New York Criminal Cases We Handle

NEW YORK WHITE COLLAR CRIME ATTORNEY White collar crime is an act of theft or other criminal conduct which violates a corporate or government officer’s fiduciary duties. Thus, if a person is acting in a position of financial trust or management for a client, a business, or a government agency, and they do something illegal, stealing the company’s funds, for example, then that person has committed a white collar crime. Thus the key element in the definition of white collar crime is that a person has been placed in a position of trust and that they have used that position to unjustly enrich themselves at the expense of the organization or client for whom they work. These cases are being taken extremely seriously by the government these days, and the penalties can be severe, including years of imprisonment and huge fines. At the same time, these cases can be highly problematic for prosecutors to prosecute, because of their complexity. In order to win at trial, the prosecutor has to prove that the person actually intended to commit a criminal act. This is many times difficult to prove; because the prosecutor has to prove the person’s state of mind, and, at the same time, present complex financial information to a jury who has to actually understand what the prosecutor is trying to prove. Thus, white collar cases offer criminal defense lawyers a variety of ways to defend their clients against such charges. Fortunately, many times these cases can be dealt with through negotiations with the police and federal agents and the prosecutors involved in the investigation – usually the New York district attorney’s office or the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Our goal is to get the case dismissed before the client is ever arrested. This is extremely critical as the client’s entire career as a corporate or government officer may be on the line. Mr. Schwartz handles a wide range of White Collar criminal charges involving the following:

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Computer Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Embezzlement charges
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Multi-level Marketing Fraud
  • RICO Violations
  • Public Deception
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Wire Fraud

If you have been charged with a white collar crime in New York, it is important that you contact attorney David Schwartz today to protect your legal rights.

NEW YORK VIOLENT CRIME ATTORNEY If you have been charged with a crime committed against another person, you need immediate criminal defense representation. Attorney David Schwartz has years of experience assisting clients in the defense of violent crime charges. He provides trustworthy criminal legal advice and representation in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Bronx, and throughout New York City. If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need an aggressive New York criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Schwartz represents individuals charged following criminal offenses:

  • Aggravated robbery
  • Arson
  • Assault and battery
  • Bank robbery
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearms and gun offenses
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder (Capital, First, and Second Degree)
  • Robbery
  • Stalking

If you have been charged with any violent crime in New York, contact Mr. Schwartz today and arrange a FREE consultation to discuss your case with him.

NEW YORK DRUG CRIME LAWYER My office will fiercely protect your rights if you have been accused of a drug crime; no matter the seriousness of the charges involved. We employ only the most effective trial techniques to exclude the evidence against you, protect your rights, and present the most persuasive argument before a judge or jury in New York courts. For all felony and misdemeanor charges, we believe in obtaining the best outcome for your future while protecting you from the harsh consequences of a criminal drug conviction. We defend all drug related offenses including, but not limited to:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Sales and Distribution
  • Conspiracy and Intent to Distribute Drugs
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Cultivation
  • Importation of Narcotics
  • Other Narcotics
  • Charges related to Marijuana (Pot), Cocaine, Crack, Ecstasy (MDMA), Heroin, Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth), and more.

If you have been accused of a drug crime in New York, it is likely that you are facing very serious charges. Whatever your circumstances, we represent clients charged with all narcotics and drugs charges, from Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (DUI / DWI) and misdemeanor possession to felony distribution and interstate drug trafficking. Contact my office today for a free consultation to discuss your drug related charge.

 NEW YORK FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY There are two basic reasons for a crime being tried in the federal court system versus the state court system — if the charge alleged is a violation of federal versus state law or if the crime alleged occurs on federal property. When charged with a federal offense, the legal system will, in many cases, insist that a federal crimes attorney be retained on behalf of a defendant. This is due to the specialized nature of the proceedings and the rules governing federal sentencing and procedure. The majority of state practitioners are not sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced or trained in this highly specialized area of criminal law. Since the consequences of a criminal conviction are permanent for you and your loved ones, it becomes imperative to obtain the strong advocacy of attorneys experienced in this realm of criminal law. Attorney David Schwartz’s many years of experience and expertise relative to the federal judicial system has provided his clients with a strong advocacy over a period of many years. He is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients. Contact Mr. Schwartz today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your criminal matter.
NEW YORK THEFT CRIME LAWYER Most people presume that theft charges are a fairly simple misdemeanor matter that can be handled in New York Municipal Court. However, depending on the value of the merchandise or property involved, and applicable prior convictions, theft crimes can be charged as felony theft and prosecuted in district court. With shoplifting charges, even removing the retailer’s theft-detection device can be charged as a felony; even if you do not succeed in leaving the store with the merchandise. If you were video-taped in the act of shoplifting or stealing property in New York, it may be very unrealistic to expect an outright acquittal. However, we may be able to achieve a more favorable result by focusing your defense on negotiations with the prosecution designed to minimize the consequences you face. If surveillance equipment was not a factor, we examine the case closely to determine whether or not the officer had both reasonable suspicion and probable cause to justify your arrest. An improper search or arrest may possibly result in suppression of the evidence and ultimate dismissal of the charges against you. Whatever your situation, we will work tirelessly to get you the best results possible. Examples of theft-related offenses include:

  • Automobile and motor vehicle theft
  • Burglary
  • Shoplifting
  • Buying, receiving and possessing stolen property
  • Counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement and forgery
  • Identity theft and credit card fraud
  • Insurance and healthcare fraud
  • Misdemeanor and felony theft offenses
  • Larceny and Purse-snatching
  • Receipt of stolen property
  • Welfare fraud
  • White collar offenses
  • Wire fraud
  • Worthless check charges

If you are charged with shoplifting or a related theft crime, you need the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney with an understanding on how to defend theft charges. Attorney David Schwartz exclusively focuses on criminal defense, and is committed to protecting your rights. Conviction for a theft crime at any level can have serious, life-changing consequences. If you have been charged with a theft crime, contact Mr. Schwartz today and arrange a FREE consultation to discuss your case with him.

