Given the immense range of crimes, it can be difficult to grasp the types of penalties that could potentially lie ahead. Whether you are facing your first DWI charge or need help in the face of federal prosecution, we can be an invaluable ally.

Common Criminal Charges in Syracuse

Driving under the influence of alcohol is among the most frequently prosecuted charges in the state of New York. DWI charges have the potential to seriously change the career, reputation, and future of the person accused.

Drug crimes are also frequently prosecuted. Though much of the country is relaxing its position on drugs such as marijuana, New York remains strict about the use of recreational drugs. Mere possession of an illegal drug can result in charges, and more serious penalties await those convicted of distributing drugs.

Contact our trial-tested attorneys if you are facing any of the following charges in or around the Syracuse area:

  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Hate Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Arson

If you are facing any of these charges, our experienced criminal defense lawyers can help. Our team is comprised of former United States Prosecutors, a former County Court Judge, and a former Assistant District Attorney/Bureau Chief. We know criminal defense.

Skilled Defense Against Criminal Charges

Anyone facing criminal charges needs to bear in mind that an experienced prosecutor is working hard to prove their guilt. Having an aggressive defense attorney is a crucial element in protecting the rights and best interests of the accused.

Our attorneys can not only defend a person against the charges they are facing but can protect that individual against unfair prosecution as well. Because prosecutors often push for maximum sentences and strict penalties, it pays to have an experienced lawyer to negotiate reduced charges and lighter sentences.

If You Are Facing Criminal Charges, Contact a Syracuse Criminal Lawyer

The legal field can be daunting. Each subset of criminal laws has its own set of rules, regulations, and standards. Finding yourself accused of a crime is not just scary; it can be downright overwhelming.

In the face of criminal charges, there is no time to waste. Get the help you need and consult with dedicated attorneys who can fight for clearing your name so that you can move forward with your future. Call today to schedule your appointment with an experienced Syracuse criminal lawyer.

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If you are facing criminal charges, act now. Schedule a consultation with us at 315-492-4700 or after hours for emergency legal service at 518-727-3593. You can also reach us by e-mail at

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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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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.

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The nationally recognized attorneys in the Syracuse office of Tully Rinckey PLLC serve individuals, families, and businesses throughout Central New York. Opened in 2012 in Syracuse, the Central New York office of Tully Rinckey PLLC offers clients a professional support staff and nationally recognized attorneys in the areas of law we practice. We offer counsel and representation in numerous legal areas, including appellate law, criminal law, family and matrimonial law, immigration law, litigation, military law, and many others. We protect your interests and help you realize the outcomes you want with aggressive appellate representation at the state, federal, and U.S. Supreme Court level.

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