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New York Assault Defense Attorney FAQ


Q: I am under investigation for a crime. Do I need a lawyer?


A: If you know you are under investigation it is very important to seek legal representation as as soon as possible. The main reason is that under New York Law you have no right to find out what exactly you are under investigation for. Thus, you cannot react to what you don't know. This is exactly the time to speak to an experienced New York Criminal Defense Attorney.


Q: How much will hiring an Assault Defense Attorney Cost?


A: This is a major concern for most clients. There is no simple answer. Case fees depend on the complexity of the case, the charges against you, and whether the case will go to trial or not. Mr. Discioarro is sensitive to client's needs regarding fees and works hard to keep legal expenses down, while at the same time offering comprehensive legal services. Payment plans are also available to those who qualify.


Q: Do I need an attorney when I go to the arraignment?


A: Absolutely. Under New York Law, everyone that appears before a judge for arraignment is given a free attorney through the Legal Aid Society. While well-meaning, public defenders are simply overwhelmed with the amount of cases they are assigned and cannot give you the personal attention that your own private attorney can.


Q: How long will I have to keep going to court?


A: This depends on the complexity of the case. Under New York Law the prosecution has 90 days to prosecute a misdeamenor and six months to prosecute a felony. This is NOT actual calendar time and that frustrates many people. Mr. Discioarro can assure that your speedy trial rights are protected.


Q: How can the Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC help me?


A: Mr. Discioarro can help you through each phase of the criminal process and assure that your rights are protected at every part of the process.