Criminal Defense Lawyer in Albany, New York
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Albany Felony Attorney

Representing Persons Accused of Federal Felony Charges Across Albany, NY and Surrounding Areas

If you are facing any felony charge, whether for a violent offense, drug activity or an alleged financial crime, the defense attorney you choose could make all the difference for your future. When the potential consequences of conviction include a lengthy stay in prison — along with a criminal record that will limit your prospects for your future — proven, dedicated representation is essential.

Turn to a Proven Negotiator and Criminal Trial Lawyer

Over the past decade, we have built a reputation in Albany and beyond for resourceful, aggressive felony defense in cases from DWI to murder. Our Albany criminal law firm — led by a proven trial lawyer James E. Tyner — has achieved successful outcomes in numerous high-profile felony cases. To discuss the charges against you and our ability to help, contact us today.

No Case Too Challenging or Complex

The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC has succeeded in winning dismissals and acquittals in many state and federal felony cases. Our firm is well prepared to defend you when you face:

Felony FAQs

What Types of Crimes are There in Albany?

There are three types of offenses in Albany: Felonies, Misdemeanors and Violations.  Misdemeanors are classified as class “A,” class “B” and unclassified misdemeanors.  Misdemeanors are a crime, meaning that if you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you will have a criminal record for the rest of your life.

Similarly, Felony level offenses are crimes as well — the most serious type of crime that you can be charged with.

What are Common Types of Felony Crimes?

The most serious felony crimes are designate as class “A-I” felony offenses.  In descending order of severity, they continue to include “A-II” offenses, B, C, D, and E, felony offenses.  Felony offenses can also be classified as “violent” or “non-violent” offenses as well.  Common felony crimes include, “white collar” offenses, assault, sexually-based offenses, murder and the possession or sale of illegal drugs or marijuana, etc.

What Can Happen if I am Convicted of a Felony?

A felony conviction will affect you for the rest of your life.  In addition to being exposed to serious periods of incarceration (in some cases, up to 25 years to life) a felony conviction may prevent you from obtaining financial aid for higher education or obtaining a professional license.  Finally, felony convictions can permanently disqualify you from certain privileges, like possessing firearms, and they can make you ineligible to vote, and deprive you of other civil liberties as well.

Comprehensive Investigation and Case-Building

Mr. Tyner is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in New York, and travel frequently to handle high-stakes felony defense cases. Our firm is prepared to investigate every aspect of the allegations and circumstances of your case in order to identify the right strategy and build an aggressive defense on your behalf.

No matter what is required in your case, the decision to contact us will be a positive step. Speak to an Albany felony attorney today. 

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.