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Violent Crimes Lawyer

If you have been accused of a violent crime in New York, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Since 1952, Edelman, Krasin & Jaye has been dedicated to defending those accused of committing violent crime in and around New York City, the greater metropolitan area and Long Island.

Violent crimes that result in conviction can mean serious penalties, the most concerning of which is generally significant jail time. Defendants under that kind of duress are often too saddled with emotion to think about their case with any kind of clarity. Your choice of legal counsel is the single most important decision you will make after you become aware of the existing charges or those pending investigation. Who you work with can make all the difference between a long prison sentence and heavy fine; a conviction and a dismissal.

Our firm will dedicate of all our resources to giving you the best possible defense. Amid the violence charged, we strive to keep your mind at peace throughout this harrowing ordeal.

Violent felonies warrant experienced counsel

We are expert in the NYS Penal Law, and are always vigilant so as to keep up with any relevant changes as they occur.  Violent crimes are felonies (the most serious crimes with the stiffest penalties) and, by definition, have at least one year of prison time attached to a conviction. New York law divides violent crimes into distinct classes, each of which carry their own penalties and sentencing guidelines. If you are accused of any violent felony, you need to stand before a judge with a qualified New York criminal defense lawyer.

In addition to making sure you receive the best legal defense, the most important thing your lawyer can do is to explain which rules apply to your case in such a way so as not to inspire panic, but to empower you with knowledge. At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, we make that priority equal to your legal defense. We have represented clients accused of these violent crimes for decades and understand the details of a defense for each type of charge in a way that newer, less experienced firms do not.

Sentences for violent crimes

Any prison term can have devastating consequences for your life. A conviction will brand you as a “felon,” complicating your attempts to seek gainful employment once you are released.  It is not an easy stigma to overcome. You can’t trust the outcome of your case to just anyone. It is imperative to hire a defense attorney with the strength and confidence to stand up to aggressive prosecutors while exposing every weakness in the case being built against you.

Consider the possible sentences for violent felonies:

  • A Felonies:  (A-I:  15 years to life in prison; A-II: maximum, life in prison)
  • B Felonies:  maximum of 25 years in prison
  • C Felonies: maximum of 15 years in prison
  • D Felonies: maximum of 7 years in prison
  • E Felonies: maximum of 4 years in prison.

Other factors, such as whether the crime was a first time offense, may also affect the amount of prison time involved.

What we offer:  successful criminal defense strategies

The New York criminal defense lawyers at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye conduct a thorough pre-trial investigation in which we look into the details of the violent crime in question using every tool available to us.

Our primary goal is to have charges of violent crimes dismissed or reduced.  We look at all rules of Criminal Procedure to reveal any violations committed against you at the time of arrest up until the time of trial.  Though the crime rate in New York has gone down, there have been concerns about aggressive and possibly discriminatory police methods that can prejudice your case. We are dedicated to preventing your own victimization through unfair policing tactics.

If your case comes to trial, we make sure that your side of the story comes through loud and clear.  Cases that initially look like clear cut examples of assault, for instance, may be revealed through further investigation as examples of self-defense.  Initial police reports may not accurately represent the events and or may leave out mitigating factors that would render your own actions in a more sympathetic light.  We believe that every defendant deserves excellent representation, even if – especially if – the crimes with which they are charged might render them less than sympathetic figures before a jury.

Call us for a free consultation

If you have been accused of a violent crime, don’t take chances with your future.  You deserve legal representation that will place your case in the most favorable light.  Contact Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, violent crime lawyers with over half a century of experience.  Call us at 516-742-9200 for a free consultation at no obligation to you.  Our client’s success is our success!

  1. New York Laws, New YorkState Penal Law Offenses, http://ypdcrime.com/penallawlist.php
  2.  Huffington Post, New York City murder rate in 2013 falls to levels not seen since 1950s, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/new-york-city-murder-rate_n_4002712.html