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Daniel Adam Hochheiser

Criminal defense Attorney at Scarsdale, NY

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Grand Larceny, Fraud, Money Laundering, Conspiracy

    26 years, 100 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Ability Impaired Aggravated DWI Vehicular Assault Crimes Vehicular Homicide Refusal Cases

    26 years, 100 cases

  3. Federal crime
    20%
    Conspiracy Narcotics Racketeering Fraud Guns Murder Sex Crimes

    26 years, 100 cases

  4. Violent crime
    20%

    26 years

  5. White collar crime
    20%

    26 years

 

Daniel A. Hochheiser is a New York criminal defense attorney with offices in Scarsdale, NY in Westchester County who has been defending criminal cases in the New York State and Federal Courts for the past 17 years.  Prior to becoming a defense lawyer, Mr. Hochheiser served as an assistant district attorney in Bronx County for 3 years.  Most recently in August of 2017, Mr. Hochheiser won an acquittal in Bronx County Supreme Court after a jury trial for a client (member of the New York Fire Department) charged with Aggravated Vehicular Assault, DWI and other felony charges.  He has been hired to represent a variety of individuals and companies charged with white collar crimes in New York including: a former New York State Senate Majority Leader charged in a federal tax fraud case, the President of a subsidiary of a Global Advertising Conglomerate charged with a federal accounting fraud, the Manhattan Madame who was charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering, an accountant charged in the Big Apple Oriental Tours case involving allegations of running sex tours overseas, and represented a well-known Chinese business woman accused of running a vast alien smuggling operation in a case dubbed “the Golden Venture” case by the media.   Mr. Hochheiser is equally well known for representing clients charged in violent crime cases involving murder for hire, gang assault, racketeering, conspiracy, and narcotics trafficking.  Mr. Hochheiser has tried a variety of criminal cases throughout New York State and federal courts in New York.  He has argued a variety of criminal appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and before the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division of the State of New York.  Mr. Hochheiser is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer, New York Criminal Bar Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Bronx County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.  Mr. Hochheiser is 5 star peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell.  He frequently appears on television, radio and streaming video programs to provide analysis of the days top criminal cases.

   

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Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

