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 info@tullylegal.com.


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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.

Our Experience


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.

Our Process


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.

Proud Veterans


Tully Rinckey PLLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned law firm founded by military veterans Mathew B. Tully and Greg T. Rinckey, and now employs attorneys who are veterans of the Armed Forces. The military ranks and roles of our attorneys range from a Brigadier General, former Judge Advocates of all Officer ranks, and attorneys who have served as enlisted and Non-Commissioned Officers. The principles of the U.S. military carry over into how we operate our firm. These include leadership, character, technical and tactical proficiency, strong communication skills, seeking and taking responsibility, understanding assignments, choosing the right people for the job, and teamwork.

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!”

E.K. on Tully Rinckey PLLC

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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.

To schedule a consultation at our Syracuse office, call 3154924700 or email info@tullylegal.com.

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