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New York City Assault Attorneys

Providing Strong Legal Defense for over 35 Years

Assault charges can arise from a variety of situations that result in harm to an individual, even if the harm done is unintentional. Facing charges for this kind of offense can have a lasting impact on your freedom and personal success. It can adversely affect your criminal record and lead to the loss of future educational or employment opportunities. If you have been charged with assault get help right away.

Following an arrest or accusation, call (212) 577-9314 or contact us online to speak with our qualified attorneys.

At Cohen Forman Barone, our experienced New York City assault lawyers provide the strong legal defense that you need during a time like this. We are committed to defending your legal rights and protecting your personal freedom.

Is Assault a Felony or Misdemeanor in New York?

Under New York penal law, assault is defined as intentionally striking another person and causing injury to them. There are a few different levels of assault.

The levels of assault include:

  • Third degree: intentionally causing injury to another person
  • Second degree: assaulting another person with a weapon
  • First degree: causing serious injury to another person with a deadly weapon

Assault in the third degree is the least severe and is only charged as a misdemeanor. When assault is considered to be second degree or first degree, it is a felony offense. The varying degrees are determined by whether or not a weapon was used, and the severity of the injuries that the victim suffered.

How We Can Help

Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in defending all levels of assault cases. For over 35 years we have worked hard to create alternatives to imprisonment for those who have been accused of assault.

Contact Cohen Forman Barone today at (212) 577-9314 for a consultation about your alleged assault charge in New York City and elsewhere.

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  1. Over 75 Years of Combined Experience
  2. Attentive to Our Clients' Needs
  3. Convenient Office Locations in Manhattan & Long Island
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