Criminal Defense Lawyer in Albany, New York
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  • Man alleged to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and operating a marijuana growing operation has charges dismissed after motions are filed on his behalf.
  • Man facing federal conspiracy charges in relation to drug sales has case dismissed after trial.
  • Rape charges dismissed. Man wrongfully accused of rape in the first degree has charges dismissed after negotiations with prosecutors and a defense investigation that showed a lack of proof against the client.
  • Man charged with felony assault charges has case dismissed after defense shows that he was defending his sister and nephew in a domestic dispute involving the baby’s father.
  • Felony DWI charge in Albany County dismissed after defense motion challenges timeliness of prosecution’s actions.
  • Indictment charging a man with multiple crimes involving internet pornography dismissed.
  • Man acquitted in weapons possession case. The client was accused of possessing a loaded handgun. After a jury trial, the client was found not guilty of all charges.
  • DWI charges dismissed against client alleged to have been involved in a motorcycle accident because proof of operation was deficient.
  • Court grants defendant’s motion to dismiss all charges against woman charged with driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.
  • Man charged with criminal possession of marijuana after his house was raided by federal agents. After careful scrutiny of the warrant and negotiations with the prosecutor, charges were dismissed.
  • Woman charged with first degree criminal possession of marijuana for allegedly possession over ten pounds of marijuana has case dismissed.
  • Man acquitted following a jury trial on felony charges of possession of marijuana in Schenectady County.
  • Rape and sexual misconduct charges dismissed after defense counsel made motion to dismiss for lack of proof. Indictment dismissed.
  • DWI charges dismissed after probable cause hearing.
  • Man acquitted in after trial. The client was accused of shooting at a group of people with a handgun. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.
  • Man acquitted in after trial. The client was accused of shooting at a group of people with a handgun. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.
  • Man acquitted in after trial. The client was accused of shooting at a group of people with a handgun. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.
  • Man acquitted in after trial. The client was accused of shooting at a group of people with a handgun. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.
  • Man acquitted in after trial. The client was accused of shooting at a group of people with a handgun. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.

Trusted & Proven Albany NY Criminal Defense Lawyer

Facing felony or misdemeanor charges?

We can help.

Facing criminal charges in Albany NY, or any surrounding New York area is a very serious matter.

Your experience within the criminal justice system can negatively affect your life forever, and you must take immediate action to ensure that you receive the best criminal defense possible.

Any criminal conviction will negatively impact you and the people you care about the most for the rest of your life.

Your freedom, reputation, and future are all at risk.

Selecting quality legal representation is essential to protecting your legal rights and achieving the best outcome in your criminal case. Navigating the criminal justice system, including state and federal courts, can be challenging without legal counsel from a good criminal defense attorney.

You need a highly experienced Albany NY Criminal Defense Lawyer who will fight aggressively to protect your rights.

You need James E. Tyner.

15 Years Experience in Investigations, Arrests & Trials

Are you being investigated by the police, or have you already been arrested for a criminal offense?

Get a Criminal Defense Attorney ON YOUR side.

When the worst happens, it is critical to have a good criminal defense lawyer on your side. James Tyner is a criminal defense expert with 15 years of experience delivering comprehensive and aggressive criminal defenses. Our Albany NY law firm represents clients throughout Albany NY and New York State in serious criminal cases. We are a respected, strong, and trusted legal team offering unmatched service and proven results across hundreds of satisfied clients.

Exclusively Focused on Criminal Defense Cases

Choose The Dedicated NY Criminal Defense ATTORNEYS.

We Understand criminal defense law in New York.

Because our firm is limited to practicing criminal defense law in New York, you can trust that we know the law, and we will do everything within our power to achieve the best result possible when defending your criminal charges. We don’t spread our expertise thin on other matters like medical malpractice, personal injury, or related practice areas.

We represent clients accused of any criminal offenses:

Computer Crimes

Cybercrimes are heavily investigated and prosecuted by law enforcement agencies in NY. If you’ve been accused of computer-related criminal offenses, one of the experienced criminal defense lawyers from our law firm in Albany NY can help you beat your charges.

Domestic Violence

Being accused of domestic violence offenses can have a long-lasting negative impact on your life, including future relationships. We understand domestic violence charges are very serious and require a sensitive approach. Many times, individuals are falsely accused of these types of criminal offenses underscoring the need for robust criminal defense. We can help you fight domestic charges throughout New York.

Theft Crimes

From shoplifting to petty theft to grand larceny, Albany NY criminal defense lawyer James E. Tyner will explore all available strategies when you have been accused of a theft crime.

College Crimes

College crimes are increasing in frequency, and those suspected of a crime on campus can face suspension or expulsion from school or jail time Our legal assistance can drastically lower the penalties associated with a college campus crime by protecting your legal rights.

