White Plains Violent Crime Lawyers

Experienced Attorneys Serving NYC, Westchester County & The Surrounding Areas

Violent crimes are those involving force, violence, or the threat of violence against another person. If you have been arrested for committing any type of violent crime, it is important that you act quickly to retain legal defense. The sooner you hire our firm to start working on your defense, the sooner we can start building a strong legal strategy on your behalf.

Contactour White Plains criminal defense attorneys today at (914) 292-3557.

Effective Defense Against Serious Allegations

Violent cases are not only taken extremely seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors, but they capture the imaginations of the jury and the public. These cases require careful navigation at every stage, from discovery and jury selection to final arguments. At Portale Randazzo LLP, our team not only includes a former assistant district attorney but also has an incredibly high success rate in the courtroom.

We can represent you in the following types of criminal cases:

"What Could the Penalties Be?"

The penalties for a violent crime are steep. Although they range in severity, a conviction could result in incarceration, large fines, community service, and civil penalties. For instance, criminally negligent homicide, which occurs when someone engages in conduct without perceiving the associated risks and causes the death of another, is a class E felony. Being found guilty of the offense results in a prison sentence of up to 4 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000. Second-degree murder, which is the intentional killing of another, is a class A-I felony. Depending on the circumstances, it can be penalized by up to life imprisonment.

Violent sex crimes can also have life-altering consequences that can last long after the sentence is complete. People convicted of these offenses are required to register as sex offenders. New York has a three-level sex offender classification system, with Level 1 being the lowest and Level 3 being the highest. The length of time a person must register depends on the level they’re in: Level 1, 20 years; Levels 2 and 3, life. The registration requirement is in addition to the prison sentence and fine the court imposed upon conviction.

Individuals convicted of violent crimes might also suffer collateral consequences – disabilities and sanctions that aren’t imposed by the court but can substantially affect a person’s life. For instance, if someone is convicted of a felony, they may lose their right to possess a gun. Additionally, a conviction will show up on the individual’s criminal record, which anyone can access. Thus, when the person is seeking a job or housing, the decision-maker may be adversely influenced by what they find in the individual’s history.

Having a ruined reputation because of a criminal past and being unable to obtain gainful employment or a place to live can make re-entry into society difficult. Therefore, it’s necessary to retain the services of a lawyer and aggressively fight your charge immediately. Our mission as White Plains violent crime defense attorneys is to reduce the charges against you whenever possible and minimize the impact these allegations may have on your life.

Start exploring your defense options with attorneys ready to fight for you. Contact us todayto request a consultation.

Client Testimonials

There for Our Clients Every Step of The Way
  • A million thank you's could NEVER be enough

    “I had met Richard 16 years ago while he was visiting another client never realizing that one day I would have to actually put his number to use and have to hire him for my children. He has worked with ...”

    - Anonymous
  • "The best of the best"

    “Richard and Hannah fought for my son who was charged with a crime he did not commit. They believed in my son and obtained the necessary evidence to make a motion to dismiss the case. They filed the ...”

    - Ted E. N.
  • He took the time to explain how the legal system works and its process, which helped us understand what was going on.

    “I would highly recommend Richard Portale of the law firm – Portale Randazzo for any criminal or legal issues you may have. He was very knowledgeable and informative. He took the time to explain how ...”

    - FC
  • Richard became more than our attorney, Richard is a family friend

    “When my teen son was arrested for attempted murder and possession of a firearm, I felt our family was faced with the deepest and most painful experience life could offer. I felt hopeless and powerless ...”

    - Anonymous
  • Effective in preventing the total destruction of my life

    “After a long and productive life measured by professional and family success recent years saw me suffer a downward spiral in mental health. Increasingly my sense of self-worth diminished. I’m not sure ...”

    - Anonymous
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Proven Results

Real Cases
  • No Jail Time Arson / Theft / Grand Larceny – Arson Charge
  • All Charges Dismissed Assault / Attempted Murder / CPW – Mount Vernon Dad Shoots Assailant
  • All Charges Dismissed Assault / Criminal Trespass / Harassment – Confrontation With Police Chief
  • All Charges Dismissed Assault / Reckless Driving / Leaving the Scene – Auto Accident
  • Plea Deal Assault / Reckless Endangerment / Reckless Driving / Resisting Arrest – Police High Speed Car Chase Defense
  • All Charges Dismissed CPW / Menacing – Teenage Actor Cornered by Thugs – Acts in Self-Defense
  • All Charges Dismissed CPW / Violation of Parole – Possession of an Illegal Weapon Dropped
  • All Charged Dismissed Criminal Nuisance / EWC – Westchester Mom Studying for Ph.D.
  • All Charges Dismissed Drugs / Cocaine – B Felony Cocaine Case
  • Motion denied. Affirmed on appeal. Excessive Force and Malicious Prosecution
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  • All Former Prosecutors for Westchester County
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