New York Assault charges should be taken seriously and they come in many different forms, from domestic disputes to bar fights. The severity of the case will depend on several factors, including if a weapon was used and to whom the assault was against. Assault in New York is defined as when someone intends to and causes injury to another person.
In the event that you are charged with any degree of assault, you should seek out an experienced New York attorney immediately. The attorneys at Hillman Law will listen to your side of the case, and advise and defend you in order to gain the best possible outcome.
There are many different varieties of New York assault charges, including:
- Assault in the third degree
- Assault in the second degree
- Assault in the first degree
- Vehicular assault in the second degree
- Vehicular assault in the first degree
The prosecutors decide which charges to apply based on numerous of factors including the extent of the injury, the reason for the attack, and any weapons used. Most often an individual facing an assault charge will also be charged with attempted assault, harassment, or menacing.
Make sure you know all the facts before you plea. Often times a guilty plea will carry long lasting consequences such as a criminal record. If you have been accused of assault, there are a few defenses that may be able to prevent you from being found guilty. Even if you are found guilt, your attorney may be able to negotiate for a lesser crime in exchange for a lighter sentence
No matter what type of assault charge you are facing, we will work on a defense strategy. Hillman Law is an accomplished and experienced firm in New York. Please contact us immediately if you are facing New York assault charges. We always fight passionately for you and your rights. Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a serious felony issue, we work passionately to make sure you get the proper justice you deserve.