As a former New York Assistant District Attorney and a former ARMY JAG, my... more
As a former New York Assistant District Attorney and a former ARMY JAG, my experience in criminal law is both extensive and diverse. Unlike many "general practitioners" my practice is devoted exclusively to defending those accused of criminal offenses. I have handled over a thousand criminal cases and tried dozensto verdict. I appear regularly as a legal commentator on Fox News Channel and CNN,... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.
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