Violent Crimes

New York Violent Crime Lawyers

50Combined Years of Experience Defending the Accused

Violent crimes are among the most serious accusations a person can get, as offenses involving physical injury against another person carry some of the harshest legal punishments in the criminal justice system altogether. As such, you can not afford to take the risk of handling your charges alone. When your freedom, future, and reputation are on the line, you need to retain aggressive, diligent attorneys right away.

At Hamilton Clarke, LLP, our New York violent crime attorneys formulate custom defense strategies tailored to our clients’ individual cases because we understand that no two situations are exactly alike, therefore our defense strategies shouldn’t be, either. With over 10,000 cases handled, our team has the experience, knowledge, and resources required to help get your violent crime charges minimized or dropped completely. We understand that you are in a high-stakes situation, which is why you can count on us to give your case the attention, priority, and diligence it needs and deserves.

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Types of Violent Crime Charges

New York statutes recognize a host of violent offenses, all of which are punishable by jail time and fines, at the very least. No matter how extreme or complex your allegations are, our New York violent crime lawyers are thoroughly prepared to tackle them head-on and strategize a plan of action that can help you reach a favorable outcome.

Turn to our firm if you are facing charges for any of the violent offenses below:

Assault & related offenses

  • Assault
  • Vehicular assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Reckless assault
  • Hazing
  • Menacing
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Stalking
  • Luring of a child

Strangulation & related offenses

  • Criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation
  • Strangulation
  • Aggravated strangulation

Homicide & related offenses

  • Homicide
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Aggravated criminally negligent homicide
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Aggravated vehicular homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Aggravated manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Aggravated murder

Aggravating & Mitigating Factors in Violent Crime Cases

Your violent crime charges and penalties, if convicted, will depend on the presence of aggravating or mitigating factors. Aggravating factors increase the severity or culpability of an act while mitigating factors do the opposite. Either factor may influence a judge or jury’s decisions on how a defendant will be charged and penalized upon conviction, therefore it will benefit you to review the examples of aggravating and mitigating factors below:

Aggravating Factors

  • The violent crime was committed in the presence of a child
  • The victim was an employee of the US government
  • The crime was committed in exchange for something of value
  • The offense was committed with a deadly weapon
  • The defendant has a prior criminal record
  • The crime was committed with intent
  • The crime was committed as part of a criminal scheme/organized crime

Mitigating Factors

  • The defendant was a minor at the time of the alleged offense
  • The defendant had a poor mental capacity at the time of the offense
  • The crime was committed in self-defense
  • The defendant experienced a history of abuse
  • The defendant played a minor role in the offense
  • The defendant has no prior criminal record
  • The offense was committed in the “heat of passion”

What Constitutes Assault in NY?

Assault occurs when a person injures someone else without legal justification. Assault can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a Class B or D felony. The different levels of assault depend on several factors, including the severity of a victim’s injury, whether the defendant used a weapon or object to cause an injury, whether the defendant caused the injury while committing another crime, and (in some cases) whether a victim is provided special protection by New York law. This article deals solely with felony assault.

What is the Punishment for Assault in New York?

Assault in the third degree is an A misdemeanor, meaning that it is punishable by up to one year in jail.

Contact Us at (646) 603-0522

Chances are, the prosecution is already building its case against you, meaning you must build your defense right away. The sooner you get started on your case, the better, as time is of the essence but not a luxury you have in these circumstances, unfortunately. Thus, allow our violent crime attorneys in NY to do the heavy lifting in your case and champion your best interests from start to finish.

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