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Criminal Defense Lawyers

Albany Criminal Defense Lawyer

Federal & State Criminal Defense

Hacker Murphy is a boutique firm based in Upstate New York with an elite criminal defense practice. Our law firm has the benefits of a regional practice and the resources and ability to defend clients facing serious felony charges nationwide.

Our team of skilled trial attorneys, investigators and network of experts brings a comprehensive approach tailored to each client’s case. We employ a maximum-pressure strategy in every representation during initial law enforcement investigations, at the pretrial phase of a case or in front of a jury at trial.

Although we are well known for our ability to handle the media attention that comes with high profile representations, we bring the same dedication to every case, whether or not it is front page news. We focus on the people we represent, our relationship with them and their families.

Have you been accused of a crime? Contact us today at (518) 284-3183 to get started on your defense.

Winning Matters

When it comes to hiring a criminal defense attorney, there is no substitute for our dedication to winning the result that matters to you and your family. We understand that when you face a criminal accusation, your life, livelihood and freedom are at risk. Our decades of combined experience in the courtroom fighting for our clients has resulted in our unique strategy for defending our clients’ cases at all phases of the representation.

Experience Matters

At Hacker Murphy, we have built a criminal defense legal team of successful, experienced trial lawyers and reliable, compassionate, and skilled staff members – all of whom are ready, willing, and able to fight on your behalf.

Our highly-trained criminal defense lawyers have served citizens from every walk of life throughout the greater Albany, NY/Capital District Region for decades. We put our years of experience to work for each and every client regardless of their physical location. View the areas we serve.

However, the majority of clients our criminal defense attorneys work with are normal people who have encountered a difficult situation, and that’s where we excel.

Cases We Handle

Facing an investigation or charge is probably the worst challenge anyone can face in life. When facing criminal prosecution, getting the right result is the top priority for you and your family. At Hacker Murphy, your right result is our top priority, no matter what type of case you have. We represent people under investigation or charged with any type of crime, in many different forums. Please visit our specific defense practice areas pages:

Where We Work

We are ready, willing, and able to appear in State and Local courts throughout Upstate New York, administrative venues including Colleges and Universities, and in federal courts nationwide.

Call the experienced attorneys at Hacker Murphy today at (518) 284-3183 to discuss your case at no charge.

Free Case Analysis – Instant Access to a Local Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hacker Murphy also represents clients with the following criminal charges:

Contact us today and schedule a free meeting with one of our experienced criminal lawyers in Albany NY about representing you for criminal offenses, or other areas we practice. Get in touch by phone or a confidential in-person meeting at one of our convenient office locations. Our lawyers are also able to schedule a meeting at the jail, police station and/or courthouse, if needed.

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Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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