Criminal Law

Albany, New York

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s experienced teams of criminal defense attorneys come from a wide variety of legal backgrounds, including retired Judges, former prosecutors at both the state and federal levels. If you have been charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or violation, our team of attorneys and paralegals can help.

200+
Years of
Experience

Our criminal defense team has more than 200 years of experience practicing law. We have criminal defense attorneys throughout upstate New York, and they have deep roots in the communities in which they practice law. Some members of our criminal defense team cut their teeth working as prosecutors, so they know how the other side thinks. Other attorneys served as special assistant U.S. attorneys. Our criminal defense attorney team also includes retired judges. Another has so distinguished himself in court that he’s been certified as a “learned counsel” for federal death penalty cases. We are familiar with the strategies prosecutors frequently use and know how to counter them.

If you’ve been arrested, the government will go to great lengths to make you pay for whatever crime you are accused of committing. No matter what the charges are against you, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to make it a fairer fight.

Call us today to schedule your free initial consultation if your matter relates to the following:

It’s important to act quickly. The sooner our attorneys can begin representing you or your loved one and investigate the details of your case, the more effectively they can develop strategies for handling your legal matter. The trial-tested attorneys at Tully Rinckey protect your legal rights and fight aggressively to defend. Working tirelessly from discovery to appeal, we help you realize a fair outcome of your case. Let us defend you today.

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White Collar Crime

The term “white collar crime” refers to offenses of deceit, fraud, or violation of trust that do not employ the threat of physical violence. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in handling white collar crime charges.

White-collar crimes usually involve money or property, and illegal transactions. Because of the complexity of laws that prohibit white-collar crimes, you need an experienced defense attorney who knows the law if you are accused of one of these crimes.

White-collar crimes are serious offenses that can result in prison time, heavy fines, and loss of professional licenses.

After a person has been charged with a white-collar crime, the smartest thing to do is consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney.  An attorney will guarantee that their rights are protected.  A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can evaluate the case and advise on the best course of action.  In many cases, the charges can be reduced or even dismissed.

At Tully Rinckey, we have defended numerous white-collar crime cases.  The best defense is an experienced legal team, and we have the experience that counts.  Our team consists of former United States Prosecutors, former County Court Judges, and former Assistant District Attorneys/Bureau Chief.  Put them to work for you!

Please call us immediately if you or someone you know has been charged with a drug-related crime.  You can reach us at 1-888-529-4543 or after hours for emergency legal service at 518-727-3593.  You can reach us by e-mail at info@tullylegal.com.

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Sexual Offenses

Accusations of a sexual offense can have consequences that last a lifetime, even if the accused is not convicted. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in defending against sexual offense charges.

Conviction for a sexual offense, such as rape or sexual assault can result in lengthy prison sentences, as well as a lifetime listing on sexual offender registries.

Sexual offense charges must be dealt with seriously and defended aggressively.

After a person has been charged with a sexual offense, the smartest thing to do is consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will guarantee that their rights are protected. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can evaluate the case and advise on the best course of action. In many cases, the charges can be reduced or even dismissed.

At Tully Rinckey, we have defended numerous sexual offense cases. The best defense is an experienced legal team, and we have the experience that counts. Our team consists of former United States Prosecutors, former County Court Judges, and former Assistant District Attorneys and Chief of the Sex Crimes/Special Victims Bureau. Put them to work for you!

Please call us immediately if you or someone you know has been charged with a sexual-related crime. You can reach us at 1-888-529-4543 or after hours for emergency legal service at 518-727-3593. You can reach us by e-mail at info@tullylegal.com.

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DWI/DWAI/ADWI

A DWI or DUI charge comes from a violation of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, or in some cases drugs. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in handling misdemeanor and felony DWI and DUI charges.

Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys have years of experience defending the rights of clients who face charges of drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. We regularly work with prosecutors, the courts, and the police to help clients reach the best possible resolution for their charges.

At Tully Rinckey, we understand that experience is very important in DWI and DUI defense. Our criminal defense team has the experience that you need to fight aggressively on your behalf.  Our defense team includes:

  • Former Judges
  • Former DWI Prosecutors
  • Former District Attorneys
  • Former Federal Prosecutors for the United States Attorney’s Office

Our criminal defense attorneys have a multitude of experience on both sides of a criminal procedure and bring that knowledge and strategy to every case the firm takes on. Each client is given personal and individual attention to ensure that we are providing the best and most professional service possible.

