“Assault and battery” is a commonly used term, but under New York law, the actual charge for intentionally injuring someone is just assault. The simple term, however, involves complex categories. Since 1998, the Staten Island firm of Gregg & Associates P.C. has represented clients throughout the tri-state area facing all levels of assault charges — even the most serious. We understand the distinctions within the assault classifications and how best to defend you against them.
Our criminal defense attorneys formulate strategies based on the specific facts of your case. Some common assault defenses are to:
Assault involves intentionally causing physical injury to another. Assault charges in New York have three degrees of severity:
Regardless of the degree of assault with which you are charged, the criminal defense attorneys at Gregg & Associates can help protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
When you face any assault charge, your freedom is at risk. If your case involves a weapon or a severe injury, or it is your second or third offense, the penalty for conviction can be severe. Even a minor assault will stay on your record forever.
It is essential to trust your case to an experienced assault defense attorney. Our lawyers always strive for acquittal. We may also help you plea bargain a favorable agreement. If you take your case to trial and are convicted, our sentencing advocacy can help you present a convincing argument for a reduced sentence.
Gregg & Associates P.C. offers a free initial consultation at our Staten Island office. If you are facing any level of assault charge, please contact our criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case and see how we can help. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 866-308-3353 or contact us online.