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NY Criminal Defense Law Firm

The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world.  According to 2008 statistics, one out of every 31 adults was either on probation, on parole, or in prison or jail that year.  If facing criminal prosecution, you need a NY criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights.

Labe Richman has considerable experience and skill in negotiating plea bargains, trying cases, and winning appeals and post-conviction litigation.

Criminal defense attorney in NY-case results
Notable case victories include:
Dismissal of a high-profile case involving an attorney from Kazakhstan charged with extorting Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City.

  • A double-jeopardy case before the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of the New York Civil Liberties Union, the American Jewish Congress and the Lamda Legal Defense Fund — United States v. Lynch, 162 F.3d 732 (2d Cir., 1998)
  • In People v. Calderone, 151 Misc.2d 530 (New York City, 1991), effective defense of harassed defendants attacked by private-citizen criminal complaints resulted in ruling that the whole process was unconstitutional.
  • See other specific cases on our Convictions Attacked page (http://www.laberichman.com/Convictions%20Attacked.aspx)


Seasoned experience

New York criminal defense attorneys cannot guarantee the outcome of a case. However, your chances of success are greater with those criminal defense attorneys in New York who have a track record of case wins.  Labe M. Richman, criminal defense lawyer, has extensive experience with complex cases involving doctors; attorneys; securities, real estate and mortgage brokers; and a merchant baker.

He has consulted about white-collar-criminal trial issues for TheStreet.com. Representing clients in street-crime and drug cases, he won acquittals or hung juries for burglary, robbery, assault, drugs, weapons and money-laundering cases. Also, he has experience representing a government employee from a civil rights case against the United States and other parties for 9-11 detainee detentions.

Defense of immigrants in criminal appeals and post-litigation motions is a particular focus of Labe M. Richman, criminal defense lawyer. In fact, the firm incorporates an approach that considers deportation and other risks during criminal defense at trial or plea bargaining. The immigration consequences of sentencing should not be worse than the actual sentence, which unfortunately occurs with many immigrants.

Labe M. Richman, criminal defense lawyer has a New York criminal law firm that represents clients in trials and appeals. For more than 25 years, the firm has focused on criminal law and has handled cases in the following practice areas:

  • Criminal appeals
  • Criminal defense
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug possession
  • Extradition
  • Federal crimes
  • Fraud
  • Immigration
  • Murder
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Securities fraud
  • Weapons charges

Special focus of our criminal law firm in New York  One aspect of our firm that sets us apart from other New York criminal defense law firms is our special focus on attacking old convictions (http://www.laberichman.com/Convictions%20Attacked.aspx), which cause immigration problems. Another aspect of our firm that sets us apart from other NY criminal defense law firms is that we offer effective representation in appellate and post-conviction litigation in federal and NY State courts to reduce sentences and challenge convictions. Because criminal convictions can lead to deportation, we also carefully consider immigration consequences in any criminal case (http://www.LabeRichman.com/NYCriminalAndImmigrationLaw.aspx) when devising criminal defense legal strategies.

Handling a broad scope of cases
Our criminal defense law firm in New York has handled a wide variety of cases — from murder to white-collar. Some of the specific types of cases we represent are:

  • Bank
  • Mail
  • Wire and securities fraud
  • RICO
  • Murder
  • Extortion
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Weapons possession
  • Drug possession and trafficking
  • Money-laundering
  • Arson
  • Shoplifting
  • Grand larceny
  • Assault
  • Forgery
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Prostitution
  • Illegal gambling
  • Environmental crimes
  • Immigration
  • Copyright and computer crimes

An accomplished New York criminal defense law firm
Our firm has established an excellent representation among lawyers and criminal law firms in New York.  Labe Richman is AV® Rated and has Preeminent™ status in a peer-review rating system by Martindale-Hubbell®.  AV is the highest ranking for experience, proficiency and ethics.

Aside from managing a New York criminal law firm, Labe Richman also lectures (http://www.laberichman.com/Prior%20Lectures.aspx) extensively and was an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, where he taught trial advocacy.  He was previously a faculty member in Cardozo Law School’s Criminal Appeals Clinic for six years. For more-comprehensive details about his experience and credentials, see the Attorney Profile of Labe Richman.

Contact our New York criminal law firm
Criminal charges can have serious and lasting repercussions. Call Labe Richman at his criminal law firm in New York at 866-986-3534, or contact us online. See how we can help.