Assault & Threat Charges Defense in Queens, New York
Sometimes people say things they regret or things they don't really mean. It could be a misunderstanding, an angry comment, a careless remark or a white lie that gets out of hand. However, if your words or actions result in charges of assault or making threats, it is a serious matter. You will need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
At Addabbo & Greenberg, we have an outstanding track record of protecting the rights of people accused of assault or making threats. We understand what it takes to be successful in New York's courts, and will make sure you are fully aware of your options as your case progresses.
Do not make a statement to the police before talking to one of our experienced attorneys. If you are facing charges of assault or making threats, contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney.
You Are Facing Serious Consequences
Whether charged with assault and battery or making threats, you may be facing jail time, prison, probation, a restraining order or some combination of these punishments. If your case involves accusations of assaulting a police officer, the charges against you could be even more serious.
Did you feel like you were in danger? Did you act in self defense? Was it reasonable to think you meant to hurt someone? These are questions that will need to be answered as we explore your defense options.
Domestic Violence and Domestic Assault charges are often leveled in the heat of an argument. The complaining witness often calls the Police as the utmost revenge against a spouse, boyfriend, brother, sister, or parent. Very often, that witness makes a verbal confrontation sound worse than it was and includes physical contact. Our experience with Domestic Assault cases and Trials clearly indicates that sometimes the allegation of assault is fabricated and untrue. Many times, the parties are also involved in a Family Court Proceeding or Divorce Proceeding and the alleged criminal complaint is lodged to gain leverage in that proceeding.
In New York City, the Police have a "must arrest" policy. If a complaint is made, once the Police arrive on scene, an arrest must be made of the alleged perpetrator. Put simply, the Police are not going to take any chances of an escalation and there is a zero tolerance policy meaning that a person can find themselves under arrest spending a night in jail, charged with Assault, Harassment, Aggravated Harassment, or Reckless Endangerment. Further, the definition of a "Domestic Abuse" case is forever expanding, now even including a couple that was boyfriend and girlfriend for a short period of time.
At Addabbo and Greenberg, we have taken many of these cases to trial with successful results and have resolved many cases successfully before trial. Please visit our Criminal Verdict section. We examine the alleged victim's credibility, the conduct of the police officers who responded and all statements contained in police reports by witnesses.
We have helped thousands of clients charged with both Misdemeanor and Felony Assault charges, stemming from an alleged domestic dispute.
We can help you too.
Orders of Protection:
Along with Assault and related charges, the Courts, as a matter of course, issue an Order of Protection to the claimed victim against the claimed perpetrator. The provisions of the Order of Protection are extremely restricting and also can provide the basis for further arrests if you are excused of violating the Order. In numerous cases, clients not only are fighting an original Assault charge but also further charges of contempt of Court for allegedly violating the Order of Protection.
At Addabbo and Greenberg, if circumstances permit, we will argue against the ordering of the Order of Protection or, alternatively we will argue for more reasonable and limited conditions.
Turning Experience Into Results
We understand what it takes to get good results in criminal cases. We will work hard to turn this experience into results that work for you.
Here are some examples of the successful defense by the attorneys of Addabbo and Greenberg in Assault and Domestic Violence cases:
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