When a criminal complaint is filed against you, your future is at stake. An arrest can create problems in your job and at home, but a conviction can change the rest of your life. If you’re an immigrant, it can also get you deported. Prosecutors will work hard to secure a conviction in your case. You need an experienced, skilled New York criminal defense lawyer who will work zealously to mount an effective defense.

At Manchanda Law, we understand the difficult situations that people face when they have been accused of a crime or connected with a criminal investigation. We understand how a wrong move can have devastating consequences. That is why we work with our clients every step of the way to protect their rights and their freedom. If you have been charged with a crime, get the best defense possible. Call the team at Manchanda Law at 212-968-8600 now so we can discuss your case and begin crafting a defense strategy.


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Top Criminal Defense Attorney Working for You

Attorney Rahul Manchanda has spent 18 years defending a wide array of clients in state and federal criminal courts. He is ready to mount an aggressive and zealous defense no matter your circumstances. When the stakes are high, he rises to the occasion. Many cases handled by the team at Manchanda Law involve immigrants, which means the threat of deportation hangs over their heads.  

Our team aggressively fights to make sure deportations related to criminal charges don’t happen.  We rely on the “scorched earth” policy of never, ever making a plea deal with a prosecutor unless we completely and totally must do so. We know that for our clients, even a minor violation or an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal could result in a complete and total deportation from the United States. This outcome could ruin the lives of not only our client, but our client’s family members. We have a history of aggressively protecting the rights of our clients, and we’ll fight just as aggressively for you.

Among clients we’ve helped in the past are alleged heads of New York’s Albanian mafia, alleged members of Mexican drug cartels and members of both the Cali and Medellin cartels. If Manchanda Law was successful in helping these clients, imagine what we can do for you. We have success defending immigrants facing criminal charges, so imagine how good the results will be when we defend a U.S. citizen whose rights have been trampled on by the criminal justice system.

Our Knowledge of Both Criminal and Immigration Law Works to Your Benefit

Our team understands the areas where criminal law and immigration law intersect, and we realize the risks our clients face. Any violation or even an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal can result in an immediate and permanent deportation. Because of this, we take a proven and aggressive approach to avoid these sorts of disruptive outcomes.

Our experience extends to representation in matters involving other countries. Whether you are a U.S. national who is in need of representation in a case abroad or are a citizen of another country who has become the subject of a criminal investigation in the U.S., we are here to help. We have represented and advised both foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of disputes and understand well the complexities of these cases.

Mr. Manchanda understands the courts and the evidence they will bring. As a former biology and chemistry student and scientist, he has deep knowledge of the forensic techniques and evidence that are employed in criminal cases. This allows him to mount an effective defense that will expose the flaws in any prosecutor’s case.

Get the Best Possible Outcome When We Defend You against Criminal Charges

Rahul Manchanda and his team are experts in legal and equitable tactics. This ensures that our clients get the best deals possible — if not a total dismissal of charges. 

In addition to defense of clients throughout New York City’s five boroughs, we represent clients in other parts of the state of New York. This means we have strong knowledge of the police, prosecutors, judges and court systems you will be facing. Attorney Manchanda knows their patterns, judges’ preferences and the right way to litigate every case. He will put this knowledge to work for you.

We Handle a Wide Range of Criminal Cases

As a criminal defense lawyer, the team at Manchanda Law Office has taken on cases of all types. No matter what your charge, we can bring our vast experience to bear to give you the outcome you deserve. Past charges we have successfully defended against include:

  • Abandonment of a Child
  • Murder in the First or Second Degree
  • Assault and Battery
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Arson

If you have been accused of a crime or are the target of a criminal investigation, you need zealous and effective representation at every stage. Our attorneys have the passion to defend the rights of every individual and ensure that they get a fair hearing under the law. We will investigate every angle and ensure that every effective strategy is deployed in your defense. Call our team today at 212-968-8600 and tell us about the charges you face.

Fighting Injustice and Corruption in the Criminal Justice System

In addition to defense against criminal complaints, Mr. Manchanda has represented a number of clients in suits against the City of New York, the New York Police Department (NYPD), and other entities. His clients have had cases dismissed and have collectively been awarded tens of millions of dollars for damages, false arrests and civil rights violations. He is passionate about ensuring that justice is served — both in criminal court and in civil court when his clients have seen violations of their rights. 

We Will Fight Aggressively for You

If you have been accused of a crime, you need an effective defense team working on your side. Our criminal defense attorney will review the particulars of your case and craft an aggressive and effective defense to get you the best outcome possible.

The sooner we are able to start working on your behalf, the better the result we can create for you. Don’t waste valuable time. Get in touch with us today. You can reach us at 212-968-8600. We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so do not delay.

You need a skilled and experienced New York criminal defense attorney in your corner now. Call us so we can discuss your case and the best way forward.


Attorney Rahul Manchanda

Professor, Author, and Attorney Rahul Manchanda worked for one of the largest law firms in Manhattan where he focused on asbestos litigation. At the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Manchanda was exposed to international trade law, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and comparisons of the American common law with European civil law.

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