Practice Areas: Criminal Defense

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You need the assistance of a dedicated professional to help you effectively deal with the criminal justice system. We represent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in both state and federal court at trial or appeal.  Get High-Quality & Comprehensive Representation. We defend clients charged with crimes ranging in seriousness from DWI and petty theft to murder, terrorism, narcotics crimes and everything in between.

 

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, regardless of the charge. That is why we treat every case with the utmost care and personal attention. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

 

Call the Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP at 212-571-5500

Assault: Explanation of Assault Charges

New York assault charges can be very serious. Penalties for an assault conviction can range from probation to years in jail. If you or someone you care about has been charged with the offense of assault, you should take immediate action to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys regarding the penalties and the prosecution against you. We have the legal trial experience that is beneficial to helping you battle these charges. We can help you discern the facts of your case and build a defense that will be resilient in court.

In New York, assault charges are separated according to the specific facts of the incident. A basic assault charge refers to a situation where the defendant caused physical injury to the other party. Higher assault charges carry much more severe penalties because the circumstances of the actual incident are more dangerous to society. When it comes to first-degree and second-degree assault charges, prosecution must prove that the defendant intended to cause serious physical harm to the victim. When it comes to the lower levels of assault, prosecution is only required to prove that the defendant acted recklessly with a dangerous weapon or was negligent with the use of a dangerous weapon.

Have you been charged with assault?

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor assault or a felony assault, it is important to do what it takes to avoid a conviction. Gang assault is another type of offense in this category and it can be penalized with a minimum sentence of three and a half years in jail. It is separated from other assault crimes in that the action is aided by two or more individuals.

Anyone accused of assault should take the opportunity and obtain a free case evaluation. Seek representation from an experienced defense lawyer in New York City. At The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP, we understand that you are facing a difficult circumstance and will require aggressive legal assistance.

 
 

Burglary Charges in New York

Burglary is an all-around serious offense, no matter what the specifics of the case include. It is described as a theft crime although theft is not a prerequisite to being charged with this crime. Burglary is the unlawful entering of another individual's personal premises with the intention of committing either a felony or theft crime. In some cases, the intended crime is not committed but the defendant can still be charged with burglary.

If you are in need of legal protection from the daunting effects of a burglary conviction, your best option may be to speak with a New York criminal defense attorney. At The Law Offices of Michael Mullen, we have accolades that we believe could benefit your burglary case. Our founding Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Mullen is an experienced trial attorney as well as a former assistant district attorney. We know that a conviction for burglary can change your life, which is why our firm offers strong defense.

There are different degrees of burglary that can be committed. You can be guilty of committing burglary in the third degree if you have knowingly entered a building in an unlawful manner and even had the notion to commit a crime. First- and second-degree burglary entail aggravating factors such as possession of a weapon. Two elements must exist for the charge to be made; trespassing must have taken place and the intention to commit a crime within that premises.

Various defenses are available for your case if you have been charged with burglary. Possible defenses include the lack of intent to trespass and the lack of intent to commit a crime inside the building. When defending against your charges, you need the best criminal defense lawyer in New York  by your side. In order to avoid the penalties you may face, take action and secure our legal assistance at once. Call our firm today for a free case evaluation!

 

Domestic Violence Attorney in New York

If you are dealing with criminal charges that pertain to the offense of domestic violence, our firm understands that you are in a difficult position. Domestic violence is a serious charge that regards the abuse of another person within a family unit or an individual living under the same roof. If the domestic violence results in severe injuries and is a traumatic situation, the offender can face heavy penalties and life changing consequences. Criminal matters involving domestic violence should be handled with the legal assistance of a New York criminal defense attorney from our firm.

Proceedings for a domestic violence charge is described in the Family Court Act §812. Domestic violence can be in the form of sexual abuse and is often a violation of both state and federal laws. An aggressor of domestic violence can be convicted of assault if the physical harm that is inflicted is intentional. Domestic violence can come about in different forms and is charged depending on the specifics of the individual's arrest. A wide range of penalties can result depending on the specific offense. A felony conviction for domestic violence can result in a 5 to 25 year prison sentence.

Have you been accused of domestic violence?

If you are accused of domestic violence, law enforcement can begin taking immediate action. You may be arrested immediately and a police report can be filed against you. Team up with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn. A knowledgeable criminal lawyer can be by your side to help defend against the charges set before you. We can expose any false information that is a part of the police report and perform our own investigation of the situation. Domestic violence charges are difficult cases that require the legal representation of our firm. We can help you understand how prosecution is working against you and find out what can be done in your case.

Manhattan Drug Crime Lawyers

Have you been arrested on drug charges?

Drug crime charges in the state of New York can be very severe and result in heavy penalties. Recent changes have taken place with these types of charges, but they have not decreased the severity that is brought about by the war on drugs. As your Manhattan criminal defense attorneys, we can examine your case to seek alternative sentencing and any defense techniques that may be appropriate for your circumstance.

