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Knowledgeable New York Criminal Defense Attorney Protects Your Rights

Determined trial lawyer fights for your future

It doesn’t matter if it’s a state or federal prosecution — when the government comes after you, you need an experienced trial advocate by your side. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney might be the most important decision you can make in preparing your defense. When the government tries to take advantage of our clients, The Law Office of James A. Schiff in New York fights back.

Experienced counsel for drug cases

From challenging the constitutionality of the stop and the search to identifying useful alternatives to incarceration, such as substance abuse treatment options, our firm provides comprehensive counsel to individuals accused of drug possession and distribution offenses.

Zealous representation for people accused of embezzlement or fraud

In white collar crime cases, the government has often put a lot of time and resources into investigation before you find out there’s a problem. You need a lawyer with the experience and resourcefulness to put together a defense that can protect your freedom and your assets. Financial crimes, sometimes called white collar crimes, can be prosecuted under various theories, such as:

  • Embezzlement — Embezzlement is the theft of money or property by someone who has been placed in a position of trust. In New York, embezzlement is typically prosecuted as grand larceny, a serious felony. Such a prosecution could begin with a workplace inquiry, so don’t wait to discuss your situation with an attorney.
  • Fraud — Fraud is any theft facilitated by deception. If the fraud was allegedly committed by more than one person, conspiracy will also frequently be charged. Certain types of fraud, such as mail fraud, are prosecuted at the federal level. You need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to protect your rights in cases tried in U.S. courts.

At The Law Office of James A. Schiff, we know how to mount a strong defense against complex financial crimes.

Comprehensive law firm handles cases of all sizes

Any criminal case can have a big impact on your life, so it’s crucial to retain a skilled attorney to help you. We are committed to helping our clients resolve:

  • Felonies — Felonies include serious crimes such as internet crimes, identity theft and weapons crimes. A conviction could result in incarceration, fines and significant civil penalties.
  • Misdemeanors — Misdemeanors include relatively minor offenses like assault and petty theft. A conviction could still result in serious consequences depending on your history.

In helping you avert the consequences of a criminal conviction, we’ll explain your options clearly and then vigorously pursue the outcome you need.

Call a New York criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation

When you need a criminal defense attorney, you can rely on The Law Office of James A. Schiff in New York to protect your rights and stand up for you. Call 212-362-5600 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.