New York City Aggravated Assault Lawyer
Three Types of Aggravated Assault
You could be charged with "aggravated assault" under one of three
circumstances: aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated assault upon a
police officer and aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years
old. Unlike the lesser charge of
assault in the third degree, which is a Class A misdemeanor, these crimes are
always charged as felonies—namely due to the fact that they involve
particularly serious factors.
Depending on the severity of the crime, however, one could either be charged
with a Class E, D or B felony. For this reason, you should not hesitate
to get in touch with the New York City aggravated assault attorneys at
the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser if you have been charged with
a related crime. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.
§ 120.04 – Aggravated Vehicular Assault
According to New York State Penal Code § 120.04-a, you could be charged
with aggravated vehicular assault if you have engaged in reckless driving
and subsequently committed the crime of vehicular assault in the second degree.
This could occur under six different circumstances:
- Yyou have driven a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of
.18% or greater
- You have driven with a suspended, cancelled or revoked license
You have been convicted of
DWI within the previous 10 years
- You have caused serious injury to more than one person
You have previously been convicted of a
- You have injured a child passenger who is fifteen years old or younger.
This crime is typically prosecuted as a Class C felony.
Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer
According to New York State Penal Code § 120.11, you could be charged
with aggravated assault upon a police officer or peace officer if you
have, with intent to cause serious physical injury, inflicted physical
harm with the use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. In order
for this crime to rise to the level of a Class B felony, however, it must
be proven that you had known, or reasonably should have known, that the
intended target was a police officer or peace officer.
If this cannot be established by the prosecution, there is a good chance
that your criminal defense lawyer could fight for a reduction of charges.
For this reason, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with our
firm as soon as you have been arrested for aggravated assault.
Aggravated Assault Upon a Person Under Eleven
According to New York State Penal Code § 120.12, you could be charged
with aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old if you
have, as an individual over the age of eighteen, committed the crime of
assault in the third degree upon a person less than eleven years old.
In order for this crime to rise to the level of a Class E felony, however,
the prosecution must be able to show that you had previously been convicted
of an assault against a person less than eleven years old within the preceding
three years. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you get in
touch with the legal team at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser as
soon as you have been arrested and charged with a crime. When you
contact our office, your consultation is free!
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