Westchester County Assault & Battery Lawyer
Over 20 Years Protecting the Rights of Our Clients
In the State of New York, violent crimes are heavily prosecuted. Any conviction of aggravated assault or battery will likely result in a felony charge that could put you at risk for years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. If you were accused of assault and battery, it is crucial that you get help from an experienced Westchester County criminal defense lawyer. At The Law Offices of Marcia Payton, we offer free consultations to help you get a better idea of your situation and how to make the best use of your legal options.
Dial (914) 712-6878 now or contact The Law Offices of Marcia Payton online to schedule your free consultation and get started on your case. We also serve clients in New York City.
Protecting against a Conviction
In New York, assault is considered both the threat of violence as well as the infliction of injury on a person. If you are convicted, the degree to which you will be sentenced will depend on the severity of the injuries to the victim, whether or not there was a deadly weapon, and your state of mind at the time of the incident.
The types of assault include:
- Third degree assault: Harming someone with intent to do so, through negligence, or through recklessness. It is charged as a Class A misdemeanor and could result in a jail sentence of up to a year and a fine of up to $1,000.
- Second degree assault: Intentional harm to more than one person, intentional harm with a dangerous weapon, or intentional harm to a peace officer. This could be charged as a Class D felony with a prison sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to $5,000.
- First degree assault: Causing harm with a deadly weapon with intent to seriously injure them, or showing a depraved indifference for human life. This is a Class B felony that could result in up to 25 years in prison with a fine of up to $5,000. If the aggravated assault is against a peace officer, that prison sentence could be increased to 30 years.
Dial (914) 712-6878 Now
The Law Offices of Marcia Payton understands how to help clients build effective defense strategies in protection of their rights. During your free consultation, we can go over the charges against you to help you find mistakes made by the prosecution. In many cases, we have helped clients to have their charges reduced or even dropped. Let us help you plan for your case and avoid a conviction.
Dial (914) 712-6878 to schedule your free consultation.
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