The team of attorneys at Tully Rinckey routinely services clients throughout the Capital Region to include: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie, Montgomery, Fulton, Warren, Washington, Greene, Columbia, Ulster, Dutchess, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Hamilton, Essex, Clinton, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties.

We realize that everyone makes mistakes and often times, people learn from their mistakes and become a better person as a result. However, a conviction remains on a person’s record and can have serious consequences. If you have a prior misdemeanor or felony conviction, our attorneys can assist with getting your criminal records sealed. This process can open up new opportunities that didn’t exist prior, such as increasing your employment prospects or allowing you to obtain certain licenses. Our Capital Region team is led by Partner Derrick Hogan who has assisted numerous clients in sealing their criminal records. To schedule an initial consultation for your case, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (888) 529-4543 or by email at

Who is Eligible?

“Pendente lite” or temporary custody is issued by the court once your petition has been filed with the court, but before the trial or final resolution of your case. Pendente lite literally means “pending the trial” and this term is usually used in Supreme Court. In Family Court, it is usually referred to as “temporary custody.” At the conclusion of your case, any pre-trial temporary orders are replaced with a final order, which may or may not be similar to the temporary order.


New York State allows people convicted of a felony or misdemeanor to seal up to two criminal convictions.

Who Can See My Record?

Having your criminal record sealed is not the same as having it expunged. Your record will remain visible to state and federal law agencies. However, by sealing your criminal record, you are ensuring that no private employer or institution can view it, which will make it easier to move on with your life.

If you need the assistance with sealing your criminal record in the Capital Region, call us immediately. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone at 888-529-4543, or by e-mail at

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When you choose Tully Rinckey PLLC, you aren’t just assigned an attorney. Your legal matter will be cared for by our entire legal team and support staff. With offices throughout the United States and overseas, we make sure you receive legal counsel and representation you can trust.

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At Tully Rinckey PLLC, our commitment to quality never ends. We listen to your legal concerns, counsel you on your legal issues and represent you in legal proceedings. Our already knowledgeable attorneys are continually learning more, developing their resources and honing their skills. We make ourselves accessible to you at every turn, committing to be your long-term legal partner.

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At Tully Rinckey, we work relentlessly to ensure our ethical standards and level of professionalism surpass what is expected of us by our clients and the court. Our high ethical principles call us to treat clients with respect, offer affordability to members of the communities we serve, and provide composed and dignified representation.

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