Troy Criminal Defense Attorneys
Fighting for Your Rights & Your Future
Have you been accused of a crime? Has someone you love been arrested? It is absolutely critical that you take immediate action by contacting a criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights. We strongly recommend that you speak to a lawyer before talking to law enforcement, and you should never make any statements or sign anything without your attorney present.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our Troy criminal defense attorneys have decades of legal experience and a long, proven record of successfully representing clients in the face of serious criminal charges. We handle all types of cases, from misdemeanors to felonies, white collar crimes to violent offenses. Regardless of the severity of your situation or the penalties you face, our team is here to advocate for you, your freedom, and your future.
How Our Firm Can Help
Whether you are merely under investigation or have already been charged with a crime, facing the criminal justice system can be extremely intimidating. Often, the prosecution will seek maximum penalties, putting your future at risk.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we provide aggressive defense on behalf of those accused of all types of criminal offenses, including but not limited to:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Boating while intoxicated (BWI)
- Assault and battery
- Drug crimes
- Burglary and theft
- Internet and computer crimes
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Federal offenses
- Hate crimes
- Disorderly conduct
- Vehicular assault and manslaughter
- Violent felonies
We also represent those accused of violating probation, as well as individuals who wish to have eligible criminal records sealed. Our Troy criminal defense attorneys understand the importance of working swiftly and use cutting-edge technology to develop innovative legal solutions for our clients.
Criminal Penalties & Sentencing
Penalties and sentencing procedures are different depending on the type of offense allegedly committed, as well as various extraneous circumstances, such as the presence of aggravating factors. Generally speaking, the more severe the crime, the harsher the punishment—but this is not always the case.
Depending on the individual details of your case, a criminal conviction could result in a wide range of penalties, including but not limited to:
- Several days to months, weeks, or years in jail or prison
- A lifetime prison sentence with or without the possibility of parole
- Steep fines
- Various court costs and fees
- Volunteer/community service
- Loss of professional license(s)
- Mandatory sex offender registration
- Loss of citizenship or revocation of permanent lawful resident status
- Mandatory probation
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Participation in rehabilitative courses or programs
In addition, a conviction could affect your ability to:
- See your children
- Own a firearm
- Drive a motor vehicle
- Obtain housing
- Secure a loan
- Get or keep a job
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we work to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes based on the unique details of their cases. Our goal is to help every client avoid a conviction, but when this is not possible, we may seek reduced penalties, shorter jail or prison sentences, or other alternatives to a case dismissal or not-guilty verdict. Our attorneys are also well-versed in filing criminal appeals and can assist you or your loved one in fighting to reverse a judgment or jury verdict.
Request a Free, Confidential Consultation
If you have been accused of, arrested for, or charged with a crime, you cannot afford to not hire an attorney. E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is here to help you navigate the criminal justice system and ensure your rights are protected every step of the way. We offer complimentary case evaluations and can discuss our fee arrangements and structures during your initial consultation.
Remember: You have the right to remain silent, and you have the right to an attorney. In any interaction with law enforcement, you should state your intent to exercise these rights. Then, as soon as possible, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help you protect your reputation, freedom, and future.