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Fred Sosinsky

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(212) 285-2270

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New York Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a crime in New York City, or have learned that you may be the subject or target of a NY State or federal criminal investigation, the most important decision you can make is deciding who will represent you in fighting against these charges....or in putting a halt to the investigation.

Being accused of a crime is a very serious matter.  And having a criminal conviction on your record will have long-standing and devastating consequences for you and your family.

Given the stakes, when searching for a
New York Criminal Lawyer that you or your family can rely on, you should find a defense attorney who:

  • Possesses the highest level of professional skills
  • Has successfully represented people accused of wrongdoing for years
  • Can assure you and your family that you will receive the kind of personalized attention and care that you deserve
  • And is willing to work with you to pay for his services.
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Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

My name is Frederick "Fred" L. Sosinsky.  And over the last 22 years, I've built a solid reputation among my peers, prosecutors and the judiciary in the New York metropolitan area as an aggressive and skilled New York Criminal Defense Attorney.

More important though, is the reputation I have with my clients.

During my two decades of practice, I've represented thousands of clients in criminal defense matters in the federal and New York State courts.  My clients have been accused of every crime in the book, ranging from the most serious charges such as murder, drug trafficking and sexual assaults to white collar crimes such as conspiracy, mail, wire and insurance fraud and labor racketeering.

And I even help clients with misdemeanor charges like shoplifting and driving while intoxicated.

And in most of these cases, I was able to use my experience and knowledge of criminal law and procedures to gain a dismissal or reduction of the charges, negotiate a favorable outcome, or win a not-guilty verdict.

And in a number of cases, I was involved at such an early stage of the investigation, I was able to convince the authorities not to charge my clients at all.

But most importantly, I know that to a client and their family, all criminal charges are serious matters - no matter how minor they are.  Every case and every client deserves an attorney who will do everything possible to gain a dismissal, a reduction of the charges, or if possible, an acquittal of the charges.  That is exactly what I promise to do for you....do everything possible and do it affordably.

So, what New York Criminal charges can I help you or a family member with?

Well, as I mentioned earlier, there aren't many criminal charges I haven't helped clients with - just take a look at some of the charges and cases shown just below.

Why don't you take a minute or two and click the links above to see how I can help.  Better yet, why not discover what I've been able to accomplish for my clients in the past - it's all here. And just a little farther down this page, are my most recent case results.

I fight for my clients regardless of where they live...or where they've been charged.  I practice throughout New York in both State and Federal Courts and in NYC including NY County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Queens County, Bronx County, and Richmond County (Staten Island); all of the courts on Long Island (L.I.): Nassau County and Suffolk County; and all of the courts in the northern suburbs: Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Dutchess County, and Sullivan County.

If you should need a top-notch
New York Criminal Defense attorney, go ahead and contact me using the contact form to the upper-left....or call me at 212-285-2270 during regular business hours.

If it's after normal business hours or on a weekend, call me at my 24 hour emergency line: 917-749-4420

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The Following Are Summaries of Some of Mr. Sosinsky’s Current/Recently Concluded Cases

Attempted Murder and Kilo Quantity Cocaine Possession Charges Dismissed

Mr. Sosinsky recently won the dismissal of Attempted Murder and Class A-1 Felony Drug charges which had been brought against a United States Naval officer stemming from a shooting that took place on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His client had been out on substantial bail for almost one year while the circumstances surrounding this drug-relating incident were under investigation.

Child Abuse Charges Dismissed

Mr. Sosinsky convinced Brooklyn prosecutors to drop Assault and Child Endangerment charges against his client, an IT consultant. After a thorough investigation, Mr. Sosinsky uncovered videotape surveillance disproving the police and prosecutor’s version of events.

Insurance Fraud Charges Dropped

Mr. Sosinsky recently won the dismissal of insurance Fraud and Grand Larceny charges brought against a hero youth sports coach in the Bronx who prosecutors contended staged the theft of his vehicle and then filed a series of false insurance claims.

Husband Who Stabbed Chinese Delivery Man Involved in Affair with Wife Receives Just 3 ½ Years in Prison

Mr. Sosinsky recently represented a restaurant manager who had, in a fit of anger and jealousy, stabbed another man who he discovered was involved in a long-running affair with the client’s wife. The victim of the stabbing was hospitalized near death and required four operations to repair his intestinal tract. After presenting compelling mitigating evidence, Mr. Sosinsky obtained an offer of just 3 ½ years in prison for his client.

Business Owner Sentenced to Probation for Harboring Illegal Aliens

Mr. Sosinsky convinced a federal district judge in Missouri to grant a substantial variance from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines on behalf of his client, a 46 year old owner of a successful, Springfield, Missouri restaurant, convicted of harboring aliens, who were employed at her restaurant. Mr. Sosinsky successfully persuaded the court that imprisonment of his client would be unjust and that a term of probation would constitute punishment enough.

