Criminal Defense Lawyer in Albany, New York
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  • Client charged with patronizing a prostitute has charges dismissed.
  • Woman charged with first degree criminal possession of marijuana for allegedly possession over ten pounds of marijuana has case dismissed.
  • Man acquitted in weapons possession case. The client was accused of possessing a loaded handgun. After a jury trial, the client was found not guilty of all charges.
  • Woman charged with endangering welfare of her two children has charges dismissed after prosecutor is convinced she was wrongly charged.
  • DWI charges dismissed against client alleged to have been involved in a motorcycle accident because proof of operation was deficient.
  • Charges dismissed against man charged with possessing marijuana in after defense investigation reveal search was unlawful.
  • Man facing federal conspiracy charges in relation to drug sales has case dismissed after trial.
  • Man charged with criminal possession of marijuana after his house was raided by federal agents. After careful scrutiny of the warrant and negotiations with the prosecutor, charges were dismissed.
  • Man accused of first degree sexual abuse found not guilty after jury trial.
  • Indictment charging a man with multiple crimes involving internet pornography dismissed.
  • Rape charges dismissed. Man wrongfully accused of rape in the first degree has charges dismissed after negotiations with prosecutors and a defense investigation that showed a lack of proof against the client.
  • Case against man charged with fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana dismissed.
  • Rape and sexual misconduct charges dismissed after defense counsel made motion to dismiss for lack of proof. Indictment dismissed.
  • Charges dismissed in drug possession case charging a class A felony for possession of hallucinogenic substances.
  • Man alleged to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and operating a marijuana growing operation has charges dismissed after motions are filed on his behalf.
  • Woman acquitted of 14 count indictment charging enterprise corruption after 12 week trial. A jury deliberated two days before acquitting the client of all charges.
  • Court dismisses third degree assault charges against man after evidence shows he was not the initial aggressor and was only acting in self-defense.
  • Man charged with leaving threatening voicemails on wife's answering machine has charges dismissed after investigation reveals wife's ulterior motives in making complaint. Charges dismissed after defense investigation.
  • Man acquitted of murder charges after jury trial. The jury discounted the three eyewitness accounts of the shooting and found the client not guilty of all charges.
  • Felony DWI charge in Albany County dismissed after defense motion challenges timeliness of prosecution's actions.
  • DWI charges dismissed after probable cause hearing.
  • Court grants defendant's motion to dismiss all charges against woman charged with driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.
  • Man acquitted following a jury trial on felony charges of possession of marijuana in Schenectady County.
  • Man charged with felony assault charges has case dismissed after defense shows that he was defending his sister and nephew in a domestic dispute involving the baby's father.
  • Man acquitted in after trial. The client was accused of shooting at a group of people with a handgun. After a lengthy trial, the jury found the client not guilty of all charges.

Trusted & Proven Albany Criminal Defense Lawyer

Being accused of a crime in Albany or surrounding New York areas is a very serious matter. Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, any criminal offense can negatively impact you and the people you care about most for the rest of your life. Your freedom, reputation and future are all at risk. You need an experienced Albany criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights. You need James E. Tyner.

15 Years Experience in Investigations, Arrests & Trials

If you are being investigated by the police or have been arrested for a crime, it is very important to have the right attorney on your side. James Tyner is a criminal defense lawyer with 15 years experience, delivering comprehensive and aggressive criminal defense services. My firm represents clients throughout Albany and New York State in serious criminal cases. We are a strong and trusted legal team offering unmatched service and proven results to our clients.

Focus Exclusively on Criminal Defense Cases

My sole focus is on defending clients in criminal cases. We assist clients with Computer Crimes, Crimes on College Campuses, Criminal Investigations, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, DWI, Economic Crimes, Property Crimes, Sex Crimes, State Crimes, Violent Crimes, White Collar & Fraud, and Other Criminal Defense Matters.

Because I limit my practice to criminal defense in New York, you can trust that I know the law and will do everything within my power to achieve the best results possible for you.

We represent those accused of: 

  • Computer Crimes. Cybercrimes are being heavily investigated and prosecuted by law enforcement agencies. If you were accused of a computer-related crime, an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Albany can help you surpass your charges.
  • DWI. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are serious crimes in New York. We can help you fight DWI/DUI allegations, including those involving Ignition Interlock Devices and vehicular homicide, and reduce – or possibly even eliminate – charges.
  • Drug Crimes. Whether you have been accused of marijuana possession, drug trafficking, or prescription drug offenses, James E. Tyner can provide you with the superior legal representation you need to combat the charges.
  • Domestic Violence. Being accused of domestic violence can have a long-lasting negative impact. These types of charges are very serious, but also, very sensitive. Many times, individuals are falsely accused. We can help you fight domestic charges throughout New York.
  • Sex Crimes. A sex crime can have a devastating impact on those who are charged. The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC works diligently to represent those who have been accused of rape, child pornography, and other crimes of a sexual nature.
  • Theft Crimes. From shoplifting to petty theft to grand larceny, criminal defense attorney James E. Tyner will explore all available strategies if you have been accused of a theft crime.  
  • Violent Crimes. Violent crimes, including homicide, assault, animal abuse, and weapons charges carry severe penalties for those accused, including the death penalty. James E. Tyner has the experience, aggressive tactics and knowledge to defend your case.
  • Crimes on College Campuses. College crimes are increasing in frequency. Not only can those suspected of a crime on campus be suspended or expelled from school, they can also face jail time. We can drastically lower the penalties associated with a college campus crime.
  • Criminal Investigations. If you are under investigation for a criminal offense, especially a state or federal crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. We work tirelessly to review the circumstances surrounding the incident and fight to protect your constitutional rights.
  • Economic Crimes. The Law Office of James E. Tyner represents individuals accused of financial crimes, including embezzlement, money laundering, and others. We work with you to develop an aggressive plan of defense.  
  • Probation & Parole Violation.Probation and parole violations can add time to your sentence, but oftentimes, what is technically deemed a “violation” isn’t clear-cut. We take the time to review the matter and develop a strategy to help you surpass it.
  • Property Crimes. Theft and burglary, arson, and vandalism are all considered property crimes. These types of offenses can have harsh repercussions for those who are charged. If you were accused of a property crime, James E. Tyner will thoroughly investigate the evidence and devise a strategic defense on your behalf.
  • State Crimes. From misdemeanors to felony crimes, The Law Office of James E. Tyner will fight to secure a favorable outcome if you have been accused of a state crime in New York.  
  • White Collar & Fraud. Whether you are an individual or business being accused of a white collar offense or fraud, we can help you fight these allegations. We have extensive experience handling cases such as credit card fraud, insurance fraud, unemployment fraud, and more.
  • Other Matters. If you have been charged with other types of crimes, such as those pertaining to professional licenses or Grand Jury proceedings, we can help you fight them as well.

