Navigating the Criminal Justice System is a Formidable Task

    Super Lawyers - Elizabeth R. Crotty

Whether you are the target of or witness in an investigation by the Federal Government or State of New York, you are in custody subsequent to an arrest for alleged criminal conduct or the eve of trial is drawing near, there is no substitute for experience, advocacy and knowledge. Armed with the combined foundation of decades of service as prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Trial and Investigation Divisions, Crotty Saland PC is prepared to guide you through what may be the mostintimidating and unfamiliar legal process you will ever encounter. Not merely equipped to defend you at trial, challenge evidence at the earliest stage or mitigate your alleged conduct, Crotty Saland PC’s experience in the practice of criminal law and dedication to the men and women who rely on our advocacy is second to none.

As criminal attorneys in both Federal and New York State Court, Crotty Saland PC recognizes the magnitude of what is at stake for each and every client. Beyond the potential of incarceration and a lifelong criminal record, Crotty Saland PC understands that well after your case is closed the collateral consequences of a criminal allegation can disrupt your life - and that of your family - for years to come. It makes no difference if you are a teacher, physician, lawyer, financial services professional, foreign national or one of the millions of regular hard working individuals who live, work or visit New York each year. Ramifications of an arrest can prevent you from pursuing a particular career, maintaining a professional license, remaining in the United States or simply providing for your family. Cognizant of these dangers and other issues, Crotty Saland PC will not merely fight to best achieve the necessary results within the four walls of a courtroom. Instead, our criminal lawyers will also work with you to implement the strategies we believe will steer you through the criminal process and place you in the best position to preserve your future, livelihood and career.

VICTIMS, ORDERS OF PROTECTION, WITNESSES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Although committed to our clients in and outside the courtroom, the attorneys at Crotty Saland PC advocate for clients in matters that are often not directly part of a criminal prosecution, but are either relevant or related to criminal conduct. To that end, our vast and collective experience investigating, prosecuting and defending against criminal acts and fraud claims allows our attorneys to diligently represent clients who are victims of or witnesses to these same offenses, frauds or corporate malfeasance. Whether you are a victim of an embezzlement, target of a former partner’s threats of extortion, the recipient of an ex-lover’s campaign of harassment, or any other criminal offense, Crotty Saland PC has the knowledge, skill and means to investigate the wrongdoing or fraudulent scheme. In order to best protect your interests, Crotty Saland PC can present our findings to law enforcement to push for a prosecution or confront the perpetrator so that he or she will cease the damaging conduct. In scenarios where the evidence supports such an action, our attorneys can assist in preparing a petition seeking an order of protection in Family Court or protecting you when someone attempts to use the Family Court or Criminal Court as a sword to secure a restraining order when one should not have been granted.

ACCUSATIONS OF FINANCIAL FRAUDS BY NON LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

Merely because an accusation of theft, tax fraud or the misappropriation of certain benefits is not presently in the hands of a District Attorney or United States Attorney does not mean that your lapse of judgement or innocent mistake will go either unnoticed or unpunished. In fact, investigations by agencies including the New York City Human Resources Administration, Office of Investigation, Bureau of Fraud Investigation, Office of Medicaid Provider Fraud & Abuse Investigation or other organizations can easily be forwarded to law enforcement for felony prosecution. Getting in front of these allegations, identifying any misunderstandings or working out a payment plan without admitting any wrongdoing is critical. Recognizing that these potential criminal prosecutions can cause the same degree of havoc to careers, livelihoods and futures, the New York fraud lawyers at Crotty Saland PC will zealously fight to prevent these investigations from escalating beyond the respective agency. With planning, foresight and effort, Crotty Saland PC has successfully negotiated financial terms and quashed threats of criminal prosecution at the agency level for clients investigated by these bodies.

Whether you are facing an investigation, arrest or trial involving the United States Attorney’s Office, FBI, IRS, Secret Service or other Federal agency or you are confronted with the same from the New York City Police Department, New York State Attorney General’s Office or a local District Attorney’s Office, you need to take the steps today to protect yourself today as well as tomorrow. If you are a victim of a crime or you are aware of fraudulent conduct, you need not sit idly by and remain silent. Whether an investigator has visited your home or you are served with a subpoena or demand to provide financial documents and appear before an agency involving benefits or the misappropriation of the same, you need to take the steps now to protect yourself today as well as tomorrow.

Simply, you may have only one chance to properly defend or protect yourself. With your liberty, name, career, future and family on the line, there is no substitute for experience, advocacy and knowledge. Contact the former prosecutors and criminal attorneys at Crotty Saland PC to identify and implement your strongest defense today.

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