A Skilled Advocate In Your Corner
Facing violent crime charges can be an intimidating experience. In addition to the potential for serious criminal penalties like fines and prison time, there is the feeling of being up against a system that is not there to help you. The police, the prosecuting attorney, the judge and the jury: None of them are there to help you. The most important thing you can do to avoid a violent crime conviction is to work with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who will fight for you. You need an advocate.
Attorney Louis C. Mussari is a skilled, tenacious advocate. In addition to his criminal defense experience, he has spent nearly a decade as a prosecutor in Erie County. That experience is a tremendous benefit to the firm’s clients because he knows how prosecutors handle these cases. This strategic advantage has resulted in many successful violent crime cases being defended. At Louis C. Mussari, Attorney at Law, in Buffalo, New York, you can trust your legal advocate.
Handling All Types Of Violent Crime Cases
The firm provides a strong defense against criminal charges that include:
- First-degree murder, which is an intentional, premeditated killing
- Murder in the second degree, which includes intent to kill, but not premeditation
- Criminally negligent homicide or manslaughter
- Felony murder, which is causing death during the commission of a felony (robbery, burglary, drug transactions)
- Vehicular manslaughter – drunk driving, racing, etc.
- Robbery and armed robbery
- Rape and other violent sex crimes
Felony assault is a common violent crime charge. In short, it is an assault charge that involves serious bodily injury, the use of a weapon or an assault that occurs during the commission of another crime.
Another common violent crime charge is domestic violence (DV). The police and prosecutors are extremely aggressive in making arrests and prosecuting DV cases, and many DV cases are brought as felonies. While many DV claims are legitimate, there are many instances that involve exaggeration of situations, witnesses misunderstanding a basic familial argument and false accusations.
There are many ways to fight back against the charges you are facing. Self-defense, mistaken identity, lack of motive or intent, errors of police procedural, other evidentiary issues and various mitigating circumstances can all be used to get results in your case. The most important thing is to work with an attorney you can trust to find the best path and the best strategy for your case.