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Aggressive Criminal Defense for New Yorkers Charged with Assault, Homicide, Kidnapping, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Weapons Offenses, and Other Violent Crimes.

Violent crimes are some of the most serious offenses in the New York criminal justice system. These charges carry significant consequences, including lengthy prison sentences, heavy fines, and lifelong damage to your reputation and opportunities. If you are facing charges for a violent crime, it is crucial to have a skilled and experienced New York violent crime lawyer on your side to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

At the Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi P.L.L.C., we have a proven track record of successfully defending clients against a wide range of violent crime charges. Our team has the experience, knowledge, and resources to investigate the details of your case, build a strong defense strategy, and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

Types of Violent Crimes

Violent crimes refer to offenses that involve the use or threat of force, including:

Assault and Battery

Assault and battery charges can result from a wide range of incidents, from bar fights to domestic disputes. These charges can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies, depending on the severity of the injuries and other factors.


Homicide charges involve the intentional or unintentional killing of another person. These charges can include first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, and other related charges.


Kidnapping charges involve the taking of another person against their will. These charges can include both simple and aggravated kidnapping and may carry severe penalties.


Robbery charges involve taking property from another person by force or the threat of force. These charges can range from simple robbery to armed robbery, and can result in significant fines and prison time.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault charges involve any unwanted sexual contact or activity, including rape, groping, and other sexual offenses. These charges can have lifelong consequences, including being listed on the sex offender registry.

Weapons Offenses

Weapons offenses can include charges related to the possession, use, or sale of firearms or other weapons. These charges can result in serious fines and prison time, especially for those with prior criminal records.

Violent Crime Investigations

As a former NYC prosecutor, Mehdi Essmidi knows first-hand how violent crime cases are investigated and prosecuted. Our team will work to uncover critical evidence, review witness accounts and testimonies, analyze any recordings or surveillance footage, and more. We use this evidence to build an effective defense strategy that can result in reduced or dropped charges, favorable plea bargains, or complete acquittal.

Common Defenses Against Violent Crime Charges

While every situation is different, there are several defense strategies that are commonly used for violent crime charges, including:


In cases where a person is accused of using force against another person, we may be able to argue that the act was done in self-defense. This requires that all elements be present for a successful defense, including the reasonable belief that you were in danger and needed to use force to protect yourself or someone else.

Lack of Evidence

In some cases, the prosecution may not have enough evidence to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. We will thoroughly investigate your case and review all available evidence to provide you with a strong defense against any charges you are facing.

False Accusation or Mistaken Identity

We understand that innocent people can be charged with violent crimes, and will do everything we can to prove your innocence. We may be able to argue that you were falsely accused or mistakenly identified as the perpetrator in a crime.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

At the Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi P.L.L.C., we understand the significant impact that being charged with or convicted of a violent crime can have on your life and we are dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome in your case. Our team will utilize our knowledge and experience to build strong defense strategies and challenge the prosecution’s case.

If you are facing charges for a violent crime in New York, it is crucial to seek the guidance and representation of an experienced New York violent crime lawyer. The Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi P.L.L.C. is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you protect your rights and your freedom.