Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Lawyers & Attorneys Defending Those Accused Of Crimes.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Fight To Keep Our Clients Out of Jail and Off Of Probation.

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The first step in our analysis is to determine if the charges have merit. Can the prosecutor prove the case? Is there sufficient evidence? Can each and every element of the offense be proven beyond a reasonable doubt? If not, the charges must be dismissed.

Even if there is evidence against you, the government cannot break the rules by unlawfully obtaining evidence or statements from you. If evidence should not be used against you, it is our job to get it thrown out.

Lawyers should never assume they know what happened. There are often many explanations for why you have been charged with a crime. Maybe you were justified in doing what you did; maybe it was not you; maybe there is a drug or alcohol addiction or a mental health component to the offense that cannot be ignored. Whatever the reason, it is our obligation to understand what happened in your case and find a way to best defend your case.

When you are charged with a crime, it is one of the scariest and darkest times in your life. You need a lifeline; a lawyer who is there for you. You need a criminal attorney who will listen and understand, not treat you like a number.

Whether through a trial or a negotiated plea bargain you need a path to closure and an ability to put this behind you. Whatever the path, you will get our team’s best effort. If that means presenting your case to mock juries, hiring the right experts, or pointing you down the path that will get you the treatment you need, we have the knowledge and experience to personalize your situation and help you achieve the best possible outcome. Every case is different and we work with our clients to obtain the best possible result.

The criminal lawyers at LaMarche Safranko Law are available 24/7, 365 days per year to assist  with your criminal case. Contact us at 518-982-0770 or 844-ACCUSED and schedule an appointment meet with us at one of our 3 convenient locations in upstate New York: Albany, Latham or Plattsburgh.

Excellent5.0 Based on 187 reviews fromDavid WareingDavid Wareing ★★★★★ Top shelf person with attention to detail. George surpassed all expectations.Tucker Wilson (TuckerWilson)Tucker Wilson (TuckerWilson) ★★★★★ I am an active marine caught In a bad situation. Andrew was my first and only call for the whole situation. After talking to Andrew I felt confident in getting charges reduced at the minimum, giving me relief immediately. I worked with Andrew for several months and whenever I emailed him, called him, and sometimes texted him he was always quick to get back to me and maintained a very professional straightforward attitude. As a marine we like to take good or bad information straight. No run arounds or anything like that and Andrew did a wonderful job giving me direct information with no sugar coating. Man to man I respect Andrew and his profession. If you need a lawyer to be behind you and work directly with you, this is the man for the job.Thanks for everything and it was a pleasure working with you! I hope you continue being successful in your practice!Mike ConroyMike Conroy ★★★★★ George has always been there for even the smallest concern. His insights and guidance always put me at ease. I can’t imagine relying on anyone else for my legal advice.Kelley GreeneKelley Greene ★★★★★ Always going above and beyond expectations for clients. Extremely very knowledgeable of the law, and excellent capabilities to address any legal situation presented to them. Once you have utilized their superior service, they are always there for you, even years later.dra luckydra lucky ★★★★★ Money well spent and the outcome, extremely satisfying...My life was turn upside down and they listened to me and put thier skills to work, giving me another chance by God's grace. If you're reading this because you want to find the best representation, you are were I was at 4am one morning. My lawyer at the time did not give me the confidence and to be honest I was very scared of the end results especially when the report did not align with the actual events. After calling this office I was connected with Nick Evanovich and I started getting answers the next day. If you've had a human experience and "they" coming for you don't be loyal to anyone that is looking to get you a good deal, (good deals in court don't work for everyone if you get where I am coming from) these guys are after the best outcome.Curtis SankeyCurtis Sankey ★★★★★ I was fortunate at the age of 13 to meet George LaMarche when I worked at the Waterford Youth Council. I knew then what I know now of his discipline, tremendous moral character, and ability to work within difficult situations. Yes, at that age I knew. He was destined to serve in this capacity and his work is meticulous. I've watched him grow and cannot be more proud of that. What a professional, I know his work, I know his dedication and I trust him when it comes to legal advice. Not to mention, what I was taught about giving back to our youth, the LaMarche Safranko Law PLLC has been instrumental in paying it forward as well. Just awesome!Thank you.Curtis SankeyJack ManningJack Manning ★★★★★ Great experience, awesome team and just super friendly. 10/10 recommend!James NewmanJames Newman ★★★★★ George LaMarche has handled several issues successfully for me and I have been very impressed with his performance.There are a lot of attorneys out there and most are unimpressive.If you are looking for an attorney who can get the job done successfully, call George LaMarche you will not be disappointed.Kelsey McCarthyKelsey McCarthy ★★★★★ Can’t say enough about George LaMarche. Professional, compassionate, a real superstar throughout a difficult and nerve wracking experience. You will not find a better defense attorney in the capital district. Would recommend with highest accolades.Sue BrennanSue Brennan ★★★★★ Andy Safranko is an amazing criminal lawyer. My daughter was facing felony charges and Andy worked with the DA to have all criminal charges dropped! Clever and compassionate! This law firm is simply the BEST!!Sara BrennanSara Brennan ★★★★★ I was referred to Andy though my place of employment and I am so thankful. After being represented by Andy, I felt at ease from day one. He explained to me all aspects of my case and never gave me false hopes throughout the entire process. He had no problems answering any questions and always got back to me in a timely manner. I would recommend Andy to anyone who needs help with their legal situation.Jethro BreuerJethro Breuer ★★★★★ This is just a phenomenal team of people - super helpful, kind, smart and accessible. Working with both Andrew and George is always a great experience.Dan McnamaraDan Mcnamara ★★★★★ George and his staff are very professional and listens to your needs. Their attention to detail is second to none. I recommend his services to all my friends and family.Jamario MoonJamario Moon ★★★★★ If you're looking for one of the best lawyers in America, don't hesitate to call Safranko Law. Mr. Safranko along with everyone on his staff are highly professional and really has their clients best interests at heart. Mr. Safranko is more than a lawyer, he's an individual that makes his clients feel as if they're part of his family and that's why I give him 10 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!Alexandra Joa-GilbertAlexandra Joa-Gilbert ★★★★★ We will forever be grateful to George E. LaMarche, III, Esq., for his invaluable counsel and guidance throughout our navigation through the court system.

