Albany Assault Crimes Defense Attorney
What are New York’s Assault Laws?
In the state of New York, anyone who causes physical harm to another person through intention, negligence, or recklessness may be charged with assault. A person will face more serious charges based on intent, if the crime was caused without intent the charges are typically significantly lessened.
All assault charges are serious and could force a person to pay large fines, face jail time, and experience a damaged reputation in their community. Contacting our Albany assault defense attorney as soon as possible allows us to start building a strong case on your behalf. Regardless if the crime was committed unintentionally, it is vital to have an experienced attorney defending your rights and your future.
Types of Assault and Penalties in New York
- Third-Degree Assault - is causing minor injury to another intentionally, recklessly, or through criminal negligence without a weapon. Charged as a class A misdemeanor, this is punishable by up to one year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
- Second-Degree Assault - is causing serious injury to another intentionally, recklessly, or through criminal negligence without a weapon. Charged as a class D felony, this crime is punishable by up to 7 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
- First-Degree Assault - includes any assault that involves a weapon, a peace officer, or serious injuries to a minor. Charged as a class B felony, the second most serious charge in New York, this crime is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Call our Albany Assault Defense Lawyer Today
If you are facing assault charges, it is essential to contact an experienced attorney today. The Law Office of Eric K. Schillinger is ready to be your advocate in the courtroom. With hundreds of cases’ worth of experience, our firm knows that every person facing a serious charge has a story. We understand that many who face assault charges did not mean to cause harm, were defending themselves, or did not cause the injuries they are accused of.
We will fight to make sure that your rights are preserved and will work towards having your charges dismissed, acquitted, or reduced. Learn your legal options today by calling our firm for a free and confidential consultation. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can start protecting your future.
Call our Albany assault crimes defense attorney today at (518) 413-0889 to discuss your case at no charge.