New York City Violent Crimes Lawyer

Violent Crimes Lawyer NYC

Any kind of violent crime charge is extremely serious. You’ll need a skilled defense lawyer to avoid the worst consequences of these charges. These are difficult, complex cases. Typically, only the most experienced defense attorneys are able to defend them successfully. 

With over 30 years of experience, we have what it takes to help you manage even the most severe violent crime charges. 

What counts as a violent crime?

In New York, the following are classified as violent crimes:

  • Murder
  • Forcible rape and sexual assault
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Felony gun possession
  • Burglary
  • Kidnapping

All violent crimes are felonies. 

Michael Rubin has experience defending clients who have been accused of committing a violent crime. Put that experience to work for you by calling today. 

Can you secure pretrial release when charged with a violent crime? 

Yes, but it’s far more difficult. Unlike nonviolent offenders, you will have to pay cash bail. 

As your defense attorney, Michael Rubin can help convince a judge to set the bail as low as possible given your record, work history, community ties, and the crimes you are accused of committing.

The lower the bail, the more likely you’ll be able to secure pretrial release, which vastly increases your chances of bringing your case to a good outcome. 

What are the penalties for violent crimes? 

Violent crimes are punished with determinant sentences. This means that there is no opportunity for parole until the exact number of fixed years has been served. By contrast, nonviolent crimes have a sentencing range, and the parole board determines how much of that range the person must serve.

It is absolutely imperative to have proper representation during these cases. The number of years an offender will typically serve is significant. 

Defense Strategies for Violent Crimes 

There are a number of strategies we can use.

One is to demonstrate that you did not commit the crime, and that your arrest was a case of mistaken identity.

Another is to show that the police violated your rights during your arrest, or while investigating the crime. If they did, any evidence that they uncovered may be suppressed, which can cripple the prosecution’s ability to secure a conviction.

We may also be able to show that you acted in self-defense, or that your actions were justifiable for another reason.

Every case is different. We’ll choose your legal strategy only after conducting an in-depth review of the facts of your case. 

If you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime, get help today. 

We’re here to defend your rights, and to help you guide your case to its most advantageous outcome. 

Call 212-691-9404 to schedule a free consultation today. We may be able to help you get your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced, or secure an acquittal through the trial process.