Experienced Criminal Defense for Allegations of Assault
A minor altercation can result in serious criminal charges. Perhaps you were simply defending yourself. Perhaps the accusation is overstated. Nonetheless, assault charges cannot be taken lightly. You need an experienced defense attorney who can tell your side of the story and shield you from overly harsh or unjust punishment.
The criminal defense lawyers of Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., routinely handle assault crimes and related charges, providing aggressive representation in Brooklyn, Queens and New York City. Before we decide what approach to take, we take the time to explain your options and to understand the potential impact for you, your employment and your family. Contact us to learn how we can mount an aggressive defense into the assault charges against you.
Queens and Brooklyn Assault Charge Defense Attorneys
We provide a vigorous defense, whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge or multiple felony counts such as:
- Simple assault (threat of harm or actual physical contact)
- Assault and battery (injury)
- Domestic assault (partner or family member)
- Aggravated assault (serious injury or weapons)
- Hate crime
- Vehicular assault (recklessly or intentionally hitting a person)
Our experienced attorneys have handled many scenarios leading to assault charges: bar fights and school fights, domestic disputes and family brawls, parent altercations at Little League games, road rage incidents and overzealous bouncers. Most assault cases are heat-of-the-moment incidents, often fueled by alcohol, jealousy or verbal taunts.
An otherwise minor incident can be charged as a felony (aggravated assault) if a weapon is involved or lasting injury occurred. Beyond firearms or knives, a “weapon” can be a shoe, a cellphone, a glass or any object thrown at or used to strike a person. Suddenly that “minor” incident could result in a substantial prison term.
If the allegation does not fit the facts, we work to get charges dismissed or downgraded. We explore alternatives to jail such as mental health diversion or anger management classes. We investigate self-defense, defense of another or other justification for use of force. We also examine the motives of the accuser such as revenge, advantage in family court proceedings or laying the groundwork for a civil lawsuit.
Contact Defense Lawyers Who Know What’s at Stake
To schedule about your arrest on assault charges, contact us online or call the Brooklyn law office of Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., at 718-643-9333. You can also reach our attorneys 24 hours a day at 718-208-6094 or 917-309-3678.