Criminal Defense Attorneys throughout New York


Criminal Defense Law Firm Serving Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs & Clifton Park

 
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Innocent until proven guilty is not just an empty platitude; it is one of the core, underlying principles of the American justice system. At Ianniello Anderson, P.C. we really take this to heart. We believe that every criminal defendant deserves to be aggressively defended. Our upstate New York attorneys with offices located in Albany, Glen Falls, Saratoga Springs, and Clifton Park NY, have the experience and skills necessary to represent those accused of an array of different crimes, ranging from the minor to the most serious.
At Ianniello Anderson, P.C. our clients know that the attorney by their side is not just an empty suit sitting next to them at the defense table. We are 100% committed to making sure our clients' voices are heard, their rights are protected, and justice prevails.
Oftentimes it does not even take a trip to court in order to see justice prevail. We can frequently get charges dropped or reduced to a lesser charge that our client is willing to plea to. It is in plea negotiations that an experienced attorney's worth really shows because these negotiations can be as contentious as a trial, but without the benefit of a judicial referee. Having an experienced attorney there to protect the defendant's rights and match wits with the prosecutor can make all the difference in the world.
 
Another one of the benefits of having an experienced criminal defense attorney involved early in the process is to preserve privacy. We know how to work discretely, and can sometimes get things resolved in a way that keeps matters out of the papers and off of our client's record.
If a case does go to trial, in order to convict the state must prove the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore it is our responsibility as defense attorneys to introduce that doubt into the minds of the decision-maker - be it judge or jury. We have years of experience gathering, evaluating, and presenting evidence that raises doubt and demonstrates our client's innocence. We use cutting edge techniques as well as good old-fashioned common sense to build the strongest case on our client's behalf.
We are also skilled when it comes to having incriminating evidence barred from the courtroom. We have worked on many cases where it looked like the state had a slam-dunk case, but we were able to derail it after discovering that the evidence against our clients was obtained illegally or was otherwise tainted, and therefore inadmissible.
Post-trial sentencing and appeals are also something we can handle for defendants, even if we did not represent the accused at trial. Until a case goes all the way to the United States Supreme Court there is always a chance for acquittal or dismissal.
Law Offices in Albany, Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park & Glens Falls NY
If you or a loved one is facing criminal prosecution in eastern upstate New York, please consider contacting the criminal law attorneys at Ianniello Anderson, P.C. Our rates are competitive, and our legal team is highly qualified. Call 518-371-8888 today to schedule an initial consultation at one of our offices, which are conveniently located in Albany, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, and Clifton Park. We represent criminal defendants in the entire Albany, Amsterdam, Clifton Park, Glens Falls, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Troy metropolitan areas.
No matter how serious the charges, we zealously represent all of our clients, and will not rest until justice is served.
 

Assault Attorneys

Many police today seem to care more about arresting people than they do about properly investigating crimes. This means a lot of innocent people end up spending time in jail, and spending money to clear their good name. In eastern upstate New York we are dealing with almost epidemic levels of this sort of “arrest first, figure out the truth later” attitude. At Ianniello Anderson we work with you to help you get your side of the story heard, and make sure that justice is served.
A lot of people today are getting charged with assault and other personal crimes like menacing or harassment without the police fully investigating the situation. For example, just because you are the one on top of the other person when the police arrive does not mean that you weren't justifiably acting in self-defense. The police don't want to get into details though; they just want to break up the fight. So, they lock you up and charge you with assault.
Unlike other attorneys, our first objective isn't getting you a good plea deal and then pressuring you to take it. Instead, our goal is to gather evidence to rebut the state's case against you so that you have a shot at being found not guilty.
In order to do this, we work with you to put together a complete picture of the events leading up to your arrest. We pull together all the information we can - Where were you? Why were you there? What time was it? What were you wearing? Who else was there? Often what seems like unimportant info provides the key to securing your freedom and clearing your name. For example, in going over the incident in detail our clients often remember other people who were at the scene who can be called as witnesses.
We then go over the elements of the crime you have been charged with. The government has to prove each of these elements beyond a reasonable doubt, so if we can introduce doubt, we have a good chance of getting the charges dropped or clearing your name at trial.
In order to convict you of assault, the state has to prove that you intended to cause a physical injury to another person, and you in fact caused that type of injury. If you are charged with assault, we really focus on your intentions. If we can show that you did not intend injury, the government cannot prove its case.
If you have been arrested for assault or another offenses like menacing or harassment, and you live in or near Albany, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls and Clifton Park, give us a call at 518-371-8888 to schedule your free, initial consultation. When facing charges for a personal crime, the sooner you call an attorney, the better, so don't delay, call us today.