Multi-Million Dollar Counterfeit Ring Indictment

Mr. Sosinsky currently represents the alleged leader of a multimillion-dollar illegal counterfeiting chain, indicted in federal court in the Western District of New York in Buffalo on federal counterfeiting charges. The government contends that Mr. Sosinsky’s client imported from the far east millions of dollars in fake Nike and other brand-name products and distributed the counterfeit merchandise across the eastern seaboard and Midwest.

5 Kilos of Heroin/Million Dollar Cash Case Dismissed

Mr. Sosinsky obtained the dismissal of federal narcotics and money laundering charges against his client, a Dominican man found in an apartment in Queens with what the government claimed was more than 5 kilograms of heroin, almost $1,000,000 in cash, a loaded handgun, scales and money counters.

Huge Cocaine Seizure in Manhattan

Mr. Sosinsky represents a Dominican client who is accused of possessing with intent to distribute more than 81 kilograms of cocaine which were allegedly recovered from a Washington Heights apartment which, it is claimed, he controlled.

Hung Jury in Murder of Marijuana Dealers

Mr. Sosinsky recently represented a man accused of murdering two Manhattan wholesale dealers of marijuana in what prosecutors claimed was a botched robbery of 50 pounds of marijuana. After 6 days of deliberations, the jury, which was deadlocked in favor of acquittal, was disbanded and a mistrial declared.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY WITH
20 PLUS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

 

Frederick L. Sosinsky


IVY LEAGUE EDUCATION....
STREET FIGHTING EXPERIENCE


BIOGRAPHY:

I have been a NY criminal defense attorney, representing individuals and corporations in criminal cases and investigations, since 1987.

I've taught and lectured law students and attorneys in trial advocacy and have written articles concerning the practice of criminal law.

And I have also appeared numerous times over the years on Court TV as an analyst for criminal courtroom proceedings.

Here's a little more information about me.

I was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island.  After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a degree in Criminology in 1983, I attended Fordham University School of Law where I graduated in the top 10% of my class in 1986.

During law school, I clerked for the supervising judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York and also worked at a large NYC law firm.

From 1987-1990, I worked as a senior trial attorney with an organization that provides criminal defense services to indigent persons in the City of New York.  As a young lawyer, I gained invaluable trial experience during these early years of my practice.

From 1990 to 1998, I was an associate attorney and then a member of the high-profile criminal defense boutique Litman, Asche & Gioiella.  While with the Litman firm, I and my partners at that time successfully represented many individuals in highly publicized matters.  
Oliver Jovanovic's case is one of the many highly publicized cases where we were successful.

And then in 1998, I left to open my own criminal defense law office, while assisting the Litman firm as co-counsel on high-profile cases.

I am admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

I have also been admitted to appear on a case-by-case basis in other states and federal district courts.

I'm married, have two children and live in Bergen County, New Jersey.

I am a long-time member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I am also a longstanding member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York where I've served on the Criminal Courts Committee and the Judiciary Subcommittee (responsible for the review of the qualifications and fitness of attorneys for state and city judgeships).  And I am on the Board of Directors of the New York Criminal Bar Association.

In the past, I've also served as an active member of a screening committee to choose judicial candidates for elective office.

If you should ever find yourself the target of a criminal investigation in New York, whether at the state or federal level, I can help.

You can reach me at 212-285-2270.  If it's after-hours, call me at 917-749-4420 and I'll get right back to you.

 

Contact us about your legal matter today!


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Frederick L. Sosinsky

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY WITH
20 PLUS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Frederick L. Sosinsky


IVY LEAGUE EDUCATION....
STREET FIGHTING EXPERIENCE


BIOGRAPHY:

I have been a NY criminal defense attorney, representing individuals and corporations in criminal cases and investigations, since 1987.

I've taught and lectured law students and attorneys in trial advocacy and have written articles concerning the practice of criminal law.

And I have also appeared numerous times over the years on Court TV as an analyst for criminal courtroom proceedings.

Here's a little more information about me.

I was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island.  After graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a degree in Criminology in 1983, I attended Fordham University School of Law where I graduated in the top 10% of my class in 1986.

During law school, I clerked for the supervising judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York and also worked at a large NYC law firm.

From 1987-1990, I worked as a senior trial attorney with an organization that provides criminal defense services to indigent persons in the City of New York.  As a young lawyer, I gained invaluable trial experience during these early years of my practice.

From 1990 to 1998, I was an associate attorney and then a member of the high-profile criminal defense boutique Litman, Asche & Gioiella.  While with the Litman firm, I and my partners at that time successfully represented many individuals in highly publicized matters.  
Oliver Jovanovic's case is one of the many highly publicized cases where we were successful.

And then in 1998, I left to open my own criminal defense law office, while assisting the Litman firm as co-counsel on high-profile cases.

I am admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

I have also been admitted to appear on a case-by-case basis in other states and federal district courts.

