Assaulting a Police Officer
Assaulting a Police Officer
At The Blanch Law Firm, our assault lawyer team understands that assaulting a police officer might be the most complex charge of assault to defend. However, our criminal defense attorney team has over fifty years of experience and members of our assault lawyer team spent decades working in district attorneys offices throughout New York City. This in-depth knowledge of police procedure and understanding of the inner-workings of police departments is unmatched.
Every client we represent who has been charged with assaulting a police officer will have five or more members of our assault lawyer team defending them, assuring a comprehensive defense strategy. This results driven approach has led to our clients receiving successful judgments in case after case.
Successful Case Results
Our successful track record of defending clients in charges involving violence towards New York police officers is valuable to our clients. The Blanch Law Firm’s criminal defense experience includes defending against charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and others. For example:
- In one case, our client was accused of shooting two police officers multiple times with a twelve gauge shot gun. Both officers were seriously injured and needed surgery as a result. The Blanch Law Firm was able to secure a disposition of not guilty by reason of insanity.
Penalties for Assaulting a Police Officer
In New York, regular assault penalties will be enhanced if they involve violence or intent to commit violence against the police or any law enforcement official. In fact, your charge could be elevated to aggravated assault if your actions involve a police officer.
- Often, assaulting a police officer will be charged as a felony and could lead to up to ten years in prison.
- Under federal law, assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon can result in a prison sentence of up to twenty years.
Assaulting a Police Officer Defined
At The Blanch Law Firm, our understanding of the law enables us to challenge prosecution charges and allegations that are unfounded. Assaulting a police officer is assault committed on a peace officer responsible for preserving public order, promoting public safety, and preventing and detecting crime. Unfortunately for the general public, this doesn’t just apply to New York City Police Officers or New York State Police Officers. It could also apply to firefighters, social workers or other government employees. Our assault lawyer team has a successful track record of challenging false accusations and employing witnesses and expert witnesses to testify on our clients behalf.
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
To speak with an assault lawyer about your assault defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.