Top-Tier NYC Criminal Legal Representation

Levin & Associates are deeply knowledgable criminal defense attorneys that tackle the most complex criminal cases in New York City and around the nation. With years of experience providing sound legal counsel, Levin & Associates have etched out a tremendous track record of success with our clients.

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    A NYC Criminal Lawyer With A History of Success & Recognition

    Levin & Associates is managed by veteran defense attorney and former federal and state prosecutor Duncan Levin. The law firm brings Mr. Levin’s experienced leadership and deep understanding of criminal defense and litigation cases to all of our clients. The media has recognized his deep “experience and respect” (best-selling book, “Hollywood Ending”), “unparalleled skills” (Salon Prive) and “expertise in financial crime” (Washington Post), amongst others.



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    We Handle the Most Complex Defense Cases

    Mr. Levin is a seasoned professional in handling the complexity of criminal defense cases and other legal matters. Following a distinguished career at the senior levels of federal and state law practice, he now brings his valued expertise and legal aptitude to an array of individuals and entities facing a variety of different legal challenges. Levin & Associates continues to provide its clients with unrivaled legal counsel and successful case strategies. Our work focuses on criminal, regulatory, investigatory, and white-collar defense, all the way to anti-fraud issues. Our work has garnered the firm recognition by major news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Vice News, CNN, CNBC, Rolling Stone and Fox News. Mr. Levin has also appeared on MSNBC and the Law & Crime Network, and other major news outlets, where he has provided his legal expertise in large-scale national cases.


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    Bill Browder

    Author of “Red Notice” and “Freezing Order”

    Duncan Levin is a formidable lawyer and strategist, who is deeply experienced in financial crime and brings that background to bear for his clients.

    Anna Delvey


    Duncan is always there when you need him – weekends, vacations, late nights – he’ll go above and beyond to ensure everything is taken care of. Reliable, dependable, and not afraid of a challenge.

    Chris Eberhardt

    The Sun

    A go-to expert

    Prof. Ronald Sullivan Jr.

    Harvard Law School and famed criminal defense attorney

    Duncan Levin is a giant of the criminal defense bar: the best of the best. Confident and professional, he gets impressive results and serves his clients with honor and dignity. Levin u0026 Associates deserves every accolate it gets.

    Ben Campbell

    Former U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York

    NYC Criminal Lawyer Frequently Asked Questions

    Criminal lawyers, also known as criminal defense attorneys, use their legal expertise to defend companies, individuals, and entities that have been charged with a crime.

    Criminal lawyers are experienced in navigating a wide spectrum of criminal cases, ranging from domestic crimes, drug crimes, fraud, violent crimes, embezzlement, and sex crimes. These criminal cases can often be complex, requiring an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle the nuance.

    • Investigate the case and conduct witness interviews.
    • Build out a defense and architect an effective case strategy.
    • Negotiate with the prosecution team.
    • Draft, file, and argue appeals that they deem challengeable.

    Criminal attorneys focus on presenting the best possible case to the court. Building and utilizing solid evidence and using experts to prove their clients’ innocence. A criminal attorney has to commit ample time to building a defense strategy around the client’s claim of innocence in order to successfully bring the case to a closure.

    Whether a person is guilty of a crime or not, he or she has the right to important individual protections under the Constitution of the United States of America. Constitutional violations can be common in certain criminal trials, especially when it comes to the treatment of the defendants, the circumstances around arrest, and the manner in which the investigation was conducted and how the evidence was collected.

    Experienced criminal attorneys will immediately look for prospective Constitutional violations, as they build an effective, powerful defense strategy. Here are some of the most common Constitutional violations:

    • Not reading a person under arrest his or her Miranda Rights
    • Illegal seizure of evidence from either the home or vehicle of the defendant.
    • Not obtaining a search or arrest warrant.
    • Coercing a confession.

    Self-defense is employed in instances of battery or assault, sometimes even murder. When pleading self-defense, the defendant claims that they caused harm or killed the victim in order to protect their own life against the violent threats of the victim.

    Although the movies depict self-defense as an easy-to-win and straightforward criminal defense, in reality, successfully claiming self-defense is a lot more difficult. The defense has to prove the existence of an incredible danger or risk that justifies the defendant using excessive or lethal force.

    The category of self-defense also applies to instances where the defendant was protecting his loved ones – family or friends, and even if the defendant was protecting a stranger from being harmed by the victim. The self-defense category demands thorough and detailed preparation by your attorney, as well as a good basis for such a claim to be made.

    Levin & Associates: New York’s Best Criminal Defense Firm

    Led by Duncan Levin, Levin & Associates’ criminal lawyers understand the high stakes associated with criminal charges in New York City, New York State, or in federal court across the country. The firm has a reputation of providing the best legal strategies and limitations for criminal cases.

    Levin & Associates’s attorneys have the experience to handle intricate legal charges these cases may present. With a history of successfully defending clients in criminal cases, Levin & Associates is a proven legal defense powerhouse.

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    Industry leading legal representation for criminal defense, complex financial investigations, and international business affairs.