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What is Assault in the Second Degree in NYC?

In New York, Assault in the Second Degree, Penal Law Section 120.05, is a class D violent felony.

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

Some of the most common forms of Assault in the Second Degree include allegedly:

  • Causing a Serious Physical Injury;
  • Causing a Physical Injury with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
  • Causing a Physical Injury to a person who is 65 years old or older and the person charged is more than 10 years younger;
  • Causing a Physical Injury to an MTA employee;
  • Recklessly causing a Serious Physical Injury with a weapon;
  • Causing physical impairment by giving another person a drug without his or her consent;
  • Causing a Physical Injury during the commission of a felony;
  • A person at least 18 years old recklessly causing Serious Physical Injury a person younger than 11; or
  • A person at least 18 years old intentionally causing Physical Injury to a person younger than 11 years old

Assault Lawyer in New York City
For purposes of the Assault in the Second Degree in New York, “Serious Physical Injury” means:

  • A substantial risk of death;
  • Protracted disfigurements;
  • Protracted impairment of health; or
  • Protracted impairment of the function of a bodily organ

A class D violent felony carries a minimum 2-year prison sentence for a first-time felony offender and may mean a maximum of 7 years in prison.

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 Now.Contact 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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