Domestic Violence Misdemeanors
Some domestic violence crimes in New York are misdemeanors, while more serious offenses are categorized as felonies. Being charged with either will have an extreme negative impact on your future. It is important to retain the services of an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Contact our office today to arrange a free consultation. Here is some information on domestic violence misdemeanors.
Domestic Violence Misdemeanors | Menacing
A person charged with criminal menacing is intentionally putting a person in reasonable fear of physical injury, imminent serious physical injury, or death. The penalty is a Class B misdemeanor offense in New York. The use of a deadly weapon classifies the allegation as a Class A misdemeanor. If you have previously been convicted of menacing within ten years preceding this charge, the charge is considered a Class E felony.
Menacing in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor in New York State. When you place someone in fear by displaying – or attempting to display – a weapon or an imitation weapon, this is considered menacing. It is punishable by up to one year in jail
Menacing in the Third Degree is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail. Menacing in the third degree occurs when a person instills fear in another person by means of threat or the display of a dangerous instrument.
Domestic Violence Misdemeanors | Stalking
A person charged with stalking has caused reasonable fear or material harm to the physical health, safety or property of another person or has caused material harm to the mental or emotional health of another person through telephoning or initiating communication or contact with that person. Stalking charges can vary from Class B misdemeanors to Class E felonies.
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