The trial-tested attorneys at Tully Rinckey protect your legal rights and fight aggressively to defend you from DWI or DUI charges. Working tirelessly from discovery through appeal, we help you realize a fair outcome of your case. Let us defend you today.

To schedule a FREE initial consultation, contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com

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Employment Discrimination

Anyone who has ever committed a non-violent crime wants a second chance in life, including finding employment. The problem is, many employers discriminate against hiring people that have a criminal record – even if the crime was minor and happened more than a decade ago.

The New York State Human Rights Law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against hiring people who have been convicted of a non-violent felony or misdemeanor and completed their sentence over 10 years ago. The law further extends protection for people convicted of a non-violent crime by allowing them to seal up to two records, which prevents employers from seeing their criminal pasts. Any employer that decides not to hire someone based on a non-violent crime that took place more than a decade ago risks being accused of discrimination.

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC stand ready to defend your rights if you have been discriminated against by a potential employer because of a conviction from your past. Call 518-218-7100 or email info@tullylegal.com to set up a consultation.

Sealing Criminal Records

Being convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor has lasting implications, even after you have completed your sentence. Your criminal record follows you when you apply for a job, buying a house or obtaining a license. Even if the crime happened years ago and you’ve been a law-abiding citizen since, you could still face rejection from an employer, a lender or a licensing agency.

New York State allows people convicted of a felony or misdemeanor to seal up to two criminal convictions. To be eligible, you must have been convicted or completed your sentence more than 10 years ago, and you must not have committed a crime or any pending criminal charges since then. A felony can be sealed if the crime is not a violent one, an A-level drug conviction or one that is defined as a sex felony. All misdemeanors are eligible to be sealed, with the exceptions of forcible touching and forms of sexual abuse.

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.

The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC will assist you in having your New York criminal records sealed, which will give you the fresh start you have been hoping for. Call us at 518-218-7100 or email info@tullylegal.com to set up your consultation.

Drug Charges

Drug-related offenses can range from the very serious felonies that carry lengthy prison sentences to lower level misdemeanors that might only carry a small fine. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in handling drug charges.

No matter what the offense, however, you need strong legal representation that will work for you to receive the best possible outcome.

After a person has been charged with a drug-related offense, such as marijuana possession, the smartest thing to do is consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will guarantee that their rights are protected. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can evaluate the case and advise on the best course of action. In many cases, the charges can be reduced or even dismissed.

At Tully Rinckey, we have defended numerous drug charge cases. The best defense is an experienced legal team, and we have the experience that counts.  Our team consists of former United States Prosecutors, former County Court Judges, and former Assistant District Attorneys/Bureau Chief.

Please call us immediately if you or someone you know has been charged with a drug-related crime.  You can reach us at 1-888-529-4543 or after hours for emergency legal service at 518-727-3593.  You can reach us by e-mail at info@tullylegal.com.

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Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets are more than just a hassle. They’re also expensive and time-consuming. A single violation, if it’s serious enough, can result in high fines, license suspensions, and increased insurance rates. Having a competent criminal attorney with you when you go to court can raise the likelihood of achieving a positive resolution of your situation.

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Property Crime

Property crimes include a wide range of offenses that result in the damage to or loss of other people’s property. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in defending property crime misdemeanors and felonies.

These crimes, such as theft or armed robbery, are serious offenses, and convictions for them can result in harsh penalties, such as prison time or heavy fines. That is why if you are accused of a property crime, you need aggressive representation.

After a person has been charged with a property crime, the smartest thing to do is consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will guarantee that their rights are protected. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney will evaluate the case and advise on the best course of action.

At Tully Rinckey, we have defended numerous property crime cases. The best defense is an experienced legal team, and we have the experience that counts. Our team consists of former United States Prosecutors, former County Court Judges, and former Assistant District Attorneys/Bureau Chief. Put them to work for you!

Please call us immediately if you or someone you know has been charged with a property-related crime.  You can reach us at 1-888-529-4543 or after hours for emergency legal service at 518-727-3593.  You can reach us by e-mail at info@tullylegal.com.

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Violent Crimes

Violent crimes involve injury to or the threat of injuring other people. The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are experienced in handling violent crime charges.

These crimes, which include murder, assault, and similar crimes, are treated extremely seriously. A conviction for a violent crime can result in penalties such as prison time, up to a life sentence, fines, and mandatory counseling.

After a person has been charged with a violent crime, the smartest thing to do is consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will guarantee that their rights are protected. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can evaluate the case and advise on the best course of action. In many cases, the charges can be reduced or even dismissed.

