If you were you arrested and now being charged with assault or a related charge under Article 120 of the New York State Penal Law, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who understands the nuances associated with defending against assault prosecutions, including the technical defenses available to you (for example, self-defense/justification). John Raimondo has obtained multiple not guilty jury trial verdicts in connection with assault prosecutions, including through the strategic utilization of the doctrine of self-defense. Two relatively recent victories include a not guilty verdict involving an alleged assault on an off duty police officer and a man accused of assaulting his former wife’s current husband. It is critical that the attorney you retain has proven courtroom experience implementing the defenses which are available to you; there is no substitute for experience and without proven trial experience in this area, you are at a disadvantage, even in the context of plea discussions. The Law Offices of John Raimondo, P.C., will ensure that its many years of experience will be effectively used to defend your name and your future. John Raimondo is a criminal defense lawyer in Westchester County that will strategically defend your case and bring his many years of experience and commitment to the defense of your case.
You may call (914) 996-4511 to speak with our Westchester assault attorney and schedule a free consultation.
Article 120 of the New York Penal Law governs the prosecution of assault charges and related matters. The seriousness of the assault charge or related charge, including whether the prosecution is a felony or misdemeanor prosecution, depends on a variety of factors. The factors which determine whether the prosecution is a felony prosecution or a misdemeanor prosecution include, but are not limited to whether the alleged victim was injured, and how seriously, along with whether a weapon was used in the alleged commission of the crime. The penalties for assault, in many instances, can be serious, and include long periods of incarceration, thousands of dollars in fines or restitution and orders of protection. In many cases, the person charged has a genuine defense, including that they were either falsely accused or that they were defending themselves when they used force. It is critical that you hire an attorney who is not only intimately familiar with the technical defenses which are available to you, but with a proven track record of implementing those defenses in the courtroom. In most cases it makes sense to engage in plea discussions, but you deserve the advantage of doing so with an attorney who has the ability and experience to proceed to trial; not because you will ultimately decide to take your case to trial, but because when the prosecutor and the Judge know that the attorney is prepared to proceed to trial, it generally results in a more lenient plea deal.
Examples of prosecutions under Article 120 (assault and related charges):
If you have been charged with assault or any related offense under Article 120 of the Penal Law, it is important that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Westchester based criminal defense attorney, John Raimondo, has been advocating for the criminally accused in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area for more than a decade and a half. He is not afraid to fight aggressively on your behalf and has the proof to document his sincere commitment to his clients.
You may contact the Law Offices of John Raimondo, P.C.: (914) 996-4511. We are ready to defend your name, your future, and your reputation.