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Posted by Josh | April 13, 2022
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Great Attorney!
I was the victim of an egregious false accusation, and almost immediately retained Dan as my defense attorney. Not only did he expertly guide me through the criminal justice process from the time he was retained through the dismissal of all charges; he was also an accessible and caring confidante through this trying time. Anyone in need of defense attorney representation should consider Mr. Hochheiser!
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Posted by Roland | November 30, 2020
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Gratitude
I am extremely grateful for Mr. Hochheiser's fast and effective help. As soon as I contacted him, he returned my call and went to work helping me deal with the consequences of a scam. He was upfront with his fees and his friendly demeanor was comforting. I recommend Mr. Hochheiser without any reservation.
Posted by Calvin | March 1, 2020
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Couldn't Be More Happier With the Professionalism and Attention to Detail Exhibited by Daniel
It's an unfortunate episode to have to seek legal counsel but the reality is that no one should ever go at it alone when they are either being questioned or investigated by law enforcement. I found myself in this situation and had the initial instinct to go at it alone because in my heart and mind I knew that I was innocent but am glad that I changed course and retained Daniel Hochheiser to represent me. Daniel provided me with very specific and thorough legal counsel to remove me from harms way and to protect the things I have worked so hard to build. Daniel understands criminal law from all vantage points. Daniel also gave me the sense that "we are in this together" and that my cooperation along with his ability to navigate what I was confronted with would end in a positive outcome. His representation of me at a most critical moment was nothing short of stellar. If you find yourself facing uncertainty in the cross-hairs of a legal matter I highly recommend that you retain the services of Daniel. He is a seasoned attorney and well-respected in his jurisdiction and will do everything necessary to bring a swift resolution to your matter. I will also say that his fees are very reasonable for the services and representation provided. If you find yourself in a situation that seems bleak, do yourself a favor and retain the services of Daniel Hochheiser and under no circumstances should you ever think you can go at it alone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2019
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Definitely Recommend
Dan was very professional and straight-forward. He helped me with my case in a swift manner and ensured that I got the result I wanted. I would definitely recommend him, he's personable and takes his job seriously.
Posted by Quest | October 23, 2019
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Excellent attorney
Daniel is an excellent attorney. He was there for me throughout all hours of the night. He never left my side throughout the whole process. He explained everything throughly. He got my case modified to all charges being drop. He is well worth the money. Daniel was my get out of jail free card but like all things freedom comes with a price!
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Posted by Jorge | June 7, 2019
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The best
He do everything look soo easy for me and my family to win the case he give me the best advice and he know what he is doing he helped me out with so much and i am so grateful
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
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Awesome lawyer
I had very good experience with Daniel he delivered the best result in my case. His confidence calmed me down during this stressful situation. Awsome lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2019
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Thank you
Dan was very successful in representing my case to a favorable ending! We would recommend using Dan.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
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Great Attorney
Dan represented me in a DUI case, and got it reduced as well as fought for me when the courts were completely disorganized and tried to take that out on me. I highly recommend Mr. Hochheiser.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2018
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Case Dismissed!
Daniel Hochheiser was a wonderful attorney who represented me extremely well. His professional expertise not only made me feel at ease in a stressful situation, but got my case completely dismissed in a timely fashion so I could get back to my work. I highly recommend Mr. Hochheiser's services, he will not let you down.
Posted by Nicholas | March 21, 2018
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Homerun!
From the moment I sat with Daniel Hoccheiser, I knew I was in good hands. I previously retained a another lawyer for my A2 felony as well as an E felony, my first run in with the law, but did not feel confident in his ability to defend me. Due to the fact that I have never been incarcerated before, or had any contact with the legal system, I was very nervous and confused. Dan never left me with any questions and I felt confident and comfortable, as well as in the loop, for the whole process. Over the course of the pretrial Dan was very affective in communicating with the prosecutor and I, and again, never made me feel out of the loop. With an absolutely prestine memorandum of leniency, Daniel worked my offer from 3 years in prison to a diversionary program where my felonies will be thrown out, and I will be left with misdemeanors, a SMALL Sircharge, and probation; a miricale in comparison to the original direction of the case. He effectively defended my rights, and made me feel comfortable, which I feel was the most important. I would absolutely recommend Dan to anyone with legal issues of any type, he is professional, effective, and kind all around!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
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Provided great relief during a difficult time.
I was involved in a case that put me and my family through a lot of stress. Daniel was there for me to provide excellent counsel and course of action. On the first court appearance he was able to almost instantaneously able to notice discrepancies in the prosecutions evidence. He was always available to talk and explain things through, even on weekend nights. We got to resolve my case with no trial and most importantly with no criminal record. I highly recommend Daniel to anyone who needs a lawyer who aggressively fights on your behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2017
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Saved my life!! The best!!
I was referred to contact Dan about almost 3 years into my on-going case. I knew I had to at least meet with Dan because I felt my case was hopeless. My previous lawyer wanted me to plead guilty to the charges the DA had against me. I have to admit, on the way to Dan's office for consultation, I wasn't expecting much hope, but end of our meeting, I knew Dan was the defense attorney that I needed. Not knowing what decisions to make and what decisions not to make, it made me feel comfortable to be guided by what recommendations Dan brought forward. For example, Dan felt we needed certain experts to support my case (private investigator, accident reconstruction, etc.) while others, after consultation, he would recommend that although they will help my case, they would not be necessary and not be cost effective to do so. I can't imagine all the time Dan put into my case, from visiting the scene of the accident (whereas my previous lawyer did not go once), from our meetings at his office to all the information he was obtaining from our experts, investigators and the amount of discovery from the DA. All of this truly did come to light when the trial started. This was when I was most nervous, yet this was when Dan was most confident. During jury selection, Dan knew what jurors he wanted to select by asking few questions he's allowed. This was truly amazing to watch. More so, was during Dan's cross-examination of DA witnesses. I probably shouldn't describe exactly what I mean but I will say he makes it look easy to adjust strategy and questioning on the fly! Believe me, after an arrest, you feel hopeless and helpless. You have no idea what to do. It is a sickening feeling. I went through this for about 3 years until I was able to hire Dan as my defense attorney. He was outstanding from day one. And to reiterate my title, Dan saved my life!
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Posted by Carol | May 31, 2017
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Top-Notch Attorney
Daniel Hochheiser is an excellent attorney who pushed for my rights and represented me well. I had peace of mind throughout the court process because of his experience and calm, courtroom presence. My case was resolved with the best possible outcome. I am glad to have found someone of his caliber who also is caring and very responsive. I can't thank him enough for steering me through difficult times, advising me every step of the way.
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Posted by Lauren | July 13, 2015
An excellent lawyer
As a small business owner in New York City, I was recommended to Dan when I ran into some legal problems with a NYC government agency. He was terrific. He's extremely professional: smart, supportive, reassuring and very responsive. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Hired Dan to represent a first time offender in our family
The ultimate goal in our case was to negotiate a felony charge and have it reduced to a misdemeanor. Through Dan working with and developing a relationship with the assistant district attorney, over the course of ten months, we were able to accomplish that goal. Throughout those ten months, Dan researched all avenues with which to attain this end result, and his attention to detail and follow up with us was excellent. Dan's best attribute I think is that he manages expectations with his client very well. Emotions run high in a criminal case (as they did with us), and by not promising what he could not deliver upon, he kept us at a fairly even keel. Dan also commands a presence in the courtroom with his professionalism and his knowledge, thereby giving a client the best possible chance for a positive outcome. We highly recommend Daniel Hochheiser.
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Posted by Howard | June 24, 2013
Good Results and a Great Lawyer~~!!!!!
Very organized and always on top of things when I needed answers to. It was for a drug case and he went the extra mile to help me. Couldn't ask for a better result to my case than what he got for me. Even when he wasn't feeling well, he would still be helping me on my case. I would definitely recommend Mr Hochheiser to anyone else who got in trouble. His price was competitive but definitely worth it.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2013
Former Client
I was recently one of Dan's clients. He is trustworthy, very knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. He's had numerous years of experience in the industry and I would highly recommend Dan to anyone in need. He will work his hardest to fight for you and he is flat out, the best.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2011
A Very Positive Experience During a Very Difficult Time
Dan Hochheiser took a personal interest in my case and devoted many hours to seeing that I got the best plea bargain possible. He also went above and beyond to see that I got a placement for my community service, which was no easy task. I suspect that another lawyer would simply have left me to struggle with the situation on my own. His answers to my emails usually came within minutes, often at night or on weekends. I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Kristin Davis | August 16, 2011
The only attorney in NY worth hiring, world's best attorney!
Dan Hochheiser has been my attorney for over 5 years. Every time I have needed him he has come through - with flying colors. In 2008, I was arrested in the wake of a string of arrests associated with providing Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer with call girls. I made the mistake of hiring another attorney because he told me what I wanted to hear. This attorney, Mark J. Heller, stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from my family and left me sitting to rot in Riker's Island for close to 4 months. We later found out that he had been suspended for 5 years with 18 different plaintiffs against him for stealing bail money and not showing up for their trial dates. After 3 months of sitting in jail, I came back to Dan and within 4 business days he got me out on reduced bail and back at home with my family. He fought hard for me to get released which wasn't easy because the former attorney had thoroughly bumbled my case and pissed off the A.D.A. Dan was with me every step of the way from calling from jail in tears to negotiating my plea, negotiating my bail and even helped me put my life back together and got me off probation 2 years early. All of these things I will forever be eternally grateful. You can not find a more honest, trustworthy, caring and knowledgeable attorney in the world. Dan will always tell you the truth - even if its not what you want to hear and will fight harder then anyone to win your case. I would never hire another attorney. Kristin Davis - ex, Manhattan Madam
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1999

