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
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.
Assault Charges and Penalties in New York
Assault results from intentionally or recklessly injuring another person.
The severity ranges from a misdemeanor assault to
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
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
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
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.