Michael V. Cibella, LLC - Litigation Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney | Civil Litigation
Free Initial Consultation 212-818-1880 Available 24/7


  • Michael saved my life. There is no other way to put it . . . Thank you, Michael, for giving me a new day! Assault in the First Degree in Manhattan, August 2016
  • I have a clean record and I will always have Michael to thank for that. Aggravated DWI with an accident in Brooklyn, February 2016
  • Michael was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. After being arrested with a DWI and losing my job shortly after, I was at my wit's end. DWI with an Accident and Leaving the Scene, January 2016
  • Because of you, I'm driving my kids to school! Thank you!! DWI & DMV Refusal Hearing, August 2015
  • Mike Cibella did an excellent job! . . . When something wasn’t right the day the charge was to be dismissed, Mike hunted down the DA to make it right and end the case with a dismissal. We are grateful to have engaged him. Criminal Mischief, July 2015
  • Michael, I am grateful for your help with the DA and can't thank you enough for what you did for our son. You gave him a second chance . . . Grand Larceny, May 2015
  • Michael could not have done more for me in immediately being available and putting me at ease . . . had a bull-dog-like tenacity that never stopped fighting for my case and had a great court presentation. DWI, March 2015
  • I know a dodged a bullet and it's all thanks to Michael's judgment, experience and hard work! Insurance Fraud, September 2014
  • ... Again, I'm forever grateful. I wish there were better words. THANK YOU! Fraud Investigation, July 2014
  • Thank you for all your hard work and for making this crazy process a little easier to handle. I'm very fortunate to have had you on my side. DWI, February 2014
  • Thank you very much for all that you've done. You made this difficult process very easy for me and I'm doing much better thanks to your help. DWI, December 2013
  • Thank you for saving my career! Investment Bank Trader, Larceny case, July 2011.
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Practice Areas

Federal Crimes & Investigations

Federal criminal charges can be much more serious than state charges, largely because of the impact of federal sentencing guidelines upon conviction and the fact that most cases are investigated for months or years before an arrest is made. It is essential to work with a New York federal criminal defense lawyer who knows federal criminal law and has experience in federal court.

New York federal criminal defense lawyer
Michael V. Cibella is experienced in state and federal courts. He understands federal criminal law and is persuasive and creative at trial and sentencing proceedings. Whether negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors, engaging in a sentencing proceeding before a judge, or going to trial before a jury, he will go to great lengths to get you the best result possible.

Our federal criminal law practice includes:

  • Drug crimes, including narcotics trafficking or importation, distribution, drug conspiracy charges and forfeiture cases
  • White collar crimes including embezzlement, forgery, corruption, money laundering, tax fraud and conspiracy
  • Bank fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Racketeering/RICO
  • Identity theft
  • Public corruption
  • International parental kidnapping

At the
Law Offices of Michael V. Cibella, LLC, we are committed to protecting our clients’ rights no matter how difficult the task. We represent clients charged in federal courts in the prestigious Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

We also represent people who are targets of federal investigations or who suspect they may be under investigation, people who are being interviewed as witnesses, and people who have been named a subject or person of interest in a federal criminal investigation.

Dedicated Defense For Federal Crimes

We do not take any criminal accusation at face value. As soon as you notify us of the government’s potential interest in you, we will immediately begin a thorough investigation of all of the facts and the case against you. We will interview any witnesses, closely examine any witness statements to law enforcement, and perform a careful examination of every material fact, including financial statements, documents, e-mails, surveillance and other evidence.

We will thoroughly analyze the federal sentencing guidelines and will be at your side as you meet with probation for any pre-sentence investigation.

Comprehensive Advice From Manhattan Investigations Lawyer

In addition to federal investigations, we represent clients in other state and administrative investigations and hearings, including investigations by:

  • All local District Attorney’s Offices
  • New York City Department of Investigation
  • New York State Attorney General’s Office
  • New York State Liquor Authority
  • New York City Police Department (NYPD) internal investigations

To schedule a free initial consultation with an NYC federal crimes lawyer,

contact us at 212-818-1880.