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Violent crimes against persons are among the most serious criminal charges a defendant can face in New York City.

Common charges involving violent serious injury or death include:

  • Criminal negligent homicide: Recklessly, carelessly, or with indifference, acting in a way that led to another’s death.
  • Aggravated criminally negligent homicide: Recklessly, carelessly, or with indifference, acting in a way that led to the death of a police officer.
  • Murder in the first degree: Killing another with malicious aforethought.
  • Murder in the second degree: Killing with premeditation during an emotional disturbance.
  • Voluntary manslaughter: Killing without premeditation.
  • Involuntary manslaughter: Killing as a result of actions that are in disregard for another person’s life.
  • Manslaughter in the 1st degree: Unintentionally causing death of another with intent to injure or the unintentional death of a third party while attempting to murder another.
  • Manslaughter in the 2nd degree: Causing death, without premeditation or malice, during the commission of another crime.

*Other violent crimes in NYC include: *

  • Gang assault
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Aggravated assault of a police officer
  • Attempted murder
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
Use of a firearm or other weapon will typically result in significantly increased penalties, often a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison in addition to the penalties associated with conviction of the underlying criminal charges.
Anyone facing a serious violent felony is always best served by immediately contacting an experienced criminal defense lawyer in New York City. Even if no charges have been filed, but you believe you are being targeted in an investigation, it is never too early to seek qualified and experienced legal help.
An experienced New York City defense attorney will challenge such charges at each stage of the legal process. The more time he has to work toward building your defense, the better the outcome is likely to be. The state must prove each and every element of a case to secure a conviction. Overcharging is common. The tiered nature of New York’s violent crime laws mean disproving any element of a charge will most often lead to a significant reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Other defenses include:
  • Challenging probable cause of arrests or warrants
  • Self-defense
  • Mistaken identity
  • Emotional state of a defendant
  • Intent of a defendant
  • Motions to suppress evidence
  • Motions to dismiss charges
  • Plea bargaining for significant reductions or dismissals
Your chosen NYC defense lawyer must have a strong track record of success in the courtroom and should use plea bargaining, when necessary, to your best advantage. Only then will you secure the best outcome for your case.
As a former supervisory assistant district attorney, Jacob Uriel spent 14 years prosecuting sex crimes, major narcotic cases, presenting cases to the grand jury, and as a prosecutor in the felony trial and vehicular crimes bureaus. Today, he uses his experience as a prosecutor to focus his practice exclusively on criminal defense throughout the metro area, including misdemeanors, felonies, homicides, sex crimes, domestic violence, drug charges, property crimes and DWI defense.
At Uriel Criminal Defense PC, we believe anyone facing criminal charges deserves immediate access to an experienced New York City criminal defense attorney and we represent clients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, including the boroughs of Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (833) 733-4448.
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