He is not only an extremely competent and knowledgeable attorney but more importantly he cares, listens and is available which means so very much when one is going through such an emotional ordeal and life altering experience.

We highly recommend George and his firm.

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When faced with a painful and potentially life-altering legal situation, you want the best people on your team. Someone you can trust. An advocate that listens and becomes your voice. A dedicated, seasoned professional who genuinely cares and can provide guidance in a time of uncertainty.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense or you or someone close to you has been injured, contact LaMarche Safranko Law for a no-obligation consultation, or call 518-982-0770, 844-RECOVER or 844-ACCUSED. We have law offices in Latham, Albany, and Plattsburgh NY, and we are available to take your call 24 hours a day.

    LaMarche Safranko Law Testimonials


    Vicki Testimonial Transcript
    Well, I met George in 2014. My son was arrested for a criminal offense, and George—he has this ability, it’s just who he is. He’s genuinely empathetic and he’s very compassionate and he has the ability to just make you feel safe. You know? I just always felt I was in great hands and my son was in good hands and that we would have a good outcome of our situation and we always have. And he’s brilliant. He’s a brilliant lawyer. He’s very skilled and very creative. He has excellent rapport with all the judges and DAs and officials, and he’s always found a rehabilitative outcome for my son which I genuinely appreciate.

    Laurie Testimonial Transcript
    George was referred to me by my estate attorney. They go way back and it was a great referral, I don’t think I could have done any better, it was a very good match for me. Something that was really really instrumental in the whole thing was George keeping us up-to-date on what was going on and very much included. I was invited to be at all the depositions if I wanted to be and he gave me all the written depositions to read through, so I was always up-to-date on what was going on and I felt like a part of the process. I would definitely recommend George to other people. In fact, about 2 weeks ago I did. A friend of mine was in a pedestrian car accident, she was the pedestrian and is in pretty rough shape, and he was the first person I thought of so I actually asked him if it would be in his purview and he said yes. And I know that she’s very happy with him so far.

    Jules Testimonial Transcript
    What brought me to the firm was a personal incident where Andrew was recommended to me very highly by a family friend who’s also an attorney, and Andrew represented me to great satisfaction in that case. What impressed me the most about Andrew was his direct straightforward approach, and he has this incredible way of setting you at ease and yet telling you the good and the bad of a situation. I felt that he was very much a straight shooter and lived up to the reputation that preceded him. I would recommend them and Andrew Safranko to anybody in the world. They’re just that class of a group of people.

