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Non-Violent Crimes

Non-Violent Crimes Attorney in Manhattan

What Is a Non-Violent Crime?

Whether a crime is considered a "violent" crime or a "non-violent" crime is a significant distinction under New York law. Violent crimes tend to carry harsher penalties than non-violent crimes, but depending on the charges, being convicted of a non-violent crime can still result in hefty penalties. An experienced Manhattan criminal defense attorney is critical any time you are accused of a crime in New York City or the five boroughs.

Call (212) 577-9328 to arrange a free consultation at the Law Office of John Buza, PC and start strategizing your defense.

An Overview of “Violent” & “Non-Violent” Charges

The New York legislature has classified different crimes as either "violent" or "non-violent." Non-violent crimes are classified as such because they do not involve causing physical harm to a victim.

For example, Robbery in the First and Second Degree are considered "violent crimes" because they involve theft of property as well as causing physical injury to a victim; Robbery in the Third Degree is considered "non-violent" because only property is stolen without any physical harm coming to a victim.

Penalties for non-violent crimes typically involve a fine and/or jail sentence, depending on the severity determined by law:

  • Class D non-violent felony: No jail with probation - 7 years maximum jail sentence
  • Class C non-violent felony: No jail with probation - 15 years maximum jail sentence
  • Class B non-violent Felony: 1-3 years jail sentence minimum - 25 years maximum jail sentence

Non-violent drug crimes are typically charged with harsher penalties, and can result in lengthy jail sentences.

We can defend you against charges for the following non-violent crimes:

Non-violent crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, and can involve victims or not. For example, escaping from being held in custody is a victimless, non-violent crime. Any form of non-violent theft crime, however, would still involve victims; the damages aren't physical, but are measured by how much property value was lost.

Enlist an Experienced NY Non-Violent Crimes Defense Attorney Today

If you have been charged with a non-violent crime, contact our skilled Manhattan non-violent criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. No matter how severe your charges are, our goal is to defend your rights and freedom.

We offer free consultations so you can learn more about us and what we can do for your case. Contact us today.


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