I'm married, have two children and live in Bergen County, New Jersey.

I am a long-time member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I am also a longstanding member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York where I've served on the Criminal Courts Committee and the Judiciary Subcommittee (responsible for the review of the qualifications and fitness of attorneys for state and city judgeships).  And I am on the Board of Directors of the New York Criminal Bar Association.

In the past, I've also served as an active member of a screening committee to choose judicial candidates for elective office.

If you should ever find yourself the target of a criminal investigation in New York, whether at the state or federal level, I can help.

You can reach me at 212-285-2270.  If it's after-hours, call me at 917-749-4420 and I'll get right back to you.

 

Contact us about your legal matter today!

Firm Overview

New York City Criminal Defense
Attorney Firm Overview

My Law Office is a full service law firm concentrating on criminal defense litigation at the trial and appellate levels in New York State and federal courts.

For more than twenty (20) years, I've stood up to protect the rights of my clients no matter who they were up against.  I have the rare combination of a courtroom natural with a top-flight command of the nuances of the law and the ability to produce persuasive written motions and briefs which will give you the advantage you need when facing criminal prosecution.

When you become a client, I will provide you with the type of personalized, tireless and skilled representation in criminal matters that you expect and need when you're the target of New York or Federal officials.

With me as your attorney, you will have in your corner a lawyer with the experience, credentials and most importantly, the trial talents honed over two decades in the trenches of trial wars....and that gives you the edge necessary for courtroom battles.  For your defense, I will do what I've always done....back down to no one.

I am available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week....and for your convenience, we offer evening and weekend appointments.

I believe that the PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE is the most important legal concept in the criminal justice system.  Every inch of the way, prosecutors, judges and juries need to be reminded to respect this hallmark of our system....and not just pay lip-service to it.

And I've been involved in a number of high publicity cases and know how to turn such attention to your advantage.

I will arrange to meet with you for a free initial consultation, because we know that before you pay your hard-earned money to a lawyer in a criminal case, you want to know that the lawyer will pull-out all the stops for you, keep you informed about the case on a regular basis and be sure that you and your loved ones understand the process and the choices available to you.

When you hire this NY Criminal Defense Lawyer, you can be sure of this:


  • I will always promptly return your phone calls.

  • I will always make sure that you understand the nature of, and details surrounding, the charges against you.

  • I will always answer all of your questions and consider with you your options.

  • I will always pursue any factual or legal defense to the charges.

  • I will always develop all information that could mitigate the potential sentence you will receive.

  • I will always keep you apprised and updated about the status of your case.

  • If incarcerated, I will regularly visit with you.

  • And I will always work to obtain the best possible resolution of your case.

Contact us about your legal matter today!

Federal Charges

NEW YORK FEDERAL
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

An Experienced Attorney That Can Help With Federal Investigations, Charges, Indictments & Crimes


As those who have been through it can tell you, being the focus of a federal criminal investigation, or worse yet, facing federal criminal charges, is a terrifying experience.

Due to the unlimited resources of the federal government, the enhanced training and experience of federal investigators and prosecutors, the complexity of federal proceedings and the large number of individuals typically targeting for prosecution in the same case, federal court is no place for the inexperienced state court practitioner.

To defend against federal charges in NY, you will need an experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer with the personality, knowledge and resources required to stand up to the federal government.

Contact NY Federal Crimes Defense Lawyer
Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

For more than two decades, I've successfully represented individuals and businesses who have found themselves in the cross-hairs of the federal government.

For 22 years, I've skillfully worked to avoid criminal charges from being brought against my NYC clients identified by the federal government as subjects of criminal investigations and to negotiate favorable dispositions on behalf of those charged where doing so makes most sense.

My reputation and credibility with federal prosecutors in New York has enabled me to work impressive results on behalf of clients. By preparing creative and convincing legal arguments prior to trial, I have been successful in having federal charges dismissed against my clients, and in winning pretrial suppression hearings resulting in evidence being precluded from introduction at trial.

I've also represented clients in cases involving complex, financial crimes, organized crime and RICO allegations, and in large-scale narcotics prosecutions. And of course, I have years of experience in trying federal criminal cases in the federal courts.

Why not take a second and look just below at my Federal Criminal Experience in New York and see if I can help you.

