New York Assault Lawyer
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Anyone involved with a physical altercation within the state of New York may be charged with either misdemeanor or felony assault. There are many different degrees of assault, each of which carries its own unique penalties, legal considerations, and sentencing guidelines. Regardless of your charge, it is in your best interest to secure the services of a reliable New York criminal defense lawyer.
Assault charges are considered very serious crimes and it is essential to secure representation as soon as possible after you have been charged for the greatest opportunity to secure a positive result. The Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (718) 878-3781 to discuss any pending assault charges.
Types of Assault Charges
In the State of New York, there are a wide range of assault charges that can be levied against individuals and groups. All assault charges are related to violent or threatening activities committed between citizens.
Some of the various categories of assault charges include:
- Assault in the 3rd Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor from Section 120 of the Penal Code
- Menacing a Police Officer, a Class D Felony from Section 120.25 of the Penal Code
- Vehicular Assault in the 1st Degree, a Class D Felony from Section 120.04 of the Penal Code
- Gang Assault in the 1st Degree, a Class B Felony from Section 120.07 of the Penal Code
There are many other types of assault charges that require the aggressive assistance of a New York criminal defense attorney to successfully defend.
Prosecutors decide what type of charges to pursue based on the extent of physical or emotional harm done to the victim, the motivation for the crime, and whether a weapon was utilized. It is not uncommon for assault charges to come with additional charges such as menacing or harassment. These lesser charges are added on to increase the likelihood of a conviction if the prosecution is unable to prove an assault charge.