Manhattan Criminal Defense
Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith
If you have been charged with a crime in Manhattan, you need a Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system. As a Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney and former prosecutor for more than 24 years, Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith has handled more than one hundred Manhattan 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 Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney to represent people facing potentially life-altering challenges. Attorney Smith will ensure your rights are protected and ensure your fair right to trial. Call Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy Smith today at (212)726-2077 for a FREE consultation.
Manhattan Assault Defense Attorney
In the case of an assault charge, don’t tell your side of the story at the scene of the conviction. These words may be used to prosecute you in a court of law. Instead, call Manhattan 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
Manhattan Assault Lawyer Troy Smith will meet with eyewitnesses and uncover evidence to support your case and craft a strategy for representation. He will discover weaknesses in the prosecution and analyze the case from all angles to find holes in their argument. For more information on Attorney Smith’s experience with Assault Charges in New York, visit our Assault Page HERE.
If you are facing Assault Charges, call Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212)726-2077 for a FREE consultation
Manhattan Robbery Defense
Robbery is considered a felony in Manhattan and the state of New York. As such, it carries harsh penalties. Defendants convicted of robbery can face up to 25 years in prison if found guilty.
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. Theft becomes Robbery when in the course of larceny, force is threatened or used upon another to obtain the items or property wanted.
If you’re facing Robbery Charges in the Manhattan, call Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212)726-2077 for a FREE consultation
Manhattan Sex Crimes
Manhattan Lawyer Troy Smith represents clients charged with sex crimes ranging in severity from indecent exposure to child pornography. Attorney Smith has successfully defended trials in Manhattan on all of these charges.
Troy Smith has 21 years of experience serving as a criminal defense counsel in the United States Army and New York City prosecutor. 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
If you’re facing Sex Crime Charges in the Manhattan, call Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212)726-2077 for a FREE consultation
Manhattan Murder Defense
If you have been charged or suspected of murder, aggravated assault or another violent crime, Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith will ensure your rights are protected. Troy A. Smith has successfully defended murder cases in both the first and second degree. As a former New York City prosecutor with the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, Troy Smith offers a comprehensive view on Criminal Defense. Troy Smith knows what steps to take when forming a criminal defense strategy wand seeks to minimize all potential damage and charges.
Troy holds 21 years of experience in Criminal Defense. Attorney Smith will begin by evaluating police reports, witness statements, and physical evidence. Using one-of-a-kind solutions, Troy will identify all potential punishments, risks and solutions Manhattan Criminal Defense prosecutors might use in their opposition. The full extent of your punishment will depend upon if there’s a prior record involved as well as the facts about your criminal defense case.
If you are facing charges involving murder in the 1st or 2nd degree, or with attempted murder charges, call Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212)726-2077 for a FREE consultation
Manhattan Manslaughter Defense
Manhattan Criminal Defense Lawyer Troy Smith has defended many clients charged with violent crime, including manslaughter.
Manslaughter cases are delicate in nature. Whether you’re convicted of Manslaughter in the First Degree, the Second Degree or charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter cases commonly run high with emotion. Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy Smith will be your voice of reason and analyze your situation to develop a plan of action.
Manhattan Manslaughter In The First Degree
If you have been convicted with Manslaughter in the First Degree, it’s crucial to analyze all evidence, reports, and statements involved in your case. New York Penal Law states: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.
Manslaughter in the First Degree is a lesser offense than Murder in the Second Degree, which requires an intent to kill. In other words, the defense lies within the person’s mind. Murder requires intent where Manslaughter only requires an intent to cause serious physical injury.
Additionally, Manslaughter in the First Degree is typically referred to as the “heat of passion” defense. This defense is when, without intent to cause the death of another person, death is caused of said person – or of a third person. For example, a husband catches his wife with another man. In this circumstance, he suffers an extreme emotional disturbance which mitigates the offense down from a Murder to Manslaughter in the First Degree.
Manhattan 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 that 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.
Manhattan 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.
If you are facing charges involving Manslaughter or Criminally Negligent Homicide, call Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212)726-2077 for a FREE consultation
Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith | Manhattan Office:
If you are being questioned or have been charged in connection with a crime in the Manhattan do not say a word to anyone until you contact Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Troy A. Smith at (212)726-2077, by email at Troy@NYLawSmith.com, or use the contact form HERE.
Manhattan Law Offices of Troy A. Smith, PC
244 5th Ave Suite 2312
New York, N.Y. 10001