There is nothing more serious than being charged with a violent crime. Not only can a violent crime charge land you in jail, but it will also affect you for years after, as you will now have a criminal record. Fortunately, you have just found a firm that has years of experience defending clients against criminal charges. If you are someone who has been charged and needs an attorney to aggressively combat those charges, please read on and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help.
What are the different types of violent crimes recognized by New York State law?
Almost all violent crimes are felonies. Rather obviously, since there is a wide array of felonies an individual can commit, they naturally vary in severity. That is why New York State ranks felonies to reflect the level of the crime. Felonies in New York, along with some of the crimes that accompany them, are as follows:
- Class A-I Felony: first-degree arson, murder, first-degree kidnapping, terrorism
- Class A-II Felony: predatory sexual assault against a child, predatory sexual assault
- Class B Felony: kidnapping in the second degree, robbery in the first degree, aggravated assault, rape, burglary in the first degree
- Class C Felony: robbery in the second degree, assault on a judge, burglary in the second degree, aggravated manslaughter in the second degree, various weapons charges
- Class D Felony: assault in the second degree, reckless assault of a child, rape in the second degree
- Class E Felony: fourth-degree aggravated sexual abuse, persistent sexual abuse
What are the penalties for felony crimes in New York State?
If you have been charged with a felony in the state of New York, you cannot afford to go without hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who will tenaciously fight your criminal charges. If convicted, you may face the following penalties:
- Class A Felony: Between 20 25 years to life in prison
- Class B Felony: At least 1-3 years of incarceration, though you may end up spending up to 25 years in prison
- Class C Felony: Between 3.5 and 15 years in prison
- Class D Felony: Between 2 and 7 years in prison
- Class E Violent Felony: Up to 4 years of incarceration
Contact our experienced New York firm
Criminal matters can change the course of your life forever. This is why you need an experienced attorney who will aggressively combat your charges to help mitigate their long-term effects. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for a criminal defense matter on Long Island or throughout New York State, please contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assist you.