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Criminal Investigations

Talk With an Albany Criminal Defense Lawyer Before Responding to Any Investigation

If you are under investigation by law enforcement you need to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.  One of the biggest mistakes people make is to think that hiring an attorney will somehow make them “appear guilty” to the police.  Just like going to the doctor does not make you sick, being represented by a competent Albany criminal defense lawyer does not make you guilty of a crime.  When you visit your doctor, you are seeking medical advice and treatment.  When you consult with an attorney, you are seeking professional advice and legal protection.

Most people who are under investigation have no idea of what the police are really looking to uncover during the course of their investigation.  The process can be very intimidating and this allows some law enforcement officials to take advantage of their authority when investigating a case. Whether you are being investigated as a suspect, a witness or a person of interest, you need to be protected by an experienced criminal defense attorney.  A skilled attorney will be very familiar with the different tricks and tactics law enforcement officials use during the investigative process and can help you avoid making a mistake that can jeopardize your freedom and future.

Protecting Your Legal Rights

James E. Tyner has years of experience advising and representing clients in Albany and throughout the State of New York who are under criminal investigation.  My investigations practice includes a variety of areas, such as:

  • General State and Federal Law Enforcement Investigations
  • Attorney General Investigations
  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • Administrative Law Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations (including financial or white collar crimes, tax fraud, corporate fraud, Social Security fraud and other offenses)

Whether you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation, it is important to understand that you have the right to refuse to speak with the police.  When you work with my firm, I will explain your legal rights and navigate you through each step of the investigation process.  My goal is to help you cooperate with law enforcement officials while shielding you from any harassment and abuse.  I will fight to protect your privacy and constitutional rights, making certain that you have the guidance and information you need to prevent misunderstandings and potentially false criminal charges.

Criminal Investigation FAQs

What is a Criminal Investigation?

A criminal investigation is a precursor to being arrested and charged with a crime.  Long before a person is arrested, law enforcement personnel investigate the details of suspected crimes, gather as much evidence as possible, and collect statements, evidence or other information that could be used in Court against you.

Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney if I Believe I am Under Investigation?

Absolutely.  Being under investigation by police officers can be intimidating. Often times, law enforcement officials use your lack of knowledge and their air of authority to take advantage of you (or even lie to you) in an attempt to gather evidence that will later be used against you.

Will I Look Guilty if I Hire an Attorney?

No.  At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, I protect the rights of those who are accused of crimes or are under investigation for committing a crime.  Having a skilled criminal defense attorney in your corner may mean the difference between you being charged with a crime or law enforcement stopping their investigation entirely.  Just like going to the doctor doesn’t make you “look sick” if you are under investigation, you should immediately seek an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through this trying time.

At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, I have experience protecting clients who have become targets of New York State or law enforcement investigations. Whether you are a suspect, a witness, or a person of interest, I will fight to protect your privacy and your constitutional rights as an experienced Albany criminal defense lawyer.

No matter what, you should at least speak to an attorney before having any contact with law enforcement authorities to make sure your rights are protected.

Schedule a Free Consultation With The Law Office of James E. Tyner Today

If you are being investigated by law enforcement, you need to speak with an attorney immediately.  Having a skilled attorney on your side can often put a halt to an investigation and prevent the filing of any criminal charges against you.  

James E. Tyner is a talented and assertive criminal attorney who knows how to protect his clients and help them make the right legal decisions.  You can schedule a free consultation with James E. Tyner today by calling 518-363-6305 or email him directly.

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

I have hired James Tyner to assist me with a few speeding tickets in New York State. I paid Mr. Tyner an affordable flat rate fee and I never had to appear in Court, thus not missing any time from work or school. Mr. Tyner was able to negotiate my speeding tickets down to parking tickets and I was able to keep my license clean. I highly recommend Mr. Tyner's office. He and his staff respond quickly to emails/calls, and I was always provided updates in my cases promptly.