New York City Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’ve been charged with a federal crime you face a fierce, relentless, well-funded opponent who has virtually infinite resources at its disposal. These resources will be deployed with the singular goal of convicting you and sending you to prison.

When your freedom is on the line, you need an equally fierce attorney on your side - someone who will fight to protect your rights and who has the experience and tenacity to go toe-to-toe with the toughest prosecutors in the country - and win.

New York City criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has been defending people who have been accused of federal crimes for more than 30 years. She started her career as an enforcement attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) where she learned first-hand how the government prepares a case. Today she uses that experience to vigorously defend her clients against criminal charges in federal court.

If you or someone you care about is facing federal criminal charges, Hope Lefeber should be your first call. She has a keen insight into how the federal government prosecutes a case and is meticulous in her review and preparation of her clients’ cases.

Your Defense Against Federal Criminal Charges

Federal prosecutors and the FBI, DEA, IRS and other federal law enforcement agencies have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal. When you have been charged with a federal crime you need an attorney who will be equally well-prepared, and who will do everything possible to fight for and protect your rights and to hold the government accountable.

Federal criminal prosecution is a complex process that often begins before you even realize you are under investigation. If you believe you might be under investigation, contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Hope Lefeber can help during pretrial investigations by responding to subpoenas, requests for documents, and law enforcement requests for interviews. She will staunchly defend your rights during pretrial negotiations, through trial or a guilty plea, and on appeal. Ms. Lefeber has earned a reputation as an aggressive litigator whose clients are her first priority. She will personally handle every aspect of your case and will fight hard to protect your freedom and your constitutional rights.

Hope Lefeber pays meticulous attention to details and will carefully analyze every aspect of your case. She will consult with investigators and forensic experts to examine every aspect of the defense and also to evaluate each piece of evidence the government intends to introduce, in order to identify inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and present the strongest defense.

After a thorough investigation and analysis of all legal options, Ms. Lefeber will advise you on how to proceed to best suit your unique needs. In some cases that means going to trial, while in others that might be a plea agreement or another alternative resolution. Ms. Lefeber will help you make decisions about how to move forward and will be your staunch advocate in dealing with the government. Every case is unique, and Hope Lefeber will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case to create solutions that will achieve the best results for you.

Hope Lefeber - Passionate Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer, Meticulous Attention to Detail

New York City criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has been defending people accused of federal crimes for more than 30 years. Ms. Lefeber proudly represents people in New York City and around the country who have been accused of crimes in the federal courts. She is passionately committed to keeping the government out of people’s lives and vigorously opposes overcharging and over-reaching by federal prosecutors. When you hire Hope Lefeber to defend you in federal court, you have hired an attorney who will vehemently defend you and your rights with passion, dedication, skill, and experience.

Hope Lefeber has earned a reputation in federal courts for her aggressive, relentless defense of her clients. She is a tireless advocate in her pursuit of justice and a staunch advocate for her clients’ constitutional rights. Ms. Lefeber is highly-respected by her colleagues in the federal bar, federal prosecutors, federal judges, and her clients for her meticulous preparation and extraordinary attention to every detail of her client’s case. When Hope Lefeber is your attorney, she will vigorously challenge the evidence presented by the government in its attempts to secure a conviction. She has also received numerous accolades, represented high-profile clients, lectured on federal criminal law topics, and been asked to appear on TV as a legal expert. She is held in the highest esteem by her colleagues and the judges before whom she has appeared.

With Hope Lefeber on your side, know that you have an advocate who will vigorously fight to protect your rights and your freedom, no matter how daunting the odds may seem.

Federal Criminal Law Practice Areas

Ms. Lefeber proudly defends people accused of the following crimes in federal court:

Hope Lefeber - Your Advocate Against Federal Criminal Charges

Federal criminal charges are serious, and penalties may include hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. If you or someone you care about has been charged with a crime in federal court, you need an experienced, tenacious, fierce advocate on your side who will vigorously defend your rights within the limits of the law.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime in New York City, Hope Lefeber should be your first call. Contact Hope Lefeber today to schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 610-668-7927 or complete the online form.

Conspiracy

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Federal Sentencing Guidelines

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White Collar Federal Crimes

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Financial & Securities Fraud

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Forfeiture

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Grand Jury Investigations

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Health Care Fraud

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Internet Crime

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Mail and Wire Fraud

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Money Laundering

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Pyramid and Ponzi Scheme

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RICO

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Search & Seizure

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Tax Fraud

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Business and Corporate Fraud

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Mortgage Fraud

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Drug Crimes

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Pill Mill Defense

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