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NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL LAWYERS

Our  firm, Joseph Potashnik & Associates, PLLC is a boutique New York City Criminal Defense Law Firm, dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of New York City residents who have been charged with a crime.

We take our job as criminal attorneys very seriously, and work relentlessly to achieve the very best result for our clients in court. We strongly believe that a well-planned defense strategy and a team of experienced and skillful attorneys can make all the difference between a criminal conviction - and a verdict of “not guilty.”

Our talented NYC criminal lawyers provide professional criminal defense representation to people throughout New York City, including residents of:

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Bronx
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • Rockland County.

We defend clients who have been charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes, including:

  • White collar and business crimes
  • Health care and Medicaid fraud
  • Weapons crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Theft and burglary crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • And virtually any other criminal charge that's on the books.

Our New York City criminal defense lawyers are equally well prepared to defend clients charged with federal crimes in federal courts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, White Planes and Newark, New Jersey.

Criminal charges may result in severe legal consequences upon a conviction. If convicted, you will not only lose your freedom and certain alienable rights, but you will also damage your reputation with your family, friends, and community.

If you have been charged with a crime in New York City, hiring a skilled
New York City criminal attorney is vital to obtaining a successful verdict in court.

We are not the law firm that encourages clients to accept plea bargain offers where it would not be in their best interest.

Our New York City criminal defense attorneys have tried numerous criminal cases in criminal and federal courts. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial if it is in your best interest.

At Joseph Potashnik & Associates, PLLC, we understand that you may feel scared, confused, and overwhelmed by this experience. We want you to know that we understand the emotions you are feeling, and that we will zealously defend you in court to protect your freedom at all costs.

When we commit to a case, we, the attorneys, personally evaluate your case, listen to your concerns, answer all your questions, and build an organized, aggressive, and gripping defense strategy to present before the judge and jury.

While we can never predict or guarantee the outcome of any criminal case, we will do two things.

We will be honest and up-front about your case and let you know where you stand.

We can guarantee that we will do everything in our power to help you achieve a winning verdict.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime and is in need of high-quality, and highly experienced criminal defense, then contact some of the best criminal lawyers in New York City -  Joseph Potashnik & Associates - to schedule a consultation.

Our New York City criminal defense lawyers work with clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. We also handle cases in Rockland County, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.

In addition to defending clients in New York, we also provide criminal defense representation to residents of New Jersey. Our attorneys speak several languages, including Mandarin,
Russian, and Spanish.

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Joseph Potashnik, Esq.

Joseph Potashnik, Esq. is the founding partner of this law firm. He earned his law degree at The Ohio State University.Mr. Potashnik is a skilled defense attorney who has successfully represented hundreds of clients on state and federal levels. His areas of practice include the following:

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar and Business Crime Defense
  • Governmental Investigations
  • Licensing and Professional Discipline Matters
  • Health Law and Healthcare Providers Defense in Criminal and Administrative Matters

 

Mr. Potashnik also represents individual and business clients in all stages of federal, state, and local criminal investigations, grand jury proceedings, criminal prosecutions, administrative disciplinary matters, and forfeiture cases. He handles cases involving allegations of Medicaid fraud, Medicare Fraud, Insurance Fraud, No-Fault and Workers' Compensation Fraud, tax fraud and evasion, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, trademark counterfeiting, bribery, and illegal kickbacks.

The firm also handles a very limited number of selected civil litigation matters

Mr. Potashnik is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey state courts, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court for the District of New Jersey, Unitded States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the following bar organizations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • New York County Bar Association

He is the author of many articles on various criminal law topics.

 

Lawrence H. Schoenbach

Mr. Schoenbach, of counsel to our firm, is one of the most experienced criminal trial attorneys in New York. With nearly 30 years of active trial practice in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, international extradition and corporate compliance, Lawrence brings unparalleled expertise to our clients.  He is also the New York partner for the Institute for Tax and Commercial Law, a Swiss-based consulting firm that serves clients throughout the world.

Lawrence began his career in 1980 as a public defender in New York City and moved on to become one the most eminent criminal defense attorney in New York who has earned Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious AV rating, a peer ranking at the highest level of professional excellence. Lawrence tried over a hundred criminal cases to verdict.

Lawrence is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as federal courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of Puerto Rico, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second and Third Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Schoenbach received his law degree from Hofstra University. He also holds a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College. Lawrence has taught trial techniques for more than 20 years at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at the Hofstra University School of Law and the Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law. He is a frequent guest commentator on TruTV (formerly CourtTV).

