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
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.