Violent Crimes in New York State have some of the most severe punishments in the penal law. An experienced New York City violent crime defense lawyer knows many of these offenses not only require a mandatory term of imprisonment, but a term of post release supervision or parole. Some offenses, such as illegal gun possession, have a mandatory minimum of three and one half years state prison for a first time offender. Some of the most common violent crimes include:
- Gun and Weapon Possession
- Criminal Contempt
- Possession of Pistol/Revolver Ammunition
- Tampering with a Witness
- Intimidating a Witness
- Unlawful Imprisonment
- Strangulation and Related Offenses
- Aggravated Harassment
Law enforcement is not sympathetic to people who commit violent crimes. Therefore, if you are the target of an investigation involving a violent crime or you have been arrested, you owe it to yourself and your family to seek out an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and navigate the murky waters of the criminal justice system.
A mere accusation of a violent crime - Assault, Robbery or Rape - has enormous life altering consequences even if you are completely innocent. To protect your liberty, livelihood and integrity you should not delay in retaining a New York City criminal defense attorney with real experience and results. We are not only criminal defense attorneys who have represented clients in violent matters, but as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan under Robert Morgenthau, Mr. Saland prosecuted approximately one thousand of these and other crimes at all stages, from arrest to grand jury, hearing, and trial.
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We know the thought process of prosecutors and are prepared to investigate the allegations, take the time to hear and listen to your story and aggressively challenge the accusations. We are prepared at any hour of the day or night to represent you at your arraignment to attempt to secure your release or seek reasonable bail. If you have not been arrested, we can assist in your surrender to avoid the risk of endangering you or your family when the police come looking for you. Even if your case has been pending for months and you now face the prospect of a hearing or trial, we are ready to utilize this prosecutorial experience and skills as a criminal defense attorney to get you where you want, and need, to be.
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