Law Office of Victor Knapp, Esq.Criminal Defense Lawyer
Queens, New York

Victor Knapp as Your Criminal Defense Attorney?

Whether they are graded as misdemeanors or felonies, whether they affect juvenile or adult defendants, all criminal charges have one trait in common: they all have the power to result in a conviction which can change the course of your life.

The New York and federal justice system impose very harsh criminal penalties, and if you are convicted, the legal repercussions could turn your life completely upside down. You could be sentenced to months, years, decades, or even life in prison, and could also be fined with thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. You stand to lose your reputation, your career stability, and even your liberty itself.

You also risk receiving a criminal record, which can continue to interfere with your daily life long after your sentence has been served and your fines have been paid. With a record attached to your name, you may experience difficulties in matters of employment, immigration status, housing, being approved for professional certifications, and even your personal relationships. Furthermore, these general penalties do not even begin to address the miscellaneous consequences which can arise out of specific convictions, such as loss of a driver’s license for a DWI, or mandatory listing with the Sex Offender Registry for certain sex crimes


The bottom line is that if you have been accused of committing a crime in New York, it is an extremely serious matter which requires immediate attention from a knowledgeable defense attorney who has experience handling the sorts of allegations you are facing now. If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in New York City or Long Island, you can turn to the law offices of Victor Knapp, Esq., for help.

Victor Knapp has more than 40 years of experience representing thousands of clients facing a wide variety of criminal charges, including but not limited to:

  • Assault and Battery— Aggravated, Simple
  • Credit Card Fraud— Identity Fraud, Identity Theft
  • Domestic Violence— Assault, Child Endangerment, Menacing, Stalking
  • Drug Charges— Cultivation, Distribution, Possession, Trafficking
  • DUI/DWI— Alcohol, Narcotics
  • Fraud— Insurance, RICO Charges, Wire, Mail
  • Homicide— Aggravated Murder, Manslaughter, Murder, Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Internet and Cyber Crime— Computer Fraud, Drug Trafficking, Harassment
  • Juvenile Crimes— Juvenile & Adolescent Offenders, Youthful Offenders, Juvenile Delinquents
  • Kidnapping— Abduction, Ransom
  • Probation Violations— Address Change, Curfew, Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Parole Violations
  • Robbery and Burglary— Burglar’s Tools, Criminal Trespass, Shoplifting, Theft
  • Sex Crimes— Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault
  • Vandalism— Criminal Mischief, Graffiti, Property Damage
  • Weapons Crimes— Criminal Use, Gun / Firearm Possession, Weapons Possession
  • White Collar Crimes— Embezzlement, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud, Money Laundering

Victor Knapp also regularly represents clients who need assistance with related criminal matters, including:

  • Appeals & 440 Motions
  • Bench Warrants
  • Extradition / Rendition
  • Grand Jury and Administrative Investigations
  • Legal Consultations
  • Pending Investigations
  • Plea Negotiations
  • Record Expungement / Sealing
  • Trials


Over his many years practicing criminal law, Victor Knapp has litigated multiple high-profile cases featured in the media,

including a highly publicized trial victory where his client was acquitted in the infamous Howard Beach case. He has also represented defendants in other well-known cases, such as Howard “Pappy” Mason, Lorenzo “Fat Cat” Nichols, and “Supreme Team” Kenneth McGriff and Gerald “Prince” Miller.  Appellate victories have included precedent-setting decisions by the New York State Court of Appeals in the areas of DWI and parole revocation.


When you need a Queens criminal defense lawyer, Victor Knapp is here to investigate your case, defend your rights, and advocate aggressively on your behalf. With offices conveniently located in Kew Gardens, our practice is uniquely situated to serve clients in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and throughout the five-borough area.

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What our clients are saying about us

  • My experience with Mr.knapp was a blessing to me and my family he has taking care of problematic situations me and my brother had gotten ourselves into over the years. He is the only lawyer me and my family whould use I was a complete knuckle head and had gotten into trouble many times..Mr.Knapp has always gotten my desired result and is a man of his word time and time again experienced and professional straight to the point the Hodgers family thanks you for all your help over the years ...... Deshawn hodgers

    thumb eastern traveler master
    March 27, 2022

    Mr of words, called at 230am and he picked up, we spoke for good couple of mins, took my case, mark you though, this case was a bit tricky but the General Mr. Knapp had it resolved and dismissed in months...thank you sir

    thumb andrew harros
    February 7, 2022

    Well, I do not have any words or how to best describe Mr. Knapp brilliance when it comes to his profession. He is a man of his word,if he says he will get a resolution on a case he gets it done..I had two cases with Mr Knapp and both cases was dismissed in a short period of time just as he described. This attorney has been the greatest when it came to defending me and working out a resolution with the prosecutor. I personally recommend him over any other criminal attorney, and I had a few of them that never gave me these type of results.

    thumb Rafiek Yussef
    October 20, 2021
  • Great lawyer! works for you best interest and responds to all questions clearly.

    thumb M Mj
    May 3, 2021

    BEST LAWYER EVER!! Trust me.

    thumb Junia Fenton
    February 26, 2021
  •   Great lawyer, very responsive to my calls. Made the whole experience seamless. Thank you

    thumb Joel R.

      Victor Knapp is the best attorney I've had the pleasure to retain and defend me with my case. He showed me the up most professionalism and really cared about my case. He did his due diligence and really worked hard to get me great results. I would recommend and will recommend him to everyone that needs a great defense attorney.

    Thank you MR Knapp

    thumb Jgrand G.

      An Excellent criminal lawyer he was very dependable and willing to help at any time. I highly recommend him

    thumb Alba A.


    After consultations with more then 4 lawyers, Mr Knapp stood out automatically, he was the only honest one and told me the truth and what to expect, without emptying my pocket. Very honest, case was dismissed due to his professional and experienced approach. His phone is saved in my contacts list, thats how good he is.

    Paul W.

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  •   My relative went to 2012/2013 New York for the New Year's celebration.  He got drunk, got out of hand, got arrested, and in the midst of it, he decided he's not gonna go down without a fight and, well, he didn't.  Next thing you know there are 6 cops on top of him.

    He got charged with 19 different charges.  Victor Knapp was able to make an amicable plea to both the department and the judge and got my relative off with a disorderly conduct charge.

    A few months later I had some business in Queens.  The arbitrator was a former Judge and when I asked for a referral to an attorney she recommended Victor Knapp.  It blew my mind that it was same lawyer and had slipped my mind.  I called him up, his office was right across the street from the courthouse and he handled my business maters with extreme sensitivity and, again, got me the results that two other lawyers said would be a tough to impossible position to negotiate for.  Victor Knapp made it happen.

    In my family, he is TWO FOR TWO!

    thumb Nic N.

      Victor is a fantastic lawyer. The services he provides are of the highest quality. I wouldn't recommend any other Criminal Attorney.

    thumb William F.

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The Law Offices Of Victor Knapp

Mr. Victor Knapp is a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens, New York.  Many say that he is the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Queens and the surrounding neighborhoods of Jamaica, Forest Hills, Bayside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Queens Village, Bellerose, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Glen Oaks, Howard Beach, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Long Island City, as well as other communities in the counties of Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, including Nassau County, Suffolk County and on the East End (Hamptons) of Long Island.