Long Island Assault Defense Attorney

Aggravated Assault Lawyer Serving Nassau County: (516) 670-5992

If you have been charged with assault, be prepared to aggressively defend yourself. New York is cracking down on violent crime, and joining forces with a Long Island criminal defense attorney is your best chance to get your charges dismissed or reduced, or to achieve an acquittal if the case goes to trial.

Why Choose These Assault Defense Lawyers?

  • 20+ years' combined experience

  • Former prosecutors for Nassau County

  • 100s of clients skillfully defended

  • Proven track record of legal victories

Prime & O'Brien, LLP is a law firm with more than 20 years of experience defending people charged with assault, domestic violence and other crimes. As former prosecutors, they have an uncommon level of understanding of what it takes to get a positive outcome in an assault case.


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Assault Charges and Penalties in New York

Assault results from intentionally or recklessly injuring another person. The severity ranges from a misdemeanor assault to felony assault.

  • Misdemeanor Assault: Convictions usually result in fines and community service, but a sentence of 1 year in jail could be imposed.

  • Felony Assault: Convictions can result in up to 25 years in prison for a Class B Violent Felony.

Common Defenses For Assault Charges

Assault Defense in Long Island

One defense to assault charges is self-defense. Using force to defend yourself is not unlawful, and is in fact a natural response to a physical attack. Showing that you were in danger of being harmed allows the use of reasonable force in self-defense.

Often an assault case occurs in a crowded place with many participants. Bar fights and fights at sporting venues are examples where identifying the aggressor is difficult and depends on witnesses who are themselves 'caught up in the moment'.

The police will cast a broad net in such cases and let the courts sort it out. If you have been caught in the criminal justice system in such an event, we can challenge the witnesses who identified you as being an aggressor, and make it clear to the court that you were in fear of being greatly harmed.

Defense Lawyer for Assault Charges in Long Island

Looking for a lawyer for an assault case in Long Island? Having a felony charge on your record can seriously damage your reputation. You may not realize the impact it will have on your future, but many employers now require background checks. Certain types of employment will be denied you if you have a criminal record that makes it appear that you would be a risk to hire. It is advised that you discuss your legal situation with our firm immediately. In the eyes of many people and professional associations, a felon is a felon, and pleading guilty may destroy your future opportunities.


Contact Prime & O'Brien, LLP today so they can evaluate your case for free. They are ready to craft a legal strategy to fight for your freedom.


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