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Sam A. Schmidt

Sam A. Schmidt is of counsel to our firm. He earned his law degree from St. John’s Law School in 1975. Sam started his career as a Legal Aid attorney and moved on to become an eminent New York City criminal defense attorney who has handled thousands of state and federal criminal matters, including numerous highly publicized cases.  Sam was lead counsel in the “Embassy Bombing” terrorist case in 2001. He was also lead counsel in major drug trafficking conspiracy cases. Today, Sam practices in both the Federal courts throughout the United States and New York State courts.  His practice includes representation of clients under investigation or charged with white collar crimes, narcotics offenses, homicides and most other offenses. He has also lectured and published on various issues relating to terrorist investigations and prosecutions. Sam is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

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Attorney Profiles

Joseph Potashnik, Esq.

Joseph Potashnik, Esq. is the founding partner of this law firm. He earned his law degree at The Ohio State University.Mr. Potashnik is a skilled defense attorney who has successfully represented hundreds of clients on state and federal levels. His areas of practice include the following:
  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar and Business Crime Defense
  • Governmental Investigations
  • Licensing and Professional Discipline Matters
  • Health Law and Healthcare Providers Defense in Criminal and Administrative Matters

 

Mr. Potashnik also represents individual and business clients in all stages of federal, state, and local criminal investigations, grand jury proceedings, criminal prosecutions, administrative disciplinary matters, and forfeiture cases. He handles cases involving allegations of Medicaid fraud, Medicare Fraud, Insurance Fraud, No-Fault and Workers' Compensation Fraud, tax fraud and evasion, money laundering, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, trademark counterfeiting, bribery, and illegal kickbacks.

The firm also handles a very limited number of selected civil litigation matters

Mr. Potashnik is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey state courts, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court for the District of New Jersey, Unitded States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the following bar organizations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • New York County Bar Association

He is the author of many articles on various criminal law topics.

 

Lawrence H. Schoenbach

Mr. Schoenbach, of counsel to our firm, is one of the most experienced criminal trial attorneys in New York. With nearly 30 years of active trial practice in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, international extradition and corporate compliance, Lawrence brings unparalleled expertise to our clients.  He is also the New York partner for the Institute for Tax and Commercial Law, a Swiss-based consulting firm that serves clients throughout the world.

Lawrence began his career in 1980 as a public defender in New York City and moved on to become one the most eminent criminal defense attorney in New York who has earned Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious AV rating, a peer ranking at the highest level of professional excellence. Lawrence tried over a hundred criminal cases to verdict.

Lawrence is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as federal courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of Puerto Rico, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second and Third Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Schoenbach received his law degree from Hofstra University. He also holds a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College. Lawrence has taught trial techniques for more than 20 years at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy at the Hofstra University School of Law and the Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law. He is a frequent guest commentator on TruTV (formerly CourtTV).

 

Sam A. Schmidt

Sam A. Schmidt is of counsel to our firm. He earned his law degree from St. John’s Law School in 1975. Sam started his career as a Legal Aid attorney and moved on to become an eminent New York City criminal defense attorney who has handled thousands of state and federal criminal matters, including numerous highly publicized cases.  Sam was lead counsel in the “Embassy Bombing” terrorist case in 2001. He was also lead counsel in major drug trafficking conspiracy cases. Today, Sam practices in both the Federal courts throughout the United States and New York State courts.  His practice includes representation of clients under investigation or charged with white collar crimes, narcotics offenses, homicides and most other offenses. He has also lectured and published on various issues relating to terrorist investigations and prosecutions. Sam is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the New York Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


 

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Practice Areas

NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE AREAS

 

For more information on how I can help you, please see the links below.

Each link will take you to the specified practice area and will provide more detail on what I can do - and what you can expect as you face charges in NYC.

NYC White Collar and Business Crimes

New York City Identity Theft Crimes

NYC Medicaid Fraud

New York City Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud

NYC Insurance Fraud

New York City Bank Fraud

NYC Mortgage Fraud

New York City Bankruptcy Fraud

Computer Crimes in NYC

New York City Weapons Crimes

Homicide and Violent Crimes in NYC

New York City Drug Crimes

Federal Drug Crimes in NYC

New York City Theft and Burglary

New York City Sex Crimes

Solicitation or Prositution in NYC

New York City Professional and Medical License Defense

Federal Criminal Defense

New York Federal Defense Attorneys

Without the risk of sounding too intimidating, facing federal charges is probably one of the most nerve-racking experiences in life, even with one of the best Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys in New York City at your side.

In many cases, by the time the accused learns that he or she is the target of federal criminal investigation, the government has already built a strong case.

