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Police officers everywhere are cracking down on crime. Whether it be drug possession or assault and battery, all criminal charges can lead to serious consequences and should be taken seriously. If you have been charged with a crime, you need a knowledgeable New York attorney to handle your case and get you the best results possible. The attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel LLC are experts at criminal defense and can help you with your case.

Current discovery rules make criminal defense more challenging

If you have been charged with a crime, you and your attorney will work together to come up with the best strategy to present your case in court during trial. A strong criminal defense can result in the lessening of your penalties or the dismissal of your charges. However, New York prosecutors may make things more difficult for defendants to defend themselves.

Presenting a defense to assault and battery charges

Assault and battery charges can result in severe consequences, including substantial jail time and fines. However, many people who are charged with a violent crime are not guilty or have a legally valid argument to justify their actions. If you can plan a solid criminal defense strategy to defend yourself from these charges, the charges against you may be partially or fully dropped.

New York man facing felony charges after dispute

Arguments involving money have the potential to become escalated. This is true whether the disagreement is between New York friends or between a customer and a service provider. However, it is sometimes the case where an argument leads to accusations that one party or the other committed a crime.

What acts constitute second-degree assault in New York?

Last week, this blog told the story of a man who is facing second-degree assault charges, among others, after allegedly being involved in a fight with another person. These charges are serious as second-degree assault is a class D felony. Today, we are going to explore some acts that constitute second-degree assault in New York.

Man faces attempted murder, assault charges after alleged fight

Sometimes, when two people disagree or believe they were wronged in some way, emotions can become heated. Insults may be hurled, or in especially bad situations, one or both parties may commit an act of violencer. When this happens, it can lead to criminal charges, as one recent reported altercation shows.

Sometimes a trial in New York ends in a mistrial

The criminal trial process can be confusing to those who are not familiar with it. From the preliminary hearing to pretrial activities to the trial itself, the whole undertaking can be utterly overwhelming. Fortunately, anyone accused of a crime in New York or anywhere else in the nation is entitled to have an attorney by their side, presenting their case and defending their innocence.

What happens at a New York juvenile dispositional hearing?

Juveniles are often unable to anticipate the long-term consequences of their actions in the way an adult can. Moreover, most juveniles simply do not have the maturity that adults have. This may lead to situations where a juvenile is being accused of committing an illegal act. When a juvenile in New York is accused of a crime, depending on the nature of the crime and the juvenile's age, he or she may not be tried as an adult but instead will go through a Family Court fact-finding hearing and possibly a dispositional hearing.

When can evidence be suppressed in a criminal trial?

Most people in New York expect to one day find themselves facing criminal accusations, but unfortunately it happens, even to innocent individuals. Hearing the prosecution's case against you can be frightening and confusing, especially when the prosecution proffers what may seem to be damaging evidence. However, there are ways to get wrongful evidence suppressed; that is, thrown out so it cannot be used against you.

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