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

  • Victor Knapp is a phenomenal and professional attorney who really cares about the lives of his clients. He goes above and beyond to make sure they have a favorable outcome. He works tirelessly with the defendant and their family to make sure that everyone is on the same page and everything goes smoothly. He always picks up his phone or return calls in a timely manner. His communication skills are impeccable. His prices are affordable and reasonable. One thing about Victor Knapp is that he knows the law and his craft and he is ready to go toe to toe with the prosecutor to defend his client. He doesn’t just settle for the first offer he always has his clients best interests at heart. He was able to help my brother who had a high profile gun case have a favorable outcome. I would recommend Victor Knapp to everyone.

    Miri Sal Avatar Miri Sal
    March 17, 2023

    Victor Knapp is a master of his craft! Exceptionally professional, knowledgeable and personable. If you’re ever in a bind, he is the one you want in your corner! Can’t thank him enough for all his help !

    Christopher Pineda Avatar Christopher Pineda
    March 9, 2023

    A very good lawyer, Had helped me out big time during my ordeal and was able to get the case dismissed. Please don't hesitate to contact this man !!!!!!

    January 17, 2023
  • Victor is a trustworthy attorney who helped me with my Youthful offender case , my particular situation was very complicated and he still was able to prepare a solid defense, he is very organized and honestly very good at communicating, I’m telling you he is a winner.

    Angel Moncion Avatar Angel Moncion
    December 24, 2022

    Mr Knapp I would like to thank you, first of all….this gentleman saved my pension, medical and dental coverage. Felt very comfortable with him dealing with my case and he was reachable at all times and when he wasn’t he called back…him and his firm gets the job done.

    Kevin Thomas Avatar Kevin Thomas
    December 2, 2022

    Victor helped me with a new statute of C.P.L. 160.59 which refers to sealing one's record. It was a four year journey that he stood side by side with me and keeping me informed. He is extremely available and always willing to engage with his clients. My sealing was originally denied by two judges, however Victor never wavered and instilled confidence that we would stand more than a decent chance in appellate court. His advice was not wrong. We attained victory in appelate court, which forced the courts to give me a reconsideration hearing. The prosecutor's office was still opposing my sealing of a 15 year old conviction, despite the fact that I did 10 years of military service, attained a 3.9 GPA graduating from a well known university, and being married for 14 years. Victor saw those factors and truly internalized this case because he firmly believed that if I didn't deserve a record sealing then who will. Those were his exact words. He truly viewed my case as a precedent being that this was a new statute in the state of New York. This process indicated that the prosecutors and judges were novices in terms of the application if this statute. Victor fought for the correct application of this statute and the for the people who truly deserve it. My reconsideration hearing was in the beginning of August 20222. After reviewing the minutes of the hearing and numerous consultations between Victor and the prosecution's office, they withdrew their opposition. The court then granted my application for sealing my record. They cited all the progress I have made since the initial conviction over 15 years ago. This would not have been made possible with Victor's determination and conviction to fight and instilling the confidence in me that this fight was not insurmountable.The sealing has removed any impediments on future employment opportunities and has allowed me to qualify for the Master's program at my university. I would implore any prospective client to hire Victor Knapp. He will internalize the fight needed to succeed and will remain available to keep you informed. I wish there were more stars on this rating to give him!

    frank miranda Avatar frank miranda
    August 31, 2022
  • I got into a situation and unfortunately needed a lawyer. After researching lawyers online I decided on Victor and boy was i happy. He is always reachable no matter what time of day it is. He answers all my questions thoroughly and knows the court procedures in and out. I hope I wont ever need to use him again but if I do Victor is the only guy I would go to. Thanks Victor!

    Rob Chan Avatar Rob Chan
    August 8, 2022

    By far the best attorneys I have ever come across. A loved one of mine was facing a $20k bail and victor and his team more specifically (Scott) had that turn to a release on no charge and this is not the first case we had victor work with us the other case was dropped!

    Sarah Kwon Avatar Sarah Kwon
    July 28, 2022

    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

    eastern traveler master Avatar eastern traveler master
    March 27, 2022
  •   Great lawyer, very responsive to my calls. Made the whole experience seamless. Thank you

    thumb Joel R.

      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 Y.

      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.
  •   Mr.Knapp

    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.

    thumb Paul W.

      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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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.

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