Homicide and Serious Felonies 2017-05-12T15:40:42+00:00

Homicide and Serious Felonies

Bruno Gioffre has many years of experience defending persons charged with homicides, manslaughter, murder, organized crime and other serious felony offenses in New York State in both New York State Court and Federal District Court. In NY State Court you are facing up to life without parole; in the federal system you could be facing the death penalty. In NY State Court you are facing up to life without parole; in the federal system you could be facing the death penalty.

Bruno Gioffre and his firm is prepared to deal with the difficult forensic and scientific issues that many criminal defense lawyers are ill equipped to handle. Such scientific evidence includes:

Gunshot, ballistics, and gunpowder residue evidence
Blood stain patters analysis
Attacking finger print evidence
DNA evidence
Chemical evidence
Often times it is beyond dispute that that the person charged committed the act. Attorney Bruno Gioffre knows all of the other legal defenses critical to defending a homicide or other serious violent crime. Attorney Gioffre regularly defends people charged with murder, attempted murder, robbery and felony assaults. He is always prepared to investigate the case and assert all affirmative defenses that will lead to a reduced charge, acquittal or exoneration, including:

Asserting extreme emotional disturbance
Asserting a justification or self defense
Asserting an insanity defense

Recent cases handled by Attorney Bruno Gioffre

People v. K.H. €“ 2015
Queens Criminal Court
Defendant charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree Loaded Firearm (C Violent Felony). The charges were reduced and defendant pled to a violation, disorderly conduct.

People v. H.B. 2015
Mount Pleasant Justice Court
Defendant charged with felony assault. The charged were reduced and defendant pled guilty to a violation, harassment.

People v. S.K. 2014
Bronx Criminal Court
Defendant charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm (E Felonies). The charges were reduced and defendant pled to a violation, disorderly conduct.

People v. K.H. 2014
Queens Criminal Court
Defendant charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree Loaded Firearm (C Violent Felonies). The charges were reduced and defendant pled to a B misdemeanor Menacing charge.

People v. J.M. 2014
Westchester County Court
Defendant Charged with Kidnapping in the First Degree. Faced 15-25 years to life in prison. Grand Jury voted no true bill and the case was dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2013
Westchester County Court
Defendant charged with Burglary in the Second Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Defendant was facing a minimum of 3 ½ years in state prison if convicted. After a jury trial, defendant was found not guilty of all charges.

People v. John Doe – 2013
New York County Criminal Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony. Charges dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2013
Village of Nyack Justice Court – Rockland County
Defendant charged with Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Charges dismissed.

People v. Jane Doe – 2013
Westchester County Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony. Charges dismissed.

People v. Jane Doe – 2013
New York County Criminal Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony. Charges reduced to a misdemeanor assault.

People v. Jane Doe – 2012
Westchester County Court
Defendant charged with Attempted Murder and faced mandatory state prison. Charges reduced to Assault in the Second Degree, defendant received probation.

People v. John Doe – 2012
Yonkers City Court
Defendant charged with Robbery in the First Degree, a Class B violent felony. After a thorough investigation by defense counsel, the charges were dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2012
Richmond County Criminal Court
Defendant was charged with Assault in the Second Degree. Charges dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2012
New York County Criminal Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Third Degree and Harassment. Charges dismissed.

People v. John Doe and Jack Doe – 2012
Mt. Pleasant Justice Court
Defendants charged with felony burglary charges. Charges dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2011
Sleepy Hollow Justice Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Third Degree. After jury trial, defendant was found not guilty.

People v. Jane Doe – 2011
Village of Port Chester
Defendant was the subject of a homicide investigation. Defendant never charged. Defense Counsel Gioffre assisted in the crime scene investigation.

People v. John Doe – 2011
Westchester County Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Third Degree in a domestic incident. Charges dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2011
Mt. Vernon City Court
Defendant charged with Assault in the Second Degree. Charges dismissed.

People v. John Doe – 2010
Bronx County Criminal Court
Defendant charged with Robbery in the First Degree, a Class B violent felony. Charges reduced to misdemeanor Petit Larceny.

People v. John Doe – 2008
Westchester County Court
Defendant indicted for Manslaughter for the death of a homeless man. After a month long trial, defendant was acquitted of all charges.

People v. John Doe – 2008
New York County
Defendant indicted on the charge of Attempted Murder. Charges were eventually dismissed.

People v. Jane Doe – 2007
Westchester County Court
Defendant teenager charged with manslaughter for the death of another teenager after a knife fight. Defendant asserted self-defense. After a jury trial, defendant was acquitted of all charges.

People v. John Doe – 2004
Westchester County Court
Defendant was indicted on murder charges. Defense was that the death was an accident and did not rise to the level of criminal conduct. After a bench trial defendant was acquitted of all charges.

The principal homicide and assault statutes in New York State & under Federal Law

125.10. Criminally negligent homicide
125.11. Aggravated criminally negligent homicide
125.12. Vehicular manslaughter in the second degree
125.13. Vehicular manslaughter in the first degree
125.14. Aggravated vehicular homicide
125.15. Manslaughter in the second degree
125.20. Manslaughter in the first degree
125.21. Aggravated manslaughter in the second degree
125.22. Aggravated manslaughter in the first degree
125.25. Murder in the second degree
125.26. Aggravated murder
125.27. Murder in the first degree
120.00. Assault in the third degree
120.01. Reckless assault of a child by a child day care provider
120.02. Reckless assault of a child
120.03. Vehicular assault in the second degree
120.04. Vehicular assault in the first degree
120.04-A. Aggravated vehicular assault
120.05. Assault in the second degree
120.06. Gang assault in the second degree
120.07. Gang assault in the first degree
120.08. Assault on a peace officer, fireman or emergency medical services professional
120.09. Assault on a judge
120.10. Assault in the first degree
120.11. Aggravated assault upon a police officer or a peace officer
120.12. Aggravated assault upon a person less than 11 years of age
18 USC Chapter 7 111 – 119 contains the federal assault statutes
18 USC Chapter 51 1111 – 1122 contains the federal homicide and murder statutes