       Federal Crimes in NY  
  • Conspiracy
  • Narcotics/Controlled Substance Offenses
  • Making a False Statement to a Federal Official
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Illegal Money Transmitting
  • Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust Violation
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Perjury
  • Embezzlement
  • RICO Violations
  • Tax Fraud
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Violations
  • Insider Trading
  • Mail Fraud -1341
  • Wire Fraud - 1343
  • Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers – 1030
  • Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Access Devices - 1029
  • Injury or Destruction to Communication Lines, Stations or Systems 1362
  • Illegal Interception of Wire, Oral or Electronic Communications – 2511
  • Illegal Manufacture, Distribution, Possession and Advertising of Illegal Devices for the Interception of Wire, Oral or Electronic Communications – 2512
  • Unlawful Access to Stored Communications – 2701
  • Illegal Installation or Use of a Pen Register Device – 3121
  • Criminal Copyright Infringement – 17 USC 506 and 2319
  • Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods or Services -2320
  • Computer Hacking
  • Trafficking in Counterfeit Labels – 2318
  • Trafficking in Recordings of Live Musical Performances – 2319A
  • Launching Spam Email Attacks
  • Identity Theft
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Unlawful Possession or Use of Access Devices
  • Phishing

If I could pass along one piece of advice to you, it would be this:

See my successful Federal Case Results to discover more about how I work for my clients.

Hiring a talented and aggressive federal criminal lawyer at the earliest stages of a federal criminal case may make all the difference in the world in shaping the scope and direction of an investigation for you.

If you believe that you are the subject or target of a federal grand jury investigation, or if you have received a subpoena calling for you or your business to appear as a witness before a federal grand jury to offer testimony and/or to produce documents, or if you have been approached by federal agents with the FBI, IRS, U.S. Postal Inspectors, Immigration and Customs or the United States Attorney’s Office, and instructed to give them a call, before you do, contact me to discuss the situation.

In many cases, when I've been retained during the initial phase of an investigation, my clients have been able to avoid even appearing before a grand jury. In other cases where we have been involved early on, I've been successful in gaining immunity against criminal prosecution for our clients.

Often, due to my experience in these matters, not withstanding a prosecutor’s threats that a client will likely be arrested or indicted if he or she refuses to cooperate with the government’s investigation, I've been successful in having the client politely decline such an invitation with no ramifications. Too often, I end up representing clients whose original lawyers allowed them to be interviewed by law enforcement and still faced prosecution.

Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

So, the bottom line is this - If you or a loved-one is part of a Federal investigation, or has been accused or arrested for a federal crime in New York, let me put my experience to work for you.

Sentencing Advocacy for Federal Crimes in Federal Courts

In federal court, with rare exception, the certainty regarding one’s sentence which is the hallmark in New York State courts, is not at all present. Federal judges are not involved in any plea- or charge- bargaining that may go on between the parties and is not consulted with prior to any decision to enter a plea of guilty. Moreover, even if one enters into a plea agreement with the government, and thereby limits the sentence the government may request, the Court is not bound to impose any particular sentence, even one that the parties believe is appropriate. Thus, other than any statutory minimum and maximum sentences that may set the floor and ceiling of sentences authorized by Congress for a particular crime, the Court may ultimately sentence a defendant to any punishment within this incredibly broad statutory range that it feels is appropriate.

The Court must, of course, give consideration to the sentence suggested by application of the infamous federal sentencing guidelines, which provide the Court with a range of sentence within the statutory minimum and maximum sentences authorized to be imposed. In white-collar cases, the suggested guidelines range is based principally upon the amount of money lost, or attempted to be obtained, the number and type of victims involved, the means by which the money or property was obtained,   the degree of planning involved, as well as the defendant’s role in the offense.   Critically, under current law, the Court is not obligated to impose a “guidelines sentence” but instead must consider such a sentence, along with a host of other factors, including the history and characteristics of the defendant, the traditional goals to be served in imposing punishment, and the sentences of others convicted of similar crimes.

Sentences in federal criminal cases can be very harsh and involve substantial prison terms even for those who, but for this blemish, have led exemplary lives. There is, however, much that can be done to attempt to reduce or eliminate altogether the possibility of a prison sentence.   This comes in the form of sentence advocacy.

Prior to sentencing, the accused may present to the Court mitigating information regarding the circumstances that led to commission of the crime as well as his or her background, along with any supporting documentation, in an effort to convince it to sentence the defendant to a lesser amount of time in jail or to no jail at all. Many times, after a thorough review and investigation of a person’s personal, family, medical, psychiatric or financial history, there is developed sufficient compelling information which, if presented properly and persuasively, can allow the Court to deviate or depart from the sentence it otherwise would have imposed. Often, based upon this same presentation, it may be possible to convince the Government to agree to certain adjustments or to at least not object or to take “no position” regarding a sentencing matter.  Similarly, based on a careful review of the evidence, it may be possible to effectively challenge certain assumptions or calculations which impact upon sentence, such as the amount of loss involved in a crime.

I have successfully persuaded federal judges to cut federal sentences based on factors such as extraordinary family circumstances, extraordinary rehabilitation, and extraordinary proof of contrition.  So, I you need help with a federal legal issue, contact me using the form to the upper-left or call me at 212-285-2270 during normal business hours.  If it's after hours, call me at my emergency number....917-749-4420.

