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Queens Assault Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 22, 2023

Understanding Assault: What You Need to Know

Exploring the Severe Stigma of Violent Crimes

When someone is accused of a violent crime, the situation can become incredibly complicated. The stigma of the crime alone is enough to put a strain on a person’s life. Not only did they violate the law, but they also caused harm to another person. Assault is one of these crimes, and it is a charge that carries a severe stigma that can make it difficult to move forward. It is imperative that you begin to educate yourself on what an assault charge entails if you have been accused of this crime.

Assault: A Complex Crime

Assault is a complex crime that most people do not entirely understand. The state of New York has strict elements that must be met for an individual to be found guilty of the crime. It is not as simple as it may seem. Assault can be categorized into several different levels, each carrying its unique set of penalties. All levels of assault have one thing in common – physical harm caused to another person. Assault is the foundation of all violent crimes, making it crucial to understand.

Types of Assault and Their Penalties

There are different types of assault that carry various penalties. First-degree and second-degree assault require the accused to have the intention to cause harm, while third-degree assault only requires the accused to act negligently, likely to cause harm to the victim. Aggravated assault is another crime that adds the stipulation of the accused using a weapon. The penalties range from a misdemeanor with up to one year in jail to a serious felony with up to twenty-five years in prison. Probation and fines may also be added, depending on the severity of the crime.

Defenses to Assault

There are limited affirmative defenses to assault, such as self-defense or emotional distress. A more likely defense involves the accused proving that their actions did not satisfy the requirements of the charge. They can show that they did not intend to cause harm or that the harm did not rise to the level required by the statute. These defenses are more common and only require the defense to raise reasonable doubt.

The Importance of a Good Attorney

Assault is a serious crime that can have long-term consequences. Even after satisfying the court’s demands, the accused will be branded as a violent felon, making it difficult to get a job or serve on a jury. It is crucial to work with a good attorney if you are accused of this crime. At Spodek Law Group, Attorney Todd Spodek has years of experience handling assault charges, making him the perfect choice to help you mount a strong defense. Don’t let assault charges ruin your future – call Spodek Law Group today.

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