Assault Charges

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Assault Charge Lawyer in Nassau County in New York

If you injure another person in New York without legal justification, it is called assault and you can be charged with an assault crime. If you or a loved one has been accused of any type of assault crime in NY, it is a very serious charge, and you should contact an assault defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation and what can be done.

There are different types of assault charges in NY and the penalties for a conviction can range from probation to lengthy jail sentences. At the Law Office of Richard Hochhauser, we understand how detrimental an assault charge can be to you and your family’s life, which is why we work hard to defend your rights after you have been accused. Whether you have been accused of a misdemeanor or felony assault, we can help you build a strong defense in order to achieve the best results possible.

Assault charge penalties in New York

In New York, there are many different types of assault crimes and each one carries its own set of penalties. Listed below are the different types of assault crimes in NY:

  • Third degree assault: This crime is considered a class A misdemeanor and reserved for cases when you intend to cause injury to someone and you do in fact injure the person. Usually, this charge is for when you assault someone and they suffer minor injuries.
  • Second degree assault: This is a more serious crime and categorized as a Class D felony. You can be charged with this type of assault crime if you intend to cause serious physical injuries to someone and they do indeed suffer serious physical injuries. You can also be charged with this type of assault crime if you used a deadly weapon, assaulted a police officer, nurse or another public servant, or assaulted someone who is elderly.
  • First degree assault: This is the most serious assault crime and is categorized as a class B felony. If you caused serious injury to another person, permanently disabled them, or you caused injury to someone while committing a felony, you can be charged with first degree assault and face a jail sentence up to 25 years.
  • Reckless assault of a child: If you are 18 or older and cause a serious injury to the brain of a child who is less than five years old, you can be charged with this Class D felony and face severe penalties.
  • Sexual assault: This term refers to a range of offenses including but not limited to sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, sexual conduct with a child and forcibly touching.
  • Second degree gang assault: If you caused someone serious physical injury with the help of at least two other people, you can be charged with this Class C felony.
  • First degree gang assault: If you intend to cause serious injury to another person, and you do indeed cause injury, and the offense was committed with the help of at least two other people, then you can be charged with this Class B felony.

Assault charges can also be given for driving your vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and causing an accident. There are two types of vehicular assault in New York. They include:

  • Second degree vehicular assault: If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cause a serious injury to another person, you can be charged with this Class E felony.
  • First degree vehicular assault: If you cause an accident and injury to another person while driving with a blood alcohol level of .18% or more, a suspended or revoked license, a passenger who is under 15 years old, or you have a prior DWI or conviction for vehicular assault or homicide, you can be charged with this Class D felony. This charge can also be given if you injure more than one person.

Being accused of an assault crime in New York should not be taken lightly. If you or a loved one has been accused of any type of NY assault crime, you should contact a knowledgeable assault defense attorney in New York as soon as possible.

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What are the penalties for assault in NY?

The state of New York takes assault crimes very seriously, and the penalties for an assault conviction can be severe. Listed below are some of the penalties for assault convictions in NY:

  • Class A misdemeanor: Potential prison sentence of up to one year, plus $1,000 in fines.
  • Class E felony: Maximum 4 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
  • Class D felony: Maximum 7 years in prison and up to $5,000
  • Class C felony: Maximum 15 years in prison and/or fines up to $15,000.
  • Class b felony: Maximum 25 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines.

As you can see, being convicted of an assault crime in NY can ruin your life. If you have been accused of an assault crime, contact an assault crime defense attorney in NY who can help you fight the charge.

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Should I hire an attorney for my assault case?

The benefits of having an experienced and knowledgeable assault defense attorney to fight your assault charges should not be overlooked. An assault defense attorney in Nassau County can help you investigate your case, gather witness testimony in your defense, and find holes in the prosecutor’s argument.

A skilled assault attorney in NY can also help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, and when necessary, negotiate a plea deal that reduces the severity of your charges. Although the price of assault attorneys can vary depending on experience and the nature of the charges against you, it’s clear that having an attorney on your team will give you the best chance of beating your case.

Defend your assault charge in Nassau County, New York

At the Law Office of Richard Hochhauser, we’ve helped hundreds of clients in Nassau County successfully fight their assault charges and other criminal offenses. Mr. Hochhauser draws on his experience as an Assistant District Attorney and prosecutor to defend clients who’ve been accused of crimes in NY. If you or a loved one is being charged with any type of assault in NY, we can help. Give us a call today at (516) 939-1529 or contact us here online.