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WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

NEW YORK WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

A NYC Lawyer Specializing in White
Collar Investigations, Charges & Indictments


I've has successfully represented individuals and businesses who have come under investigation or been charged by the federal or New York State government in white-collar criminal matters for more than 20 years.  During this time, I have also represented professionals who have come under scrutiny by federal and state regulators, as well as professional licensing bodies.

Contact NY White Collar Crime Lawyer
Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

More so than in any other area of criminal defense, the hiring of a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer at the very earliest stages of a white-collar criminal case in NY, may make all the difference in the world in shaping the scope and direction of an investigation for the client.

If you believe that you:

  • Are the subject or target of a federal or New York State grand jury investigation;
  • Will receive a subpoena calling for you or your business to appear as a witness before a federal or New York State grand jury to offer testimony and/or to produce documents;
  • Have been approached by federal agents with the FBI, IRS, U.S. Postal Inspectors, Immigration and Customs or the United States Attorney’s Office, or by state investigators and have been instructed to give them a call;

You need the counsel and advice of an experienced NY White Collar Defense Lawyer.....

Before you speak to them.

So why not give me a call before you step into a hornets-nest.

If you have already been arrested and accused of a white-collar crime in NY, let me put my 20 plus years of successful experience to work for you.

Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

In many cases, when I've been retained during the initial phase of an investigation, my clients have been able to avoid even appearing before a grand jury. In other cases where we have been involved early on, we have been successful in gaining immunity against criminal prosecution for our clients.

Now take a look at the list below - it shows the white collar crimes applicable to New York at the State and Federal level...and will give you a better idea on what areas I can help you with.

    NY State Level Crimes     NY Federal Level Crimes
  • Grand Larceny
  • Petit Larceny
  • Scheme to Defraud
  • Theft of Services
  • Unlawful Use of A Credit Card
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property
  • Trademark Counterfeiting
  • Forgery
  • Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
  • Criminal Possession of Forgery Devices
  • Criminal Simulation
  • Criminal Possession of an Anti-Security Item
  • Fraudulent Making of an Electronic Access Device
  • Falsifying Business Records
  • Tampering with Public Records
  • Offering a False Instrument for Filing
  • Offering a False Certificate
  • Offering A False Financial Statement
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Commercial Bribing
  • Bribery of Labor Official
  • Sports Bribing
  • Tampering With a Sports Contest
  • Fraud in Insolvency
  • Fraud Involving a Security Interest
  • Fraudulent Disposition of Mortgaged Property
  • Fraudulent Disposition of Property Subject to a Conditional Sales Contract
  • Issuing a Bad Check
  • False Advertising
  • False Personation
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Criminal Usury
  • Unlawful Collection Practices
  • Making a False Statement of Credit Terms
  • Conspiracy
  • Making a False Statement to a Federal Official
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Illegal Money Transmitting
  • Counterfeiting
  • Antitrust Violation
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Perjury
  • Embezzlement
  • RICO Violations
  • Tax Fraud
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Violations
  • Insider Trading

Often, due to my experience in these matters, notwithstanding a prosecutor’s threats that a client will likely be arrested or indicted if he or she refuses to cooperate with the government’s investigation, I've been successful in having my client politely decline such an invitation....with no ramifications.

Too often, I represent clients whose lawyers allowed them to be interviewed by NY law enforcement and still faced prosecution. If charges are brought, I will work tirelessly to prepare a vigorous defense. If the matter cannot be resolved in a favorable manner, I will prepare the case for trial, confidently and with a mastery of the evidence and the law.

White-collar crime typically refers to an offense that does not involve the use or threat of force for its commission. Most commonly, it is a term used to describe crimes allegedly committed by businesspeople, professionals or corporate employees which involve theft, fraud or other means to illegally obtain money or property.   Frequently, these matters are complex and the investigations that precede announcement of charges may take more than a year’s time.

Government investigations and enforcement actions involving criminal and civil violations increase each year.  In New York, the Attorney General’s Office has greatly expanded the number and scope of investigations and prosecutions involving allegedly improper business practices. In this intensified enforcement environment, having an experienced lawyer who understands the complexities of these matters and knows the law is imperative.

Recently, I've represented:

  • A company charged with criminal violations of New York State Labor Law involving unpaid wage claims
  • Management employees of a business charged in federal court with illegal employment of undocumented aliens
  • A New York personal injury attorney under investigation for alleged “fee splitting”
  • A witness in a federal trademark counterfeiting investigation
  • A member of an internationally-acclaimed rock band under investigation in a federal money laundering conspiracy case
  • Individuals charged with fraudulent receipt of unemployment insurance benefits in New York State
  • A city psychotherapy practice and psychotherapist in an IRS criminal tax evasion investigation
  • A physician in a federal Medicaid probe
  • A managerial employee in a U.S. Customs investigation involving the importation of caviar into the United States
  • Individuals accused of obtaining forged prescriptions for narcotic drugs

My point is this - I've seen it all....and represented my clients professionally, whether in NY State Courts or Federal Courts.

