Criminal Law

Rochester, New York

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s experienced teams of criminal defense attorneys come from a wide variety of legal backgrounds, including 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 an assistant district attorney, so they know how the other side thinks. Another attorney served as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. 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. 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 e-mail info@tullylegal.com.

The term “white collar crime” is typically applied to crimes that involve financial matters, fraud, deceit, or violations of trust. They do not, however, involve violence. But make no mistake: a conviction for a non-violent crime can still have severe penalties, including prison time, heavy fines, and the loss of a professional license. Criminal convictions can also make it hard for you to get a job or secure housing in the future.

The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC stand ready to provide you with aggressive representation in the criminal law system. We’ll investigate your case and the evidence, and work within the system, to help you receive a fair and equitable resolution. In some cases, we may be able to get your charges lessened or even dismissed.

Sexual offense charges are taken very seriously in the court system and can have a lifetime impact, even if you’re never convicted. A competent criminal attorney is critical to defending you and protecting your legal rights.

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A driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI) charge is a serious matter. An aggravated driving while intoxicated (ADWI) charge can be even worse. Conviction under any of these charges may have a significant impact on your life, and could result in fines, the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, or even jail time. If you have been accused of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is important to seek legal representation.

At Tully Rinckey PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys stand ready to aggressively defend your rights. We work with prosecutors, the courts, and the police to help you realize the best possible resolution of your charge.

The criminal defense attorneys at Tully Rinckey are experienced on both sides of criminal procedure and bring that knowledge and strategy to every case the firm takes on. Our defense team includes:

  • Former DWI prosecutors
  • Former district attorneys
  • A former federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office

We give each client personal and individual attention to ensure that we’re providing high-quality legal service at a reasonable price. Let us handle your DWI, DWAI or ADWI case 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

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.

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 can range from serious felonies to relatively minor misdemeanors. However, criminal convictions can always have a significant impact on your life. That’s why it’s important to seek the advice of an attorney when facing a drug charge.

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC have a wealth of experience with all types of drug charges and stand ready to provide you with aggressive representation. We can help you navigate the legal system and may be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

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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If you’ve been charged with a property crime, such as causing property damage, theft, or armed robbery, you may have a lot of questions about your situation. While the consequences of property crimes can range in severity, any criminal charge or conviction can have a significant impact on many areas of your life, such as getting a job or securing housing.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s criminal law attorneys have considerable experience in property crime cases. We stand ready to provide you with aggressive representation in the legal system. We’ll examine the evidence in your case and make recommendations on a course of action. In some cases, we may even be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

The law treats violent crimes, such as murder, battery, and assault, very seriously. Individuals convicted of these crimes face significant penalties, such as prison time and high monetary fines. In addition, a criminal record that includes violent crimes can have a considerable impact on a person’s life. If you have such a criminal record, you may find it difficult to secure housing, education, and employment.

The experienced criminal law attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC stand ready to provide you with aggressive representation if you’ve been accused of a violent crime. Our lawyers can review your case, consider the evidence, and in some cases may be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed.

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WHY CHOOSE US TO REPRESENT YOU

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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Our team-oriented philosophy encourages open and ongoing communication with every attorney, paralegal, and other support staff working with each client ensures we understand their goals. Our commitment to you means meeting your objectives, working attentively and persistently toward your success, and efficiently adjusting to your changing needs.

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Our highly knowledgeable law team comes to the table with attorneys who have 20 to 30 years of experience representing hundreds of clients. With hundreds of years of combined experience in appellate, international and U.S. business and corporate commercial law, litigation, criminal law, immigration, bankruptcy, employment law, estate planning, our team has what it takes to ensure your success.

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Our client-centered process is all about communication. During consultations, we teach clients about legal challenges they face and explain options available from their current position. Our attorneys explain how we resolve legal issues for the best possible outcome. We define what the expectations are, create manageable deadlines, and discover evidence to support claims.

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 highly acclaimed attorneys at the Rochester office of Tully Rinckey PLLC offer affordable legal services, including dental law, elder law, municipal law, and outsourced general counsel. The Greater Rochester Area office of Tully Rinckey PLLC opened in 2013. We serve individuals, families, and companies of all sizes in the Greater Rochester area and within the New York State Finger Lakes region. We provide services in a broad range of legal areas, including appellate law, business law, international business cross-border law, and litigation. We also offer a host of other legal services, including business consulting, estate planning, and security clearance representation.

To schedule a consultation at our Rochester office, call (585) 492-4700 or email info@tullylegal.com.

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