Violent Crime Accusations
Come to The Law Office of John M. Cromwell for help when you have been arrested and charged with any type of violent crime. I have been working as a White Plains criminal attorney since 1988, helping thousands of individuals in our community with charges ranging from traffic tickets to murder, and I can meet with you for a consultation in English or Spanish. The penalties for violent crimes can be severe, and I understand how important it is for you to avoid a conviction. When you find yourself targeted with prosecution by the state, it is easy to feel that everyone is against you, but
I will listen to you explain your side of the situation and will work closely with you to develop a defense with the goal of clearing your name.
In the absence of witness statements, many violent crime cases come down to a contest between the testimony of the defendant and the alleged victim, and it is important to have an attorney who is capable of making a strong argument on your behalf. I will do whatever is necessary to defend your rights, if it means aggressively confronting a prosecutor, cop or even a judge in a courtroom. I am also a skilled negotiator, capable of approaching a problem from multiple perspectives, and may be able to persuade the District Attorney to reduce or drop the charges against you.
The penalties for crimes such as assault,
armed robbery and
manslaughter depend on factors such as whether you were carrying a deadly weapon, the degree of injury to the victim and the age of the victim. Any conviction for a violent offense poses a serious threat to your future, as having such a crime on your record will disqualify you from being hired by certain employers and can also stand in your way when you have to pass a background check for housing. I know how much you have at stake, and will fight tirelessly for you.