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Assault

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: March 16, 2018
  • Category: Assault

People in Mineola often throw out the word "assault" to describe any manner of different offenses. Some may use it to describe a verbal tirade on directs at another, while some might cite in cases where an actual physical altercation occurred. However it is used, you likely care the most about its context when it is used against you. The…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: January 24, 2018
  • Category: Assault

There is no pleasant way to put it: violence can take place on any street, at any school and within any walls. Because violence is so common, some New York residents face obstacles when attempting to prove that a crime never actually happened. An assault charge can muddy the waters even further, as it can be difficult to separate fact from…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: January 12, 2018
  • Category: Assault

You may think that so many people in Mineola cite self-defense in response to criminal accusations that such an assertion has lost all validity (and thus no one will believe you when you rightfully claim it). However, the law does indeed recognize that there are situations where conduct that would otherwise be deemed to be assault is justified. Section 35.05…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: November 17, 2017
  • Category: Assault

In the midst of the uproar surrounding what is now known as the "Harvey Weinstein effect," the definition of sexual assault has taken on a myriad of meanings. At the end of the day, however, one of the most important factors in such cases is that of proper investigation. It is true that countless powerful figures, including many in New York,…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: October 6, 2017
  • Category: Assault

There are times when a person charged in New York with a crime such as assault becomes the subject of a criminal court order of protection. This order may be necessary before the defendant secures bail or other release from custody pending his trial. As noted by the New York State Unified Court System, like a family court order of…Read More

  • By: On behalf of The Law Firm of Michael R. Franzese
  • Published: September 20, 2017
  • Category: Assault

If a person has been arrested for a crime such as assault in New York state, the arraignment will typically arrive quickly, perhaps in less than 24 hours. However, the short time between arrest and arraignment is important because a defendant may otherwise be waiting in a jail cell for the opportunity meet the judge. The arraignment is very significant…Read More