Monroe County Area Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being charged with a crime can be a frightening time in your life. You can ease your fear by finding someone reliable to turn to when you have questions about the charges against you or the criminal justice process. An experienced criminal defense attorney will give you clearer and more accurate advice than others you may know — including the police and acquaintances.
It is also important to hire a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to help you protect your rights and lower the chances of a bad outcome.
My name is Kenneth C. Hyland. I have practiced criminal law in the Rochester area for more than 30 years, and I now have a one-man law practice focused solely on criminal defense. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 585-200-3016 or contact me online.
Former District Attorney — An Insider's View on Criminal Defense
I have been practicing in the area for more than 30 years as a former assistant district attorney. I was named Prosecutor of the Year for the state of New York in 2008 by the District Attorneys' Association of the State of New York. I have tried more than 100 felony trials, including major felony cases as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer. When I was a prosecutor, I headed the Homicide Unit and have worked on murder cases, including those that involve the death penalty.
I have turned my attention to criminal defense, with the goal of using my extensive experience to protect the rights of the accused.
I have a special interest in working with college students to minimize the negative consequences of a one-time mistake that leads to criminal charges. Without intervention by an accomplished defense attorney, a criminal conviction can have a lifetime's worth of consequences.
Criminal Defense for Felonies and Misdemeanors
I represent those charged with crimes at either the felony or misdemeanor level, including the following:
- Underage drinking
- Drug crimes
- Traffic violations
- Speeding tickets
- Sex crimes
- White collar crimes
Personal Attention From a Veteran Criminal Lawyer
As a solo attorney, I will personally handle all aspects of your case. My goal is to give my clients a complete understanding of what they are facing and what options are available to them. My experience with criminal law helps me prepare successful defense strategies. I work hard to get results for my clients, and I am well-prepared to take cases to trial when that is the best option.
To schedule a free initial meeting with a skilled Rochester criminal defense attorney, call the Law Office of Kenneth C. Hyland toll free at 888-813-0757 or use the online contact form.