If someone is arrested or indicted for a violent crime in New York, they may face the most severe penalties available under state law, including life in prison without the possibility of parole. It is essential to secure strong and dedicated legal representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in order to protect one's rights
IAt the Law Offices of Partick Parrota, our team of criminal defense attorneys is comprised of former New York prosecutors and public defenders. Our extensive courtroom experience in numerous counties and municipalities across New York has earned us a reputation for delivering effective criminal defense strategies.
Individuals and families turn to our law firm for help fighting charges of the worst violent crimes because:
More than 30 years of combined experience defending individuals charged with weapons offenses in Staten Island
Our lawyers offer the knowledge and skills gained through decades of courtroom experience. We have earned a reputation for crafting strategic criminal defense solutions for thousands of clients, and for presenting strong and persuasive cases to judges and juries throughout the state.
A successful track record that includes numerous criminal trials resulting in dismissals
Our experience has allowed us to develop professional relationships in courtrooms statewide that enable us to negotiate and obtain reduced charges, lighter sentences and other agreements that benefit our clients.
24/7 availability to respond to your need for legal representation.
Contact our Staten Island criminal defense attorneys now to get started on your defense. Our team of experienced attorneys is ready to provide you with a free initial consultation and work with you to create an effective strategy for your case. We are available to meet with you wherever is most convenient for you and will do everything we can to secure your release from custody. Call or fill out or online form now.
How Our Attorneys Can Help as You Face Violent Crime Charges
Violent crimes are unlawful activities that involve the application of force and causing physical injury to another person or threatening them with physical harm. In the most serious cases, a conviction can lead to long-term imprisonment.
However, every defendant facing criminal charges deserves and has a Constitutional right to a robust legal defense that seeks the best available outcome for the individual charged.
Our experienced attorneys will work diligently to safeguard your rights and reach a resolution in your case that is most advantageous for you. The earlier we are able to become involved in your case, the more effective our defense against the allegations will be.
Contact the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta so that:
Immediately secure your release for the lowest bail available or on your own recognizance, in some instances.
Begin our investigation into the weapons charges against you, including obtaining statements from you and other witnesses and reviewing police reports and other evidence connected to the case. We will argue that disputable evidence be excluded from further proceedings.
Identify holes in the prosecution’s case, such as:
Illegal search and seizure
Failure to inform of Miranda rights
Improper suspect lineup
Faulty forensic testing (particularly regarding DNA evidence)
False or impeachable witness testimony
False or impeachable evidence
Bias (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, etc.)
Other prosecutorial and/or police misconduct.
Potential defenses against violent crime charges include but are not limited to:
Acting in self-defense against an attack
Acting in the heat of passion
Lack of intent to harm, or being incapable of forming the requisite intent due to impairment
Mental illness at the time of the alleged crime that prevented distinguishing right from wrong or the consequences of the individual’s actions
Our attorneys have extensive experience throughout the state, allowing us to quickly develop the necessary relationships to start productive negotiations towards having charges dismissed or reduced through a plea bargain.
As our investigation continues, our legal team will be dedicated to constructing a compelling and convincing case to present to a jury if a trial is required. If a conviction seems certain, our attorneys' strong connections with prosecutors throughout the state will help us advocate for a lighter sentence and alternatives to incarceration.
Contact the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta today to find out how our Staten Island violent crime attorneys can use their expertise and proficiency to help you. Remember, being arrested is just the start of a long journey that does not have to end in conviction. With an experienced and passionate criminal defense lawyer from our firm on your side, you can remain hopeful for a positive outcome.
Common Types of Violent Crime Cases Our Law Firm Handles
At our law firm in Staten Island, we have extensive experience handling cases involving allegations of violence and crimes of violence. Our attorneys have worked as prosecutors, public defenders, and criminal defense attorneys, giving us a unique perspective on these types of cases. We take on a variety of violent crime cases, including:
Assault & Threat Crimes
Assault by Auto
Disarming a Police Officer
Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution
Restraining Order Violations
If you have been arrested for a violent crime, it is essential to ensure your rights are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible under the law. To do this, you should contact the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta at our Staten Island location right away for a free consultation. We will provide you with an immediate response to your needs.
Contact Our Staten Island Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
If you have been arrested for a crime of violence in New York, it is important to remember your right to remain silent. We strongly encourage you to contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. Our team will work hard to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.
Don’t risk the severe punishment allowed under New York law for being convicted of a violent crime. Contact the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta now for a free initial legal consultation.
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