    Chuck Testimonial Transcript
    Well, I came to LaMarche Safranko Law because I knew Andy was here and he’s helped me in the past and I just feel so comfortable coming to him because you know you’re going to get the best outcome that you can get in a criminal law field. He’s done such a fabulous job for me and I’ve seen what he does for me, so I’m sure he’ll do the same—put out the same effort and energy and zeal it takes to win their case like he has mine. I would feel very comfortable recommending him.

    “I wanted to express my deepest appreciation to Mr. Andrew Safranko for the exceptional job he did in regards to my legal representation. Mr. Safranko displayed the utmost in professionalism and discretion during the entire court process, and took the time to explain each and every step….

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    A client from Schenectady, NY

    “Dear Andy,

    Thank you so much for everything you have done for our son over the last three years.  This has been a very challenging time for our family and the knowledge that our son has an attorney as capable and amazing as you are has given us peace of mind!

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    Parents of a client from Cropseyville, NY

    “Dear Andrew and George,

    I cannot thank you enough for your hard work, diligence, and selfless manner that you put towards my legal difficulties in Colonie. From the first moment I met you, you helped reassure me that things were going to turn out in a more favorable manner than I originally thought. Clearly, the final result of my court case displays the quality of time and work that you put into this….

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    A client from Colonie, NY

    “The staff at LaMarche Safranko Law took care of  whatever I needed, it was just fabulous. It was top shelf, if I called, I got George. If he was in a meeting, they left him a message. He called me right back after the meeting. Everybody was very courteous and very nice there. If I left a voicemail, everybody got back to me quickly. The level of service  was very, very good and I would Highly recommend them.”

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    A personal injury client from Cohoes, NY

    “Throughout the attorney client relationship regarding my personal injury lawsuit, George and his staff continually exhibited tremendous amounts of legal knowledge, skill, and a vast amount of expert resources that ultimately resulted in a final judgment in my favor.  George was there every step of the way to explain where we stood and what to expect next and there was never a need to question his professional judgment…

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    A client from Troy, NY

    “I am an attorney who found himself in the middle of a serious, personal legal matter that compromised not only my personal life but my professional life as well. I immediately contacted Andrew (Andy) Safranko, Esq. Andy worked tirelessly and extremely hard to bring my legal situation to a very favorable resolution. In so doing, Andy not only saved certain aspects of my personal and professional life

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    Anonymous Attorney from Albany, NY

    “I cannot thank George E. LaMarche lll and his team for the excellent legal work they provided for my son, and in extension, our entire family. His experience, knowledge of the law, networking ability and communication is second to none. In our case, our son was wrongly accused by a small town police officer and charged with 5 tickets…

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    A client from Altamont, NY

    “No one likes to be in a bad situation, but if you need a lawyer George is your man. Not only does he point you in the right direction he offers good advice for your future. As much as we bring him business he does not encourage that next time anticipation….

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    A client from Albany, NY

    “The arrest of my husband in 2008 was an extremely difficult and emotional time for our family. The arrest turned our lives upside down. It was sudden and unexpected and had tragic emotional as well as financial consequences. I had no idea what to do under the circumstances….

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    A client from Upstate New York

    “My family and I cannot thank George and his staff enough for all of the support and guidance they have given us over the past six months. Anyone who has ever suffered a personal injury knows how difficult they are to overcome, but I’m glad we had such an intelligent and hardworking attorney on our side so I could focus on my recovery rather than on the details of the case….

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    A personal injury client from Waterford, NY

    “Dear George, Andy and Staff,

    Thank you all for your kindness and all your help in getting back to my wellbeing and life.  I could not have done it without you all.  Everything is going so well again.  I recommend you highly. Thanks Again!”

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    A client from Troy, NY

    “I can honestly say that the best decision I’ve ever made was retaining George LaMarche as my attorney. I was in a situation where everything wasat risk; my career, livelihood, and the ability to provide for my family. In desperation, I contacted over a dozen attorneys. The majority of the lawyers I spoke with promised results without seeing paperwork or knowing valuable facts….

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    A client from Albany, NY

    “Dear Mr. Safranko,

    Thank You so much for answering my question, and so expediently!

    The dedication, respect, and consideration with which you treat your clients, current and past, is remarkable. It is why I reached out to you when searching in my time of need, and why I would highly recommend…

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    A client from Albany, NY

    “I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent representation on my recent matter. I have worked with lawyers, and in law firms much of my professional life, but I have never encountered the rare mix of skill, integrity and humanity in one individual—you….

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    A client from Rensselaer, NY

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