Violent Crimes Lawyer

New York Violent Crimes Attorney

Dedicated, Rigorous Representation for People Charged With Violent Crimes

Even though the penalties for some drug crimes may be higher, being charged with a violent crime can be one of the most stressful events you will ever experience. Beyond the potential prison time, being convicted of a crime considered violent can have major repercussions.
A violent crime conviction limits your employment prospects and access to housing. If you have children, it can hurt your chances for custody. If you are an immigrant — even a green card holder — you could be deported.
If you have been charged with a crime of violence in New York, you cannot afford an inexperienced defense lawyer. Criminal defense attorney Michael D. Horn has been defending people against state and federal criminal charges for 25 years, and he is committed to fighting for your rights. Contact us now to set up a free consultation. We serve clients in Queens and throughout New York City.

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Criminal Defense lawyer Michael Horn

My goal is to ensure that your constitutional rights are respected, every possible defense is investigated and all avenues of mitigation or justification are presented in your case

Michael D. Horn – Founding Partner

Violent Crimes Offenses In New York

In New York, violent crimes come in various forms and with aggravating factors such as an offender’s previous criminal history, the nature of the offense, and how the victim was affected coming into play, the full weight of a conviction can be extreme. Some of the most common violent offenses include:



Weapons Charges





Domestic Violence


Protect Your Rights & Build A Strong Defense

The prospect of spending years, decades, or even the rest of your life behind bars is a terrifying thought. Even if you are released, when you combine the time in custody with the other collateral consequences and social stigma attached to a violent crimes conviction, there will likely be no area of your life left intact.Michael D. Horn has the experience to help you through this difficult time.

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The prospect of spending years, decades, or even the rest of your life behind bars is a terrifying thought. With more than 30 years of legal experience, New York criminal defense lawyer Michael D. Horn will offer honest and practical legal counsel as we rigorously defend your case and work towards the best possible outcome for you. .Contact our law firm to arrange a free initial consultation.

You Don’t Have to Hit Anyone to Be Charged With Assault

Defense attorney Michael D. Horn has spent almost 30 years protecting the rights of his clients in a wide range of criminal cases. He has successfully handled many cases involving assault or battery charges, often obtaining a verdict of not guilty or a reduction in his clients’ charges. He is committed to obtaining the best outcome possible in every case, and he is ready to help you navigate New York’s complicated criminal justice system today.

Call our office today at 718-777-7717 or use our email contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Our staff speaks Spanish.
A person can be charged with assault if he or she threatens and intends to use violence to harm another person. Assault charges commonly arise from jokes gone bad, angry statements or other misinterpreted actions that put a person in fear of physical harm.
You need and deserve an attorney who will provide personalized service and who is always available to answer questions that might arise. Astoria defense attorney Michael D. Horn is not only committed to getting the best outcome possible, but also to providing outstanding client service to each person he represents.

Ready To Defend Against Violent Crime Related Charges.

It is critically important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney following any violent crime related charge. A dedicated New York violent crimes lawyer can make sure the authorities respect your rights throughout the criminal process, from the initial investigation to police questioning, and a trial if necessary. Additionally, a capable defense attorney will review all of the evidence and present the strongest possible defense on your behalf. Maybe you were the victim of mistaken identity based on faulty witness testimony or you were forced to react with violence in self-defense. Michael D. Horn has the experience and the reputation to help you through this difficult time. Don’t delay.

“Mr. Horn is an absolute gem to work with. His balance of professionalism and compassion make him stand out from many other criminal defense lawyers in New York. He exuded patience and kindness throughout my whole experience. He went above and beyond to keep me informed and he was persistent in helping me resolve my legal matters in a timely fashion. I will forever be grateful I had Mr. Horn on my side during an incredibly difficult time.”

– V.W.C

Schedule a Confidential Consultation

If you have questions about a pending case or think you might need to hire a criminal defense attorney please don’t delay. Call and find out what you need to do to protect your rights.

Contact us to schedule your confidential consultation.

Michael D. Horn

Criminal Defense Law

Nassau Criminal Defense Attorney Office

1 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

Queens Office:

31-19 Newtown Ave #500, Astoria, NY 11102