Assault Charges Defense
Assault Charges Defense
At The Blanch Law Firm, our assault lawyer team is familiar with a variety of assault defense techniques. Our success rate in defending those accused of assault is extremely high, and our aggressive defense of every client is well-respected in the legal community. Every Assault Lawyer at our criminal defense firm works tirelessly to find the best assault defense for everyone we serve.
Assault is commonly defined as an attempt or threat of violence with the intent of causing another person harm. Assault, however, differs from battery, as batter occurs once the act of violence is carried out. People are often charged with both of these crimes, and assault can accompany many other charges. An experienced assault lawyer will be able to craft a defense for any type of assault charge, as well as criminal charges where assault is one of many other accusations.
New York Assault Defense
There is actually quite a bit of ambiguity as to what can actually constitute a threat or attack. The circumstances surrounding the assault charge often dictate how the action is perceived.
In New York, assault charges are varied, they include:
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Domestic Assault
- Assaulting a Police Officer
- Sexual Assault
- Juvenile Assault
- Vehicular Assault
- Gang Assault
- Child Assault
Each charge requires special skill with assault defense, as well as a sophisticated understanding of the law. The Blanch Law Firm’s knowledge of assault law and assault defense is unmatched; many members of our assault lawyer team spent years working for New York District Attorneys Offices. Our assault lawyer team possesses an insider’s perspective into prosecution tactics, making assault defense much easier.
Types of Assault Defense
A skilled criminal defense attorney will possess the necessary background to be able to craft an assault defense argument which may include:
- Consent: Meaning that the defendant was given permission to commit the act.
- Punishment: If the assault charge involves a child, the defendant may claim the act was for the purpose of punishing the child.
- Self-defense: A skilled assault lawyer will have to prove that the amount of force used was reasonable and proportional to the violence it was intending to stop.
- The defense of others: If you commit assault in an attempt to protect someone else, you may not be found guilty of assault.Â However, this assault defense must also prove that you used a reasonable amount of force.
- Prevention of a crime: If you are interfering with someone who is attempting to commit a theft, an act of violence or some other crime, you may be able to use this assault defense.
- Defense of property: Should someone be trying to break into your home, steal your car or some other theft of your property, you may be able to use this defense.
Assault Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one is facing an assault charge, Contact the assault defense lawyers at The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900.