When You Need An Experienced Lawyer To Defend You
Being charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony can change your life forever. You may face the loss of your livelihood or business as well as your reputation. If you or someone you know is being investigated or has been charged with a crime, engage an experienced attorney to defend your rights and reputation or conduct an appeal on your behalf.
Our attorneys have a highly successful record defending individual and corporate clients in criminal matters, government investigations and complex criminal litigation in local, state and federal courts.
Crimes fall into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor convictions are less severe than felonies, but both can be costly in terms of time spent fighting the charges and facing the penalties if convicted. Skilled legal representation from a criminal defense team is critical if you or someone you know has been arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges.
We Understand The Seriousness Of Misdemeanor Charges
A misdemeanor conviction can carry a sentence of up to one year in the county jail. Misdemeanors can also be converted to felonies in some cases. However, if the court is provided with enough evidence, some misdemeanor crimes can be reduced to a simple infraction or dismissed. Common misdemeanor charges in New York include:
- Public lewdness
- Driving on a suspended/invalid license or without a license
- Possession of drugs (may also be a felony)
- Petit larceny
- Criminal mischief
- Tampering with evidence
- Sexual assault
- Check forging, fraud
Aggressive Defense Against Felony Charges
A felony conviction leads to harsher penalties than a misdemeanor. If you have been accused of a felony, it is imperative to find experienced legal representation. Our attorneys have the resources to fully commit to your case. Even the smallest detail can make a dramatic difference in the outcome.
New York law includes the following crimes as felony charges:
- Drug possession or sale
- Aggravated or sexual assault
- Grand larceny
- Falsifying business records
Experienced Defense For White Collar Crimes
When it comes to white collar crime, not all legal representation is the same.
If you are under investigation, have been charged or are a witness in a white collar criminal case in New York State, you need an attorney with particular expertise. Corporate officers, physicians, accountants, office staff and business owners who are involved in an investigation require representation from a skilled attorney.
White collar crimes are complex. Charges may be filed in federal court that has its own rules of evidence and sentencing guidelines. We have years of experience handling white collar criminal cases at both the state and federal levels.
Our experienced attorneys will sort through voluminous amounts of evidence, interview witnesses, review complex financial information and aggressively defend clients against any number of white collar crimes:
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Medicare/Medicaid fraud
- No-fault insurance fraud
- Obstruction of justice
- Money laundering
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Securities fraud
- Tax evasion/tax fraud
- Mail fraud
- Wire fraud
For More Information, Call Today
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor, felony or white collar crime, contact our criminal defense lawyers for more information. No case is too big or too small. Call 518-328-4486 for a free consultation.