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Aggressive Legal Team on Long Island Helping You Through a Violent Crime Charge

Intelligent legal guidance when you are accused of a violent crime

If you have been charged with a violent crime such as homicide, robbery, assault or arson, contact the accomplished Nassau and Suffolk County criminal defense attorneys at Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C.. We offer unparalleled personal attention and are accessible to you at all times, making sure you get the professional service you need when facing very serious charges. Having represented Long Islanders since 1982, you can trust in the knowledge and experience we will bring as your lawyers.

Common violent crimes in New York

Here are some of the most prevalent forms of violent crime in New York:

  • Homicide: This describes a crime in which one person kills another.  Homicide charges may result from motor vehicular-related deaths, deaths that occur during the commission of certain violent felonies and deaths that occur as a result of an accused’s recklessness and/or criminal negligence.
  • Robbery: While the term is applied to a variety of situations, robbery is a form of larceny that involves the use or threat of harm and/or physical injury. In many cases, these offenses are linked to drug crimes.
  • Assault: The crime of assault involves the intentional, reckless, or criminally negligent act of casing another person a physical injury. The degrees of assault vary depending on the seriousness of the injury.
  • Weapons charges: There are numerous offenses that may result in weapons charges. Possessing a firearm without a permit or being a felon in possession of a firearm may result in serious weapon charges. Sale of firearms, if you are not a licensed firearm dealer, may also result in serious felony charges.
  • Sexual offenses:  Similar to homicide and weapons crimes, sex crimes encompass a broad range of prohibited conduct. Rape, sexual assault and possession of child pornography are some of the more commonly charged sexual offenses.
  • Arson: Arson occurs when somebody illegally sets an item of property on fire. When the property is a dwelling, arson is charged as a high-level felony crime. Because arson can cause great harm to life and property, it is considered a violent crime in New York.

Penalties for state and federal violent crimes

The type of violent crime with which a person is charged will significantly influence the potential penalties one may face. Most violent offenders may face harsh penalties involving state prison. A violent offender who has no prior convictions may receive a less severe sentence, depending on the nature of the crime. The severity of a prison sentence will increase for those with numerous prior felony convictions.

Work with an experienced Long Island legal team today

For a free initial consultation with a skilled criminal defense attorney in Nassau and Suffolk counties, call Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C. at 631-231-1199 or contact us online. Our office is centrally located off the Long Island Expressway. We have extensive experience in both federal and state courts.

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