A lot of individuals try to handle assault cases without consulting a lawyer but it is a mistake. They may think that they are innocent they feel they can get themselves out of trouble. When you try to handle it on your own you could misspeak or exaggerate your conduct or involvement. The agent interviewing you could have information that shows you are not telling the complete truth, which can be used against you. If you are looking for a New York assault attorney, Paul D. Petrus Jr. can help you with his extensive experience in a variety of criminal areas.