Defending Against Assault Allegations
If one person causes injury to another person by physical force, New York classifies it as assault. Depending on the severity of the injuries and the circumstances of the situation, an assault charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. The consequences are wide-ranging and can lead to fines, prison time and a permanent record.
I am Staten Island assault charges attorney Kurt Richards and, drawing on more than 25 years of experience defending a variety of individuals who have been charged with assault, I am able to obtain the best possible results for my clients. By taking a detailed approach, I examine the details of each case and the events that led up to the criminal charge.
My First Priority Is To Defend Your Constitutional Rights
At my firm, Kurt T. Richards, P.C., I have defended clients against numerous assault charges, including, but not limited to:
- Physical assault
- Domestic assault
- Bar and street fights
- Vehicular assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
Before you take action, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney who can explain your rights. Your situation is unique and requires a level of attention that matches it.
§ 120.00 Assault in the third degree
A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when:
- With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person
- He recklessly causes physical injury to another person
- With criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument
To learn more about how I can help protect your rights, call my office at 718-720-1000 or complete an online contact form for a free initial consultation.