Assault & Battery Defense in Queens
If you’ve been charged with assault in Queens, you’re facing very serious penalties. Even Assault in the Third Degree – technically a misdemeanor – can land you in jail for a year, and leave you paying big fines. The worst part is that in New York, assault charges can stem even from verbal threats – physical contact is not necessarily required.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C., we understand the seriousness and the complexity of New York assault law, and we’ve helped many clients fight these charges, right here in Queens. If you’ve been charged with assault, odds are that the court also issued an Order of Protection (restraining order) against you, which can be extremely restrictive. If your case involves a roommate or family member, the Order of Protection may even force you out of your home or impede your ability to see your children.
We understand how vital it is that this situation is handled promptly, professionally, and in your best interest. Because assault cases often hinge on witness testimony, we begin our process by learning about the circumstances – who was present, what was witnessed, and the state of mind of all parties involved. Was there alcohol involved? Drugs? Did witnesses observe the interaction prior to the alleged assault? We dig into witness statements and question everything. And then we keep asking questions.
Legal experts understand that witness testimony is highly unreliable, so we work to make sure that only the best, most solid evidence is allowed into the case – which means pushing back hard on the prosecution’s allegations and standing up for you, every step of the way.
We Are Your Lawyers
We understand the ins and outs of New York assault law because we’ve worked with hundreds of clients just like you – people facing legal trouble in Queens who need tough, reliable counsel to get them through one of the most challenging situations they’ll ever face. We work with you, and get started right away, making sure that Orders of Protection don’t keep you from living your life, and pushing back against the charges that prosecutors have levied.
Assault is a serious charge, but at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C., we have a strong record of success in defending clients just like you. There’s no magic to it – we just hold the prosecution to the highest standards of evidence, while building the strongest possible case in your defense.
You don’t have to fight this alone. When you’re ready for reasoned, tough help with your legal problem, call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C., at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation with experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys. When you call, expect it to take a little while. We want to hear your story, and we’re going to ask you some questions as we listen. And then, we’re going to tell you truth – about what you’re looking at, what your next move is, and what you should do to achieve the best outcome you can.
You don’t have to go through this alone. We want to be your attorneys, and we want to help you win. Call 718-599-1111 for your free consultation today.