Our criminal attorneys believe that while “defendants” are often convicted, people can receive leniency. Defendants exist inside the pages of the government’s file. People have more complex back stories and compelling reasons that can justify, excuse or explain their alleged behavior. We focus on white collar criminal defense cases and federal and state government investigations. Our firm works opposite government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security, FINRA and ICE.
Accordingly, we defend various types of antitrust crimes and fraud including price fixing, bid rigging, organized crime, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) crimes, Wire Fraud, Accounting and Investment Fraud to name a few. However, we also represent clients charged with other felonies.
Ryan Blanch, the Blanch Law Firm’s founding partner, worked to compile a team of criminal defense attorneys with over 50 years of combined criminal experience. Together his team focuses on bringing clients “big-firm representation in a small-firm atmosphere.”
Potential criminal sentences, sometimes referred to as “sentencing exposure” can be devastating, but keep in mind that the ranges set forth in the Sentencing Guidelines are often not reflective of the potential upside. The government represents only one facet of the criminal justice system and often that, alone, is not the side of justice. Securing representation from a top criminal defense firm can maximize one’s chances of success at dismissal on motions or acquittal at trial. If you have already been convicted, keep in mind that the Supreme Court recently ruled that the Sentencing Guidelines are exactly those, “Guidelines” which a court may consider in its sentence and not rules that the court must abide by. Federal court judges are permitted to consider all facts and circumstances, called 3553 material, in making a sentencing determination that could depart dramatically downward from the guidelines, sometimes resulting in no-prison time sentences.
Effective criminal defense strategy, especially at the federal court level, necessitates constant and diligent defense attorney work at every stage of the legal process and intersects directly with (a) exploration of the client narrative, (b) factual investigation of every key element in the crime and (C) research designed to hold the prosecution to its burden from an evidentiary, procedural and legal perspective.
The following represents just a few examples of the types of criminal cases we handle:
The Blanch Law Firm focuses on defending the following crimes:
However, this list is far from exhaustive. We are always happy to speak with you about your situation. If you have been charged with a crime listed above, or another crime not listed, please contact 212 736 3900 immediately to schedule a consultation.