The Law Offices of The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP have tried hundreds of cases to verdict, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Our experience can be used to contest your felony drug crime charges that can result in an extensive prison sentence if convicted. Felony drug crimes can follow you for the remainder of your life and can result in a criminal record. Many severe penalties may result if you are convicted of any type of drug offense. Even with the offense of drug possession, your life can be unfavorably altered. Distribution of any type of drug can carry heavy consequences, especially if it involves heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, or crystal meth.

 Contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP, today if you have been charged with an illegal drug offense.

 
 

Accused of Drug Possession?

If you are facing drug possession charges, now is the time to obtain legal representation. You will be up against New York's daunting justice system, with the constant threat of severe penalties looming over you. When your freedom and reputation are on the line, it calls for immediate action and defense.

If you are ready to fight your charges and protect your future, be sure to call on the aggressive New York drug crime attorney from our firm. The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern offers legal assistance  backed by years of extensive and successful legal experience. 

If you are ready to fight your charges and protect your future, be sure to call on the aggressive Manhattan drug crime attorney from our firm. The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern  offers legal assistance backed by years of extensive and successful legal experience. He is a former assistance district attorney who has achieved positive results for his clients time and time again.

Take a proactive step in your defense by contacting our firm today!

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor assault or a felony assault, it is important to do what it takes to avoid a conviction. Gang assault is another type of offense in this category and it can be penalized with a minimum sentence of three and a half years in jail. It is separated from other assault crimes in that the action is aided by two or more individuals.

Harsh Penalties for Drug Possession

Drug possession charges are classified under six levels, with the penalties increasing with severity depending on the type and amount of drug found in your possession.

Accused of Drug Possession?

You could be facing the following penalties:

  • Class A-I felony: punishable up to 15 to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines

  • Class A-II felony: punishable up to 3 to 8 years in prison and $50,000 in fines

  • Class B felony: punishable up to 25 years in prison and $30,000 in fines

  • Class C felony: punishable up to 15 years in prison and $15,000 in fines

  • Class D felony: punishable up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines

  • Class A misdemeanor: punishable up to a year in prison and $1,000 in fines

Even in the face of such penalties, you should take confidence in knowing that the Law Offices of The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern are ready to help fight your charges. We can utilize a wide range of defenses in your case, from illegal search and seizure to lack of knowledge of the drugs. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, we are ready to diligently protect your name and counter any evidence produced by the prosecution.

Do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP, to speak with an experienced Manhattan criminal defense attorney today.

 

Drug Manufacturing Crimes in NYC

Protecting Yourself Against Drug Charges

Have you been arrested for allegedly manufacturing drugs? Are you unsure of what steps to take next? The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern offer aggressive and dedicated counsel for the criminally accused throughout New York City. If you are in need of an experienced New York drug crimes lawyer, be sure to call on them for support.

In New York, it is considered a crime to chemically manufacture any type of illicit narcotic. If you are accused of this type of crime, you could be facing serious penalties, such as up to 25 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. The consequences will greatly depend on the amount and type of narcotic involved.

The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern can represent clients accused of manufacturing:

  • Methamphetamine

  • Ecstasy

  • Cocaine

  • Heroin

  • Any other type of narcotic

Do not wait to take legal action! It is crucial for you to start building your defense today. Contact the firm today if you need representation in New York City.

Drug manufacturing charges carry severe consequences and should be handled by a qualified legal professional with proven experience. You could be charged with unlawful drug manufacturing if you are found in possession of certain drug paraphernalia or equipment commonly used for manufacturing. With the right defense behind you, you can challenge these charges and any evidence against you.

Contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern  today if you are in need of legal counsel from a seasoned trial attorney.

 

Drug Trafficking Crimes in New York City

Facing charges? Call our firm for counsel!

Trafficking drugs is a serious charge and can result in life-altering consequences. You could be facing years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Do not face such heavy penalties alone! You need an experienced and proven defense attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern can provide the counsel and support you need during this time.

Unlike other drug charges, drug trafficking can involve numerous crimes, including possession, sale, delivery, and even manufacturing. This means that the consequences for a conviction will be severe. It is more important than ever to retain experienced representation from a criminal attorney at this time. The right defense team will be able to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf, potentially having your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Trafficking Laws in New York

The state of New York enforces strict penalties for trafficking. The laws surrounding these types of crimes are very complicated, which means you need a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Trafficking charges are not strictly based on intent, like many other charges. You could be convicted simply for the amount of drugs you are found in possession of. The prosecution does not have to prove that you had the intent to sell drugs in order to convict you, making it even more crucial for you to obtain counsel.

You could be facing the following penalties:

  • A minimum of 3 years to life in prison

  • Revoked probation

  • A minimum of $25,000 in fines

  • Loss of property involved in trafficking (such as a home or car)

Any type of criminal charge can bring an onslaught of challenges and legal obstacles. The good news is that you do not have to go through this time alone.

Contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern  today to discuss your charges and determine the best possible course of action for your case.

 

New York City DWI Attorneys

Searching for a lawyer for a DWI case in New York City?

