Violent crimes are crimes involving someone who harms or uses force against another person. In the criminal law world, violent crimes convictions typically come with the harshest sentencing consequences.
Some violent crimes offenders end up serving at least 25 years in prison. Some courts sentence violent crimes offenders to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Upon arrest by the New York Police Department (NYPD), everything you say or do can be used against you by the police department and prosecuting attorney.
NYPD will use aggressive tactics to get you to talk during your interrogation. Remember, you are not required to speak to the police without first speaking to an attorney. You will need an aggressive defense attorney to help you navigate police interrogation as soon as possible.
The following are commonly charged violent crimes per the New York Penal Code:
- Forcible Rape
- Aggravated Assault
- Felony Gun Possession
- Most Sexual Assaults
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will consider several factors in determining how to charge an individual involved in a violent confrontation with another person. Those factors include motivation, the relationship between the parties involved in the violence, whether or not you used a weapon and the extent of the victim’s injuries.
How Serious is a Violent Crime Charge?
A violent crime charge is extremely serious. Many violent crimes are categorized by New York law as a class A felony, meaning a judge could sentence you to a lifetime in jail with no possibility of parole. After a conviction of violent crime by a New York jury, state statutes set forth the amount of prison time you serve.
Let Us Help You Fight Your New York Violent Crime Charge
Our attorneys have experience in the area of criminal law. We will effectively and efficiently represent you through the entire process. We will gather the facts in your case, conduct our own investigation, and effectively negotiate with the state prosecutor to persuade the district attorney’s office to dismiss the charge against you or reduce your sentence.
We provide all of our clients with a vigorous defense, offer personal one-on-one attention with each client. Being charged with a violent crime is incredibly stressful, and we make a point to update our clients frequently on the status of their cases including any updates. When you hire Nass, Roper, & Levin, PC to represent you, we will take the time to listen to your understanding of the events and successfully present your best legal defense to the court. You will not want to leave your violent crimes defense in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. Violent crime negotiations and trials require experienced litigators.
Our attorneys have represented clients charged with all kinds of crimes to include violent crimes. We have experience defending clients in Manhattan and throughout New York. Contact the Manhattan-based Nass, Roper, & Levin, PC, and we will vigorously represent your interests and mount an effective, violent crime defense.
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