New York Criminal Defense Law Firm
Joseph Potashnik & Associates, PLLC111 Broadway
New York, New York 10006
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Law Firm OverviewJoseph Potashnik & Associates, PLLC is a trusted & experienced boutique New York City Criminal Defense Law Firm. Our firm is dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of New York City residents who have been charged with a crime.
We take our job as criminal attorneys very seriously, and work relentlessly to achieve the very best result for our clients in court. We strongly believe that a well-planned defense strategy and a team of experienced and skillful attorneys can make all the difference between a criminal conviction - and a verdict of “not guilty.”
Our New York City criminal defense lawyers are equally well prepared to defend clients charged with federal crimes in federal courts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, White Planes and Newark, New Jersey. Criminal charges may result in severe legal consequences upon a conviction. If convicted, you will not only lose your freedom and certain alienable rights, but you will also damage your reputation with your family, friends, and community.
At Joseph Potashnik & Associates, PLLC, we understand that you may feel scared, confused, and overwhelmed by this experience. We want you to know that we understand the emotions you are feeling, and that we will zealously defend you in court to protect your freedom at all costs. If you have been charged with a crime in New York City, hiring a skilled New York City criminal attorney is vital to obtaining a successful verdict in court.
Year this Office was Established: 2006
Languages: Russian; French; Spanish; Mandarin; Cantonese; English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Business Crimes; Bankruptcy, Mail, Healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, Bank, Mortgage, and Tax Fraud; Conspiracy; Price-Fixing; Bid-Rigging; Accounting Misconduct; Securities Violations; Insider Trading; Extortion; Filing False Reports; Counterfeiting; Economic Espionage; Copyright Violations; Trademark Infringement; Forgery; Larceny; Possession of Stolen Property; Falsifying Records; Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud; Solicitation; Professional & Medical License Defense; Criminal Sexual Act; Forcible Touching; Vehicular Manslaughter; Criminal Abortion; Menacing; Hazing; Reckless Endangerment; Promoting a Suicide Attempt; Stalking; Welfare Fraud; Housing Authority Fraud.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- White Collar and Business Crimes
Our New York City white collar criminal attorneys offer legal assistance to individuals and organizations in the following areas: Computer/Internet crime; Credit card fraud; Bankruptcy fraud; Healthcare fraud, including Medicaid and Medicare Fraud; Mail fraud; Insurance fraud; Bank fraud; Mortgage fraud; Larceny; Embezzlement; Conspiracy; Money laundering; Perjury and lying to investigators and the government; Price-fixing; Bid-rigging; Accounting misconduct; Securities violations; Bribery, kickbacks; Insider trading; Extortion; Filing false reports; RICO, civil RICO; Counterfeiting; Environmental law, environmental cleanup issues; Antitrust violations, unfair competition; Trade secret matters, economic espionage; Copyright violations; and Trademark infringement.
- Identity Theft Crimes
Our attorneys represent clients investigated for or charged with credit card fraud, credit card theft, and identity theft crimes in New York City. We have represented numerous criminal defendants charged with credit card and identity theft related felonies in New York City criminal courts including: Identity Theft; Forgery; Grand Larceny; Unlawful use of credit card or debit card; Criminal possession of stolen property; and Falsifying business records. If you are investigated for a credit card fraud crime in New York City, do not discuss anything with detectives. Even if you believe that you are innocent of the accusations or think that you can simply "explain what happened" so that the problem is resolved, it is not wise to say anything to an investigator. Always insist on talking to an attorney first.
- Medicaid Fraud
Our attorneys are highly experienced in the following: Providing false information on the Medicaid application (lying or concealing information about income, assets, etc.); Altering or forging prescriptions; Re-selling medicine and products obtained through the program; Receiving services for which you are not eligible by means of intentional misrepresentation; Allowing another person to use your Medicaid card to obtain services; Receiving and using several Medicaid Cards; Billing Medicaid for services that have never been provided; Filing claims for fake services and medical conditions; Filing claims for fake and staged car accidents; Coverage claims for non-existent illnesses; Filing claims for medical care coverage for staged, fraudulent auto accident injuries; Illegal fee sharing; and Billing for services provided by unlicensed personnel in violation of Medicaid rules.
- Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud
If you or someone you know has been investigated or arrested for unemployment insurance benefits fraud in New York, you need immediate legal representation. The experienced New York City fraud lawyers at our firm represent clients charged with unemployment benefits fraud throughout the New York City Metropolitan area including all five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties. If accused of unemployment benefits fraud, one may face several felony charges including grand larceny and falsifying business records - and a conviction would mean a permanent criminal record, hefty fines, and even prison time. We have represented numerous clients in cases such as yours and you can benefit from our expertise.
- Insurance Fraud
Insurance fraud prosecutions and indictments in New York have dramatically increased as the result of the recent changes in legislation and general policy aimed at insurance fraud crackdown changes. Unfortunately, many individuals accused of insurance fraud in New York are not even aware what it is they’ve done wrong. Our New York City insurance fraud lawyers are highly experienced in defending clients charged with insurance fraud related to health insurance, auto insurance, Medicaid fraud, unemployment benefits fraud, and welfare fraud.
- Bank Fraud
We represent clients charged with all types of bank fraud and white collar crimes in New York City, Long Island, and upstate New York. Bank fraud is a generic term that defines a group of federal and state criminal white collar offenses all of which, simply put, have to do with stealing money from banks and other financial institutions. If you are arrested or investigated for bank fraud in New York, you need a team of tough and experienced New York City bank fraud lawyers to represent you.