Those who have been charged with the criminal offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol can face heavy penalties that can forever alter their life. New York state typically refers to this offense as DWI. Other drivers can be substantially impacted by the drunk driver if an accident were to take place, which is why it is important to retain the legal assistance of our firm. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles explains the severe penalties that an individual can face if they are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Trafficking Laws in New York

The state of New York enforces strict penalties for trafficking. The laws surrounding these types of crimes are very complicated, which means you need a knowledgeable lawyer on your side. Trafficking charges are not strictly based on intent, like many other charges. You could be convicted simply for the amount of drugs you are found in possession of. The prosecution does not have to prove that you had the intent to sell drugs in order to convict you, making it even more crucial for you to obtain counsel.

If you have been cited for driving while under the influence, it is essential to remember that this is not a simple traffic offense that can be handled by a small fine and traffic court. A DWI is a criminal charge that can result in jail and court. If you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or higher or demonstrate evidence of obvious intoxication, you can face criminal charges. Penalties for this offense are very severe because they are designed to encourage drivers to never drive while intoxicated ever again. After the first offense, the penalties substantially increase.

Penalties for DWI in New York

For a first offense, it is charged as a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $1,000. It may also include a year in jail and a six-month license revocation. Penalties for a subsequent DWI offense are even more if the offense has taken place within five years of the original charge. Other aggravating factors include injuries, accidents, and minors in the vehicle. If you have been charged with a DWI in the state of New York, it is important to contact our firm at your earliest convenience. You need the best DUI lawyers in Manhattan by your side. We have extensive DWI / DUI trial experience with charges ranging from felonies to misdemeanors.

Felony DWI in New York

Need a lawyer for a DWI case in New York City?

If you are arrested for your first DWI offense in New York, you will most likely be facing misdemeanor charges. Under certain circumstances, a DWI offense can be charged as a felony crime. It is imperative to fight against all DWI charges, even the first to be sure that your record remains clean. While a first DWI may seem minor, if you later get arrested for a DWI again, the consequences are significantly harsher.

Some of the elements that may lead to felony charges include:

  • DWI with a child in the car (under age 16)

  • DWI with a prior conviction within 10 years

  • DWI with an accident injuring another individual (Vehicular Assault)

  • DWI with an accident killing another individual (Vehicular Manslaughter)

Penalties for Felony DWI

If your DWI offenses involves a prior offense or is considered vehicular assault, you may be facing Class E felony charges.

If the offense was vehicular manslaughter or more serious vehicular assault, the charges involved may be a Class D felony. This level of felony is punishable by:

  • Between $2,000 and $10,000 in fines

  • State prison sentence of up to seven years

  • Probation for five years

  • Driver's license revocation for at least 18 months

  • Driver responsibility assessment

Other penalties involved in these offenses could be community service, ignition interlock device installation, alcohol abuse assessment and more. Felony DWI charges are serious and you need to seek aggressive legal representation right away. The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern to have experience on your side in your case. 

 
 

Underage DUI/DWI in New York

In New York, the legal drinking age is 21 years old. There are some exceptions; however, and people under age 21 are allowed to drink if they are on private, non-alcohol selling property. In order for this to be legal, they need the consent of a legal guardian. Another exception would be if the alcohol consumption was for educational purposes, such as culinary school requirements. Lastly, if a legal guardian consents to the alcohol consumption and they are on alcohol-selling premises such as a restaurant or event.

If an underage driver is caught drinking and driving, the penalties are stricter than if they were over age 21. One reason for this is that underage drinkers cause a disproportionate number of fatalities that involve alcohol. Only 10% of licensed drivers are under age 21, but 14% of the DUI related fatalities in the state of NY are due to an underage drinker. In order to be driving under the influence in New York, the underage drinker would have to be above the legal limit.

The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for drivers under age 21 is .02%. For drivers 21 and older, the BAC level limit is .08%. If you have been charged for a DWI in New York and you are under age 21, you will need aggressive and experienced legal representation. Obtain representation from the best DUI attorney in New York City to help in your case. 

 

Penalties for Underage DWI

The consequences of a DWI conviction when under age 21 are harsher than drivers 21 and older. For a first drunk driving conviction in New York, the driver may receive a prison sentence of up to one year, a fine between $500 and $1,000 plus a license suspension for 6 months. The driver will also be ordered an ignition interlock device installation, which ensures that their car will not start if there is alcohol in the driver's system. For a second drunk driving conviction within five years of the first, the prison time increases to between five days and four years. The fines are also increased to between $1,000 and $5,000 plus a license suspension for at least one year.

New York has an implied consent law which requires all drivers to perform a chemical test when arrested for a DWI. The driver can take either a breath, blood or urine test but they have to perform at least one. If they choose to refuse, their license will be suspended for one year and they will have to pay a $500 fine. There are also other charges that can follow an underage DWI charge in New York.

On top of being charged for drinking and driving, the driver can also receive charges for any of the following offenses:

  • If there were underage drunk passengers: distributing alcohol to minors

  • Minor in possession

  • Soliciting alcohol

  • Violation of child endangerment laws

  • If a fake ID was used to purchase alcohol: possession of a fake ID

Any other violations that the officer notices during the arrest can add to the penalties and charges. Insurance companies can also take action following an underage DWI. Some companies choose to terminate policies if you are convicted of an underage DWI. Others may just raise the cost of the premium by $100- $200 because you are now a higher risk.

