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Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorneys in Albany

Helping You Effectively Fight Your Charges

If a person has been convicted of a crime in New York, it will be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. In general, if a defendant has been charged with a misdemeanor, that person is liable to face a sentence of up to one year maximum in jail. This means that technically, a misdemeanor has less severe penalties than does a felony. However, it is never a good idea to simply dismiss a misdemeanor.

If you do end up being convicted, you may pay other harsh penalties. This could include relinquishing large amounts of money in the forms of court fines, losing your professional licenses, being denied housing or education, and being rejected from employment opportunities. It is crucial to have our knowledgeable misdemeanor criminal defense lawyers in Albany by your side. The Kindlon Law Firm, PLLC is determined to lower or even dismiss your charges and protect your rights.

Contact us now at (518) 444-4428 and our team is ready to answer any concerns or questions you may have about eliminating misdemeanor charges.

The Seriousness of Misdemeanor Charges in New York

In comparison to felonies, it is true that misdemeanors are not usually as serious, as they normally do not incur a large amount of damage to either a human’s life or to the well-being of a property. Some examples of these misdemeanors could include petty theft, like shoplifting, or DUI charges, disorderly conduct, and simple assault.

That being said, if a charge has been made more than once for the same kind of crime, prosecutors will often classify it as a felony, which would have the consequence of a much larger fine or extended time being incarcerated. In other cases, the amount of financial value connected to a crime, such as a more expensive item being stolen, could mean that even a first-time event might be classified by a felony. Regardless of whether a crime is counted as a misdemeanor or a felony, it is critical to have strong legal representation on your side.

Defending Your Case

While no one can guarantee with 100% certainty what the exact outcome will be for your misdemeanor charge, there are clear aspects which can make it far more likely that you will receive a favorable result following a trial. If this is the first charge against you, or if your last charge was many years ago, the judge may look at your case more favorably. If your charge had involved being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and you received regular counseling or successfully completed a treatment program or educational course to combat addiction, you might even have your arrest completely dismissed or expunged.

Whatever the scenario is in your case, you can count on our lawyers to provide dedicated criminal defense services, including:

  • Examining witness statements, getting interviews, and preparing testimonies
  • Examining the arrest report details and personally interviewing law enforcement officers
  • Scrutinizing lab results or field sobriety reports
  • Negotiating reduction of charges or a complete dismissal of your case

Trust The Kindlon Law Firm, PLLC to find the optimal solution that protects your constitutional rights and works to secure your freedom.

Call us today at (518) 444-4428 or contact us online, and our reliable misdemeanor criminal defense attorneys in Albany can offer you a free consultation to discuss dismissing your misdemeanor charges.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Complex & Aggressive Criminal Litigation
  • Our Approach Is Client-Focused
  • We Are Unwavering Fighters
  • Respected In The Legal Community
  • Free Initial Consultation

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