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Misdemeanor Defense & General Practice
Attorneys Serving Albany, New York

Experienced Criminal Defense for Misdemeanor Offenses

A misdemeanor is not a simple matter. You’ve been accused of committing a crime and it can impact your life. Penalties for a misdemeanor can include jail time, probation, fines and court costs, license suspension or revocation, mandatory counseling, alcohol or drug evaluations, community service, restitution, and more. The conviction on your record might even affect your employment opportunities.

Attorneys Papazian and Buckley understand that any criminal charge can have serious life consequences. They will assert your rights and vigorously fight to defend you to avoid a conviction or soften the punishment. Call today for an initial consultation.

What Is a Misdemeanor?

By definition, a misdemeanor is any crime punishable by no more than one year in jail. Misdemeanors are rarely punished by months behind bars, but some jail time may apply and the fines and other penalties can be harsh. Attorney Lynne Papazian has defended people accused of a wide range of misdemeanors, such as:

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)

  • Traffic offenses

  • Shoplifting and other thefts

  • Assault charges

  • Vandalism

  • Disorderly conduct

You Should Not Go to Court Alone

Many believe that hiring an attorney for a misdemeanor is not worth it, that it’s too expensive, and that they can handle the process alone. Hiring an attorney to protect your rights is not only the right move, but considering what you could be losing, it is also worth the cost.

Whether taking the matter to trial or securing a plea, having an attorney by your side is the smart move. Ms. Papazian will make every effort to get the charges dismissed or reduced or to mitigate the penalties. You may be eligible for diversion programs that avoid jail and keep the offense off your record. But without a lawyer, you are less likely to end up with any of these favorable outcomes.

Call Right Away if You Are Charged With a Crime

Before talking to the police or going to court, call to find out how you can get help. The team practices in the municipal courts of Albany County, Rensselaer County, Schenectady County, and the Capital District. Call or reach out by email.

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Addressing Many Legal Issues

The Law Office of Lynne A. Papazian is a general practice law firm offering a variety of legal services to individuals and small businesses. They aim to be your first call when any legal conflict arises or if you just need legal advice.

The office is located in Menands, serving greater Albany and surrounding Capital District communities in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. It's important that you can schedule a consultation to explore your legal matters and to learn how experienced attorneys can help.

A General Practice Law Firm

Skilled attorneys handle a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including:

  • Civil litigation — If you are owed money, being sued, or embroiled in a contract dispute, they will help you negotiate a resolution or represent you in court proceedings.

  • Landlord-tenant — From lease negotiations to evictions, they represent both renters and owners in residential and commercial matters.

  • Real estate — If you are buying or selling your home, they assist with the paperwork, due diligence, and closing to protect your investment and consummate the transaction.

  • Business formation — Opening a business? You can get help deciding which business entity is the best fit and assist with owner or partner agreements and other start-up issues.

  • Estate planning and elder law —Thinking about the future? Worried about your aging parents? They provide comprehensive services for wills and estate plans, nursing home trusts, guardianship proceedings, estate administration, and will contests.

  • Divorce and family law — People can find workable solutions to family law matters such as property division, child custody, child support, and post-divorce modifications.

  • Traffic violations — They have been successful in fighting traffic tickets.

If you have a legal issue not listed here, please reach out. Lawyers are eager to help and have handled a wide range of legal issues. If it is an area of law they do not handle, the attorneys at the Law Office of Lynne A. Papazian will help you find someone who does.

Personal Attention for What Life Throws at You

​The individualized attention given to clients like you exemplifies the fact that the diligent attorneys at the Law Office of Lynne A. Papazian are ready to fight for you. They provide legal services with a personal touch. They have developed a loyal following of clients who appreciate one-on-one attention and favorable results.

Call today for a consultation or reach out online and let them know how your needs can be met.