Expert Representation in Professional Discipline and Licensing Matters

I also have extensive experience in the representation of physicians, psychologists, therapists and other licensed professionals in investigations and proceedings brought against them by the New York State Office of Professional Discipline, Office of Medical Conduct, New York State Education Department and similar licensing bodies.

In addition, he has represented business owners in proceedings before the New York City Consumer Affairs Department

What Happens If You're Convicted for White-Collar Crimes in New York State Courts

In state court in New York, if one if convicted of a white-collar offense, the sentence may range from performing community service, to five years probation to up to 25 years in prison. Almost all sentences will also include a requirement of restitution, or paying back in full any money unlawfully received.

The sentence imposed will largely depend on the amount of money at issue or the type of property involved. In most instances where a case can be favorably resolved by mutual agreement, the accused will know what the sentence will be at the time of entry of a guilty plea.

What Happens If You're Convicted for White-Collar Crimes in Federal Courts

In federal court, with rare exception, the certainty regarding one’s sentence which is the rule in New York courts is not at all present. The Court is not involved in any plea- or charge- bargaining that may go on between the parties and is not consulted with prior to any decision to enter a plea of guilty.

Moreover, even if one enters into a plea agreement with the government, and thereby limits the sentence the government may request, the Court is not bound to impose any particular sentence, even one that the parties believe is appropriate. Thus, other than any statutory minimum and maximum sentences that may set the floor and ceiling of sentences authorized by Congress for a particular crime, the Court may ultimately sentence a defendant to any punishment within this incredibly broad statutory range that it feels is appropriate. 

The Court must, of course, give consideration to the sentence suggested by application of the infamous federal sentencing guidelines, which provide the Court with a range of sentence within the statutory minimum and maximum sentences authorized to be imposed. In white-collar cases, the suggested guidelines range is based principally upon the amount of money lost, or attempted to be obtained, the number and type of victims involved, the means by which the money or property was obtained, the degree of planning involved, as well as the defendant’s role in the offense.

Under current law, the Court is not obligated to impose a “guidelines sentence” but instead must consider such a sentence, along with a host of other factors, including the history and characteristics of the defendant, the traditional goals to be served in imposing punishment, and the sentences of others convicted of similar crimes.

Sentences in federal white-collar cases can be very harsh and involve substantial prison terms even for those who, but for this blemish, have led exemplary lives. There is, however, much that can be done to attempt to reduce or eliminate altogether the possibility of a prison sentence.  This comes in the form of sentence advocacy....and it's something I excel in.

Prior to sentencing, the accused may present to the Court mitigating information regarding the circumstances that led to commission of the crime as well as his or her background, along with any supporting documentation, in an effort to convince it to sentence the defendant to a lesser amount of time in jail or to no jail at all.

Many times, after a thorough review and investigation of a person’s personal, family, medical, psychiatric or financial history, there is developed sufficient compelling information which, if presented properly and persuasively, can allow the Court to deviate or depart from the sentence it otherwise would have imposed. Often, based upon this same presentation, it may be possible to convince the Government to agree to certain adjustments or to at least not object or to take “no position” regarding a sentencing matter.

Similarly, based on a careful review of the evidence, it may be possible to effectively challenge certain assumptions or calculations which impact upon sentence, such as the amount of loss involved in a crime.

Many times in the past, I've successfully persuaded federal judges in New York State to cut federal sentences based on factors such as extraordinary family circumstances, extraordinary rehabilitation, and extraordinary proof of contrition.

Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

If you're looking to see how successful I've been and what I can bring to the table, take a look at some of the recent cases I've had....and if you decide it's time to get help, use the form to the upper left to reach me or call me immediately.

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Sex Crimes

New York Defense Attorney For
Sex Crimes & Related Offenses


For more than twenty years, I have represented individuals accused of committing sexual offenses in New York State and Federal courts with a remarkable rate of success. Without a doubt, sex crime charges are some of the most difficult and challenging to defend because of the nature of the allegations, the potential punishment involved, and the damage to one's reputation caused by the announcement of these charges.

But based on my vast knowledge of the law and experience in aggressively exploring and then litigating every issue presented by these cases, time and again I have achieved favorable results for my clients as their
NY Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer.

Contact NY Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

So much so, I welcome the toughest cases....no matter how bad it looks.

Below are a sampling of cases in recent years which I've successfully represented individuals under investigation for, or charged with, sexual offenses in federal and state court.

