Violent Criminal Charges
If you have been arrested for violent criminal charges, you may be feeling scared. These charges can come with severe consequences that can be potentially life-ruining. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can salvage your future and minimize these penalties.
Violent Criminal Charges | Assault
In the state of New York, you can be charged with assault because you have been a fight or because you were a victim and fought back. Yours might be a case involving self-defense or a domestic violence incident where there was no violence at all. It might even be a violation of a court-imposed order of protection. I’ve handled many of these cases over the course of my 30-year career – the first six of which were as a prosecutor. Among the many, many, assault cases I’ve handled, a great number have involved the use of alcohol. I’d like to learn the details of your case to formulate your best defense. Perhaps yours is a self-defense case.
Depending on the level of injury that’s alleged in the assault case, you could be charged with felony or a misdemeanor. Also, depending on whether or not there’s an allegation that a weapon or an instrument was used or not could determine whether or not that was a felony or misdemeanor.
Violent Criminal Charges | Possession of a Handgun
New York has some of the toughest handgun laws in the nation. Technically speaking, if you’re convicted by plea or trial of a possession of a handgun, a jail term is required. However, there are many, many cases that I’ve handled throughout the years that have ended satisfactorily.
It all depends on the facts of your case, the circumstances of your arrest, and your particular background.
Violent Criminal Charges | Carrying a Knife
In New York, you can be charged for carrying a knife if the knife is over four inches. There’s administrative code violations that carry a criminal penalty if that blade is over four inches.
I’ve handled many cases in the state of New York for people who have been in possession of weapons, especially knives, and there are many people who legitimately carry a knife for different legitimate purposes: for their work, for their hobbies, and they have been charged. I have successfully represented people with those charges so give me a call.
If you are worried about violent criminal charges, please call and get a free consultation with our NYC criminal defense lawyers.