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Assault Crimes in New York

By Prime & O'Brien, LLP  May. 21, 2013 12:58p

Many types of assault crimes exist under Article 120 of the New York Penal Code. Assault can be committed in the third, second, and first degree, which is the most serious. Assault is also delineated in the Penal Code when it is the reckless assault of a child, the reckless assault of a child by a day care provider, vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular assault, gang assault, assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman, or emergency medical services provider, assault on a judge, aggravated assault on a peace officer or police officer, aggravated assault on someone less than 11 years old, menacing, hazing, reckless endangerment, promoting a suicide attempt, stalking, or luring a child.

Assault in the first degree is charged as a Class B felony. It involves an intent to cause serious physical injury with the use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. It is also defined under the law as an intent to disfigure another or to destroy, amputate, or disable permanently an organ or part of the body of another. It also shows a "depraved indifference to human life" when the implicated person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to the victim(s) involved. This type of assault may also occur when the perpetrator is committing some other felony or attempting to flee from the scene where he or she has committed another crime.

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Any felony conviction may result in a prison sentence of more than a year, heavy fines, probation, and other court-ordered penalties. Once convicted, you will have a permanent criminal record which can seriously hamper future prospects, such as job placement, career advancement, professional licenses, educational opportunities, and more. To minimize all of these negative consequences, it is crucial for anyone accused of assault or any other felony to enlist the services of a reputable criminal defense attorney.

The criminal defense firm of Prime & O'Brien offers competent legal representation to the criminally accused in and around Long Island. With nearly 20 years of legal experience, the firm's attorneys have the knowledge and skills needed to help you fight the charges you face, whether your case is being prosecuted in a state or federal court. The attorneys are former prosecutors themselves which means they have a thorough understanding of how your case is being developed and how best to strategize your defense. As a result, they are some of the most sought-after defense lawyers in the region. To take advantage of their legal ability, contact the firm for a free consultation concerning your criminal case today.

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