Trusted Legal Help For High-Stakes Criminal Cases
While any criminal charge can have a huge impact on your life, the consequences of violent crime offenses tend to be especially severe. You need a lawyer you can trust to fight for your legal rights and protect your future.
When the stakes are high, turn to the Law Offices of Richman Hill & Associates, PLLC for help. We represent every level of criminal offenses at both the state and federal levels, including high-profile cases. Our attorneys each have over 25 years of experience practicing law, most of which has been defending the people of the Bronx and surrounding areas of New York City.
Defining Violent Offenses
The term “violent crime” can include many different types of criminal offenses, from low-level assault to murder. In general, a violent crime is any offense that includes bodily injury to another person or threatens to do so. Examples include:
- Assault – Assault can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the seriousness of the situation. This can include assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, the highest level assault charge.
- Domestic violence – Assault that involves family members or former or current romantic partners can affect everything from the custody of your children to your right to possess a firearm.
- Sex crimes – These can include rape, child pornography, child sex abuse and exposure, amongst other offenses. Allegations of a sex crime can ruin your reputation and a conviction could place you on a sex offender registry.
These general categories are only a few examples of violent crimes. No matter what charges you face, speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible should be your top priority.
A Serious And Strategic Defense For Homicide Charges
Any criminal charge that involves the death of another person requires swift, strategic legal action. Different types of homicide charges in New York include:
- Criminally negligent homicide – This can include a death resulting from careless or reckless action on your part, even if you had no intention of killing the person.
- Manslaughter – You can be charged with either voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, depending on whether you intended to injure or kill the other person. Either way, you did not plan the action ahead of time, known as premeditation.
- Murder – When you plan in advance to kill or injure someone and it results in their death, you can face premeditated murder in the first degree.
The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can intervene in your case and begin building a strategic defense. We will start defending you on day one.
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Our well-known and well-respected team has earned a reputation for winning. We believe that is because we take the time to listen to our clients and build each case around what is important to them.