Return Calls 24 Hours a Day

We return phone calls fast. Often, we are under an hour in returning a phone call. We regularly speak with clients after hours, late at night, and on the weekends. We have even spoken to clients on Christmas Day at dinner time. We understand that your case means the world to you and we take your case seriously.

Statewide Coverage from Albany, New York

We work with clients in Albany, Schenectady, and Latham. We also work with clients for serious criminal cases in the state of New York. Call us at 518-783-3800 or email us directly to see how we can assist with your case.

Your Freedom, Future & Reputation are at Stake

Everyone deserves a defense, no matter their budget. There are no do-overs in this game. Who you hire is the most important decision that you make. Don’t wait, contact James today. My firm will explain what is happening and work one on one with you at every stage of the process, from investigation to arrest, from a bail hearing to trial. Whether you have been accused of drunk driving, rape, drug possession, fraud or any other type of state or federal crime, I am fully prepared to take on your case.

Recent New York Criminal Defense Successes

  • Criminal investigation into Computer Tampering and Unauthorized Use of a Computer by the New York State Police. Client’s computer seized by police. — White Collar Crimes
  • Man charged with Felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon for allegedly possessing a loaded handgun. — Weapons
  • Man wrongfully accused of Rape in the First Degree has charges dismissed after negotiations with prosecutors and a defense investigation showed a lack of proof against the client. — Rape/Sex Crimes
  • Man has parole warrant vacated after Drug Possession charges are dismissed. — Probation/Parole
  • Prosecutor agrees to dismiss charge of Petit Larceny in exchange for client completing minimal community service obligation. — Murder/Assault/Theft/Property Crimes
  • DWI charges dismissed in Albany County after lengthy negotiations and hearings. — DWI
  • Man charged with felony Sale of Marijuana, fifth degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana and Child Endangerment has charges reduced to two non-criminal violations. — Drugs
  • Man accused of Assaulting girlfriend has charges dismissed after proof is presented to District Attorney that no such assault occurred. — Domestic

My Firm’s Commitment

Over 15 years of service working for you

Highly Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Highly Experienced
Criminal Defense Attorney

James E. Tyner is a devoted Albany criminal defense attorney with over 15 years of experience handling all types of criminal cases.  He excels in the courtroom and is well known throughout the legal community for his advanced knowledge of criminal law and superior advocacy skills.  Over the years, he has built a strong track record of success in both securing non-guilty verdicts at trial and dismissals before trial. 

Prepared to Go to Trial

Prepared to
Go to Trial

James E. Tyner knows that being trial ready is the best way to get favorable results for his clients.  In some cases, entering into plea negotiations may be in a client’s best interest, but James E. Tyner prepares for every case as if it is going to trial.  He gathers and investigates all of the evidence and scrutinizes the case from every angle so that he can push back against the prosecution and protect your freedom and your future.

Communication is the Key To Success

Communication is the
Key To Success

You deserve to meet with your attorney in person, and to get your questions answered and concerns addressed. You deserve personalized, attentive service at each step of your case, no matter the nature of your case.

You deserve to be treated with professionalism, courtesy and respect at all times. You deserve to have your calls returned and emails responded to promptly. You deserve to be kept up-to-date about developments in your case.

Under Investigation? What You Need to Know

In my experience, I have seen a lot of cases go bad when people are “just under investigation” by law enforcement.  What you think is a simple conversation with the police can turn into a nightmare very quickly.  While you might believe that you are better off not being represented by an attorney because it will make you “look guilty,” this is a terrible mistake to make.  If the police are interested in talking to you, you can presume they have already spoken with the prosecutor’s office and are working to build a case.  From your first instance of contact with the police, it is critical to have an attorney on your side who can protect your rights and help you make proper legal decisions.  Working with the right criminal defense attorney can often lead to no criminal charges being filed or even pursued against you.

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Contact The Law Office of James E. Tyner Today

If you are involved in a criminal investigation or have been charged with a crime, you need to take action today.  Don’t take a chance with your freedom or your future by waiting until it’s too late.

The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC offers free consultations by telephone or in person at the law office.  Because legal problems and emergencies are not limited to business hours, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Whether you are a potential client or are already being represented by our firm, we promise to return your call no matter what time or day it may be. Schedule your free consultation today by calling 518-783-3800 or email us directly.