In a story reported that a 22-year-old, male student from Pratt Institute suffered severe head injuries during an August 6, 2009 assault, and was placed into a medically induced coma as a result. Due to an anonymous tip from local CrimeStoppers, one teenage has been arrested in connection with the violent crime in New York, with police still searching for at least two others in connection to the assault.
Apparently, the student was walking from his apartment to campus when he was approached by five teens who demanded that he hand over his wallet. The student refused, was repeatedly punched and kicked, and, when he attempted to fight back, was hit in the head with a crowbar. The student remains in critical condition.
The one teen that has been arrested and charged with assault, robbery, and possession of stolen property is reported to be 16-years-old and has multiple, sealed arrests for crimes committed as a juvenile. The identities of two more of the student’s attackers are known to investigators, who expect they will be in custody shortly.
A New York violent crime charge has serious consequences that can include an extensive prison sentence, hefty fines that can greatly jeopardize financial stability, the inability to obtain certain kinds of employment, revocation of driving privileges, and many other harsh penalties that limit one’s freedom.
If you’ve been charged with a violent crime, you need a skilled New York violent crime defense attorney who will utilize years of experience attained in defending the rights of those accused of violent crimes, build you the strongest defense possible, and work towards the best possible outcome in your case.