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Argument can end with a need for criminal defense

It is said that love and hate are two closely linked emotions. They both inspire passion and can lead to crimes of passion in New York. In what may have been such a circumstance, a man finds himself in need of a criminal defense.

A man in Brooklyn allegedly got into an argument with his wife and daughter. The argument reportedly got heated, and the wife and daughter were reportedly stabbed by him in the heat of the argument. He then allegedly set a room of the apartment on fire, after stabbing himself.

All three people were hospitalized following the reported incident. The husband and father was hospitalized and had not yet been charged. The wife and daughter were also hospitalized as a result of their injuries, which were allegedly caused by a kitchen knife. The wife had reportedly been stabbed in the finger and the 45-year-old daughter was reportedly stabbed in both shoulders. The injuries are not considered to be life threatening and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone accused of a crime in New York is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. The burden of proof of guilt falls to the prosecutor who must prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt, and it must be based on the evidence presented. Many factors can contribute to the outcome of a case, including mental health issues that may have an impact on the outcome. A criminal defense attorney can help to review all aspects of a case and advise his or her client on the different legal options that may be available.

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