NEW YORK SEX CRIME ATTORNEY Our office has an extensive track record of successful outcomes in sexual offense cases. We are wholly committed to the protection of our clients’ rights as well as achieving the best possible results. If you have been charged with a sex crime in New York, you need a successful, experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Contact our offices today for a free evaluation of your case and receive straight forward answers that pertain to your individual circumstances.

Prostitution, Solicitation, and Pandering: Prostitution can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the specific offense. It is defined as the sale of sexual services (oral sex, sexual intercourse, etc.) for money. Though most often labeled a misdemeanor, it is also considered a crime to engage in the hiring of a prostitute to perform sexual acts for monetary compensation.

Lewd Acts, Lascivious Conduct and Indecent Exposure: These crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors, and involve pornography, exposition of the genitals in public areas, and the engagement of sexual acts in a public place.

Fail to Register: Failure to register as a convicted sex offender to the appropriate authorities in New York.

Sexual Harassment: Any repeated, unwanted behavior of a sexual nature perpetrated upon an employee by an employer, co-worker, or group of co-workers. Sexual harassment can be verbal, visual, written, or physical. It can occur between people of different genders or those of the same sex. Sexual harassment may take the form of demanding sexual favors as a requirement for employment, or subjecting an employee to unjust pressure, intimidation, ridicule, mockery, or insult because of his or her sex, whether or not the harassing conduct is sexual in nature.

Child Enticement: An attempt to entice, tempt, lure, or persuade a child to enter, leave, or stay in a confined space (building, vehicle, or place) if done by force or with the intent to commit rape, battery, lascivious acts, indecent exposure, lewd acts, or any other sexual offense in New York.

Child Exploitation: This encompasses a wide variety of offenses including the employment, persuasion, inducement, enticement or coercion of a child to perform in incident shows or obscene exhibitions, whether live or on film, or to pose in obscene or pornographic materials. This also encompasses the selling or distribution of such materials.

Child Abuse: Any harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare that occurs through physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or mistreatment by a parent, legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child’s health or welfare or by an authority figure.

Molestation: The act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity. 2. The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks, criticism, persecution or harassment.

Child Pornography: Any visual images depicting minors (under the age of legal consent) in explicit sexual activity. In some states, advocacy of child pornography is itself a form of child pornography. Any possession of child pornography in New York is illegal.

Date Rape: Date rape is defined as forcible sexual intercourse during a voluntary social engagement in which a person resists the sexual advances of the other party and does not intend to submit. Sexual Abuse: Any illegal sexual act performed by an adult against a minor. This term is usually applied to physical contact not amounting to rape and is generally separated into degrees according to the nature and specific circumstances of the contact.

Spousal Abuse: Any sexual, psychological, or physical abuse perpetuated by one spouse upon another.

Sexual Assault: Any unwanted sexual contact or attention achieved by force, threats, bribes, manipulation, pressure, or violence. It may be physical or non-physical and includes rape, attempted rape, incest, child molestation and sexual harassment.

Child Molestation: Any sexual or indecent activity involving a child and an adult, including incest and extra-familial sexual contact.

Statutory Rape: New York law defines statutory rape as illegal sexual activity with a child under the age of 17. In addition, there are laws that specify age restrictions for sexual relations between a minor and a person of authority (i.e. teacher, coach, tutor, pastor, police officer, etc.). If a child is under the age of 14, the felony (and fine) is increased dramatically. These laws can vary and are generally case specific. Statutory rape charges can be raised by the state, but are most often raised by the parents of the victim. If you have been charged with a sex related crime in New York, you need immediate representation. Contact my office today for a free consultation so that we may discuss your case.

NEW YORK DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY If you have been arrested for DWI in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan or anywhere in New York City , I can help you. Most people who contact me about their DWI case don’t understand what they are faced with. They have misconceptions about how to fight their DWI prosecution. I am here to answer your questions and help you through the embarrassing and arduous DWI process. I have dedicated my practice to protecting the rights of citizens like you. I will be happy to talk with you about your NYC DWI case and explain the different strategies that can protect your rights. Whomever you choose to represent you, make sure your DWI attorney is prepared to commit to a full and proper investigation of your case before you decide whether or not to “plea out.” It’s critical that you have the information you need to make good decisions, and that you have that information early in the process. You need to know how the charges and the choices you make in responding to them can affect your future-and your family’s future. Talking to a lawyer who knows the law and how it applies to your case will help you make informed decisions. If you have been charged with a DWI or drunk driving related offense in New York, please contact my office today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.