Federal government and its criminal investigative agencies have almost unlimited material and human resources to prosecute their cases. A less known fact is that federal prosecutors obtain conviction in more than 95 percent of federal criminal trials!

U.S. sentencing guidelines, although not mandatory anymore, are still important in the sentencing process; the guidelines are harsh and punishments are extremely severe.

Defendants charged with federal crimes face draconian penalties if they are convicted at trial. The federal criminal justice system does not usually provide for parole. In most cases, convicted individuals will serve more than 85 percent of their sentences.

All these issues make defending against federal charges more complex and emotionally draining than defending against state charges. 

If you or your loved one are facing-off with the federal government, you must not and do not have to do it alone. You need a caring and competent criminal defense attorney who will stand up for you against the federal prosecutors.

It is important to realize that in most cases, as a federal defendant, you are essentially fighting for your life. 

What you need is an attorney who will weaken the government’s case by various strategic and procedural methods to gain advantage that can be used later in suppression of evidence - and ultimately improving your chances for a case dismissal, reducing charges, or getting a favorable plea bargain.

Not every case can bargained away or dismissed. When we accept a case, we are prepared to take it all the way to trial if necessary.

Your chances of a successful outcome of your case depends on how soon your attorney will get involved.

Ideally, you should be represented as soon as you discover that you are under investigation - or as soon as possible after your arrest. 

If you or someone you love are a target of grand jury inquiries or federal investigation, we offer you sound advice. Our New York federal defense attorneys handle all federal criminal charges including:

We also handle

Our criminal defense attorneys are admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

NY Criminal Procedure FAQ

New York Criminal Procedure Basics

In the course of our practice, we've realized that educating our clients enhances our practice and allows us to provide better representation.

Many  of our clients are intimidated by complex and unfriendly criminal justice procedures. In fact, we have seen numerous clients who were completely "lost in the system".

While defending against a criminal charge is hardly a pleasant experience, we try to make it a little easier on our existing and potential clients by explaining the basics of the criminal procedure in the State of New York.

New York Courts' Criminal Jurisdiction

New York courts must have both subject matter jurisdiction and geographic jurisdiction over an offense. Only courts vested with criminal jurisdiction by the New York Criminal Procedure Law may conduct many statutorily required criminal proceedings such as issuing criminal search warrants.

Arrest, Search, and Seizure

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Even though there are many exceptions that allow the admission of otherwise inadmissible evidence, police must have probable cause for every search and seizure.

Therefore, although it is preferable to have a search or arrest warrant in every search or seizure case, police may and do make warrantless arrests or searches that they believe are reasonable. The police may also stop and frisk a person if they have reasonable suspicion that the person possesses a dangerous weapon.

The law requires that in such cases, the search must not exceed the permissible scope for that type of interference with liberty.
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New York Arraignment

An arraignment is the first appearance of the defendant in court where he is informed of the charges filed against him, advised of the right to counsel, and provided with a copy of the accusatory document.

The law requires that arraignments must be conducted without unreasonable delay following the defendant's arrest, which means within 24 hours. In New York City, it is not unusual for the defendant to spend more than 24 hours in jail prior to getting to see the judge.
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Preliminary Hearings

A preliminary hearing is an adversarial proceeding usually held after the arraignment at which the judge, using the probable cause legal standard, decides whether the prosecution has enough evidence against the defendant to go to trial.

The probable cause standard determines whether the prosecution has produced enough evidence to convince a reasonable jury that the defendant is guilty. The only purpose of a preliminary hearing is to convince the judge that the case should or should not go to trial.
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Grand Jury

A grand jury is a group of no fewer than 16 and no more than 23 persons, which is convened by a superior court. Grand Jury investigates offenses by hearing and examining evidence to determine whether to permit prosecution of those offenses. Read more

New York City Medicaid Fraud Defense Attorney

Medicaid Fraud Lawyer in New York City

New York City Family Health Plus Fraud Lawyer

Our New York City criminal defense firm represents New Yorkers facing Medicaid fraud, Family Health Plus fraud, or Health care fraud criminal charges.

Our clients are both Medicaid recipients as well as providers such as doctors, dentists, clinics, nursing home managers, pharmacists, home care providers, and ambullette transportation business owners who have been accused of administrative or criminal violations of any of the New York Medicaid rules.

Our 
New York City Medicaid fraud defense lawyers will be glad to review your case with you. Remember, when you are subject to investigation, it is always in your best interest to talk to an experienced attorney before discussing your case with investigators.

How one may be charged with Medicaid or Family Health Plus fraud in New York City.

