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Violent Crimes Archives

Actor faces assault charges after fight with sibling


Being accused of a serious violent crime is a difficult predicament for any defendant to be in. However, when criminal charges stem from an incident with a family member, it can be especially challenging. In these matters, defendants are not only concerned with the potential penalties involved, but are also focused on how the situation will impact personal, family and professional relationships as well.

What are the defenses against violent crime charges?


When defendants in New York are facing serious criminal penalties, it is important to understand what defense options are available. While some defenses work to prove that the alleged crime did not occur, others seek to establish a just cause for an action, excusing the defendant from criminal charges. This commonly occurs when a defendant seeks to make a defense against a violent crime, such as the accusation of an assault or battery.

Helping those accused of violent crimes initiate defenses


When New York residents are facing a criminal charge, such as for a violent crime, a good first step to take is to consider a criminal defense strategy. Because a defendant may not fully understand the crime or what evidence is being used against them, it is important to get more information about the legal process.

How can defendants use self-defense for violent crime charges?


While being accused of any type of crime is a serious situation, facing a criminal charge for a violent crime does not only carry potential harsh penalties but could also damage the reputation of the defendant. For these reasons, it is important that defendants are aware of the charges against them and whether they have any defenses available to them that could reduce the charges or dismiss them altogether.

New York cardiologist charged with conspiracy to commit murder


Criminal allegations could stem from different events. In some cases, defendants might be accused of committing serious and even violent crimes that relate to their occupation. In these matters, even a simple accusation could greatly harm the accused's personal and professional life. This is why it is important to make a timely defense against serious allegations, allowing the defendant to clear their name and reduce or avoid penalties and consequences related to the criminal charges they face.

Criminal defense strategy for violent crime allegations


Making a legal defense plan is an important step to take when an individual is accused of a crime. This is especially true when a defendant is facing serious criminal charges. Hudson Valley attorneys understand that allegations of a violent crime such as murder, battery or an armed robbery could carry serious penalties and other consequences. In order to avoid these consequences, the accused should understand their situation and how they could reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

Son accused of killing hedge fund founder father in New York

Being accused of a serious or violent crime not only means potentially harsh penalties if the suspect is convicted but could also mean a damaged personal and professional reputation upon conviction. When a defendant faces allegations of a gun crime, they could face murder charges or attempted murder charges. These criminal allegations carry serious penalties and require a strong defense strategy to counter.

Understanding murder charges and defenses in New York


Facing criminal charges is a serious situation for residents in New York and elsewhere. Conviction of a serious or violent crime can carry severe penalties, resulting in the need of a strong defense strategy before and during trial. Those accused of a serious crime such as murder charges should understand the charges they face, possible penalties and defense options in order to make knowledgeable decisions that could have a serious impact on their lives.

Navigating the legal defense system for violent crimes


Being charged with a crime is a serious and life-impacting event for the accused and their loved ones. Therefore, it is important to address the criminal charges appropriately in order to reduce the affects it could have on the life of the defendant. Our firm understands that when New York residents are charged with a violent crime, their personal and professional reputation could be damaged. This is why it is important to understand the details of the charges in order to develop a strong defense to reduce or dismiss the charges against them.

Authorities trying to locate suspects in a Bronx armed robbery


Criminal allegations can seriously affect the personal and professional life of the accused. This is especially true when it involves a violent crime. The suspect could endure hardship even before the charges are finalized. Crafting a strong defense strategy against the allegations could not only lessen the affects the charges have on a defendant's life, but could also reduce or some or all of the charges against, possibly avoiding conviction.

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