 

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

Are you facing federal charges?

Different categories of crimes are devised to explain the different types of crimes that can be prosecuted. One category involves those that are prosecuted under state law and the other describes crimes that are prosecuted under federal law. If you are currently facing charges of federal crime, it was likely committed in a business, financial or political environment.

Federal cases are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and are criminally charged with heavy penalties. Prosecution handling your case will be equipped with all the resources they will need to be able to charge you as guilty. It is essential to reach out and take advantage of a free case evaluation that our firm offers. Take charge of your case and speak with our Brooklyn federal criminal defense attorney today!

Are you facing federal charges?

Many different criminal acts comprise a federal case. Some common crimes that are prosecuted under federal law include:

  • Bank fraud

  • Mail fraud

  • Drug crimes

  • Pornography crimes

  • White collar crimes

  • Health care fraud

  • Money laundering

  • Tax evasion

Defense and Investigations of Federal Cases

You will need to seek a skilled Manhattan federal crime lawyer to combat the charges against you. At The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern , we offer aggressive defense and comprehensive legal counsel to those who are facing federal charges. Pursue representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Brooklyn. We can determine whether the evidence against you is accurate and can build a defense of your case.

With skilled attorneys on our team, we know what to look for when attacking the prosecutor's case against you. Contact us today!

 

Harassment / Stalking Charges in New York City

Have you been accused of stalking?

Harassment refers to the unwanted conduct that has the intention to harass, aggravate, alarm and threaten another individual. Stalking takes place when an individual intentionally engages in behavior that is directed at one specific individual. Harassment and stalking actions are intended to cause fear, mental harm or economic harm.

Harassment and stalking offenses can be charged based on any type of communication, such as:

  • Telephone calls

  • Emails

  • Social media

  • Text messages

  • Voicemail

Harassment and stalking in the state of New York can be either physical or non-physical. Physical harassment is covered under New York Penal Code §240.26. It typically takes place during assault or as a result of assault that does not result in injury. Aggravated harassment is covered under §240.30 and can refer to a shove, kick or any other type of physical contact. Stalking can take place when the victim is being followed and can be combined with other unwanted behaviors. You can face heavy penalties if you have been arrested or are under investigation for harassment or stalking in New York.

Harassment and Stalking Defense Attorney

If you or someone you care about is under investigation, it is important to speak with a Brooklyn criminal lawyer from our firm at once. We serve clients in all five boroughs of New York City, and can do whatever it takes to protect your rights and ensure that every available defense route is taken. An order of protection is likely issued so that you are required to stay away from the alleged victim.

Team up with the best criminal defense attorney in New York City to help in your harassment case. Need an attorney for your criminal case in New York City? Our firm knows that false accusations and misunderstandings take place, so contact us today! We are prepared to represent clients who have been charged with the crime of stalking or harassment.

 

Kidnapping Laws in New York

Need an attorney for a kidnapping case in New York City?

In New York, the law defines kidnapping as the action of a person abducting another person. In order to "abduct" someone, it means that they restrain a person with the intention of preventing their liberation. Abducting can also mean hiding someone secretly so they are not likely to be found or threatening to use deadly force on the person. "Restrain" means to restrict someone's movement and taking away their liberty by moving the person to another place without their consent. In order to be moved or confined without consent, the movement must have been made with force, intimidation or deception.

A movement can also be considered "without consent" if the victim is a child under age 16 and the guardian did not consent to it. Any of these types of kidnapping offenses can be charged as a 2nd degree kidnapping.

The offense can be elevated to kidnapping in the first degree if a person performs any of the following acts:

  • Kidnaps a person with the intention of compelling a third party to pay ransom, act in a certain way or refrain from acting in a certain way.

  • Restrains a person for over 12 hours and has the intention of causing injury, sexually abusing the victim, committing a felony, terrorizing the victim or a third part or interfering with any type of government or political function.

  • Abducting a person that dies during the abduction before being returned safely.

Penalties of Kidnapping in NY

Any other violations that the officer notices during the arrest can add to the penalties and charges. Insurance companies can also take action following an underage DWI. Some companies choose to terminate policies if you are convicted of an underage DWI. Others may just raise the cost of the premium by $100- $200 because you are now a higher risk.

Class B violent felony:

  • Mandatory imprisonment for between five and 25 years in prison

  • Fine of at least $5,000 or double the amount that the kidnapper received in the crime

Class A-I felony:

  • Mandatory imprisonment of at least 15 to 25 years and a maximum of life in prison

  • Fine between $5,000 and double the amount that the defendant gained in the crime

In order to convict a person of kidnapping in the second degree, Penal Law Section 135.20 states that the prosecutor has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the person in fact: committed the act, restricted the victim of movement to interfere with their liberty, did not have consent and did so intentionally.

Penal Law Section 135.21(1) states that for a person to be convicted of kidnapping in the first degree, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant:

  • Restricted the victim's movement to interfere with their liberty or confine him/her

  • Did not have consent of the victim

  • Did the act intentionally

  • Knew the act was unlawful

  • Did the act with the intent of compelling a third person to pay money or engage in conduct or refrain from engaging in conduct.