- Mortgage Fraud
At the Federal level, the Financial Institution Fraud Unit of the FBI is responsible for investigating mortgage fraud. According to the FBI, two areas of mortgage fraud are subject to special targeting: Fraud for profit and Fraud for housing. Fraud for profit involves revolving equity, falsely inflating the value of the property, or issuing loans based on fictitious properties. Most such schemes are perpetrated by the mortgage industry insiders. Fraud for profit is the most targeted type of mortgage fraud. Our New York City mortgage fraud lawyers have represented many mortgage industry clients in mortgage fraud related cases.
- Bankruptcy Fraud
The purpose of bankruptcy is giving debtors a “fresh start”. It is a complex system and material mistakes in filing of bankruptcy petitions are not uncommon. Persons charged with willingly misrepresenting material facts in their bankruptcy petitions may be facing a set of federal statutes that provide for civil and criminal penalties for what the law considers to be bankruptcy abuse or fraud. If you are accused or being investigated for bankruptcy fraud, our team of New York City bankruptcy fraud defense attorneys has all the experience and resources necessary to build a strong defense and bring your case to the optimal conclusion.
- Computer Crimes
Joseph Potashnik and his colleagues, all experienced New York City Computer crimes attorneys, represent New Yorkers accused of a wide array of computer-related offenses including: Unauthorized use of computers; Computer trespass; Computer tampering; Unlawful duplication of software; Identity theft; Illegal downloading; Hacking; Internet pornography and other sex crimes; and eBay and Pay Pal fraud. Defending New York Internet fraud and other computer crimes cases requires not only understanding of New York computer crimes law as well as technical expertise. At our office you will find New York City computer and Internet crime lawyers who possess both.
- Weapons Crimes
We likewise provide first-class defense against other weapons related charges such as: criminal sale of a firearm; criminal purchase of a weapon; prohibited use of weapons; and Assault with a deadly weapon and other gun and weapons violence crimes. If you are charged with a New York weapon possession or sale crime, you need to discuss your case with an experienced New York weapons defense lawyer immediately. It is crucial that police did not obtain the gun evidence in violation of search and seizure laws. In some illegal weapons cases we are able to suppress evidence seized as the result of an illegal search, which may result either in dismissal or significant reduction of charges.
- Homicide Crimes
Our New York Homicide defense lawyers are familiar and skilled in defending clients against the following New York homicide crimes: Criminally negligent homicide; Aggravated criminally negligent homicide; Vehicular manslaughter; Manslaughter; Aggravated manslaughter; Murder; Aggravated murder; and Criminal Abortion.
- Violent Crimes
If you are charged with a violent crime in New York, you should talk to us and use our expertise to build your aggressive defense. Our New York violent crimes lawyers defend clients charged with: Assault; Aggravated Assault; Reckless assault of a child by a child day care provider; Vehicular assault; Gang assault; Assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman or emergency medical services; Professional Menacing; Hazing; Reckless endangerment; Promoting a suicide attempt; and Stalking.
- Drug Crimes
Our firm defends our clients against the following drug-related charges: Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds; Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument; Criminal injection of a narcotic drug; Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree; Criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance; Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material; and Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.
- Federal Drug Crimes
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York City routinely prosecutes certain drug offenses in federal courts. Federal drug charges often involve the following crimes: Drug manufacturing; Distribution of Drugs in New York City; Drug Trafficking; and Conspiracy. In our experience, conspiracy is a "catch all" crime that federal prosecutors use to charge almost every defendant in a federal drug case. It works as a huge net that unfortunately often catches people whose involvement with the crime was minimal, if any. Federal sentences for most drug offenses are much harsher than state sentences, including mandatory minimum prison sentences of 5 or more years for first-time offenders in some cases. Our New York federal drug crimes attorneys are ready to defend you from day one against these serious charges, and your defense will be as hard as it must be to obtain you the optimal result.
- Theft and Burglary
Most New York theft crimes we deal with are: Petit larceny (stealing less than $1,000); Grand larceny (stealing over $1,000, a felony); Criminal Possession of Stolen Property; Robbery; Theft of Services; Credit Card Theft and Fraud; Computer Fraud; Welfare Fraud; Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud; NYC Housing Authority Fraud; Insurance Fraud; Medicaid Fraud; and Tax Fraud. Whether you would benefit from a carefully negotiated plea bargain or going to trial, we will provide you with serious defense against any New York theft accusation. Our New York City theft defense attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of NYC clients in various theft cases.
- Sex Crimes
New York “sex crimes” is a generic name for a group of offenses that include: Sexual Misconduct (A Misdemeanor); Rape; Criminal Sexual Act; Forcible Touching; Sexual Abuse; Aggravated Sexual Abuse; Facilitating Sex with Drugs (Date Rape); and Prostitution. Our New York City sex crimes defense lawyers are experienced in defending clients charged with all types of sex crimes. Because of the severity of being convicted, you simply may not have an option to plead guilty to a sex crime. You need to fight the charges and your defense must be as hard-hitting as it should be to get an acquittal.
- Professional and Medical License Defense
Our New York Medical License defense lawyers dedicate a substantial part of our practice to representing physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals in criminal, as well as disciplinary matters and misconduct proceedings before the OPMC (Office of Professional Medical Conduct) and other licensing agencies.
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