In New York City, crimes of domestic violence and assault are taken very seriously. If convicted, you could end up facing heavy penalties like lengthy periods of jail time, large fines, and the stigma that comes with having a felony on your record. Neil S. Ruskin, attorney at law, is here to help you through this difficult period in your life.

When looking at a case involving violent assault, the prosecutor will usually aim to dehumanize you and tell only the story of the person they’re working for. However, there are two sides to every story. Even in cases involving accusations of traumatic injury, there are underlying reasons for the situation that took place. Some cases may involve self-defense or the response to a perceived threat. Others may involve someone being trapped in an altered state, either through the habitual use of drugs or through mental illness that has not been properly treated.

Whatever the underlying problem is, it won’t be helped with jail time. It will only be helped if you are able to stay out of jail and seek professional medical care instead. This can include things such as therapy, drug rehabilitation, mental counseling, or other programs that are deisnged to get at the root of the problem behind accusations of assault.

If you are facing harmful charges of assault or other violent crimes, take a look at our web page on criminal defense. Your side of the story deserves to be heard, and you deserve an attorney who is willing to represent you properly and get to the human issues present in the case.