Legal Disclaimer

The information contained in this Web site is provided for general informational purposes only and is not to be relied upon as legal advice. With respect to any information found on this Web site, neither the Albany County District Attorney's Office, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and aptness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the inaccuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information conveyed.

Nothing contained in the Web site is intended to constitute a promise, expressed or implied, by the Albany County District Attorney's Office to engage in any undertaking.

The Albany County District Attorney's Office is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. These links are provided as an information service only.

To the extent that pending criminal matters are discussed herein, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The materials on this Web site are copyrighted. Copying, reproduction, or distribution of any part of this Web site is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Albany County District Attorney's Office. However, downloading and printing of materials from this Web site is allowed for the personal use of visitors to the Web site. In fact, such use is encouraged.

User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the Albany County District Attorney's Office's Web site, its contributors, any entity jointly created by them, their respective affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising out of the use of the on-line service by user in reference to any claim however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence).


Public Social Media Use Policy and Disclaimer

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office uses several internet and social media tools, including our Website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to educate and inform the public about the latest news releases and initiatives of the office, and about trends and issues affecting the citizens of Albany County.  We use these tools in addition to working with the media.  Updates are also sometimes posted by staff at the District Attorney’s Office Community Justice and Outreach Center.

While communicating with the DA’s Office through social media enables you to contact us in a direct and meaningful way, we do not monitor these sites 24 hours a day.  As such, all formal emergencies and complaints must be reported through traditional means.  In the event of an actual emergency all parties are encouraged to dial 911.  Other formal complaints can be directed to our office during regular business hours via phone (518-487-5460), mail (District Attorney P. David Soares, Albany County Judicial Center, 6 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207), or fax (518-487-5093).

Communications made to a social media site will not be considered formal public comment and shall not constitute official legal notice to the DA’s Office or requests for records under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).  Such submissions will not be acknowledged and should be directed to the formal FOIL process through the Albany County Clerk’s Office.

Please note that the Albany County DA’s Office social media sites pages are located within host sites that maintain their own terms of service, terms of use, privacy policies or other rules (“Terms of Service”, TOS) governing the use of these sites. You are subject to the TOS of the host site when you visit a DA’s Office social media site.  For more information about privacy policies, please consult the host website's TOS.

Direct media inquiries for the District Attorney’s Office should be addressed to Public Information Officer Cecilia Walsh at 518-275-4710.

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