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With Varghese & Associates, you have a team of proven defenders with extensive experience in the criminal justice system and who will battle to protect you and your liberty.
We’ve secured dozens of dismissals, favorable plea bargains, and settlements. We’ve recovered seized property, and when involved early enough, we have even prevented arrests. We dedicate ourselves to protecting and defending our clients in federal and New York state courts as well as in private matters such as internal investigations.
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At our Manhattan criminal defense firm, we practice only criminal law. That’s the kind of firm you want when your future is on the line. Call Varghese & Associates, P.C. today at 212-430-6469 to arrange your consultation.
The son of a nurse and cab driver, Vinoo Varghese got into a lot of fights growing up in Queens, so he learned martial arts to successfully defend himself and others from bullies. Things haven’t changed much for Varghese as he’s still beating bullies and defending others. As an adult, instead of using his fists, he uses his knowledge, expertise, and connections he has accumulated as a former prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney to help his clients.
CBS News, Fox News, HLN, and MSNBC all call on Varghese for his legal opinions. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal, and Law360 have quoted him multiple times. Martindale-Hubbell has rated Varghese as AV Preeminent for the past three years and Super Lawyers has rated him for the past five years. Earlier in his career, the New York Law Journal recognized him as a Rising Star.
In 2000, Varghese began his career as a prosecutor. In 2006, he founded Varghese & Associates, P.C., a criminal defense and white-collar defense firm dedicated to helping clients resume their lives. Having won numerous trials and appeals, Varghese takes particular pride in the fact that throughout his defense career, he has convinced many prosecutors to end cases against his clients. Varghese graduated from Brooklyn Law School, New York University, and Chaminade High School.
Federal Cyber Crime Case Ended
The Scenario: A 70 year old Indian-American scientist was fired after his company accused him of stealing trade secrets. The FBI Then executed a search warrant on his home.
Not Guilty: Filing False Tax Returns
The Scenario: Our client was tried and wrongfully convicted due to the testimony of a lying government witness. 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.”
Sentence of Time Served: Federal Money Laundering
The Scenario: A U.S. citizen abroad in Brazil was charged with money laundering. Our client suffered through deplorable Brazilian prison conditions before we were retained as his attorneys. Once we took over his case, we pushed to have him returned to the U.S., where we could advocate for a fair result.
Title IX Disciplinary Proceeding Dismissed: College Student Allowed to Graduate The Scenario: A senior attending an Ivy League university faced expulsion in a school disciplinary proceeding, resulting from an open criminal case involving an allegation of domestic violence. The Results: We represented our client before the school’s Title IX attorneys, despite their attempts to deprive him of all due process.
Case Dismissed and Money Returned: Civil Forfeiture
The Scenario: U.S. Customs seized funds from a couple traveling abroad to visit ill and elderly family. The Customs Official berated and upset our client so much that she forgot she was carrying unreported cash. The Results: We obtained the successful return of over $10,000 illegitimately taken from our client.
Case Dismissed: Foreign National Allowed to Return Home
The Scenario: A foreign national visiting family was arrested for shoplifting with only a week remaining on her trip. She would lose her job if she were delayed returning home and the arraignment was scheduled for two months after she was scheduled to leave the US.
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.