There are two categories of people who are investigated and prosecuted for Medicaid fraud: benefits recipients and providers.

If you are a recipient, you may be guilty of Medicaid fraud for the following:
  • Providing false information on the Medicaid application (lying or concealing information about income, assets, etc.)
  • Altering or forging prescriptions
  • Re-selling medicine and products obtained through the program
  • Receiving services for which you are not eligible by means of intentional misrepresentation
  • Allowing another person to use your Medicaid card to obtain services
  • Receiving and using several Medicaid Cards
If you are a Medicaid services provider, you could be investigated for the following:
  • Billing Medicaid for services that have never been provided
  • Filing claims for fake services and medical conditions
  • Filing claims for fake and staged car accidents
  • Coverage claims for non-existent illnesses
  • Filing claims for medical care coverage for staged, fraudulent auto accident injuries
  • Illegal fee sharing
  • Billing for services provided by unlicensed personnel in violation of Medicaid rules

What to do if you are investigated for Medicaid Fraud or Family Health Plus Fraud in New York City

In many cases, clients first learn that they are the target of a Medicaid fraud investigation when they receive a letter from NYC Human Resources Administration. 

Medicaid eligibility rules are clear and strict. You are not eligible to receive Medicaid or Family Health Plus in New York City unless you live in New York City. You also are inelligible if your income is too high, depending on your family size. Finally, between 2006 and 2010 you would be inelligible for Medicaid in NYC if your family assets exceeded $20,000, which includes any real property other than the primary residence.

The New York City Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Division of Claims and Collections, both located at 250 Church Street in Manhattan, as well as other agencies routinely investigate matters related to fraudulent receiving of Medicaid benefits in New York City. Lately, there has been a substantial increase of criminal prosecutions of individuals who received health benefits illegaly. 

If you receive a letter from an investigative agency asking you to come to their office for an “interview” and to bring along certain documentation, you should seek legal advice immediately before discussing anything with the investigators.

If you go to the interview and voluntarily submit requested documentation you may be implicating yourself and confessing to having committed a crime and in the event your case is referred to the local District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution or to the NYC Legal Department for civil litigation, any information your provide will be used against you. 

If HRA decides to press charges, the case will be referred ro the District Attorney's Office and the receipient will be indicted for several felony charges including grand larceny, Medicaid Fraud, and other charges. Many clients found out that they had been targeted only upon receiving a call from the DA's Detective Squad instructing them to surrender to the DA's Office and face the charges. 

We have helped countless individuals investigated for Medicaid Fraud in New York. In many cases, our lawyers have been successful in preventing criminal charges to be filed in the first place! If you or someone you know is contacted by investigators in regards to Medicaid fraud, do not be part of the statistics - call us today for a confidential consultation. 

What if you are a service provider

If you are a provider of Medicaid-sponsored services, you may also receive a letter or a call from an investigating agency requesting an interview or asking you to submit your files to them for examination. If this happens, call an experienced New York Medicaid fraud attorney right away.

If you are a provider investigated for fraudulent Medicaid related activities, you may receive written communication from a variety of governmental agencies from the Office of the Attorney General to the Office of Inspector General to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. On some occasions, agents may simply raid your office and seize your files and computers. When you realize that you are subject to a governmental investigation, talk to us before talking to the investigators! 

If you are under investigation, the “do-it-yourself” approach is wrong. How the case in handled in the investigative stage often determines the outcome, including the likelihood of whether criminal charges are filed against you. 

That is why a consultation with an attorney is absolutely critical before you discuss anything with the investigators. 

Your chances of a favorable outcome increase dramatically if you begin you defense in a Medicaid fraud case or health care fraud case early - hopefully before indictment. The government has already invested considerable time and resources in gathering evidence and building the case against you. They are ahead of the game and the sooner your defense team gets involved the better your chances. You need an experienced and dedicated legal team of New York City Medicaid fraud lawyers to beat the fraud investigators at their own game. 

What to expect if criminal charges are filed against you for Medicaid Fraud in New York City.

Medicaid fraud in New York City is actively investigated and prosecuted. If your case is not properly handled administratively at the early investigative stage, criminal charges are likely to be brought. You may be accused of several felonies including grand larceny, false filing, fraud, etc. You will pay restitution and fines, be banned from receiving or participating in Medicaid, have a criminal record, and may even go to prison. 

New York City Medicaid criminal defense attorneys

If you have been accused of Medicaid fraud in NYC, you need the expertise and dedication of our New York City Medicaid fraud attorneys. As soon as you discover that you are under investigation for Medicaid or health care fraud, call our criminal defense attorneys immediately. If you are a health care provider, you have too much to lose if you are convicted of Medicaid fraud, and that includes your professional license.

