New York Assault Attorneys
Effective Advocacy from Team Green Lawyers
In other states “assault” involves threatening to physically harm someone or intentionally making them feel as if they could be harmed. In New York, “assault” offenses are charged when unwanted physical contact is allegedly made and the victim is harmed. Assault is considered a violent crime and is advised that anyone accused of it seek immediate legal representation.
Team Green Lawyers is well-versed in the disadvantages criminal defendants face as they confront the allegations against them—including violent allegations like assault. Our team is comprised of former prosecutors that have an intimate understanding of our court system and what can be done to protect the rights and interests of the accused.
We’re ready to stand with you at this critical time. Call our Syracuse assault defense lawyers at (315) 215-0517 today. We are available 24/7 and offer a free case analysis.
Assault Charges in Central New York
The State of New York recognizes three major forms of assault. This is an offense that can be considered both a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the incident and what the alleged intent of the defendant was.
The three major assault charges include:
- Third-Degree Assault is charged when it is believed the accused intended to harm the victim or negligently or recklessly put them in danger, resulting in a minor injury. It is a misdemeanor charge.
- Second-Degree Assault is charged when it is believed the accused intended to seriously harm the victim or used a weapon or instrument to intentionally or recklessly harm them. It is a Class D Felony.
- First-Degree Assault is charged when it is believed the accused intentionally meant to cause serious physical harm or disability. This can also be charged when it is believed the accused acted with “depraved indifference” and recklessly harmed a victim or harmed someone in an assault while committing another felony. It is a Class B Felony.
If you or a loved one have been charged with any of the above assault crimes, the time to start exploring your defense options is now. Self-defense is a common defense strategy in these matters, but every case needs to be examined for possible shortcomings in the state’s case against the accused. We’re ready to help you assess these options in a free, initial consultation with our assault defense team.
Contact us today to request your consultation. We’re ready to hear your story and assess the facts of your case.