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With 100 years of combined experience, Raiser & Kenniff, is the place to turn when you or a loved one are accused of a crime. When the media needs professional and accurate legal insight on criminal cases in the national spotlight they turn to Raiser & Kenniff.


Criminal Defense Lawyers

Former Prosecutors

Our founding partners are both former new york prosecutors who understand how to handle a criminal case from every angle and therefore, they can provide you with the strongest defense.

As Seen On TV

When the media needs professional and accurate legal insight on criminal cases in the national spotlight they turn to Raiser & Kenniff. Turn to a defense law firm with national recognition.

Multiple Offices

Regardless of whether you are in New York City, Nassau County, or Suffolk County, we offer a risk-free consultation. No strings attached. Speak to one of our lawyers and see what your options.

Risk Free Consultation

We offer a risk free evaluation of your case, and are here to help you understand your legal options, and how our lawyers can help you. We are available 24/7, day or night, to help you.


Assault Lawyers

In New York State, assault crimes come with serious legal consequences. If you are accused of committing this type of offense, Raiser & Kenniff can represent you in a court of law and inform you of the wisest legal strategies to take.

Assault Law in New York State

Like in all other states, assault crimes in New York can range from a misdemeanor up to a felony conviction. The alleged victim needs to be physically injured from the assault before a conviction can be imposed upon the defendant. If there was a lack of any physical injury or you can prove that the assault was carried out in an act of self-defense, your defense attorney may use those factors to argue your case.

If you are found guilty of a misdemeanor, such as assault in the third degree, you may have to pay a fine of up to $1,000 and serve up to one year in prison. A felony assault charge carries a minimum of a three-year prison sentence and can range up to 25 years. If you are found guilty of assaulting a police officer, you could get up to 30 years in prison.

How Raiser & Kenniff Can Help

The lawyers who work for Raiser & Kenniff believe that all clients are innocent until proven guilty, and these legal representatives always attempt to put together the best defense strategies in order to give each client the best outcome.

Case Review: Your case will be thoroughly reviewed by an attorney who always checks over every detail carefully. Every attempt will be made to uncover new evidence that will help you in your quest for justice. If your rights were violated in any way by the arresting authorities, your lawyer will bring this to the court’s attention.

Summonsing Witnesses: If any witnesses were present at the scene of the alleged crime who could provide testimonies that may help your case, they will be called into court to give an account of all the details.

Speaking on Your Behalf: Regardless of whether or not you will be required to testify before a judge, your defense attorney will be ready to speak on your behalf at the most appropriate times. The facts of your case will be presented by your attorney in a clear, concise manner while addressing the court. If any unlawful questions are asked by the prosecution, your lawyer will immediately speak up and object to the motions.

Experience You Can Trust

With more than 30 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Raiser & Kenniff have obtained the knowledge needed to help you throughout the legal process. These lawyers are former prosecutors who know the tactics that many prosecuting attorneys use and work with clients to prepare solid defense strategies.

If you are facing assault charges in New York State, the team at Raiser & Kenniff would like to hear from you. You can schedule your consultations for the times that work best for your schedule, and you will always be given adequate time to ask questions and express your concerns during every meeting.

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