Harlan Protass for Your Defense

Highly-experienced in the various aspects of criminal law, New York defense attorney Harlan Protass is ready to stand with you.

Always striving to deliver the best possible result, attorney Protass has had considerable success at the state and federal levels, even securing unprecedented sentence reductions in nine separate life-without-parole cases. While much of our practice involves white-collar crime – securities fraud, healthcare fraud, tax evasion and money laundering – we also have a deep reservoir of experience defending against allegations involving extortion, drug offenses, assault and domestic violence. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime in the New York metropolitan area, swift action from the right attorney can make all the difference. Call Protass Law PLLC at 212.455.0335 or submit a contact request online for a free and confidential consultation.


Attorney Harlan Protass

Manhattan lawyer Harlan Protass employs his extensive background and passion to provide the best possible defense to every client - in every case.

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Press & Publications

New York Law Journal

Not Guilty? Go to Jail

Written by Harlan Protass

Attorney Harlan Protass discusses the practical application of a practice known as “acquitted conduct sentencing,” where individuals receive jail sentences based on charges that actually ended with not guilty verdicts.

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Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

As a veteran criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience, Harlan Protass can assist with virtually any type of criminal charges, including:

Trusted Counsel for White Collar Investigations and Prosecutions

At Protass Law PLLC, exhaustive preparation, thorough and in-depth investigation, effective pre-trial motions, well thought our trial strategy and trial skills honed over decades of practice have been the keys to our successes.

Whether it is at the initial stages of an investigation or at sentencing following a conviction or guilty plea, there simply is no substitute for hard work, experience, and reputation. Indeed, decades of experience defending against criminal charges provide us with the knowledge, experience and confidence to aggressively defend our clients against any type of governmental allegation, whether in state or federal court or before a regulatory agency like the SEC, FINRA, the IRS or New York Department of Banking.

When you work with attorney Harlan Protass you will benefit from the individualized attention of a polished criminal defense lawyer with more than two decades of legal experience. Beginning with your initial consultation, we will discuss your unique situation and what you hope to achieve. From there, we will evaluate all available evidence to determine the full scope of the charges against you and develop a unique strategy to accomplish your goals. Some clients are risk adverse and want the best possible result short of trial. Other clients want to fight each step of the way. Protass Law PLLC provides the knowledge, skill, means and ability to decide – in close consultation with each client – what course is best. You can always rely on honest and upfront counsel from a steadfast professional when you retain Protass Law PLLC as your advocate.

Exercise Your Rights at Every Stage of the Criminal Justice Process

Even if you are charged with a crime, you still have options and protections.

You probably know that the government must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But without sound legal guidance you are still at a great disadvantage. At Protass Law PLLC we are dedicated to preserving your rights, offering straightforward legal advice and providing strategic intervention at all stages of the criminal process. Whether our work involves pre-indictment advocacy to avoid the filing of charges or negotiating for the reduction or outright dismissal of charges or reducing the consequences for you of a guilty plea or conviction at trial, we know what it takes to secure an optimal resolution – effectively and efficiently.

Working with Protass Law PLLC is the First Step in Fighting Back

If you have been served with a subpoena, asked to testify before a grand jury or otherwise learn that you have been implicated in or are the target of a criminal investigation, reach out to Protass Law PLLC immediately.

With over two decades of criminal defense experience, let attorney Harlan Protass create and implement a plan to protect you. Call 212.455.0335 or submit the details through an online contact form to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.

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