A Word About Violent Crime
The term violent crime can be defined in two distinct ways in New York. As most people would think, a violent crime is generally an act of violence by one person against another. Depending upon the nature of that act lies the various types of criminal charges that could apply. However, many offenses are deemed violent offenses by statute in New York State and not always the kind where there are victims. For example, possession of a loaded firearm outside of one’s home or place of business in New York is defined as an “armed violent felony offense”, although there is technically no act of violence taken against another person.
Our office has represented countless clients charged with violent crimes from the time of arrest and up through trial. We specialize in representing people charged with violent crimes, which include but are not limited to:
- Gang assault
- Weapons possession
- Sexual assaults & sex abuse
If you or anyone you know is charged with these types of offenses, understanding the ramifications of a conviction is imperative. Our job is to know and develop every possible defense to which you are entitled to and to that end, we are very successful.