Joseph Potashnik and his colleagues, all skilled 
New York City Medicaid fraud lawyers, will review your case, investigate circumstances surrounding the accusations, and do all that is possible to either dismiss or reduce the charges - or negotiate an acceptable deal.

To date, we have successfully represented dozens of clients investigated for New York City medicaid fraud by various agencies. Use our efficiency and expertise to your benefit and call us today! 
Contact us today to talk to a New York Medicaid fraud criminal defense lawyer

Drug Crimes

NEW YORK CITY DRUG CRIMES LAWYERS

New York City criminal lawyers of Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC represent clients charged with all types of drugs offenses from possession to trafficking to distribution.

A drug charge is a serious accusation with serious potential consequences. At our firm you will find skilled and experienced New York City drug crimes lawyers who will be able to help you with your defense.

Drug offenses are the most commonly prosecuted crimes in New York courts. Depending on charges, persons accused of New York drug offenses may be facing anything from conditional dismissal for some marijuana possession offenses to a class A Felony.

New York City defense against criminal possession of a controlled substance charges

This is probably the most commonly prosecuted drug crime in New York and our criminal defense attorneys are fully prepared to successfully defend clients charged with this crime. Criminal possession of a controlled substance may range from a misdemeanor to a Class A-1 Felony.

It is easier to be convicted of a New York criminal possession of drugs than most people think because New York law creates a presumption of possession - all they need to prove is that you were physically present in the same area as the narcotics were. The commonly used defense of "it's not mine" may not work at all.

New York City defense against criminal sale of a controlled substance

Another serious drug crime commonly prosecuted in New York is criminal sale of a controlled substance, which ranges from a clad D to a class A-I felony. It is an extremely serious offense and  you need a knowledgeable New York drug defense attorney to build your defense.

In addition, we defend our clients against the following drug-related charges:

  • 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 in the second degree
  • Criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance
  • Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material
  • Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine

New York City Marijuana Charges Defense Lawyers

Marijuana is the most used drug in the country - and in New York City. Prosecution of marijuana crimes, especially possession and use of marijuana are probably the most common criminal charges that clog New York City courts.

Our New York marijuana defense lawyers represent people charged with

  • Unlawful possession of marijuana
  • Criminal possession of marijuana
  • Criminal sale of marijuana

If you are charged with any New York drug or marijuana crime, contact us today to discuss your case. Because every case is different, we investigate the facts surrounding your arrest and determine whether we can challenge and suppress evidence seized by police.

You have constitutional rights that regulate how police should conduct searches and seizures - and arrests. When police violate these laws, evidence they collect may be suppressed and the prosecution may be compelled to drop charges or significantly reduce them.

New York Federal Drug Defense Lawyers

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City routinely prosecutes certain drug offenses in federal courts. Federal drug charges often involve the following crimes:

In our experience, conspiracy is a "catch all" crime that federal prosecutors use to charge almost every defendant in a federal drug case.  It works as a huge net that unfortunately often catches people whose involvement with the crime was minimal, if any. 

Federal sentences for most drug offenses are much harsher than state sentences, including mandatory minimum prison sentences of 5 or more years for first-time offenders in some cases.

Our New York federal drug crimes attorneys are ready to defend you from day one against these serious charges, and your defense will be as hard as it must be to obtain you the optimal result.

Theft Crimes

THEFT LAWYERS IN NYC

The New York City Theft Defense Lawyers at our firm provide first-class defense to clients accused of various theft crimes in criminal courts of the New York City area. Unlike most major financial white collar crimes, theft crimes violations don’t involve corporate executives and complicated fraudulent schemes.

Most New York City theft criminal defendants are just regular folks, first time offenders, accused of theft of relatively minor amounts. While some our clients intentionally broke the law, others have strayed inadvertently. We can often help you explain what happened and present the best arguments to minimize your liability.

 

Most New York theft crimes we deal with are

 

  • Petit larceny (stealing less than $1,000)
  • Grand larceny (stealing over $1,000, a felony)
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property
  • Robbery
  • Theft of Services
  • Credit Card Theft and Fraud
  • Computer Fraud
  • Welfare Fraud
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud
  • NYC Housing Authority Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Tax Fraud

 

Whether you would benefit from a carefully negotiated plea bargain or going to trial, we will provide you with serious defense against any New York theft accusation. Our New York City theft defense attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of NYC clients in various theft cases.

 

Call us today for a confidential consultation for any New York City criminal theft related matter.


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