Criminal Defense – Professional License Defense
When an individual or business becomes entangled in a criminal investigation or prosecution - whether as a target or witness - they encounter a series of unanticipated problems and unexpected consequences. They may also simultaneously confront disciplinary or administrative proceedings brought by professional licensing or state regulatory agencies.
Mr. Capozzi carefully guides his clients through every step of a legal process that is usually unknown and often frustrating. He works tirelessly to find the best possible legal solutions, aggressively and tenaciously advocating for his clients at every turn and in every setting. He appears in court and before regulatory agencies, counsels those involved in criminal and administrative investigations, and - when necessary - leads clients through the appellate and clemency process.
Mr. Capozzi represents the interests of individuals and businesses, whether they are a defendant in a pending case, the target or subject of an investigation, or a witness summoned for an interview or to testify. He offers counsel and representation at every stage of the process and in every kind of criminal case, including:
- White collar offenses, financial crimes, public corruption, conflict of interest, theft and environmental crimes
- Organized criminal activity, including conspiracy, RICO, drug trafficking, gambling and wiretap (Title III) cases
- Grand jury investigations, money laundering and asset forfeiture
- Violent crimes, including homicide, robbery and burglary
- Serious traffic offenses, including DUI and homicide by vehicle
He has secured favorable results for clients in criminal cases involving accusations of assault, computer fraud, driving under the influence ("DUI"), drug trafficking, environmental crimes, financial crimes, false reports, homicide, perjury, robbery, tampering with evidence, tax offenses and theft, among others.
Professional License Defense
A criminal investigation, or even a non-criminal complaint concerning unprofessional conduct, may adversely impact a professional license (for a physician, pharmacist, nurse, engineer, attorney or other professional) or business permit issued by the state (for example, the Department of Environmental Protection or the Department of Health). These allegations may also adversely affect employment agreements and raise professional liability issues, as well as the ability of service providers to accept payments from government and private insurers.
Mr. Capozzi represents licensed professionals and business owners throughout the administrative law and disciplinary processes and also works to resolve disputes with public and private payers concerning credentialing. He has successfully represented engineers, physicians, operators of residential facilities and waste hauling businesses and other licensees and permittees in their dealings with law enforcement officers, prosecutors and regulatory authorities.