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NYC Federal Criminal Lawyer - Vinoo Varghese

Vinoo Varghese has been fighting bullies since he learned martial arts as a child. From the schoolyard to the courtroom, he is still defending others. And as a former prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer, he knows how to beat the opposition at their own game.

We have secured dozens of dismissals and “not guilty” verdicts. We’ve recovered seized property and, when involved early enough, we have even prevented arrests. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin fighting for you.

From our headquarters on Wall Street, we serve clients wherever we are needed: in state courts throughout New York and Federal courts nationwide.

Super Lawyers Rated for Seven Years
Martindale AV Preeminent 2021
National Trial Lawyers 2021

Courage | Creativity | Cohesion These are our core values that define us as the top NYC federal criminal law firm

How We Help You Succeed

We’ve built our reputation as an outstanding New York federal criminal defense attorney by focusing on these three principles:


Our mission is a simple one — To pave the way for our clients to resume their lives by providing the most effective defense to obtain the best possible results.


Our vision is to be a firm whose very name levels the playing field against the government and ensures a fair fight for our clients.


Our mandate is to provide comfort, support, and respect to our clients and their families through superior work and regular communication.

Testimonials See What Others Have to Say After Working With Our Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Words can't express my gratitude for Mr. Varghese and his firm

    “My case was tough and I would probably still be incarcerated if it hadn’t been for Mr. Varghese’s diligence and professionalism…” 

    Words can't express my gratitude for Mr. Varghese and his firm
    - William Hidalgo
  • I've worked with Vinoo for over 10 years

    “He has protected me and my family from both state and federal prosecutors who weren’t interested in justice…”

    I've worked with Vinoo for over 10 years
    - Tom Olazabal
  • When you need help, you need a Vinoo in your corner

    “He will make sure that the person is taken care as well as their families. He will also explain all the issues and be a fighter for you.”

    When you need help, you need a Vinoo in your corner
    - Sanu Thomas

Federal Criminal Defense Results That Speak For Themselves

Wife hugging husband after being released from prison

At Varghese & Associates, P.C., we dedicate ourselves to protecting and defending our clients in the federal and New York state court system. We also help people with private matters such as internal investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

When you work with Varghese & Associates, you have a team of proven defenders with extensive experience with white collar crimes in the criminal justice system and who will battle to protect you and your liberty.

We don’t have numerous practice areas – Criminal defense is all we do — and our focus pays off in results for our clients.

Results From Recent New York Cases

Not Guilty: Filing False Tax Returns


The Case: Our client was tried and wrongfully convicted due to the testimony of a lying government witness. As attorneys, we fought to get him a new trial, and succeeded when the federal District Court judge presiding over the case agreed with our view that the verdict was a “manifest injustice.” The government then appealed the judge’s decision, granting a new trial to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Our criminal defense attorneys defended our client in the appellate court and won there too.

The Results: Yet, despite our victories before the District Court and in the Second Circuit, the IRS kept going after our innocent client. Statistically, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wins 99.75% of all federal crime cases they bring so they decided to try him again. Our law offices were there again to fight for him. After three weeks of trial, the jury deliberated on the case less than 2 hours and cleared our client of all charges. Though statistically, we only had a .25% chance of winning, we prevailed and our client finally got the justice he deserved. A 6-year long ordeal for our client finally ended when a grand jury found him Not Guilty of All Charges.

Federal Cyber Crime

No Charges Brought

The Case: A 70 year old Indian-American scientist was fired after his company accused him of stealing trade secrets. The Federal Bureau of Investigation then executed a search warrant on his home. Once we got involved, we were able to get the government to drop the case and return all the items seized by the FBI.

The Results: After a year of fear and confusion accused of federal crimes, our NYC federal criminal lawyer made sure the government returned his passport just in time to travel to India and celebrate the birth of his first grandchild.

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Our firm is not only a force in the court, but a force in the media and press. Our federal criminal law and law enforcement writing has been published by the New York Law Journal, Law.com, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and many more credible United States news and information outlets. 

In our op-eds, we don’t shy away from being direct and upfront with the facts and reality of what needs to be said. We take a firm stand on an issue, and people listen. 

To read and review more of our federal law work, either click on the thumbnail to read our most recent blog, or click the link below to see more of our New York federal criminal defense attorney writing.

With remarkable years come noteworthy events, as we at Varghese & Associates, P.C. can attest to.

2020 was one of our most active years in the media with appearances on national networks like FOX to international ones such as the BBC and the Today Show Australia. We also published five op-eds between the New York Daily News and the New York Law Journal. We at Varghese & Associates, P.C. would like to wish every one of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Though this year was an extremely productive year for us, we hope for a 2021 that brings the world back to some level of normalcy. Happy New Year! With 2020 coming to an end, we would like to share with you our top 10 media events this year!

Criminal Lawyers for NYC federal criminal charges

New York City is one of the busiest areas anywhere in the US when it comes to federal crimes and white-collar criminal cases. If you’re accused of a federal crime and you’re potentially facing a grand jury here in NYC, you’re going to come up against very different processes and procedures compared to state courts.

Federal agencies have virtually unlimited resources when it comes to prosecuting federal offenses. It’s absolutely essential that you work with criminal defense attorneys that have the experience required to put together an effective defense strategy in the face of federal prosecutors.

Here at Varghese & Associates, PC we’ve got the federal court experience you need – because we’ve been on the other side of federal cases. We’re prosecutors who’ve become New York criminal attorneys – all the information on this website comes from people who’ve successfully prosecuted federal cases. We know what you’re facing – and we know what it takes to win.

What defines federal crimes?

Federal law covers a range of criminal offenses, including:

  • Mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and financial crimes
  • Drug charges
  • Human trafficking
  • Weapons charges
  • Terrorism cases
  • Kidnapping
  • Child pornography
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Racketeering cases
  • Illegal re-entry to the US

Of course, you may find yourself charged with a crime that would normally be heard in state court – but if the crime crosses state or international borders, then it becomes a federal case. This is often the case with internet, wire-based offenses, where information could be stored outside the state – or even outside the US.

The best attorney-client relationship

As experienced criminal lawyers, we know that if you’re facing federal crimes, it can turn your world upside down. This is why we work hard to create a relationship of trust. We won’t overload you with unnecessary information – we’ll give you the facts, we’ll explore strategies together, and we’ll walk you through exactly what you can expect from your court appearance.

Our law firm is at the end of the phone if you need to call – from your initial consultation to your day in court, your case is our priority, and at Varghese & Associates PC, your experience with our criminal attorneys will reflect that.

The time to act is now

You already know that federal charges aren’t going to go away – government agencies spend a long time building a case and they will work hard to secure a conviction. However, we’ll work even harder to fight your case.

Time is not on your side if you’re facing federal offenses in New York City. The sooner you seek legal advice from a skilled attorney, the sooner we can put together a case that offers the very best chance of a positive outcome.

Contact Us for a Consultation

Facing federal charges, arrest, or a grand Jury subpoena? If you’re accused of federal offences, don’t take any chances – your life is on the line. For a consultation, please feel free to send us an email, or give us a call with the number listed below. For directions to our New York City office, please refer to the map above.

2 Wall Street, Suite 510, New York, NY, 10005

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