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Federal / State Criminal Defense

Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer Aggressively Fighting for Your Rights in Southern Adirondacks, Saratoga and North Country

Being accused and charged with a crime can be a frightening situation with a lot of uncertainties of what lies ahead. Will I end up in Jail? Will my finances be ruined? How will this affect my family? Our expert criminal defense lawyer at Wood, Seward, & McGuire LLP understands what our clients go through during this ordeal. Our aim is to put your mind at ease by discussing your legal options and advising you on the recommended actions.

How We Help

The minute you contact us and provide details about your case, we immediately get to work as your legal advisor. We work on a myriad of criminal cases, ranging from from minor family offenses to homicide.

Typically, we aim to get your case dismissed or the prosecutor to seek a lesser charge. We intervene early and fight to have the charges dropped or your arrest expunged. Since much of the legal defense work occurs within the first few days of the arrest, we strongly advise that you or a family member get in touch with our criminal defense lawyer right away.

Federal Criminal Defense

We also represent clients accused of a federal crime. This is defined as a crime that breaks U.S. Federal law or a crime committed on federally owned property, such as court halls, government buildings, and airports. Interstate crimes, those committed across more than one state, may also fall under federal jurisdiction.

While federal crimes have a lot of overlap with state crime, the former often requires more extensive investigations and involve federal agents. It’s important to know that federal prosecutors have a lot of leeway regarding who to charge and when to pursue charges. Factors that lead to federal prosecutors going after charges include:

  • Cases with “substantial federal interest”
  • The severity of the offense
  • Offender’s prior criminal record
  • The probability of a conviction
  • The interest of victims

Not all defense attorneys have the experience working in federal cases. Be certain to contact a lawyer with first-hand experience in federal criminal law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Southern Adirondacks with Both State and Federal Experience

Our devoted criminal defense lawyer represents clients in various criminal scenarios, including DWI, theft, assault, and white-collar crimes. Contact us today if you have been accused of a crime at either the state or federal level. We will act fast and prudently when serving as your legal team in a criminal trial.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Devoted to Your Case in Southern Adirondacks

Representing clients in Albany, Capitol Region, Essex County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, North Country, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, Washington County.