State Criminal Defense

We represent clients in a wide range of criminal matters, at the trial, appellate and post-conviction phases.

Our practice handles a broad array of criminal cases, from violent crimes such as murder, assault, weapons, narcotics and robbery charges, to white collar crimes such as money laundering, fraud, identity theft, criminal conspiracies, and organized crime allegations.

We also represent clients who have been subpoenaed or are under investigation by law enforcement, and strive to resolve cases before they are even indicted, thereby limiting our clients’ exposure to criminal penalties.

We defend you against all criminal charges, including:

Computer/Internet Crimes: Computer crimes are a complex area of law for investigators, defendants, prosecutors and criminal attorneys. These laws are still evolving and frequently crimes are committed before there are specific statutes in place to prevent them. Investigations often require the search and confiscation of computers and their files, which occasionally involves rights violations. Sometimes evidence of a computer crime can only be traced to a certain apartment complex, public computer or wireless router, which makes the likelihood of a wrong accusation increase drastically. If you have been charged with a computer crime, it is critical you speak with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can help search for rights violations and inconclusive evidence in your case. The most common computer crimes include:

  • Viewing and distributing child pornography
  • Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Illegal solicitation of a minor

Felonies: If you are under investigation for a felony, it is important for you to seek an experienced criminal attorney. The consequences of being convicted of a felony are very serious. Most felonies carry mandatory prison terms if dangerous allegations are proven by the government. Our firm has experience in defending against allegations of a full range of felonies including:

  • Homicide/murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Home Invasion
  • Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape/sexual assault
  • Burglary
  • Gun Crimes
  • Arson

Misdemeanors: Being charged with a misdemeanor crime can carry serious consequences. A misdemeanor conviction will result in a criminal record, and may result in fines, community service, probation, or up to one year in jail. Moreover, a misdemeanor criminal conviction may affect future employment or education prospects, and can affect your driving privileges or security clearance. Some misdemeanors, if committed more than once, may lead to a felony conviction. Common misdemeanors include:

  • Driving While Intoxicated/Driving While Ability Impaired
  • Trespassing
  • Marijuana possession
  • Domestic violence
  • Violating an order of protection
  • Shoplifting Crimes/Theft Crimes

White Collar Crimes: Federal or state investigation for fraud, forgery or other financial crimes may go on for months or years before authorities bring charges. If you even suspect you are being investigated for state or federal charges, it is imperative that you contact a criminal attorney immediately. The punishment you face is serious – hefty fines, seizure of property, loss of professional license or employment, your reputation and prison. Common white collar crimes include:

  • Embezzlement Crimes
  • Government Fraud
  • Fraudulent Schemes & Artifices (falsifying documents, fraud checks, fake IDs)
  • Ponzi Scams
  • Racketeering/Money laundering
  • Falsifying Business Records.

Sex Offenses: If you have been charged with a sex crime, it is of the utmost importance that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent your case. The consequences of being charged with a sex crime are devastating. Even people who are not convicted can be stigmatized and socially ostracized when friends and family learn about the charges. A good lawyer will not only work to fight your charges, but also work to keep your charges out of the public eye. When you are facing sex crime charges, we will do everything in our power to help you, including performing our own investigation and consulting forensic experts. There are a number of charges that can be considered “sex crimes” including:

  • Child molestation
  • Sexual assault
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Sex offender registration violations
  • Statutory rape
  • Lewd behavior
  • Prostitution
  • Promoting prostitution
  • Patronizing a prostitute

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