Criminal Defense









We have a long and successful track record with regards to criminal defense and the protection of the rights of individuals whose rights have been violated by law enforcement.

We have successfully defended clients in matters involving:

  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • False statements to state and federal agencies
  • Commodities fraud
  • Market manipulation
  • Contract and agency disputes involving real estate
  • Investigations and proceedings conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the State Attorney General, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Gun Possession
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Drug Possession and Trafficking
  • Rape
  • Homicide

New York Law Journal, December 15, 2010, “People v. Smith”, wherein all weapons possession charges were dismissed against the defendant as a result of Mr. Archibald successfully arguing and proving illegal police procedure.

In a recent Queens County case, which was covered on all major TV networks in New York City, including NY1, a 15 year old young man was charged with 3 counts of rape. Initially the case was venued in Criminal Court. If convicted in Criminal Court, the teen could have been sentenced to at least seven years in prison. However, Mr. Archibald successfully argued to have the matter moved to Family Court where he believed the young man could receive the rehabilitation he needed.