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • People v. Farrell
  • Acquittal by Jury Verdict on all charges
  • People v. Barabash
  • Acquitted by Jury Verdict

Associations

  • Bronx County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Member, former member Board of Directors
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Publications

  • New York Law Journal
  • Re-Examining the Role of the Grand Jury
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • NJ Office of The Public Defender CLE Seminar False Confessions
  • False Confessions
  • 2010
  • How To Try A False Confession Case
  • False Confessions
  • 2006
  • False Confessions: A Lawyer's Guide
  • False Confessions
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is an excellent defense attorney with superb trial skills. I have known him for 20 years, having worked together as prosecutors in Bronx DA's Office Narcotics Bureau. Over the last 10 years I have seen him advocate zealously for his clients and try many high profile federal cases, I wholeheartedly endorse Dan Hochheiser."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with him for several years while he was at the Bronx District Attorney's Office and I found him to be a excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. My partner for many years, I know no other lawyer who works for a client more tirelessly. We have tried many difficult and complex criminal cases together. He is both creative and unrelenting, which enables him to produce results so surprisingly good that they typically exceed expectations. A great son (did I mention he is my son?), and a great friend to so many, he well deserves the bar's universal respect and admiration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Friend
"Dan Hochheiser is a first rate attorney with a sharp legal mind. I am an attorney with a practice in Manhattan and have referred a few people who have been facing possible criminal charges to Dan. They were extremely pleased with his representation. Simply put, Dan is a tremendous advocate to have in your corner. I am pleased to recommend him."
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