help you resolve your criminal matter while protecting your reputation. Should you have found yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time, we will work hard to prove your innocence or reduce your charges. After all, good people make mistakes every day and these should not have a permanent impact on your future.

Experience Matters

From the initial investigation to a jury trial, our attorneys have a deep breadth of experience that we can leverage in your favor. We will seek the resolution that will yield the most favorable results for your wellbeing, finances, and future, which may be accomplished without ever going to court. However, when trial is necessary, we have the skill and experience to proactively fight for your rights. Though no two cases are the same, and no law firm can guarantee results, our decades of combined experience and client-first strategy have resulted in many favorable results.

We proudly represent New Yorkers charged with both state and federal misdemeanor and felony crimes, including, but not limited to:

  • White collar offenses, fraud, and government investigations
  • Crimes that may jeopardize your professional license
  • Title IX and college and university disciplinary issues
  • DUI, DWI, and other vehicular crimes
  • Theft offenses, including larceny and burglary
  • Sex crimes and child pornography charges
  • Violent acts such as domestic violence and assault
  • Internet and computer offenses
  • Hate crime accusations
  • Drug crimes, including possession or distribution
  • Criminal conspiracy charges

Challenging the Evidence & Finding Solutions

Your lawyer will take the time to candidly explain all of your legal options when explaining the legal process. We work with skilled investigators and a team of experts when looking at the evidence. It is on the prosecution to bear the burden of proof, meaning they must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict you. We can explore all possible legal challenges, including improper search and seizure, statements made to police during the arrest, whether or not you understood your rights, if you were coerced into giving statements, whether or not you were properly identified, and if your case was handled in a timely manner, among other challenges.

By looking into the facts and circumstances behind your case, we can be better equipped to find a solution for your defense. We truly care, which is why we devote the time and energy needed to protect your rights and freedom. It is never in your best interest to represent yourself. Instead, contact E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy as soon as possible to put our experienced Saratoga Springs criminal defense attorneys on your side.

Call (518) 284-3183 for an initial consultation.

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.