I have experience with both criminal and immigration cases. I am licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, including the District of Connecticut. I am also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
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In the course of my career, I represented defendants in a wide range of criminal cases, including violent crimes, unlawful possession of weapons, theft, robbery, identity theft, and computer intrusion. I have also defended clients charged with Federal immigration crimes, such as passport fraud, marriage fraud, illegal reentry. Last July 2017, I represented an alleged hacker in the first ever Federal criminal “click fraud” trial. After a 2-week trial, the jury returned a “not guilty” verdict on all the felony charges of the indictment.
I have substantial experienced defending non-citizens placed in removal proceedings (deportation). I have handled complex criminal immigration cases involving possession and distribution of controlled substances, grand theft, fraud offenses, and violent crimes. In most cases, I defend non-citizens that have already pled guilty of a criminal offense. Many people don’t know that a criminal immigration lawyer can often negotiate a guilty plea that avoid or minimizes adverse immigration consequences.
There are many reasons your criminal or immigration case could be denied. If things did not end of planned, you have the option of filing an appeal before a higher court. A case can be reopened when new circumstances arise, or if your lawyer did not provide you with effective assistance of counsel. In the past six years, I filed dozens of civil, criminal, and immigration appeals to the BIA, Federal District Courts, and Federal Courts of Appeals.