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What is Assault in the First Degree in NYC?

Assault Lawyer in New York CityIn New York, Assault in the First Degree, Penal Law Section 120.10, is a class B violent felony.

If you or a loved one is charged with Assault in New York, retaining a New York Assault Lawyer is pivotal in achieving a favorable outcome.

The crime of Assault in the First Degree is committed when a person allegedly:

  • Causes a Serious Physical Injury to a person with a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument;
  • Intentionally disfigures a person seriously and permanently or destroys, amputates or disables permanently a member or organ of the person’s body;
  • With a depraved indifference to human life, recklessly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death to a person, and causes a Serious Physical Injury; or
  • In the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempted commission of a felony or of immediate flight therefrom, he, or another participant, causes Serious Physical Injury to a person other than one of the participants.

Assault in the First Degree is a class B violent felony, carrying a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 5 years for a first offender and a maximum sentence of up to 25 years.

The outcome of a felony Assault charge is unpredictable and may include serious penalties. If you’ve been arrested for or charged with felony Assault Get Help Right NowContact Us

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If you or a loved one is charged with Assault in New York City, we’re here to help.

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Contact us via the live chat below, through our contact form here, or call us at  (212) 634-9222. Initial consultations are free and confidential, and you will speak with Andrew M. Stengel directly.

Our offices are located at 11 Broadway, Suite 715, New York, NY 10004, and we handle cases throughout New York City, Nassau, Westchester and the surrounding counties.