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Assault Charges in New York City

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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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