Dana has developed a true expertise in the area of recovering assets seized by the government from ordinary folks; people who may actually be guilty of nothing. Dana brings the powerful big government to task and gets accountability for their actions. He has had money and property returned to people even though the government has taken possession of it from them and they hold on to it tightly. His ability and capability are unquestionable. Dana handles all the asset forfeiture work for my office.
-Robert G. Wells, Esq.
Syracuse, New York
As one of upstate New York's top criminal defense attorneys - with unique experience handling some of the area's most significant forfeiture cases - Dana is well-known for his ability to secure excellent results in state and federal courts. Dana works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights. I endorse him without reservation.
-Michael Bottar, Esq.
Syracuse, New York
In 2013, federal authorities seized over $60,000 from me. I didn’t think I would ever see any of the money returned. Dana fought hard for me and got every penny back. The difference between Dana and other lawyers is that he knows the forfeiture laws and understands what the government must prove to keep your money. The government has experienced asset forfeiture lawyers working for them… and so should you! If you ever need a forfeiture lawyer, he’s your man.
-W.S., New York
Several years ago, police responded to an accident involving one of my vehicles. Inside the vehicle, they found over $400,000 cash, which they decided to keep. I hired Dana to fight the government for a return of my money. Dana was able to negotiate a very favorable outcome. I was very pleased with Dana’s knowledge of asset forfeiture and the manner in which my case was handled. I highly recommend him!
-M.C., New York
In 2014, tribal police and federal authorities came into my home and seized almost $20,000 from me. They did not charge me with a crime, but refused to return my money. I contacted Dana because I know that he is an experienced forfeiture lawyer and has won forfeiture cases for over $1,000,000. Dana immediately called state and federal prosecutors and explained to them why they were required to return my money immediately. The next day, I went to the police station and walked out with ALL of my cash!
-A.G., Akwesasne Mohawk Nation
Mr. VanHee represented me on a matter that could have affected me profoundly on both a personal and professional level. Dana's demeanor in conference and during court showed confidence, strength and comfort. I recommend him to anyone I meet that needs a professional, honest and sincere lawyer. Thank you Mr. VanHee for representing me.
-Elaine, Canastota, NY
ATTENTION TO DETAILS WITHOUT WASTING TIME
Mr VanHee has been by far the best lawyer I have worked with. He listens to everything you bring forth to him, while explaining the process of the courts and assuring you that he will do everything possible to make sure your case is handled properly. In addition, Mr VanHee is a calm presence and really keeps your mind at ease - I was extremely pleased and thankful for how the whole process was handled, from the office to the courts.
I have hired Mr. VanHee numerous times to handle my legal troubles. He is aggressive, efficient and reliant while working diligently on my behalf to benefit me with the best possible outcome of my situation. I recommend him to anyone that has come across serious hard times or the smallest of infractions, he can help.
If I were to recommend a Criminal lawyer it would be hands down Attorney VanHee he's addressed all my needs for everything and exceeded my expectations which were all in my favor.
-Eric, Manlius, NY
Back in 2008, I got into some trouble with multiple DWI charges, in a few different counties. Another lawyer referred me to Dana, and when I called him he answered my call immediately. I ended up hiring Dana for all of my cases, and he resolved them all to my satisfaction. In fact, the outcome was MUCH better than I could have ever expected. Fortunately, I didn't need a criminal defense attorney again until 2016, when I got another DWI. I wasn't sure if Dana would handle the case, because it was far away from his office. I called Dana from the police station, and he answered the phone and was able to give me advice regarding what I should do. I followed Dana's instructions and hired him to handle the case. I was really scared about what would happen to me. The charges were serious, and I was going to lose my license for a very long time (maybe forever), if I was convicted of the charges. I was concerned about my job, as I travel extensively for work and, as a single mother, rely upon my job to support my child. During the course of my case (which was handled very efficiently), Dana was always available to meet or talk by phone to address my concerns. He has the patience of a saint! Somehow, Dana kept my license from ever being suspended and got my felony DWI charges DISMISSED! He saved my life and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone needing a compassionate, skilled criminal defense attorney.
-Anonymous, Fayetteville, NY
My name is Kalimah and I made some bad choices and was facing jail time. And I found him on the Internet and he was very on point and walk every step of the way with me when I was afraid and scared he made me feel at ease with the entire process he is a top lawyer at what he do and he gives you a payment plan so you can get him and he good at what he do. Before you look at anthor lawyer you look at him. He is the man I would put my life on it thank you Mr VanHee.
-Kalimah, Bronx, NY
HIRING ATTORNEY VANHEE WAS THE BEST THING I DID
Dana represented me on a federal case. He was the best thing that could of happened to me during that time. I went thrue 3 lawyers while fighting my case & had to fire them because of the lies they were feeding me. I ended up hiring Dana. He is very honest and tells you how it is without watering it down. At the end I was very happy with the outcome and all along that was what Dana said we would be trying to achieve. I defiantly recommend him!!
-Joe, Houston, TX