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Albany — Saratoga-Based Criminal Defense Misdemeanor Lawyers

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

The attorneys at Anderson, Moschetti and Taffany, PLLC, 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 felonies 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 license or without a license
  • DWI
  • Possession of marijuana or other 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 lawyers at Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, can 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 can 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 that can handle your case and give you the results you expect.

Connect with one of our thorough criminal defense attorneys today. Call 518-328-4486 for a free consultation to help you find relief from pressing legal questions.