Defense for Assault & Other Violent Crimes in Brooklyn
The reality is,
you don't even have to actually inflict physical harm to be charged with a violent crime. Assault and battery charges are leveled
against someone accused of threatening to or attempting to attack or injure
another person. A misperception or misunderstood phrase could land you
with an arrest for assault and battery. You could face anything from a
Class A misdemeanor to a Class B felony charge, serious accusations that
demand the advocacy of a skilled attorney.
In fact, many violent crimes are charged as Class A felonies, the highest
type of felony is there is. You could face a lifelong prison sentence
without the possibility of parole. But even if you are charged with a
Class D felony, such as second-degree assault, you could still face seven
years in prison on top of other penalties. There is no such thing as a
minor violent crime charge.
Contact a Brooklyn assault lawyer today!
The good news is that if you have been charged with assault, battery, or
any other violent crime, there are
numerous defense strategies that could see your charges reduced or dismissed. For example, if the person you are accused of assaulting agreed to a
fight so that they were not forced to violence, you may not be held responsible
for the fight. Self-defense, mistaken identity, and other defenses could
see your name cleared as well. Find out what defenses could apply to your
case. Discuss your rights and options with a passionate criminal defense
lawyer in Brooklyn.