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Criminal Defense Lawyers

Handling Criminal Law Cases in Hudson Valley

SDG Law Can Represent You in Criminal Trials

Criminal charges are a serious offense to face. These charges go on your record and can make life much more difficult for you, affecting your housing and employment options. If you are accused of a criminal act, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you and fight to protect your rights. SDG Law can handle many types of criminal law cases for clients in Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls, NY. We have years of experience and can assist you in your situation, whether a trial is involved or not. You can count on our team of dedicated attorneys to provide you with honest advice as we help you build your case. Please reach out to us today for additional information or to schedule a consultation.

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We Have Experience in Many Legal Areas

If you have been accused of a crime, you may be confused about the charges and the potential punishment you could face. Our legal system is very complex and may be hard to understand, which is why you need an experienced team on your side. Before you talk to the police or give any statements, you need to call one of our criminal defense lawyers. We will help you navigate this process, regardless of the charges you are facing. Our law office has helped countless New York residents handle cases involving the following charges:

  • DUIs and drunk driving
  • Sealing criminal records
  • Drug charges
  • Theft and burglary
  • Domestic violence and disputes
  • Sex crimes
  • Weapons possessions charges
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Traffic violations
  • Violent crimes
  • Tax prosecutions

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

Hiring a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important things you can do when charged with a crime. They are here to protect your rights and prevent you from being taken advantage of by investigators. Exercising your right to remain silent and having your lawyer speak on your behalf can help keep you from saying something the police may use against you later. Investigators are trained to interrogate individuals, and it may be tempting to speak to them to clear your name. However, investigators also know that average citizens often lack knowledge of the laws and their rights and will often use this against them. That’s why it’s best to call a lawyer right away to have them represent you.

Types of Criminal Charges

Because there are so many different criminal charges, each one is categorized based on its severity. Depending on where your charge falls on this scale, the punishment will be lighter or more severe. Our legal team will ensure that you get the best defense so that you do not face harsher penalties. We’ll also help you better understand the charge and the potential consequences you are facing. This will help you decide how to proceed with your case. Most criminal charges are categorized as one of the following:

  • Felony Crimes: A felony charge is reserved for more serious crimes that often involve the theft of violence toward another individual. This may include charges of robbery, home invasion, rape, etc. Without an experienced lawyer, a felony charge can lead to a conviction and result in significant jail time or fines.
  • Misdemeanor Crimes: Misdemeanor crimes are less serious than felony charges and often carry less severe punishments. However, they should still be taken seriously. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you can still face jail time and fines.

Don’t Let a Criminal Record Affect Your Life

Unfortunately, criminal charges come with consequences that last beyond any jail time, probation, or fines. These charges go on your permanent record and will be seen by potential employers, landlords, universities, and financial institutions when they complete background checks. They can make it harder for you to find housing, a job, or qualify for financial aid. If you don’t want your criminal charges affecting the rest of your life, you need to hire an experienced lawyer. SDG Law will ensure you get the representation you require, as we will work hard for a fair outcome for you.

Why Choose SDP Law to Defend You?

When it comes to defending criminal charges, you need a team of diligent lawyers who will investigate all the facts of the case. At SDG Law, our attorneys thoroughly examine the evidence, pouring over every detail. We interview all involved parties and prepare for all possibilities. This ensures we are ready to fight for you the moment we step foot in the courtroom. We have extensive litigation and courtroom experience. SDG Law is the team you want on your side during a criminal case.

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If you are currently facing a criminal charge, now is the time to contact our team. There is no time to spare when it comes to obtaining legal representation. Please reach out to us today for more information about how we can help or schedule a consultation.

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