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Troy
(Main Office and Mailing Address)

Call(518) 274-5820

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28 Second Street
Troy, NY

Latham

Call(518) 783-3843

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7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham, NY

Saratoga

Call(518) 584-8886

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511 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

Legal Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?

When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time.

In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.

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