Assault Charge Defense Lawyer in Central Islip, New York
Were You Charged with Assault on Long Island, NY?
What is Assault?
Assault is the legal term used to describe an act of intentionally causing harm to another person. Assault charges are one of the most common forms of criminal offenses on Long Island. When you are faced with any criminal charge, you are likely to be feeling a lot of stress and anxiety given the fact that your future may be at stake. Any violent crime conviction can have a devastating impact on your credit, future employment, 2ndAmendment rights and may cause you to face stiff legal consequences such as monetary fines, probation and quite possibly, jail time. Also, your criminal record may be accessible online causing a lifetime of humiliation.
If you are facing any criminal charges, it is important that you remain silent and exercise your right to have an attorney present. This also applies even if you are only being questioned by the police.
The Three Types of Assault Under New York Law
Assault in the First Degree (New York Penal Law 120.10) – 1stDegree Assault is defined as intentionally causing serious physical injury that risks death, permanent disfigurement, disability or an amputation to another person using a deadly weapon. Assault in the First Degree is a Class B felony in the State of New York.
A conviction of Assault in the First Degree will result in a minimum of a 5 year prison sentence and a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.
In addition to a lengthy prison sentence, you will be required to pay restitution to the victim and could face hefty fines.
Assault in the Second Degree (New York Penal Law 120.05) – 2ndDegree Assault is defined as intentionally inflicting serious physical injuries to another person which causes death, serious impairment of physical health or creates a substantial risk of death.
Assault in the Second Degree is a Class D felony in the State of New York and is punishable with a minimum of 2 years in prison and a maximum of 7 years in prison. In addition, a fine of up to $5,000 plus a “mandatory surcharge” must be paid to the victim.
Assault in the Third Degree (New York Penal Law 120.00) – 3rdDegree Assault is defined as intentionally causing harm through a criminal act with a weapon or to inflict injury upon another person. Assault in the First Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor in the State of New York.
A conviction of Assault in the Third Degree can result in a prison sentence of up to 1 year and a fine totaling $1,000 or less.
In addition to a lengthy prison sentence, you will be required to pay restitution to the victim and fines.
Assault Defense Attorney James D’Angelo rigorously defends his clients who are charged with felony or misdemeanor assault charges. Attorney D’Angelo has over 20 years’ experience handling all types of criminal law cases in Suffolk County. Mr. D’Angelo has significant knowledge of criminal law, the courts, the judges, and the legal system.
Call (631) 462-6908 and speak with James D’ Angelo, Esq. today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
James D’ Angelo, Esq.
320 Carleton Ave #4200
Central Islip, NY 11722
Call Us 24/7 at (631) 462-6908