In Need of a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Schenectady, New York?

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Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys in Schenectady, New York

At O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC, our Schenectady criminal defense lawyers know that the city has a higher crime rate than both the average New York State crime rate, and the U.S. crime rate. Unfortunately, many of the city’s 67,000 are not equipped with the resources necessary to properly contest their arrests, and the ever mounting charges prosecutors in Schenectady County add to their cases. That is why we are here.

Our defense attorneys know that no matter where you live or work in New York, being arrested and charged with a crime comes with a tremendous amount of stress. When the prosecutor increases or adds charges to an individual’s case, it is often for the sake of making something “stick” or to make an example out of someone — anyone — that allows the District Attorney’s Office to control the narrative that the Office is tough on crime.

This approach to prosecuting defendants is not only unfair, but also often biased.

We understand that facing legal trouble changes how our clients see their futures unfolding, and we want to help restore their confidence by leveling the playing field.

Our law firm’s priority is to create positive outcomes that align with our clients’ goals, so everyone understands the reality of their legal challenges, and how we can help them.

Contact us today to put our experience to work for you.

O’Brien & Eggleston Schenectady, New York Criminal Defense Attorney Practice Areas

With over 20 years of combined experience on both sides of New York’s criminal courtrooms, accounting for over 200 trials between them, our law firm’s co-founders, Kevin O’Brien and Adam Eggleston, have built important relationships within the legal system, ultimately benefiting our clients and their legal outcomes.

At O’Brien & Eggleston, our Schenectady criminal defense lawyers have produced real results for real clients in the following legal areas:

If you face a state or federal legal challenge, contact our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in Schenectady for help today. We are ready to provide the positive influence your case needs to achieve the best outcome.

Can the Schenectady Police Lie to Me to Get Me to Confess to a Crime?

It is almost always legal for police to lie to those who are accused of a crime during interrogations. While physical force is prohibited, law enforcement is permitted to use a variety of powerful psychological tools to extract information from those they are interrogating.

In some cases, police may also make false claims to pressure innocent people into confessing to crimes they did not commit.

If you have been detained by the police, our Schenectady criminal defense lawyers recommend immediately invoking your right to remain silent, and your right to counsel.

We provide our clients with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to understand their charges, and how they will impact their current circumstances and their futures, so they can make informed decisions about the direction of their cases. Your future is our priority, and protecting your interests is what keeps us satisfied in our work.

What Happens If I Confess to a Crime I Did Not Commit?

At O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC, our Schenectady criminal defense lawyers know that people admit to being involved in crimes they did not commit all the time. Unfortunately, this behavior is often the result of how they were interrogated. Whether law enforcement is using long-proven psychological techniques to trick the accused into a confession, or if they are lying about multiple witnesses placing the accused at the scene of the crime, a confession is not always admissible in court.

Confessions may be inadmissible when they were the result of:

  • Unlawful Questioning.

Unlawful questioning may include anything from failing to read an individual their Miranda rights, so they know their legal protections, to continuing to question an individual after he or she has asked for an attorney. Both are unlawful and may make the confession moot.

  • Involuntary or Coerced Statements

Confessions are admissible only when they are made voluntarily, and the burden for proving that a confession was made voluntarily rests with the prosecution. The prosecution must show that the confession was not extracted by any sort of threat or violence or obtained by any promise or exertion of improper influence.

If you were forced to confess to a crime against your will, tell your attorney as soon as possible so you can keep those statements out of court.

  • Privileged Statements.

Comments made to a physician, religious leader, attorney, or spouse may be considered privileged statements. These circumstances vary from case to case, based on the circumstances of the conversation, so it is important to tell your criminal defense lawyer the origin of the conversation that led you here.

Police-induced false confessions are among the leading causes of wrongful convictions. Do not fall victim to law enforcement interrogation tactics. Let us help.

Directions from Schenectady to O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:

Total Est. Time: 23 min
Total Est. Distance: 19.1 Miles

  • Get on I-890 E from Broadway
  • Head north on Jay St toward Liberty St
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Liberty St
  • Turn left onto Broadway
  • Sharp left to merge with I-890 E
  • Continue on I-890 E. Drive from I-90 E to Albany. Take exit 4B from I-787 S
  • Merge with I-890 E
  • Use the left 2 lanes to merge with I-90 E toward Albany
  • Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 24 for I-87 N/I-90 E toward Albany/Montreal
  • Continue onto I-87 N/I-90 E
  • Keep left to continue on I-90 E
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 6A to merge with I-787 S toward Albany/Rensselaer
  • Take exit 4B for US-9 N toward Clinton Ave
  • Take N Pearl St to Sheridan Ave
  • Continue onto US-9 N/Clinton Ave
  • Turn left onto N Pearl St
  • Turn right onto Sheridan Ave

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Contact Our Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys in Schenectady, New York Today

At O’Brien & Eggleston, we offer criminal defense representation to help you protect your best interests and obtain an outcome in your favor. Tough legal issues require strong legal strategies. That is why we are here.

Our priority is to prove that you deserve an outcome that supports your future, and we have a strong track record of doing so for our clients. Don’t give up your rights without a fight. Contact our Schenectady criminal defense attorneys at O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC today by calling (518)-391-2369 or contacting us online to schedule your initial consultation.

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At O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC, the client ALWAYS comes first. We take pride in giving each client the genuine and undivided attention their case deserves. We work hard to develop strategies that help accomplish their unique goals.

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