In New York, anyone participating in a physical altercation may be charged with either misdemeanor or felony assault. There are many varying degrees of assault, each with its own charges, legal issues, and sentencing recommendations. Regardless of your charges, it is in your best advantage to retain a professional New York criminal defense attorney.
Several Assault Charges
In the state of New York, individuals and groups can be charged with a variety of assault-related offenses. All assault charges stem from aggressive or threatening interactions between two persons.
The following elements can contribute to impairment:
• Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor under Penal Code Section 120;
• Menacing a Police Officer, a Class D Felony under Penal Code Section 120.25.
• Vehicular Assault in the 1st Degree, a Class D Felony from Section 120.04 of the Penal Code
• Gang Assault in the First Degree, a Class B Felony from Section 120.07 of the Penal Code
There are many further assault offenses that necessitate the strong counsel of a New York criminal defense attorney.
Prosecutors determine the type of charges to seek based on the victim’s bodily or emotional injuries, the motivation for the crime, and the use of a weapon. It is usual for assault allegations to be accompanied by other counts, such as menacing or harassment. If the prosecution is unable to prove an assault charge, these lesser counts are added to boost the likelihood of a conviction. An assault charge on your record can have serious effects on your personal and professional life. If you have been accused of assault, the Law Offices of Benjamin Greenwald can provide you with legal representation.
With the assistance of your attorney, you may be able to reach an agreement that minimizes your jail term or fines or perhaps has your charges completely dropped. Assault is a serious crime in New York, and if you are convicted, you could face serious penalties.
That’s why it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The Law Office of Benjamin Greenwald has experience handling all types of assault cases, and we will work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for you. We understand the New York criminal justice system, and we know how to navigate it. We will fight for your rights, and we will make sure that you get a fair trial. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you.