Sex Crimes Criminal Defense in New York

New York State Sex Crimes Defense

  • Prostitution Offenses
  • Obscenity and Related Offenses
  • Offenses Against Public Sensibilities
  • Offenses Involving the Sexual Performance of a Child

Federal Sex Crimes Defense

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Rape
  • Consensual Sodomy
  • Sodomy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse
  • Course of Conduct Against A Child
  • Child Molestation
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Prostitution
  • Patronizing a Prostitute
  • Promoting Prostitution
  • Permitting Prostitution
  • Loitering For the Purpose of Engaging in a Prostitution Offense
  • Obscenity
  • Disseminating Indecent Materials to Minors
  • Public Lewdness
  • Exposure of a Person
  • Promoting the Exposure of a Person
  • Public Display of Offensive Sexual Material
  • Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance
  • Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child
  • Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child
  • Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child
  • Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child
  • Statutory Rape

MOST EXPERIENCE WITH SERIOUS SEX CRIMES

In sex offense cases, there are a number of legal defenses and other critical issues that tend to come up regularly.  Only an experienced practitioner, one who has fought courtroom battles using these defenses and contended with these issues, can effectively wade through all these issues.

I've skillfully tried sex offense cases for more than two decades and have dealt with it all during this time.  I am well-prepared to confront any evidence that a prosecutor may attempt to utilize, and to aggressively investigate all defenses that may lead to your exoneration.

I have:

  • Experience in aggressively investigating the background of the accuser with an eye towards developing evidence demonstrating credibility problems, a history of making false accusations and any motive to falsify their claims.

  • Experience challenging the application of New York's "Rape Shield Law" in a number of cases, including one of the most highly-publicized sex crimes cases in recent history.

  • Experience litigating a prosecutor's improper attempts to bring before the jury prior instances of alleged unlawful or improper sexual behavior by the accused.

  • Experience in assessing the critical role of physical and forensic evidence, and in particular serological evidence such as DNA, in establishing what type of contact occurred between the complainant and the accused.

  • Experience in using the "consent defense" in which the accused contends that any sexual contact between the accused and the complainant was agreed to and not a product of force.

  • Experience asserting that the complainant has misidentified the accused as their assailant due to suggestive police misconduct.

  • Experience asserting a defense of entrapment in the case of law enforcement "sting" operations designed to ensnare the accused in internet sex abuse and prostitution cases.

  • Experience in arguing for mitigation in cases of "statutory rape".

  • Experience in federal child pornography prosecutions.

  • Experience challenging the Penal Law statute in New York which has been used to prosecute persons accused of using the internet to arrange meetings with individuals they believe to be minors for the purpose of having sex with them.
  • Experience in asserting a "consent defense" to assault charges where the assaultive conduct in question arises in the context of sado-masochistic sex.  
  • Experience in challenging determinations made under the Sex Offense Registration Act (SORA).

At the end of the day, there aren't a lot of sexual related crimes I've helped my clients with.

So if you, or a loved one, finds them self to be the target of an investigation related to sexual crimes, or has already been arrested and charged with a sex related crime, don't hesitate to call me immediately for a free consultation at 212-285-2270.  If you need need help after regular business hours or on weekends, call my emergency line at 917-749-4420.



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Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes & Related Offenses


Few lawyers around the New York City metropolitan area, as well as across the State, have represented more clients in drug cases than me.

Over the course of 20 plus years, I've handled hundreds of drug cases in the federal and state courts in New York, establishing myself as a top-flight, hard-nosed
New York Drug Crimes Lawyer.

And how have I accomplished that?  Because I've been very successful at taking care of these charges for my clients.

Facing Drug Charges? Call Me Now.
Normal Business Hours Phone: 212-285-2270
After Hours Emergency Phone: 917-749-4420

Whether the case involves charges of simple possession of drugs or a complex, multi-defendant federal conspiracy case spanning a decade of time, I have the experience and know-how that translates into successful resolutions of drug cases.

Defense of Narcotics Cases in New York State Courts

Narcotics or controlled substance cases are by far the most commonly prosecuted cases in the New York and Federal Criminal justice system.  In New York State courts, drug charges may be brought as a misdemeanor (a less serious case), or as a felony, a far more serious crime.

By and large, the severity of the charges (whether the charges are misdemeanor or felony) will depend on three factors: the type of drugs involved, the amount or quantity of the drugs involved, and whether or not there is evidence that the drugs were to be sold to another person.

Drug charges in New York State courts typically involve situations in which the police claim to have found a person in possession of drugs in their clothing, in a car, or in an apartment or house.  Or the police claim to have observed a person selling drugs to another person, or claim to have purchased drugs from a person while acting in an undercover capacity.

No matter what the scenario, drug cases in New York State courts are serious matters, and the potential punishment for a narcotics conviction, even for a first offense, can be very harsh.  If the amount of drugs possessed or sold is significant enough, under New York law, the charges you face can even be as harsh as a murder charge.

In New York State Law, the following crimes are referred to as Controlled Substance Offenses, Marijuana Offenses, and Offenses involving Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions and/or related offenses.

Here's a closer look at the actual drug charges you might be facing.

