Assault

If you’re accused of causing physical injury to another person, you need an assault lawyer in New York City.

In court, juries often have a difficult time sorting out assault charges. On the street, police officers rarely try. Often, the defendant is the true victim, while the accuser is the one who should be prosecuted for starting the fight.

I Defend the Wrongly Accused

For more than two decades, I have aggressively defended clients who are falsely accused. Below are typical scenarios:

  • Police Officer: “Who called 911?”
    Smith: “I did.”
    The police arrest Jones.
  • Police Officer: “Who threw the first punch?”
    Smith’s friend: “Jones did.”
    The police arrest Jones.
  • Jones is on top of Smith when the police arrive.
    The police arrest Jones.
  • Smith has a fat lip and a bloody nose when the police arrive.
    Jones has no injuries.
    The police arrest Jones.
  • Smith is a woman and Jones is a man.
    The police arrest Jones.

Assault charges seem fairly straightforward. Someone can be guilty of third-degree assault if he or she had the intent to cause physical injury to another person. Sounds simple enough. However, the law is quite complex. Intentionally causing physical injury to another person is, sometimes, legally justified and not a crime.

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Innocent People Are Often Accused of Assault

I’m an assault lawyer in New York City with more than 20 years of experience .

Assault and domestic violence charges are rarely black and white. If you’re facing assault charges, I will develop an aggressive defense strategy focused on making sure your side of the story is heard. If you were acting in self-defense, I will explain the series of events that caused you to protect yourself. We will be fully prepared to show the prosecution that your actions were legally justified. Contact my New York law firm for a free consultation.

Innocent people are arrested for assault more frequently than any other crime. My job is to defend you in court. I will conduct a thorough investigation focused on uncovering any holes in the prosecution’s case against you. Your medical records and witness testimony can help me put into perspective how events escalated into violent actions. I will seek to uncover any evidence that can be used in your favor to show you acted in self-defense. I am committed to protecting your rights and mitigating the potential penalties you face.

Contact a Skilled Assault Attorney in New York City

Just because you’re facing assault charges doesn’t make you guilty. Assault charges are rarely as simple as prosecutors like to assume. If you acted in self-defense, your story must be heard. Contact my criminal defense office to learn how I can protect your rights.