Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer
Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy A. Smith
If you have been charged with a crime in the Bronx, you need a Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer that knows how to navigate the court system. As a Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer and former Bronx prosecutor for more than 25 years, Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy A. Smith has handled more than one hundred Bronx jury trials on charges including:
- Assault – 1st and 2nd Degree
- Drug Crimes
- Homicide Defense
- Robbery – Armed, Grand Larceny
- Sex Crimes
- Weapons Possession or Sale
- White Collar Crimes
Troy A. Smith became a Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer to help people facing potentially life-altering challenges. He will ensure your rights are protected and ensure your right to a fair trial. Call Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy Smith today at (212) 537-4029“>(212) 537-4029 for a FREE consultation.
Bronx Assault Defense Attorney
In the case of assault, don’t feel inclined to tell your side of the story at the scene. These words may be used to incriminate you once in court. Instead, call Bronx Assault Lawyer Troy Smith to develop a defense for your case. In the state of New York, assault charges can include:
- Domestic Violence
- Spousal Abuse
- Child Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Assault and Battery
- Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon
- Reckless Endangerment
Bronx Assault Lawyer Troy Smith will meet with eyewitnesses and uncover any evidence that will support your case and craft a strategy on your behalf. He will uncover weaknesses in the prosecution and analyze the assault from all angles to fight for an acquittal. For more information on Assault Charges in New York, visit our Assault Page HERE.
Bronx Assault Case
Bronx Robbery Defense
Robbery is considered a felony in the state of New York and as such carries harsh penalties. Depending on circumstances, defendants convicted of robbery can face up to 25 years in prison.
Penalties for Robbery vary greatly due to the severity of theft items and if a weapon was involved, among other circumstances. Under New York State Penal Code Article 160 Robbery is defined as forcible stealing. The act of theft becomes Robbery when in the course of larceny, force is threatened or used upon another to obtain the items or property wanted.
Bronx Robbery Case
Bronx Sex Crimes
Bronx Lawyer Troy Smith represents clients charged with sex crimes ranging in severity from indecent exposure to rape and child pornography. Attorney Smith has successfully defended trials in the Bronx on all of these charges.
Troy Smith has 25 years of experience serving as a New York City prosecutor and criminal defense counsel in the United States Army. He offers a unique perspective on all sex crime cases and works to develop a trial defense and leverage plea negotiations. Attorney Smith can resolve sex crimes including:
- Forceable Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Simple or Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Date Rape or Acquaintance Rape
- Prostitution Offenses
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Online Solicitation of Minors
- Child Pornography Possession, Distribution or Manufacture
Bronx Murder Defense
If you have been charged or suspected of murder, aggravated assault or another violent crime, Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy A. Smith can ensure your rights. Troy A. Smith has experience successfully defending murder cases in both the first and second degree. Troy is a former prosecutor with the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, offering a comprehensive view on Bronx Criminal Defense. Troy Smith knows exactly what steps to take when forming a criminal defense strategy wand seeks to minimize all potential damage and charges.
Starting a Bronx Criminal Defense in a case involving murder charges is a delicate process with which Troy holds 25 years of experience. He will begin by evaluating police reports, physical evidence and witness statements. Using creative solutions, Troy will identify all potential risks, punishments and solutions Bronx Criminal Defense prosecutors might use in opposition. The full threat of your punishment will depend on if there’s a prior record involved as well as facts pertaining to your criminal defense case.
Bronx Murder Defense Case
With over 25 years of Bronx Criminal Defense, Troy A. Smith proves he knows how to get results.
If you are facing charges involving murder in the 1st or 2nd degree, or with attempted murder charges, call Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy A. Smith at (212) 537-4029“>(212) 537-4029 for a FREE consultation
Bronx Manslaughter Defense
Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy Smith has defended many clients charged with violent crime, including manslaughter.
Manslaughter cases are delicate. Whether you are convicted of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree or charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter cases run high with emotion. Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy Smith will be the objective voice of reason you need to analyze your case and develop a plan of action.
Bronx Manslaughter In The First Degree
If you have been charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, it is crucial to analyze all reports and evidence involved in your case. New York Penal Law Section 125.20 defines Manslaughter in the First Degree as follows:
Intending to cause “serious physical injury” to another which causes
the death of another person.
This is a lesser offense than Murder in the Second Degree which requires the intent to kill. In other words, the difference lies within the person’s mind. Murder requires an intent to kill were as Manslaughter only requires an intent to cause serious physical injury.
Additionally, under Manslaughter in the First Degree is what is typically known as the heat of passion defense. This is when with intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of such person or of a third person under circumstances which do not constitute murder because he acts under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance. For example, a husband catches his wife in bed with another man. He suffers an extreme emotional disturbance which mitigates the offense down from a Murder to Manslaughter in the First Degree.
Bronx Manslaughter in the Second Degree
If you have been charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree, it’s crucial to establish a case around the circumstances leading up to the event. New York Penal Law Section 125.15 defines Manslaughter in the Second Degree as follows:
A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when: 1. He recklessly causes the death of another person; or 2. He commits upon a female an abortional act which causes her death, unless such abortional act is justifiable pursuant to subdivision three of section 125.05; or 3. He intentionally causes or aids another person to commit suicide. Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony.
Attorney Smith will go over relayed event details, evidence and other facts to determine your best defense and protect your freedoms.
Bronx Criminally Negligent Homicide
Criminally Negligent Manslaughter occurs when the death of another is caused by criminal negligence under New York Penal Law Section 125.10.
Bronx Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith | Bronx Office:
If you are being questioned or have been charged in connection with a crime in the Bronx do not say a word to anyone until you contact Bronx Lawyer Troy A. Smith at (212) 537-4029“>(212) 537-4029, by email at Troy@NYLawSmith.com, or use the contact form HERE.
Law Offices of Troy A. Smith, PC
950 Gerard Avenue, Suite 1
Bronx, N.Y. 10452
P: (212) 537-4029