Assault and Violent Offenses

Assault
Assault of a Child
Firearms Charges
Harassment
Intimidating a Witness
Robbery
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES FOR A CONVICTION?
Assault other Violent Offenses can have very serious consequences.  Many violent felonies are considered "strike" offenses, meaning that if you get three strikes, you're out -- life without the possibility of parole.  The sentences for violent offenses can also be more serious.  In addition, any felony conviction will prohibit the possession of firearms.

HOW CAN I FIGHT AN ASSAULT OF VIOLENT OFFENSE?
An experienced attorney will interview witnesses and review all the evidence.  Often, assault and violent offenses rely on civilian witnesses, who's credbility, memory and bias can be challanged.  If there are serious doubts or inaccuracies in a witness' stories, a prosecutor may dismiss the charge or significantly reduce the charge.  Or, those inconsistencies can be used at trial to fight the charges.  There may also be legal issues that can be challenged with motions or at trial.  It's important to have an experienced and dedicated attorney devote time and energy to your case and fight against the charges in every way possible.

Proven Results

  •  NOT GUILTY verdict on Assault case, where client was accused of throwing rocks at teenagers' car.
  • Convinced State to DISMISS charge of Intimidating a Witness, based on investigation and obtaining cell phone records.  Client was facing a lengthy prison sentence.
  •  Based on investigation and research, convinced State to REDUCE Assault of Child in the Second Degree, which carries significant prison time, to misdemeanor and no jail time.
  • Based on investigation and interviews, convinced State to REDUCE multiple felony charges, including Assault in the Second Degree with a Deadly Weapon (strike offense), to a misdemeanor and release client with credit for time served.
  • Negotiated a REDUCTION from Assault in the Second Degree (strike offense) to gross misdemeanor based on investigation and medical records obtained.
  • Negotiated REDUCTION from several felonies, including two Assault in the Second Degree charges (strike offenses) to misdemeanor charges based on client's mental health issues and factual issues with case.
  • Co-counsel where Murder in the First Degree DISMISSED because State unable to prove premeditation.  Jury HUNG on Murder in the Second Degree.  8 jurors voted Not Guilty; 4 jurors voted Guilty.  Client later found guilty of Muder in the Second Degree.