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When You Need a Fighter, Call Vinoo

Known as one of the nation’s foremost white-collar and criminal legal experts, Vinoo Varghese is a regular news commentator having appeared on CBS, FOX, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, BBC, CTV, i24 Israel, Sky News Arabia, AP TV, Cheddar, Newsmax, Breitbart News, A&E’s Law & Crime, and The Today Show Australia.

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal, and Law360 have quoted him multiple times for his vigorous advocacy of clients. Recognizing Varghese’s entrepreneurial acumen, the Forbes Business Council and the NY chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization have admitted him to their member rolls.

With his standing as a top flight NYC criminal lawyer, Vanity Fair had Varghese fact check Hollywood crime scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street to Billions. The New York Law Journal, New York Daily News, and New York Post have published his op-eds highlighting prosecutorial quandaries in the cases of O.J. Simpson, George Floyd, and the Central Park “Karen.”

Super Lawyers Rated for Seven Years
Martindale AV Preeminent 2021
National Trial Lawyers 2021
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The National Trial Lawyers organization has selected Varghese for its Top 100 for eight consecutive years. Thomson Reuters has chosen him for the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for the past seven years and Martindale-Hubbell has rated him as AV Preeminent for five straight years. Earlier in his career, the New York Law Journal named him a Rising Star.

As a highly experienced criminal defense attorney,Harvard Law School, Cardozo Law School, and the New York City Law Department have tapped Varghese to teach trial advocacy. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, New York University, and Chaminade High School. In 2000, Varghese began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn; in 2006, he left to start Varghese & Associates, P.C., a white-collar and criminal defense firm dedicated to helping clients across America resume their lives.

Known as one of the nation’s foremost white-collar and criminal legal experts, Vinoo Varghese is a regular news commentator having appeared on CBS, FOX, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, BBC, CTV, i24 Israel, Sky News Arabia, AP TV, Cheddar, Newsmax, Breitbart News, A&E’s Law & Crime, and The Today Show Australia.

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal, and Law360 have quoted him multiple times for his vigorous advocacy of clients. Recognizing Varghese’s entrepreneurial acumen, the Forbes Business Council and the NY chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization have admitted him to their member rolls.

With his standing as a top flight NYC criminal lawyer, Vanity Fair had Varghese fact check Hollywood crime scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street to Billions. The New York Law Journal, New York Daily News, and New York Post have published his op-eds highlighting prosecutorial quandaries in the cases of O.J. Simpson, George Floyd, and the Central Park “Karen.”

The National Trial Lawyers organization has selected Varghese for its Top 100 for eight consecutive years. Thomson Reuters has chosen him for the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for the past seven years and Martindale-Hubbell has rated him as AV Preeminent for five straight years. Earlier in his career, the New York Law Journal named him a Rising Star.

As a highly experienced criminal defense attorney, Harvard Law School, Cardozo Law School, and the New York City Law Department have tapped Varghese to teach trial advocacy. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, New York University, and Chaminade High School. In 2000, Varghese began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn; in 2006, he left to start Varghese & Associates, P.C., a white-collar and criminal defense firm dedicated to helping clients across America resume their lives.

Courage | Creativity | Cohesion These are our core values that define us as the Top NYC Criminal Law Firm

How We Help You Succeed

We’ve built our reputation as an outstanding NYC Criminal Law Firm by focusing on these three principles:

Our Mission

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

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

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

Sketch of NYC Federal Criminal Lawyer, Vinoo Varghese, in court

Our Mission

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.
Client walking to court with NYC Federal Criminal Lawyer, Vinoo Varghese

Our Vision

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.
Client of NYC Federal Criminal Lawyer, Vinoo Varghese, hugging his wife after regaining his freedom

Our Mandate

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

When Your Freedom Is On The Line The Right Lawyer Makes All The Difference

Our team of trial-tested attorneys has extensive experience defending against a wide array of criminal charges.
See how we can help you.

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

Results that Speak for Themselves See How We have Helped Others

Results From Recent New York Cases

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 defense lawyer made sure the government returned his passport just in time to travel to India and celebrate the birth of his first grandchild.

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 pursuing criminal charges against 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.

Jury Acquittal Attempted Murder

The Scenario: While defending himself against an unprovoked attack, our client injured
the attacker, his boss.

The Results: After a three-week trial, the jury returned a not-guilty verdict on all counts. As an aside, our client later wrote “I Beat the Charges,” a rap song that referred to us as the best lawyers. He dedicated the song to us.

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.

Client of NYC Federal Criminal Lawyer, Vinoo Varghese, hugging his wife after regaining his freedom

Results From Recent New York Cases

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.

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.

Jury Acquittal Attempted Murder

The Scenario: While defending himself against an unprovoked attack, our client injured
the attacker, his boss.

The Results: After a three-week trial, the jury returned a not-guilty verdict on all counts. As an aside, our client later wrote “I Beat the Charges,” a rap song that referred to us as the best lawyers. He dedicated the song to us.

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.

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Our Criminal Defense Attorney Blog When We take a firm stand on an issue, people listen. 

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 criminal defense lawyer work, either click on the thumbnails to read our most recent blog posts, or click the link below to see more of our New York federal criminal defense attorney writing.

NYC CRIMINAL LAWYER

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 an NYC criminal attorney that has 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 defense lawyers – 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
  • Sex crimes
  • 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.

Criminal Defense Lawyers in NYC – The Law Firm you need on your side.

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.

Which defense attorney is right for you? A New York Criminal Lawyer with experience on his side

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, as an experienced and aggressive NYC criminal defense attorney, 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.

Don’t Hesitate – Contact Us Now

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.

212-430-6469
info@vargheselaw.com
2 Wall Street, Suite 510, New York, NY, 10005

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