Violent crimes are considered among the most serious of all criminal offenses. This is due to their threat against human life and the property of others. These crimes can range from assault to murder. Many are charged as felonies in varying degrees that put you at risk for incarceration, fines, lengthy probations, and the negative effects of a permanent criminal record. A conviction for a violent crime as part of a permanent criminal record can harm your chances for future employment, housing, educational opportunities, and more. This collateral damage to your future acts as just another penalty when convicted. Because of the serious consequences of such crimes, you owe it to yourself to put a trusted and proven defender on your side as soon as possible.

At The Law Offices of Michael Chessa PLLC, our founding attorney is backed by over a decade of intense trial experience which includes a stint as a former felony prosecutor. This background gives you the advantage of working with a criminal defense lawyer who has practiced both offense and defense in the criminal justice system. With that depth of knowledge and legal skills, your chances of reaching a favorable outcome can be greatly improved. When facing the possibility of severe criminal penalties, it is never in your best interests to rely on overworked public defenders or inexperienced or passive lawyers.

What Are Violent Crimes in
New York?

As the term suggests, violent crimes are generally acts of aggression against others. The term “violent crime” can cover many different specific crimes committed as felonies or misdemeanors in varying degrees. Most violent crimes are classified as felonies.

These crimes can include:
  • Arson

  • Assault and aggravated assault

  • Burglary

  • Carjacking

  • Kidnapping

  • Domestic violence

  • Manslaughter

  • Murder

  • Rape and other sex crimes

  • Robbery

  • Weapon offenses

  • Gang-related crimes, such as assault

Most of these crimes involve prison sentences of more than a year. How you are charged and the sentencing guidelines connected with those charges will depend on the nature of the crime, whether weapons were used, the extent of any physical harm done to alleged victims, and prior convictions, if any. 

At The Law Offices of Michael Chessa PLLC, we will thoroughly investigate every aspect of the charges in search of evidence that will work in your favor. Our New York violent crime attorney will explore every legal avenue to have the charges against you dropped or reduced or will put his extensive criminal court trial experience to work to win in the courtroom. 

Throughout the duration of your case, we will be by your side providing the support and counsel you need at every phase. You have the right to the most effective defense available; our firm is dedicated to using all of our abilities to provide you with one. 


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