State and Federal Crimes

If you are under investigation for a criminal offense, particularly a state or federal crime, you need a top criminal defense lawyer on your side. We work tirelessly to review the circumstances surrounding the incident and fight to protect your constitutional rights in state or federal courts.

Probation and Parole Violations

Probation and parole violations can add additional time to your sentence, yet often what is technically deemed a “violation” isn’t clear-cut. Our law firm takes the time to carefully review the matter and develop a strategy to help you surpass any violation you are accused of committing.

State Crimes

From misdemeanors to felony crimes, The Law Office of James E. Tyner will fight to secure a favorable outcome if you have been accused of a state crime in New York.

Fast Response Time

We Return Calls 24 Hours a Day

Our criminal defense lawyers return phone calls fast.

We’ll often respond to your call in under an hour, as our criminal defense attorneys appreciate that urgency is paramount in the criminal legal system. We regularly speak with clients after hours, late at night, and on the weekends. We have even talked to clients on Christmas Day at dinnertime. We understand that your case means the world to you, and we take your criminal defense seriously.

Statewide Coverage from Albany NY

Our criminal defense lawyers work with clients in Albany, Schenectady, and Latham. We also work with clients for serious criminal cases in the state of New York. Call us at 518-783-3800 or email us directly to see how we can assist with your case.

Our Recent New York Criminal Defense Successes

  • Criminal investigation into Computer Tampering and Unauthorized Use of a Computer by the New York State Police. Client’s computer seized by police. — White Collar Crimes
  • Man charged with Felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon for allegedly possessing a loaded handgun. — Weapons
  • Man wrongfully accused of Rape in the First Degree has charges dismissed after negotiations with prosecutors and a defense investigation showed a lack of proof against the client. — Rape/Sex Crimes
  • Man has parole warrant vacated after Drug Possession charges are dismissed. — Probation/Parole
  • Prosecutor agrees to dismiss charge of Petit Larceny in exchange for client completing minimal community service obligation. — Murder/Assault/Theft/Property Crimes
  • DWI charges dismissed in Albany County after lengthy negotiations and hearings. — DWI
  • Man charged with felony Sale of Marijuana, fifth degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana and Child Endangerment has charges reduced to two non-criminal violations. — Drugs
  • Man accused of Assaulting girlfriend has charges dismissed after proof is presented to District Attorney that no such assault occurred. — Domestic

My Firm’s Commitment

Over 15 years of service working for you

Highly Experienced Criminal Lawyers

James E. Tyner is a devoted Albany NY criminal defense attorney with over 15 years of experience practicing law across all types of criminal cases.  James excels in the courtroom and is well-known throughout the legal community for his advanced knowledge of criminal law and superior advocacy skills.  Over the years, James has built a proven track record of success in securing both non-guilty verdicts at trial and dismissals before trial.

Prepared to Go to Trial

James E. Tyner knows that being trial-ready is the best way to get favorable results for his clients.  In some cases, entering into negotiations for a plea bargain may be in a client’s best interest; however, James E. Tyner prepares for every case as if it is going to trial.  He gathers and investigates all of the evidence and scrutinizes the legal issues from every angle to ensure that he can push back against the prosecution and protect your freedom and your future.

Communication is the Key To Success

You deserve to meet with your attorney in person and to get your questions answered and concerns addressed. You deserve personalized, attentive service at each step of your case, no matter the nature of your case.

You deserve to be treated with professionalism, courtesy and respect at all times. You deserve to have your calls returned, and emails responded to promptly. You deserve to be kept up-to-date about developments in your case.

Under Investigation? What You Need to Know

In my experience, I have seen a lot of cases go bad when people are “just under investigation” by law enforcement.

What you may think is a simple conversation with the police can very quickly turn into a nightmare without assistance from an experienced legal professional.

While you might believe that you are better off not being represented by an attorney because it will make you “look guilty,” this is a terrible mistake to make that may cost your future.

If the police are interested in talking to you, then you can presume they have already spoken with the prosecutor’s office and are working to build a case.

From your first instance of contact with the police, it is critical to have experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side who can protect your rights and help you make proper legal decisions.

Working with the right criminal defense lawyers can often lead to no criminal charges being filed or even pursued against you.


If you are involved in a criminal investigation or have been charged with a crime, you need to take action right now.  Don’t take a chance with your freedom or your future by waiting until it’s too late.

The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC offers free consultations by telephone or in person at our law office.  Our criminal defense lawyers understand that legal problems and emergencies are not limited to business hours – we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether you are a potential client or are already being represented by our firm, we promise to return your call no matter what time or day it may be. Schedule your free consultation today by calling +1 518-783-3800 or emailing us directly.