Attorney Arthur Pressman Explains the Consequences of an Assault Charge
Assault in the Second Degree
Oftentimes, I defend clients who have been arrested in the city of Buffalo and charged with assault in the second degree. Assault in the second degree is a Class D felony in New York state, and it is punishable by up to seven years in a state prison. Someone who is charged with assault in the second degree has committed the crime of misdemeanor assault, but the charge has been aggravated to a felony because a weapon was used. If you or a loved one is arrested and charged with assault in the second degree within the city of Buffalo, it is important that you contact me immediately.
Assault in the Third Degree
Many of my clients are charged with assault in the third degree, which is a Class A misdemeanor in New York state – a criminal offense. If you are convicted of assault in the third degree, you will have a criminal conviction on your record. Someone who commits an assault in the third degree has physically assaulted another person, causing physical injury without that other person having given consent for the physical contact.
Assault in the third degree has several subsections, one of which is reckless assault, which is similar to negligence. It means that you displayed disregard in a reckless way, but you didn’t intend to cause physical injury. In the city of Buffalo, a charge of assault in the third degree is a serious offense, and you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Were you or a loved one arrested for an assault charge in Western New York? Let Arthur Pressman, a Criminal Lawyer in Buffalo fight to protect your freedom.
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