Assault With A Weapon
Assault With a Deadly Weapon
When facing the charge of assault with a deadly weapon, the consequences could change your life forever. Even a first-time conviction on these most serious of charges can result in a lengthy prison term. The Blanch Law Firm’s extensive experience with assault cases includes defending people who are charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and our assault lawyer team is a highly-experienced group of defense attorneys with over fifty years of combined experience.
Our team of Assault Lawyers spent decades in New York City District Attorneys Offices. The Blanch Law Firms unique understanding of assault charges coupled with their results oriented approach leads to successful results for our clients. We assign five or more attorneys to every assault case we defend, ensuring positive results for our clients.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Defined
Assault with a deadly weapon is the act of menacing another person with a weapon that could cause death. Usually, this involves a gun and/or knife, but other weapons may be used as well. This form of assault does not include the action of using force, called battery, but it often leads to assault and battery charges.
Defense for Assault With a Deadly Weapon
The Blanch Law Firms extensive, successful experience defending people accused of assault with a deadly weapon includes providing sophisticated defenses, including:
- Arguing that our client in no way intended to commit assault
- Arguing that drunkenness or some other altered state cannot be interpreted as intent
- Arguing that our client was engaged in a mutually consensual behavior
- And many other assault defenses.
The Blanch Law Firms successful experience defending the charge of assault with a deadly weapon and producing positive results for our clients is due in part to our experience with the surrounding issues. Our understanding of weapons laws, assault investigations, witness testimony and more provides us with ample knowledge to craft a successful defense for each client.
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
A heightened charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon can be applied if a weapon is used in the process of an assault. Obvious weapons such as guns, knives and bats can be involved, as well as less common ones such as barbed wire and tire irons.
Assault Lawyer Technique
When defending against aggravated assault charges, its important for the defense attorney to deflect and defend all of the prosecutions tactics and questions. In order to form a proper case, an assault lawyer will use the following questions:
- How convincing was the prosecution?
- What were the circumstances?
- How great was the injury/ injuries?
- What kind of weapon?
- What kind of record (if any) does the accused have?
- What is the background of the victim(s)?
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.