Rochester Violent Crime Defense Attorney

Facing Violent Crime Charges in Monroe County? Call (585) 531-1101

The FBI categorizes violent crimes as murder and manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Other charges, however, such as arson, kidnapping, and weapons charges, can also fall under this category (per the New York State Penal Code). If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need to retain legal services immediately. The penalties for a violent crime conviction are especially severe, such as a lengthy and determinate (no chance of parole) prison sentence.

Some common penalties that may arise include:

  • You could be ordered to serve a determinate prison sentence of 5 years, even if you have never been convicted of a crime in the past.
  • You could be ordered to serve a determinate prison sentence of at least 10 years, if you have been convicted of another violent crime in the past 10 years.
  • You could face 25 years to life in prison if you are convicted of certain very serious sexual assault chargers or murder. After serving the 25 years, a parole board would then determine how much more time in prison you must serve.

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Call The Law Office of Frank Ciardi today!

Charged with a violent crime? A violent crime conviction can adversely affect your social, professional, and financial well-being. Let us get to work today and mitigate anything that could incriminate you. At The Law Office of Frank Ciardi, our Rochester criminal defense lawyer works with you to reach a favorable resolution. We can call in a number of experts, from medical examiners to DNA experts to crime scene reconstructionists to ballistics experts; all whose testimonies can help bolster your case.

We can defend you during the criminal process through the investigation and trial. As a former prosecutor, our attorney knows how to aggressively fight the prosecution’s arguments and how to identify loopholes. There could be many defenses available to you, including mistaken identity, self-defense, coerced confessions, or certain psychiatric defenses. We are committed to guiding you.

Contact our firm today at (585) 531-1101.