Fighting for Capital District Every Step of the Way
After getting arrested, one of the most important steps you must take is obtain legal services from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Remember, not only does a conviction carries harsh criminal penalties, such as a lengthy jail or prison sentence and fines worth thousands of dollars, but it can also result in a permanent criminal record. Having a skilled lawyer on your side can help you avoid serious penalties.
At The Kindlon Law Firm, PLLC, we have an extensive understanding of the complexities of the criminal justice system to protect your rights, freedom, and future. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our Albany criminal defense lawyers have successfully represented clients in front of state and federal courts, including the New York State Court of Appeals and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. No matter how complex or serious your case appears to be, our legal team is ready to defend you from start to finish.
New York Criminal Laws
There are two main types of crimes in the State of New York: misdemeanors and felonies. Although misdemeanors are less serious compared to felonies, getting convicted can still lead to serious penalties, such as a jail term of up to 364 days and a maximum fine of $1,000.
On the other hand, a minimum prison sentence for a felony charge is one year, while a maximum sentence could be life imprisonment without parole. A conviction of a felony also results in the loss of gun and voting rights.
In either case, having a criminal record can negatively affect your life moving forward. You may experience hardships trying to get a job, find a place to live, apply for college, or live a normal life.
However, our firm understands that each accused individual is innocent until the State can prove otherwise. We can investigate your arrest, collect and examine evidence, and figure out whether the police violated your constitutional rights or if there are weaknesses in the prosecution’s argument against you.
If you or a loved one has recently been charged with a crime in Albany or within the surrounding area, discuss your case by calling (518) 444-4428 today for a free initial consultation.
No matter how serious are the charges you face, our Albany criminal defense attorneys will work tirelessly to fight for you inside and outside the courtroom. Do not wait to speak with us and learn how we can help you.