Defending Kidnapping Charges in New York

If you team up with a criminal lawyer at our firm, we may be able to help you fight your charges. Some possible defenses that we can make on your behalf would be that you are related to the victim and your purpose was just to assume control of the person. There is also a defense against your intentions, we may be able to show that you did not have the intention to prevent the liberty of the abducted person. Other defenses include: you had consent from a guardian, you have a mental illness or any other factors that may help reduce the charges.

Seek representation from the top criminal lawyer in New York City for your kidnapping case. Contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern to have experience on your side in your case for aggressive representation in your kidnapping case.

 

Larceny Charges in Manhattan

Are you facing larceny charges?

Larceny is a criminal offense that refers to a non-violent theft crime. It is different than robbery in that violence is not usually connected with the theft. It also differs from theft in the type of property stolen and how the offense was committed. For theft to be considered larceny, the intent must be to deprive an individual of their property through deceit. Different levels of larceny that can be charged. Depending on the circumstances, larceny can carry misdemeanor or felony charges. No matter what your charge, you will need to obtain representation from a New York City criminal lawyer.

Petite Larceny 

New York City is known as the retail capitol of the world which makes it no surprise that petite larceny charges are so common in this area and throughout New York state. Class A misdemeanor larceny charges involve the theft of property that is valued at $1,000 or loss. Petite larceny offenses are penalized by one year in jail and can include a permanent criminal record. Those who are charged with this offense may face significant prejudice when looking for employment or obtaining professional licenses.

Grand Larceny 

Grand larceny is defined under Article 155 and Article 165 of the New York Penal Law. Those who are charged with stealing property valued at more than $1,000 can be charged with grand larceny or felony theft. Penalties for grand larceny depend on the degree of the offense committed. A variety of factors are used to determine the specific sentence, such as a prior criminal record and the ability to pay restitution to the victim.

f you have been charged with petite or grand larceny, it is important to retain competent legal assistance from our Manhattam larceny attorneys. We have assisted individuals after being charged with and arrested for theft crimes of this sort. Securing the legal assistance of a lawyer from our firm should be your first step. Pursue representation from an experienced defense attorney in New York City.

Contact us today to gain a better understanding of how we can help!

Overview of Manslaughter

Searching for a lawyer for manslaughter charges in New York City?

If you are facing charges of manslaughter, it is essential to find out what can be done to protect your rights and help you through this legal battle. Penalties for the offense of manslaughter are severe and can damage your future. Manslaughter can be classified in a variety of ways and each specific offense will carry unique penalties and consequences.

You need to take the first step to your defense by speaking with a New York City criminal defense lawyer  from our firm. Prosecution will be taking action to ensure that you are convicted and suffer the consequences of the offense. Therefore, it is vital that you take action of your own to secure aggressive defense from The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern.

Manslaughter Defined

If a human is killed by another, New York state considers this a very serious offense. Manslaughter is the intentional killing of another individual without having premeditated the action. It is different from murder but the penalties are still severe. Malicious intention is the primary difference between murder and manslaughter. In some cases, manslaughter is voluntary when the actions were committed with intent to kill. Manslaughter can also be involuntary, however. If you have been arrested or are facing manslaughter charges, attentive legal counsel is available from our New York City manslaughter attorneys.

Seek aggressive representation from the top criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan for your case. At The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, we have tried more than 100 cases to verdict with a variety of charges including manslaughter. We represent individuals in all phases of the criminal process. No matter where you are at in your situation, the New York statutes §125 define manslaughter as a very serious offense. You will need the legal assistance of an aggressive and attentive attorney from our firm to combat the charges against you.

Contact our firm today for the defense you need!

 
 

Medicaid / Medicare Fraud

Have you been accused of fraud in Manhattan?

New York state is doing all that it can to investigate and eliminate Medicare and Medicaid fraud. With the abundant amount of resources that the government has on its side, you may be facing tremendous pressure if you are under investigation for fraud of this kind. Your case will require a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer who has successfully defended multiple office managers and medical professionals who previously faced charges of Medicare of Medicaid fraud.

The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern,has successfully defended doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and "runners" who have been charged with Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, and/or no-fault fraud. As a skilled litigator, he has honed his understanding of these complex cases and how to effectively try a case to verdict and win.

Medicaid and Medicare fraud includes submitting false claims for monetary benefit. If you are convicted, you could face multiple years in jail, large fines, and potentially the loss of any professional licenses. You may be under investigation if any repeated unusual behavior has been observed. If the healthcare facility that you represent is under investigation for this type of fraud or if you are personally charged, you can obtain legal assistance from a Manhattan Medicare / Medicaid attorney today!

Team up with the best criminal defense lawyers in New York City for your case. We can help you defend your case to avoid the life-changing penalties. Contact our firm today for attentive legal assistance!

 

Murder Charges in Manhattan

Looking for an attorney for a murder case in Manhattan?

