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At Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law, our highly-respected legal team brings aggressive defense strategies to those facing violent felony charges in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, and the other boroughs.
We know how deeply your life can be impacted by a felony conviction and will work relentlessly to ensure your rights are protected while we seek to obtain a favorable result, whether a dismissal, reduced charge, reduced sentencing, or acquittal in court.
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As the name suggests, violent felonies involve crimes that involve physical force or aggressive acts against others.
These crimes can include:
- Homicide, including murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter
- Armed robbery
- Assault and aggravated assault
- Sexual assault, rape, child molestation, aggravated assault upon a minor
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Vehicular assault
- Terrorist attacks
- Human trafficking
- Sex trafficking
What Are the Penalties for Violent Felonies in NY?
In New York, prison sentences imposed for violent felonies are either indeterminate or determinate.
The most serious felonies are categorized as Class A felonies, charged to such crimes as:
- Or terrorism
Convictions for these may lead to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Indeterminate sentences provide a range of years for incarceration, such as a minimum of one year up to a maximum of four years. In these cases, once you have served out the minimum, you become eligible for parole.
When denied parole, your time in prison will be limited by the maximum term. Determinate sentences have a defined amount of incarceration time that doesn’t change. Certain violent felony convictions in New York are subject to determinate sentences followed by a term of probation. How you will be sentenced for a violent felony conviction in New York will ultimately depend on the class of felony and whether you have prior convictions.