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance
  • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in or near School Grounds
  • Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument
  • Criminal Injection of a Narcotic Drug
  • Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Possession of Precursors of Controlled Substances
  • Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
  • Criminal Possession of Marijuana
  • Criminal Sale of Marijuana
  • Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions
  • Criminal Solicitation
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal Facilitation
  • Money Laundering

Defense of Narcotics Cases in Federal Court

Most federal narcotics cases are the result of investigations conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The most common federal charges involve the manufacture, distribution, dispensing or possession with the intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense of controlled substances, the use of a telephone or other electronic device in connection with a controlled substance offense, the importation or smuggling of controlled substances into the United States, and conspiring to commit these offenses.

This last crime - conspiracy - has been called the "darling of prosecutors" and is charged in almost every drug case brought in federal court.

Federal drug cases also often involve charges brought against so-called drug trafficking organizations and can result in scores of people being arrested for their alleged roles in an ongoing enterprise.  With greater frequency, they may also involve the alleged diversion of prescription medications for illicit uses, and the unlawful distribution of controlled substances on the internet by online pharmacies.

Due to highly complex and confusing federal sentencing guidelines and congressionally-imposed minimum sentences that apply to narcotics cases, it is imperative that you hire a New York drug defense attorney with years of experience defending persons accused of federal narcotics charges.

The punishments you face if convicted of a drug offense in federal court are severe.  Depending on the type of substance involved and the quantity for which one is being held responsible, even for a first offender, there may be mandatory minimum prison sentences involved of at least 5 and up to 10 years.  If an accused has previously been convicted of a narcotics-related offense, a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years may be involved.

Federal Drug Charges are tough cases....but for 20 years, I've met the challenge and am retained regularly by new clients to help them.

Under the United States Code, the following are narcotics-related crimes:
(This is found at
www.dea.gov/pubs/csa.html and sections that follow)

  • Illegal Manufacture, Distribution, Dispensing or Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Distribute or Dispense of Controlled Substances
  • Wrongful Possession or Distribution of Listed Chemicals
  • Use of a Communication Facility to Commit a Controlled Substance Offense
  • Opening or Maintaining a Place for the Manufacture, Distribution or Use of a Controlled Substance
  • Continuing Criminal Enterprise
  • Investment of Illicit Drug Profits
  • Money Laundering
  • Distribution of a Controlled Substance to Persons Under Age 21
  • Distribution or Manufacturing in or Near Schools and Colleges
  • Employment or Use of Persons Under 18 Years of Age in Drug Operations
  • Sale of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Importation of Controlled Substances
  • Exportation of Controlled Substances
  • Possession, Manufacturer or Distribution for Purpose of Unlawful Importation
  • Attempt to Possess, Manufacturer or Distribute for Purpose of Unlawful Importation
  • Conspiracy

I Have The Experience Necessary to Win Your Drug Case

Experience has taught me that narcotics cases feature two recurring themes: questionable action on the part of law enforcement in searching for and seizing evidence, and the use of dubious police informants in furthering police investigations.  I have litigated hundreds of motions to suppress or to throw out of court evidence which was obtained in violation of a person's constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

And in hundreds of cases, I've aggressively fought against reliance on unsavory police informers.

In drug cases, there are several critical issues and defenses which arise regularly and with which the defense attorney must have a breadth of experience. I have:

  • Experience in the representation of professionals involved in the internet pharmacy business.

  • Experience defending complex, international money laundering prosecutions in federal court.

  • Experience defending federal and state conspiracy cases involving the use of audio-taped recordings, obtained consensually or via court-authorized eavesdropping devices.

  • Experience challenging the right of the police or federal agents in stopping and searching client’s motor vehicles and their contents, and confronting claims that a person voluntarily consented to or gave permission for the police to search a vehicle.

  • Experience challenging the right of the police or federal agents in searching the residence of an accused, whether such a search was undertaken pursuant to a search warrant or otherwise.

  • Experience challenging the credibility of police informants who seek to benefit themselves by providing law enforcement with often unreliable and false information regarding others.

  • Experience attacking the credibility of government "cooperators" who seek to reduce punishment for their crimes by often falsely implicating others in such offenses.

  • Experience countering the presumption under New York law that all of the occupants of a car or room where drugs have been found knowingly possess that controlled substance.

  • Experience challenging the quantity of a controlled substance for which an accused is to be held responsible under federal sentencing guidelines.

  • Experience asserting defenses of entrapment, agency, and unwitting participation in narcotics prosecutions at the state and federal level.

  • Experience gaining clients' admission into alternative sentencing programs to help to overcome narcotics addiction and avoid prison sentences.

  • Experience in the representation of professionals accused in connection with the illegal diversion of prescription medications involved in the pharmaceutical sample industry.

At the end of the day, you have a choice.  You can depend on an "average" New York drug defense lawyer, or one of the best.

So if you, or a loved one, finds them self to be the target of an investigation related to drug crimes, or has already been arrested and charged with a drug related crime, and wants one of the best, don't hesitate to call me immediately for a free consultation at 212-285-2270.  If you need help after regular business hours or on a weekend, call my emergency line at 917-749-4420.




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