Assault Charges in New York City
Insight from Queens Criminal Defense Lawyers
It is considered a criminal act in the state of New York to cause physical
injury to a person either through intentional actions, recklessness or
through criminal negligence. If someone is criminally charged with an
act of this nature, they will be facing assault charges and will be facing
the penalties that are associated with a class A misdemeanor.
Should there be extenuating factors, it is important to realize that this
criminal charge can easily be elevated. For example, as outlined in §120.01
of New York State law, it the reckless assault of a child under the age
of 11 by a daycare provider is considered to be a class E felony. Similarly,
the reckless assault of a child by shaking the child or slamming them
and causing serious brain injury is classified as a class D felony.
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Potential Defenses Against Assault Charges
Just because you have been criminally charged with this crime does not
necessarily mean that you will be criminally convicted. There are many
different defenses that can be utilized in the attempt to protect one's
self against a criminal conviction. By working with a knowledgeable
New York City criminal attorney, you will be able to take the necessary actions towards pursing these
avenues of defense to protect your legal rights and the possibility of
getting the charges dismissed, the penalties reduced or even winning a
successful verdict in a trial setting.
One of the most commonly utilized defenses against charges of assault is
self-defense. In many cases, a person may be accused of this offense who
was only looking to defend themselves against having a crime committed
against them. Similarly, it can be considered a
criminal defense that a person was acting to defend their property. Another commonly utilized
defense is that the assault occurred in a setting where both parties were
consenting to the action.
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When you have your future on the line, it is highly encouraged that you
do not hesitate to consult with a criminal defense lawyer from the legal
team at Musa-Obregon & Associates. With over four decades of combined
legal experience, the firm has proven time and time again that they can
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will have an advocate on your side that is fully prepared to go the distance for you.
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Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.