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You Need An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

When you have been charged with a crime, the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to seek help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I am attorney Brian W. Devane, and I have been defending people against misdemeanor and felony criminal charges for nearly 30 years.

I have been appointed as special prosecutor in more than 30 criminal cases. The experience of indicting and prosecuting people has given me great insight into how the other side approaches criminal cases. Let me put my knowledge, and the law, to work for you. Schedule a free consultation by calling my law office in Delmar at 518-545-5954.

Building A Defense Against All Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can have a major impact on your life. Depending on the charge, you could be facing prison time and substantial fines. Regardless of how serious the charge is, a conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record. That is why it is important to seek help from an attorney who understands the criminal justice system and who has experience handling a wide range of criminal charges.

Over the years, I have successfully defended clients against charges of nearly all types, including:

  • Marijuana charges: Although laws surrounding marijuana have loosened in recent years, with some states outright legalizing it, it is still illegal to buy, sell, grow or trade marijuana in New York. Although the legislature has moved to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, it is still easy to run afoul of the law. In addition, marijuana remains entirely illegal under federal law. In short, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. A marijuana charge is still serious and requires a serious defense.
  • Drug charges: In general, the more dangerous the drug and the more of it you have in possession, the more severe the potential penalties will be. Whether you have been charged with simple possession or are facing serious drug trafficking charges, I will fight to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.
  • Drunk driving: A DWI/DUI charge can happen to anyone, young or old, blue collar or professional. It is important to keep in mind that there are defenses available. I will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop and arrest, and will do everything I can to help you maintain your driving privileges and minimize the potential consequences.
  • Juvenile charges: As a parent, I understand that we do everything we can to protect our children. However, children will still make mistakes and, despite our best efforts, sometimes those mistakes will result in them running afoul of the law. The most important thing you can do is to remain calm and get your child the legal help they need. I can help guide you through this process while working to protect your child’s future.

I also defend against other types of crimes, including theft crimes, violent crimes, weapons charges and white collar crimes. In every case, my goal is to help achieve the best result possible for you. Sometimes that means negotiating a deal with the prosecution. Other times, that means going to court. No matter which path we choose, I am committed to you, your case and your future.

Charged With A Crime? Contact Me For A Free Consultation.

If you have been charged with a crime, get legal help as soon as possible. Call me at 518-545-5954 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. From my law office in Albany County, New York, I serve clients throughout the area.