Have you been charged with murder in the state of New York? If so, it is important to realize that you must be very careful not to make any mistakes in your case. Prosecution errors can lead to wrongful convictions and you may not receive the opportunity to reverse the damage performed. It is imperative to retain the legal assistance of a New York City criminal lawyer from our firm at your earliest convenience. We have extensive trial experience that ranges from charges of DWI to murder. Our experience can be put to use to benefit your case and the verdict.

Penalties for Murder in New York

Murder in New York can be punished by a lifetime prison sentence and even the death penalty, depending on the circumstances. It is described under the New York penal codes Article 125. Murder in the first degree, §125.27 is performed when the individual had intent to cause death to another individual and this action is completed. Murder in the first degree, §125.25, is when the defendant purposefully causes the death of an individual and they acted under the influence of an extreme factor such as emotional disturbance.

Contact a Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with murder it is important to immediately secure the legal representation of our firm. You need an experienced criminal lawyer in Brooklyn to help you! From the beginning of your case to the end, we can build a case with the purpose of protecting your rights. Make sure that you take every step toward building a strong defense. Searching for a lawyer for your criminal case in New York City?

 

No-Fault Insurance Fraud

Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyers by Your Side

Targeting fraudulent claims has become a serious focus of law enforcement in New York in both state and federal courts. If you have been caught in this battle, it is important to retain competent legal assistance at your earliest convenience. Insurance Law §5102 (d) is known as the No-Fault Statute and states that you must have suffered a "serious injury" in order to retain compensation for injuries.

With the fight against no-fault fraud, you may have been unjustly charged with a no-fault fraud offense. Our Manhattan criminal defense lawyers can provide you with a solid defense to improve your current situation. We can perform the necessary investigations to prove that you are not guilty as charged.

The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern have successfully defended multiple individuals in the healthcare profession, including doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist, acupuncturists, office managers, and "runners," who have been charged with no-fault fraud, Medicare fraud, and / or Medicaid fraud

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You need an experienced criminal attorney in Brooklyn to help defend against your charges. Call The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern today for a free case evaluation to learn how we may be able to defend you.

 

Probation Violations in Manhattan

Arrested for violating your probation in NY?

If you were convicted of a crime and put on probation as a penalty, you have strict rules to abide by. Probation is often ordered as an alternative to being put in jail. Some see this as a lenient and preferable consequence, but if you violate your probation in any way you could be facing even harsher penalties. When on probation, you will generally have a probation officer that is supposed to keep an eye on you to make sure you are following the regulations of your probation. This can involve meetings, drug tests and other methods of keeping tabs.

Probation violation charges often come about over misunderstandings or assumptions. If you have been arrested or charged for violating the terms of your probation, contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern. Need an attorney for your criminal case in Brooklyn? Our Brooklyn criminal lawyers can help you defend against your charges and avoid the harsh penalties at stake.

How Probation Can Be Violated in New York

Each state has their own laws regarding probation violations. Any type of refusal or avoidance of a term in your probation can lead to a violation.

Some of the common violations that we have seen include:

  • Failing to appear to a court appearance when scheduled

  • Failing to report to your probation officer when scheduled

  • Failing to pay ordered fines or restitution

  • Traveling out of the state without receiving permission

  • Going to certain places or visiting certain people without permission

  • Using or having drugs in your possession for use or sale

  • Being arrested or charged with other offenses

  • Committing a crime

There are other ways to violate a probation order, depending on the unique terms of your probation. If you have questions regarding probation violations do not hesitate to contact our firm. We would gladly discuss your case and the steps you need to take if you are facing charges.

After Probation Orders are Violated

The probation officer has several options when it comes to violations. Some of them may choose to just give you a warning while others may order your appearance in court. This decision can vary depending on the violation and the severity of the situation plus any previous violations. If you do have to go to a hearing, there will be a sentencing judge to hear your case. A prosecuting attorney will try to prove that you violated your probation by a preponderance of the evidence which means by a likelihood over 50%, but the judge will ultimately decide. If deemed guilty at the hearing, sentencing will take place.

Some of the sentencing options include:

  • Extending probation

  • Adding terms to your probation

  • Ordering jail time

  • Revoking probation and ordering prison time

In order to avoid these penalties, team up with a skilled criminal defense attorneys in Manhattan. You need to be aware of your rights when going through this process. First, be sure that you obtain a written notice of the alleged violation against you. Then, you have the right to have your case heard in front of a neutral judge in court. You also have the right to legal representation who can help you in providing evidence and witnesses to help your case.

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When facing probation violation charges, you need to aggressively fight to have evidence refuted. With the help of an experienced criminal defense attorneys in Manhattan you could successfully defend against your charges. Team up with a criminal attorney at our firm for the counsel that you need. 

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Robbery Charges in Manhattan

Need an attorney to defend you against robbery charges?

At The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern we offer experienced legal defense for those who have been charged with robbery in New York. Our firm has extensive trial experience with all types of crimes and has the ability to help you handle the robbery charges against you. Using our firm's experience, you can have the highest chance of having your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Robbery is a crime that is taken very seriously and handled aggressively by prosecution in New York. Therefore, it is vital that you secure experienced legal representation from a Manhattan criminal lawyer.

