Assault is defined as applying force against another person, resulting in harmful contact. Assault can be classified as either a misdemeanor (less serious) or a felony (serious enough to receive a punishment of a year or longer).
Aggravated assault is considered to be a more serious crime because it can include the use of a deadly weapon or result in bodily harm. For this reason, those convicted of aggravated assault usually receive more severe penalties.
If you are facing assault charges, you need a criminal law attorney with criminal defense experience and knowledge about New York assault laws. Only a well-experienced New York City assault defense lawyer, like those at the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C., will be able to ensure your rights are upheld and the trial and any sentencing be carried out fairly and in keeping with New York State law. Our attorneys are experienced in criminal law and you may be sure that we will handle your legal matter with professionalism, knowledge, and skill.
We understand that everyone’s case is different. Our assault attorneys will gather every fact and every piece of evidence available, then work that information into the best case possible under the law.
Talk to us at the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C.. We will take the time to find out your side of the story and help you put your life back in order. Contact the Law Offices of Eric R. Bernstein, P.C. at (877) 21 NY LAW or email us.