Assault Penalties in New York

An assault charge is incredibly serious and assault penalties can be severe if you’re found guilty. Watch this video by dedicated Long Island criminal lawyer Michaelangelo Matera to learn about assault penalties in New York. If you’ve been charged with assault, trust an experienced assault lawyer on Long Island to represent your interests. Call the premier legal team at the Matera Law Firm to schedule a free consultation. We are ready to fight for you.


When you’re charged with any type of assault crime, the prosecution is typically going to look at how the injury was committed, whether that involved the weapon, whether it involved a fist. They’re also going to look into whether or not you were assisted by anyone else. And lastly, they’re going to look into the level of injury that was caused to the supposed victim. Was it what’s under the law considered physical injury, or is it considered serious physical injury? That can be the difference between an assault in the second degree or third degree versus an assault in the first degree.

Assault penalties can be severe if you are convicted. If you are facing assault charges in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, contact the legal team at the Matera Law Firm. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers have more than 25 years of combined experience and a track record of winning cases. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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