Under New York penal code §160.15, robbery in the first degree is charged when the offender forcibly steals another's property and in the course of the crime causes serious physical injury to a victim, is armed with a dangerous weapon, uses a dangerous tool to inflict harm or displays a firearm. Robbery in the first degree is a Class B felony and can be punished by up to 25 years in prison. Second- and third-degree robbery carries less-severe penalties but can still drastically alter the defendant's life.

If you have been charged with the criminal offense of robbery, it is a violent felony that is viewed as a very serious offense. Searching for an attorney for your criminal case in New York City? Our firm works hard to protect the rights of our clients, whether that involves performing a thorough investigation, interviewing witnesses, or examining the evidence that the prosecution has used to build their case.

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If you have been charged with murder it is important to immediately secure the legal representation of our firm. You need an experienced criminal lawyer in Brooklyn to help you! From the beginning of your case to the end, we can build a case with the purpose of protecting your rights. Make sure that you take every step toward building a strong defense. Searching for a lawyer for your criminal case in New York City?

Felony Robbery Charges in Manhattan

We are ready to fight for your freedom.

Felony robbery charges are extremely serious, and a conviction will change your life forever. It is imperative that you enlist the assistance of an aggressive Manhattan criminal defense attorney to fight for you.

 

If you are implicated in a robbery case, your freedom could be lost if the right actions are not taken on your behalf. A witness could inaccurately identify a person, or you may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what circumstances are involved in your case, speak with a skilled Manhattan criminal defense lawyer at The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern right away. 

Categories of Felony Robbery and Penalties

The state of New York categorizes felony robbery into three groups: third degree, second degree, and first degree. The penalties imposed in a conviction varies based on the defendant's age, prior convictions, and the specific circumstances of your case, including any allegation of the use of force, or the use or even the presence of a weapon in the commission of the crime.

Third degree robbery is a class D non-violent felony.

 

It is the least serious robbery offense, but if convicted, a person can still spend up to 7 years in state prison. Second degree robbery is a class C violent felony and is filed in cases of "group robbery" in which more than one person was involved in committing the crime. It is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. First degree robbery is the most serious offense and is a class B violent felony. These are cases in which it is alleged that there was the use of a deadly weapon or bodily injury to another person. If found guilty, the convicted person could spend up to 25 years in prison as part of the penalty.

Don't leave your case in the hands of a public defender - these lawyers are overworked and rarely have the time or resources to devote to a defense case that is necessary to win. Contact us right away to speak with use about your case. We want to hear your side of the story.

We take the time to develop an understanding of the situation and do what it takes to overpower the accusations against you. Pursue representation from the top criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan to help in your robbery case. If you would like to learn more about how our aggressive defense can be used in your favor, contact us today!

 

Manhattan Sex Crime Lawyers

Facing sex crime charges in New York City?

Being convicted of a sex crime or even being accused of a sex crime can negatively affect your reputation in the community and in your career field. It is important to act quickly to move past this accusation and fight against your charges. The sooner you put an end to the case, the better your chances of preserving your reputation. If you are convicted; however, you may have to register as a sex offender.

You need the counsel of a skilled sex crime attorney in Manhattan to help fight against the potential consequences. Contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern right away if you are facing sex crime charges in New York.

Types of Sex Crime Charges in NY

There are a wide range of offenses that are considered to be sex crimes. Indecent exposure is one of the more minor sex crime charges and rape or sexual assault would be examples of more serious offenses.

Sex crimes can include any of the following:

  • Child pornography- possession/ distribution/ sale

  • Internet sex crimes

  • Enticement

  • Rape

  • Statutory rape

  • Sexual assault

  • Sexual abuse

  • Prostitution

  • Indecent exposure

  • Sodomy

  • Unlawful surveillance

  • Sexual misconduct

  • Child molestation

  • Patronizing a prostitute

These are just the main sex crime offenses that we have seen, there are many more that could be included. The penalties for these types of crimes can differ according to the offense, the age of the victim and a previous criminal record.

Penalties for Sex Crimes in New York

Depending on the exact offense you could be facing anywhere from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A felony. If you have questions about a specific offense, our criminal attorney would be happy to discuss your case with you at no cost. If your sex crime offense is charged as a Class B misdemeanor, you could be facing up to 3 months in prison. The prison sentence for a Class A misdemeanor is increased to up to one year. Once you get into the more serious sex crimes, you are at risk of a felony charge.

The penalties for felony sex crime offenses include:

  • Class E Felony- between 1.5 and four years in prison

  • Class D Felony- between two and seven years in prison

  • Class C Felony- between 3.5 and 15 years in prison

  • Class B Felony- between five and 25 years in prison

  • Class A Felony – up to life in prison

On top of a prison sentence, you could be facing large fines and restitution along with registration on the sex offender list. Even for a minor sex crime offense, sex crime registration may be ordered. This means that your name, address, picture and sex crime offense will be public knowledge. It is crucial to defend against your charges in an attempt to avoid these penalties.

Defending Sex Crime Charges

Unfortunately, false accusation is a common occurrence when it comes to sex crimes. Generally much of the evidence is the testimony of the victim and that can be untrue. One of the common defenses to a sex crime charge is to show motivation of the accuser. In doing so, you can show that the sexual acts were consensual or that the accuser has a reason to lie.

