Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes: What You Need to Know

In New York, an individual arrested in connection to a confrontation of two or more people is usually charged with harassment, menacing, assault, manslaughter or domestic violence.  The charges can carry long prison sentences but can often be plead down to reduced charges–especially if you have a good violent crimes defense lawyer.

A number of factors come into play when the prosecutors determine how to charge an individual:

  • Extent of the injuries
  • Whether a weapon was used
  • Relationship between the parties involved
  • The Motivation

Often times these arrests are the result of the police acting in a responsive rather than investigative capacity.  That means you may get arrested and charged without ever getting to tell your side of the story.  Knowing how and when to tell your story is the key to resolving your case.

Have you been charged with a violent crime in New York?

Being charged with any violent crime can be disturbing–particularly if you feel you have been wrongfully accused or that there were additional circumstances that should be considered.

Rest assured, you are not alone.  Our firm is here to help.  The attorneys at Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness, PC have extensive experience and proven success in determining the best way to resolve violent crime cases.  We will listen to your side of the story, discuss your options and determine the best way to move forward.

Contact us today for a free consultation: (212) 679-1990

Specific Types of Violent Crimes

Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness, PC has experience handling all types of violent crimes. While you can rely on us to be the experts you need, you may also want to expand your own knowledge.  To learn more about the most common types of violent crimes and how your legal options differ for each, read more below:

Murder and Manslaughter >

Assault >

Domestic Violence >