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Criminal Defense

We are your criminal defense lawyers in New York City. If you have been arrested, or if you have a loved one who is facing prosecution, then you need to act quickly. In New York, you must be arraigned within 24 hours of your arrest, making it crucial to obtain a criminal attorney in that time frame.

Aggravated Harassment

Aggravated harassment charges are heavily based on evidence. Intentionally threatening, harassing, or annoying another individual because of his or her gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation is considered aggravated harassment and can result in criminal charges. Our expert aggravated harassment lawyers can provide you with an expert defense, ensuring that you are not unjustly charged with a crime.

Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judges in New York have no tolerance for harassment of any kind. If you have been convicted of aggravated harassment, whether it is of the first or second degree, you stand to face a number of legal penalties. To protect yourself from harsh criminal prosecution, contact our law office.

Aggravated harassment in the first degree is often considered a hate crime. You will be charged with aggravated harassment if any of the following statements are true:

  • You intentionally harassed, annoyed, threatened, or alarmed another person because of his/her race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

  • You intentionally caused over $50 worth of damage to a property or premises used primarily for religious purposes, or due to discriminatory purposes of any type.

  • You committed aggravated harassment of the second degree, but you have previously been convicted of aggravated harassment of the first degree within the last 10 years; or you committed aggravated harassment of the second degree, but you have previously been convicted of aggravated harassment of the second degree.

You will be charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree if any of the following statements are true:

  • You intentionally harassed, annoyed, threatened, or alarmed another person by means of telephone, telegraph, mail, or email.

  • You made a telephone call to the victim—regardless of whether you actually spoke to him/her—without having a legitimate reason or purpose for communicating.

  • You intentionally shoved, struck, kicked, or made any type of physical contact with the victim because of his/her race, religion, gender, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation. It is also considered aggravated harassment of the second degree to threaten to harm another person for these reasons as well.

  • You have been convicted of harassment of the first degree two or more times.


Assault and Battery

We are able to actively pursue a favorable outcome for our clients who are charged with assault and battery. In order to protect yourself from conviction – which can lead to jail or prison time, probation time, fines, restitution, and mandatory anger management courses – contact our law office for expert defense. Assault is the criminal act of intentionally threatening to harm or injure another person.

Battery refers to the criminal act of intentionally striking or inflicting force on another person, resulting in physical harm or injury. Both assault and battery are serious criminal offenses, and deserve our aggressive legal representation.


Building Code Violations

We have extensive experience in handling building code violation cases for property owners, landlords, and contractors. When you face a building code violation, we can diligently protect you and your business.

Some of the most common building code violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Environmental control board violations
  • Faulty plumbing
  • Faulty wiring
  • Selling alcohol to a minor
  • Failure to properly maintain the building
  • Working at/on the building without a permit
  • Residential parking violations
  • Violating maximum capacity limit
  • Violating fire safety code
  • Failure to fix or repair broken or hazardous conditions
  • Health and sanitary violations
  • Failure to maintain exterior building walls
  • Failure to install handrails and guardrails

Domestic Violence

We can actively protect you in cases of domestic violence, which are aggressively prosecuted in New York. Convictions can lead to protective orders against you, prison time, loss of child custody, probation, fines, and restitution.

There are many different actions that are considered to be domestic violence in the eyes of the law, including the following:

  • Physical abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Spousal abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Child endangerment
  • Verbal threats
  • Harassment
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Stalking

Drug Crimes

Contact us for defense in misdemeanor and felony drug crimes involving the use, manufacture, sale, or transportation of illegal or controlled substances. We are aggressive, expert New York criminal defense lawyers.

At Young & Young, LLP, we have experience defending clients against a wide range of drug offenses, including the following:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug cultivation
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug distribution
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Prescription drug crimes
  • Possession with intent to sell, manufacture, or distribute

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Whether you are facing your first DWI or you are a multiple DWI offender, you need a DWI lawyer, and we can help. We provide personalized defense, guiding you through the legal process and working to have your charges reduced or dismissed.


Fraud Crimes

Fraud crimes can result in a multifaceted prosecution of several related charges. In order to ensure that you receive the best possible representation for your case, you need to work with Young & Young, LLP.

We will actively pursue a favorable outcome and make sure that your rights are protected.

We offer expert defense for the following fraud crimes:

  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Identity fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Medical/healthcare fraud
  • Mortgage/real estate fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • False advertising
  • Forged documents

Sex Crimes

We offer expert defense in crimes of a sexual nature or immoral turpitude at the hands of scorned lovers, rejected heartthrobs, an employee seeking a large cash payout from an employer and other types of fraudulent allegations made against people who are not guilty of these heinous crimes.

We vigorously defend decent people who have been brought before criminal tribunals falsely based upon nefarious or improper motives.

We have defended people who have been arrested for the following sex crimes:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation/pandering
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd conduct
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual abuse
  • Failure to register as a sex offender

Theft Crimes

We can provide you with representation after an arrest and charge for grand larceny, petty larceny, or robbery. Our team can fully investigate your case and ensure that your rights were not violated during the investigation and that your freedoms are actively defended.

We defend felony and misdemeanor theft crimes, including the following:

  • Vehicle theft
  • Carjacking
  • Armed robbery
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny
  • Money laundering
  • Shoplifting
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card theft

Town Code Violations

Individuals charged with violating a portion of the town code can work with Young & Young, LLP to ensure that they are fully protected and represented. We can handle everything from noise violations to traffic ticket matters and everything in between.

If you have been arrested for any of the crimes mentioned below, contact our office today!


White Collar Crimes

Any white collar crime charge can be handled aggressively by Young & Young, LLP for a favorable outcome.

White collar crimes are any offenses that involve intentionally deceiving another individual in order to obtain monetary or personal gain. These crimes include the following:

  • Money laundering
  • Extortion
  • Tax evasion
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Fraud (all types)
  • Racketeering
  • Insider trading
  • Bribery
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card theft
  • Conspiracy
  • Anti-trust violations
  • Counterfeiting
  • Computer/Cyber/Internet crimes

Over 25 Years Experience

When you've been charged with a DWI or traffic offense, call for an attorney with over 25 years experience who is also a retired New York Police Department Sergeant who knows both sides.

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