At Tully Rinckey, we have defended numerous violent crime cases. The best defense is an experienced legal team, and we have the experience that counts. Our team consists of former United States Prosecutors, former County Court Judges, and former Assistant District Attorneys/Bureau Chief. Put them to work for you!

Please call us immediately if you or someone you know has been charged with a drug-related crime. You can reach us at 1-888-529-4543 or after hours for emergency legal service at 518-727-3593. You can reach us by e-mail at info@tullylegal.com.

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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 country, coast to coast, we make sure you receive legal counsel and representation you can trust. A number of the partners in our firm have earned the highest possible ratings for their exceptional legal ability and high ethical standards, including the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and top ratings from Avvo, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

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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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Tully Rinckey is a full-service law firm. We handle legal issues relating to appellate law, litigation, bankruptcy, international and U.S.-based business law, family and matrimonial law, military and federal employment law, intellectual property law, and much more. We also offer a variety of services, including estate planning, security clearance representation, and congressional investigations. Regardless of your legal needs, we have the experienced counsel you need.

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Testimonials

“We cant thank you enough for your diligent efforts to help our son. You always returned our calls day or night and answered any and every question any of us had. You have a quiet demeanor but boy can you be a “Shark” in the courtroom! We never have, and hope to never be again in this situation with our child, but if we ever need a Criminal Lawyer or know of anyone that does, you and your firm will be highly recommended! Again, Thank you!”

E.F. on Associate Derrick Hogan, Esq.

“It is with the greatest satisfaction that I am writing this in regards to the legal representation I received from attorney Derrick Hogan. I never thought I would be in the situation of needing an attorney for defense of a possible DWI conviction, but here I was; bewildered, embarrassed, and feeling like I let my family down. From the first time we spoke, I knew right away that Derrick was the person I wanted to handle my legal matters. He is honest, sincere and maintains open communication. He made me feel like family and I could tell that he genuinely cares about his clients and their situations. Derrick is very professional, yet personable. He explained to me that results were not guaranteed, but that the end results could end up favorably, which they did. I have learned my lesson and Derrick did not judge me or my situation. One thing I clearly remember is the comment Derrick made; “You are a GOOD Person, who made a bad choice!” That statement really resonated with me. He got the job done brilliantly and I will always look to Derrick in the future should I ever need guidance or proper representation. He made my case a lot more pleasant then I was anticipating and he was always there for my questions. He is truly an outstanding person and I will strongly recommend Derrick to others who approach me looking for legal representation. Tully Rinckey should be very proud to have such a fine attorney on their staff.”

C.G. on Associate Derrick Hogan, Esq.

“I was most fortunate to be able to hire Derrick Hogan on two separate occasions to fight tickets for us. I cannot even begin to tell you what kind of a professional we were dealing with. His character matched his ability as an attorney. Having to hire an attorney for an out of town situation was a very difficult decision to make. I feel so blessed with dealing with this esquire. Mr. Hogan handled us like a symphony. He was extremely kind, brilliant, confident, sincere, and worked very hard on our behalf. He takes great pride in his work and it certainly shows. I have never in my entire life worked with anyone this professional or more highly qualified. If you decide to hire Derrick Hogan, you will have made the decision to hire the best attorney possible. Sometimes driving a Lexus is a smoother ride than driving a Dodge. You would be getting a “Lexus” with this lawyer. I give him five stars; he is a superstar himself. What a pleasure for me to recommend Derrick Hogan. Derrick is the absolute BEST of the BEST.”

K.F. on associate Derrick Hogan, Esq.

“Tully Rinckey PLLC’s professionalism put me right at ease. They had all charges against me dropped! I truly felt they earned my whole retainer and they even sent me back what was not used. I did not feel overcharged by Tully Rinckey PLLC at all. Their hard work kept me from getting a criminal record that would have affected me for the rest of my life. For this I am grateful. I have never been in trouble in my entire life. Getting arrested, being put in jail and losing my job, changed me to the core. Because of all the hard work done by them, I have a new life to live. For that, I cannot ever thank them enough!”

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The nationally recognized attorneys who work in the Albany offices of Tully Rinckey PLLC counsel and represent individuals, families, and companies of all sizes, from seedling ventures to global corporations. With headquarters located in the Albany suburb of Colonie, Tully Rinckey PLLC is proud to serve the people, families, and business enterprises of Greater Albany, as well as the communities of the greater Capital Region. Recognized for entrepreneurial excellence, we’ve been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Albany Business Journal. The firm’s Albany office offers legal services in a wide variety of services that range from business to personal legal matters.

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