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Albany - Saratoga Based Criminal Defense Misdemeanor Lawyers

Misdemeanor convictions are less severe than felony, but both can be costly in terms of time spent fighting the charges, and facing the penalties themselves if convicted. You can be sentenced to one year in the county jail. Skilled legal representation from a criminal defense team is critical in the event you or someone you know has been arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges.

The attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany have experience helping those wrongly accused of misdemeanor crimes. They are able to conduct a thorough investigation, using medical records, reports from local authorities, even video footage to defend your rights. A misdemeanor conviction may make it more difficult to secure financial loans for a new home, business venture, or higher education loans.

What is a Misdemeanor in New York State?

Some misdemeanors may be converted to a felony if evidence reveals that the charges do not fit the crime. If the court is provided with enough evidence, some misdemeanor crimes can be reduced to a simple infraction. Common misdemeanor charges in New York include:

  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Public lewdness
  • Driving on a suspended/invalid/without a license
  • DWI
  • Possession of Marijuana or drugs (may also be a felony)
  • Petit larceny
  • Criminal mischief
  • Conspiracy
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Check forging, fraud
  • Loitering

The Difference an Experienced Attorney Makes

The Albany and Saratoga based criminal defense misdemeanor lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany are able to take on your case, handle it with experience and efficiency, and defend your rights to the fullest. If charged with a serious crime you have rights, and our attorneys protect them. They value your basic right of personal freedom, and understand the value of a clean reputation. It’s important that you choose a law firm who can handle your case and give you the results you expect.

Connect with one of our thorough criminal defense attorneys today. Call (518) 785-4900 for a free consultation to help you find relief to our most pressing legal questions.


Record-Setting Settlements and Verdicts

  • $15.8 Million Verdict In A Premises Liability Case

    Troy, New York – A Rensselaer County jury awarded 15.8 million to a young woman who was permanently injured at a local college

  • $4.8 Million Verdict In A Defective Product Case

    Albany, New York – A jury awarded almost $5 million to a printing press operator who sustained a serious hand injury in an on-the-job accident.

  • $4.2 Million Settlement From A Medical Negligence Case

    Warren County, New York – Settlement for the failure to timely diagnose spinal fracture.

  • $1.0 Million Verdict In A Bus Accident Case

    Bronx, New York – A jury awarded $1.0 million to a man seriously injured in a bus accident.

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