Assault charges, whether they are felony or misdemeanor charges, are extremely stressful, but don’t let your fear stop you from retaining competent counsel from the outset. Establishing your most robust legal defense as quickly as possible is paramount to positively resolving your case, and you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced assault lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County in your corner.
Your Assault Charges
New York has three levels (or degrees) of assault on the books, and each level has its own unique elements and penalties. Consider the following general descriptions:
- Assault in the Third Degree is a Class A misdemeanor that is based on the allegation that you intended to hurt your target and that you accomplished this goal.
- Assault in the Second Degree is a felony offense, and it generally involves you allegedly intending to cause and subsequently causing someone to suffer a serious physical injury.
- Assault in the First Degree means that you are alleged to have intentionally inflicted a serious physical injury on someone and that the injury leads to long-term health consequences, which can include disfigurement.
As the degree of the charge and the classification within that degree rise, so too do the associated penalties. These penalties range considerably, but they can include serious jail time or prison time, probation, significant fines, community service, and more.
An Experienced Assault Lawyer in Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County, New York, Is Standing by to Help
If you’re facing assault charges, it’s time to call attorney Nicklaus Misiti at the Law Offices of Nicklaus Misiti, PLLC. Mr. Misiti is an aggressive New York assault attorney – proudly serving Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Orange County – who is dedicated to guiding your case toward it’s most positive outcome. Our experienced legal team is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 845.926.1177 for more information today.