Defending Against a Charge of Assault

Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP service clients in all manner of criminal defense cases, including assault. In New York, assault charges are complex and can be heavily prosecuted by government attorneys. Our attorneys have an unparalleled understanding of assault charges, police investigations, courtroom tactics, and criminal law judges, allowing us to offer our clients a comprehensive defense for assault charges. We are familiar with all classes of assault felonies, as well as assault misdemeanors, and we can counsel and advise you before, during, and after a criminal trial.

Types of Assault and Penalties

As any experienced criminal defense lawyer will tell you, assault charges have consequences that are far reaching. Assault charges can be misdemeanors or felonies, and each will have different possible sentences. With either felonies or misdemeanors, jail time, fines, probation and other penalties can ruin the life of anyone who is convicted. Prison sentences for assault are steep and, depending upon the degree of assault, can also be coupled with Orders of Protection and other types of consequences. Our attorneys are not only familiar with all assault sentences, but have successfully defended countless individuals in assault trials. Our lawyers have gained the trust of their clients through their trial techniques and unparalleled experience with assault cases.

Part of what makes assault charges difficult is that there are various degrees and types of assault. Our attorneys have handled every area of assault, both as prosecutors and defenders, and bring a sophisticated knowledge and skill to any trial. Assault charges include:

  • Reckless assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Vehicular assault
  • Gang assault
  • Assault on a child
  • Assault on a police officer or emergency worker
  • Assault with a deadly weapon

Our assault lawyers also defend clients in assault related charges, including:

  • Menacing
  • Hazing
  • Endangering the welfare of a child or other vulnerable person
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Battery
  • Domestic violence

Free Consultation If You Have Been Charged With Assault

Contact our attorneys as soon as possible if you have been charged with assault or related charge in New York or federal court. From our centrally located offices near the courthouses in Westchester and New York City, we serve clients throughout Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, or any upstate county and in federal courts.