It is a common misconception that if the alleged victim in a domestic violenceor spousal abuse case asks that the charges be dropped, the case will be dismissed. Once the police arrive at a domestic violence or spousal abuse call, it is no longer up to the parties whether there will be an arrest. Once the prosecutor has decided to file charges after an arrest for domestic violence or spousal abuse, there are a myriad of conditions of probation that can ruin your life.
The Blanch Law Firm will aggressively protect the rights and freedom of our clients who have been accused of domestic abuse or domestic violence. We know the domestic violence laws, the prosecutor’s strategies, and the best ways to prevent a domestic violence or abuse case from getting to the trial stage. Domestic violence and domestic abuse crimes can include the following:
■Assault and Battery
■Restraining Order Violations
If you have been accused of domestic violence or domestic abuse, please contact the Blanch Law Firm at 646-797-4790.
Robbery is the act of depriving someone of their personal property while in their presence through the use of force or fear. The property can either be taken from the person or from their immediate surroundings. If a deadly weapon such as a gun is used or the victim suffers physical harm, the act can be classified as “armed” or “aggravated” and the severity of the punishment can be increased.
Robbery is defined in the NY Penal Code section 160. As opposed to Larceny, the victim of robbery must be aware of the theft as it is taking place. This is usually accomplished through some form of physical intimidation. Furthermore, as opposed to the charge of burglary, robbery does not require the element of trespassing onto real property such as a house or office building. Within the crime of robbery there are three different degrees that are charged based upon the severity of the robbery. The most sever of these charges, first degree robbery can lead to as much as 25 years imprisonment.
The Blanch Law Firm is knowledgeable and skilled in the laws regarding robbery and burglaries. We recognize the importance of communicating with any client and making sure they understand what is happening at every stage of the case. While representing a client who has been charged with theft, we can help by immediately beginning to prepare the case. This early preparation stage involves gathering all the helpful facts to the case, legal research and identifying what defense will be used. In addition, our attorneys are familiar with reducing or eliminating any bail that might be set.
If you have been charged with robbery, contact the Blanch Law Firm immediately at 646-797-4790.
Larceny is wrongfully taking or withholding another’s property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of that property. As opposed to the more general term theft, larceny most involve personal property as opposed to more intangible property such as intellectual property. The crime of larceny is defined in the NY Penal code section 155.
Larceny can be either a felony or misdemeanor depending on the value of what was stolen. In general, Grand Larceny is a felony while Petit Larceny is a misdemeanor. Grand Larceny can be charged when the value of the property stolen is $1,000 or more. In contrast, Petit Larceny is charged when the value is less than $1,000. Even within the categories of Grand Larceny, there are different charges or degrees that vary with the value of the stolen property. These different degrees have corresponding sentencing guidelines. In any case, all charges of Grand Larceny are punishable by at least 6 months in prison.
Whether your charge is grand larceny or petty larceny, the experienced attorneys of The Blanch Law Firm can help. If you have been charged with larceny, contact the Blanch Law Firm immediately at 646-797-4790.
Drug charges cover a broad range of offenses, from the less severe, like simple possession of a small amount of certain drugs, to the more serious, such as participation in an ongoing drug-related criminal enterprise or manufacturing and distributing drugs. Even minor charges can be terrifying, and carry the risk of serious penalties upon conviction; the more serious charges, of course, can give rise to even greater consequences.
At The Blanch Law Firm, we defend individuals that accused of drug offenses of all kinds involving all types of banned substances. We defend those accused of:
The State of New York has an especially strict penal code for the prosecution of drug-related offenses. Under the Rockefeller Drug Laws, those accused of possession of four ounces of more can be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison up to a maximum of 25 years or even life in certain circumstances. The Rockefellers laws have similarly harsh penalties for distribution or sale of narcotics. This is why, if you find yourself facing drug-related charges in New York, you need skilled, experienced legal representation with expertise in drug crimes. If you have been arrested for a drug charge, contact the Blanch Law Firm at 646-797-4790.
If you have been arrested for or accused of a weapons charge in New York, you should contact the Blanch Law Firm. We are a successful and experienced criminal defense firm and have defended clients charged with various weapons charges. If you are facing gun crime charges you are in need of skilled legal advice provided by an experienced defense attorney at the Blanch Law Firm.There are many State and Federal gun laws which apply in the State of New York, and if any person violates these laws they will face serious charges which may include monetary fines, misdemeanor charges, felony charges, and a term in jail or prison. Listed below are just a few weapons related crimes which may result in harsh punishments:
■Possession of a concealed weapon
■Unlawful sales of firearms
■Possession of assault weapons
■Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
■Possession of a loaded firearm
■Unlawful discharge of a firearm
If you have been arrested for or accused of a weapons charge, call the Blanch Law Office at 646-797-4790.