New York City Assault Lawyer

Experienced Defense Assault Charges in New York

When facing assault charges in the vibrant and diverse metropolis of New York City, having a dedicated legal team by your side can make all the difference. At Gannes & Musico, LLP, our New York City assault lawyers are committed to protecting your rights, building a robust case, and advocating for the best possible outcome in your assault case.

Call Gannes & Musico, LLP today at (877) 803-2603 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our assault attorney in New York City.

What is Assault?

Assault is a legal term encompassing a range of actions that cause physical harm or the threat of harm to another individual. In the state of New York, assault charges can range from simple assault, involving minor injuries or threats, to more severe charges, like aggravated assault, which involves serious injuries or the use of a weapon. Assault may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances and severity of the offense. It's important to note that assault charges don't necessarily require physical contact; even the mere threat of harm can lead to charges.

What are the Penalties for Assault in New York?

Assault charges in New York carry varying degrees of penalties depending on the severity of the particular offense. Misdemeanor assault, commonly called simple assault, can result in up to one year of imprisonment and fines. On the other end of the spectrum, aggravated assault charges involve more serious factors such as using weapons, intent to cause serious harm, or assaulting certain protected individuals such as law enforcement officers or emergency personnel. Convictions for aggravated assault can lead to substantial prison sentences and substantial fines.

For those with prior convictions, the penalties can escalate significantly. Moreover, having an assault conviction on your record can have long-lasting consequences, impacting your personal and professional life.

Defenses Against Assault Charges

Our skilled New York City assault attorneys can employ a range of defense strategies, which may include:

  • Self-Defense: If you acted to protect yourself or others from immediate harm, self-defense may be a valid defense against assault charges.
  • Lack of Intent: Assault charges often require proof of intent to cause harm. This could be a key defense strategy if your actions were accidental or lacked intent.
  • False Accusations: In some cases, someone may have been falsely accused of assault due to mistaken identity, personal vendettas, or other motives. Our legal team thoroughly investigates the details of each case to uncover the truth.
  • Mental State: Establishing that you were not in the right mental state at the time of the incident can be a valid defense strategy, especially if you were unaware of your actions.
  • Evidence and Witnesses: Challenging the prosecution's evidence and presenting witnesses who may testify on your behalf can also be crucial in building a strong defense.

Contact Our New York City Assault Attorney Today

If you or a loved one are facing assault charges in New York City, acting quickly and securing legal representation is essential. Our New York City assault lawyers at Gannes & Musico, LLP, are devoted to protecting your rights, exploring all available legal options, and ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. Don't navigate the complexities of assault charges alone – let us guide you through the legal process and fight vigorously on your behalf.

Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP, today to get started with our New York City assault lawyer.

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