Chernis Law Group

CRIMINAL DEFENSE /
GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS

Abner Chernis, LLP has a wealth of experience representing individual and companies in all phases of criminal proceedings, in both state and federal court, across a broad array of subject matters that are often targeted by State and Federal law enforcement. For example, Abner Chernis, LLP in recent years has represented numerous clients being investigated or prosecuted by local, State and federal authorities for marijuana and other alleged drug offenses. Abner Chernis, LLP is at the forefront of defending DUID (Driving Under The Influence) cases, particularly those alleging marijuana impairment. Abner Chernis, LLP has also defended clients charged with various white collar criminal offenses, in both State and Federal court, including Medicare fraud, mortgage and loan fraud, copyright and trademark infringement, health care fraud insider trading, accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, money laundering and tax violations.

Abner Chernis, LLP handles all stages of criminal cases, including testimony and investigative interviews, presentations in an effort to prevent charges, grand jury practice, pre-trial motion practice, trials, plea negotiations, sentencings, and appeals. Individuals and companies often turn to us to represent them in the pre-indictment investigation phase where we have been successful warding off criminal charges or minimizing the charges that are filed. We also represent clients in regulatory investigations, enforcement actions and related civil proceedings initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, FINRA, and other law enforcement agencies.

We recognize that governmental investigations and prosecutions can be incredibly stressful and emotionally demanding for our clients, and treat each matter with great appreciation and respect for the difficulties it places upon them Even though we may be very experienced in a particular type of case, we treat each case as being unique and never take a “cookie-cutter” approach. Rather, we take time to learn the facts and provide strategic and tailored advice to our clients in an effort to ward off indictment and provide a vigorous best defense at trial if charges are brought.