 

For example, they could be getting a financial advantage from the case or they could be looking to gain an advantage in a family law case. Accuser motivation is just one defense that can be made, others include having evidence suppressed or showing that evidence is tainted.

If there were illegal search and seizure acts, you could have that evidence suppressed. Also, if there was a biased interview with a child being used as evidence, we can show that the information in the interview is tainted and cannot be used. You need the help of the best sex crime attorney in Brooklyn to help you defend against your charges.

 Looking for a lawyer for your sex crime case in Manhattan? Contact The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern for help in your sex crime case. We can help you defend against your charges, schedule your free case evaluation today!

 

Vehicular Manslaughter Attorneys in Manhattan

We Can Protect Your Rights in Court

If a car accident results in a death, the driver responsible for the accident could be facing charges of vehicular manslaughter. A charge of vehicular manslaughter an turn your life upside down. If convicted, you will be facing steep fines, a prison sentence, or both. If you have been charged with vehicular manslaughter, do not hesitate to consult with our skilled Manhattan criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Mullen. As a former Assistant District Attorney and an experienced trial lawyer, Michael Mullen has the knowledge and skills to protect your rights in court and employ a defense strategy geared to get the best possible outcome.

Penalties for Vehicular Manslaughter

In New York, a vehicular manslaughter offense can be charged in the second degree, first degree, or as aggravated vehicular homicide. These can apply to violations while operating a car, boat, snowmobile, or other motor vehicles. The severity of punishment for vehicular manslaughter depends on the actual offense and many other circumstances, such as whether the accused was a juvenile, is considered to be a habitual DUI offender, or had prior convictions. In general, the penalties imposed are as follows:

Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree (class D felony)

  • Imprisonment of up to 7 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000

Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree (class C felony)

  • Imprisonment of up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000

Aggravated vehicular homicide (class B felony)

  • Imprisonment of up to 25 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000

We know how disturbing it is to be accused of causing the death of another person, and you should ensure you have top quality defense counsel on your side at once.

Our firm is very experienced in handling misdemeanor and felony charges in both state and federal cases, so we have the skills to fight aggressively on your behalf and walk with you through every aspect of the legal process. We also offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose in speaking with us.

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Weapons Possession Charges in Manhattan

Manhattan Criminal Attorneys

New York State and the United States government have very serious laws when it comes to the criminal possession of weapons. Weapon possession is one of the most severely prosecuted offenses in the state and is set forth in the New York Penal Law Article 265. New York statutes provide information for a variety of punishments, degrees, and actual crimes committed. It is important to have a strong understanding of your case and to know the defenses that may be available. Team up with an experienced criminal attorney in Brooklyn for your case. You can find out more by speaking with a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer from our firm.

 

New York's Weapons Laws

Weapon laws are continually being amended in New York state and the penalties for the possession of an unlicensed weapon are constantly increasing. If you have been charged with the possession of a gun or other weapon in the state of New York, you can face heavy penalties. Weapon possession is an offense that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. If you have been arrested for a gun related charge, our firm can provide you with the full legal representation you need to contest the charges you have been given.

Prosecutors will likely be zealously pursuing a way to convict you and developing evidence against you. After an arrest of a weapon possession charge, it is essential to ensure that your rights are protected. In New York, the penalty for a weapon possession conviction as a first-time offender is up to one year in prison. If the firearm is loaded and the perpetrator is found outside of an individual's home or place of business, it is a Class C felony that is punishable by a minimum three and a half year sentence.

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Manhattan White Collar Crime Lawyers

White Collar Crimes Explained

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) defines white collar crimes as the lying, cheating and stealing of those in business or government. White collar crimes typically are committed toward a business but can destroy the lives of many individuals. Investors and their families can face disastrous consequences.

White collar crimes are often difficult to define, but some of the most common ones that our firm handles involve:

  • Embezzlement

  • Securities fraud

  • RICO

  • Money laundering

  • Welfare fraud

White collar crimes are often treated in a similar manner as federal crimes, even though not all white collar crimes are federal crimes. Deceit, rather than violence, is the primary focus of white collar crimes. Penalties for such crimes can be very severe because of the damage it enacts on the personal lives of victims. Contact a Manhattan criminal attorney to help fight your white collar crime charges.

Consequences of White Collar Crimes

Penalties for white collar crimes can be life changing and are very severe. If you are facing an arrest or are under investigation for a white collar crime, it is important to take action as soon as possible. Dealing with the law can be very difficult and frightening, and our firm is here to help! Mistakes can result in charges that you should not have had to face but ones that are very difficult to overcome.

Seek representation from the best criminal defense attorney in Manhattan to assist you in your case. It is essential that you secure the legal assistance of our firm if you have been charged with a white collar crime.

At The Law Offices of The Law Offices Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern , we are intent on providing legal guidance to those unjustly charged with any type of white collar crime. Our goal is to protect your rights and your freedom as we build a defense case on your behalf. You can trust that we will work hard to make sure that every avenue has been taken to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us today!

 

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