Assault Lawyers Serving Poughkeepsie and Other Hudson Valley Communities

If you have been arrested on assault charges, it's important to keep an embarrassing event from becoming a permanent criminal record. To protect your future, you should put your case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

At the law firm of Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC, our attorneys have the ability to analyze criminal evidence from all angles to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case and to build a strong defense. With a main office in Newburgh, we represent people throughout the Hudson Valley.

Defenses in Assault Cases

Assault charges often result from a situation that got out of control: an argument at a bar or sporting event, a dispute following a traffic accident, or a long-simmering family disagreement that suddenly becomes physical. If someone calls the police, the incident may result in criminal assault charges.

When police officers make an arrest, they may base their decisions on who was the more seriously injured or appeared to be the most upset. Once the police make an arrest, it can be very hard to convince them that they arrested the wrong person. Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation and look for defenses such as defense of self, defense of others and defense of property.

Keeping Your Record as Clean as Possible

An assault conviction is not something that anyone would want on their record. It will be visible to any employer, landlord, university or other entity that performs a background check on you. If you are a first-time offender, it may be possible to resolve the charges without a criminal conviction by participating in a rehabilitative program, such as anger management and community service.

Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who know from experience as former district attorneys what a prosecutor might offer. In addition, we are accomplished courtroom practitioners, never hesitating to take a case to trial if that might result in a better outcome for a client.

Contact Our New York Criminal Attorneys

For more information, contact our Hudson Valley assault attorneys. Call 888-719-4746 to schedule an appointment with an experienced New York lawyer.