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NYC Assault Lawyer

Assault is one of the most common crimes in New York City. In New York law, assault is conduct that causes physical harm or offensive physical contact with another person, or the intentional attempt to cause such harm. Due to the nature of the crime and variety of ways it can be perpetrated, assault can be charged for a range of conduct – in some instances, conduct that a defendant is shocked to find qualifies as assault.

The frequency of assault charges does not detract from the seriousness of the offense. NYC prosecutors take assault very seriously, and the district attorney seeks substantial punishments for those convicted of assault.

The ramifications of an assault conviction can impact your freedom, future employment and financial stability – without a substantial, strategic defense you are putting each of these important aspects of your life at significant risk. This is an unnecessary risk, and knowledgeable, effective legal services are available to every defendant in the City of New York.

Assault Charges in NYC

Under the New York Penal Code, assault charges vary in degree of severity and potential punishment. The difference in these charges is based on the means and method for the assault, the identity of the victim and whether he or she falls under a pro and severity of alleged injury caused to the victim.

Based on these factors, there are three separate degrees of assault charges, and knowing the difference is pivotal for a strong defense. A knowledgeable assault attorney can expand on the following basic information.

  • Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor and the least serious form of assault under New York law.
  • Assault in the second degree is a class D felony, punishable by over one year in prison.
  • Assault in the first degree is a class B felony and the most serious form of assault under New York law.

Irrespective of the assault charges against you, it’s possible that a conviction will result in a jail sentence. For conviction of assault in the first degree, you could face years of incarceration, up to 25 years in prison. A NYC criminal defense attorney that fights to prevent a conviction for assault is your strongest and best asset as you face criminal charges.

Heightened Assault Charges in NYC

Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law handles all types and degrees of assault charges in New York. No matter your circumstances and the facts of your case, we are prepared to offer straightforward advice and give you an opportunity for acquittal. Our seasoned attorneys handle the most stressful and complicated assault charges including:

  • Intentional assault with a deadly weapon;
  • Assault resulting in serious bodily injury;
  • Assault of a minor child;
  • Assault on a police officer, firefighter, parole officer or EMT;
  • Assault with a motor vehicle;
  • Assault under the heat of passion;
  • Assault as a hate crime; or
  • Aggravated assault.

These heightened and aggravated assault charges are a felony, if convicted. As a convicted felon in the State of New York, you would serve an extensive prison sentence, sometimes without the possibility of parole, but many people lose much more in the aftermath of an aggravated or heightened assault conviction. Relationships, self-worth and future potential all suffer, and a criminal record will follow you for life.

A felony conviction in New York also prohibits you from:

  • Purchasing or carrying a firearm;
  • Voting while incarcerated and on parole;
  • Receiving welfare benefits;
  • Receiving subsidized housing from the federal government; and
  • Applying for specific professional licenses and certifications.

Given the potential, and in some instances mandated, consequences that follow a felony conviction for an aggravated assault case, acquittal and mitigation of such charges is imperative.

The difference in results between aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault is significant, and you deserve an attorney that will build a case positioned for the best possible outcome, regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case and your criminal history.

Top NYC Assault Defense Attorneys

Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law provide private, reputable criminal defense services to the people of New York City. Unlike a public defender, our attorneys are able to set their own caseload and dedicate ample time to each client. This intentional distribution of time allows each criminal defense attorney in our office to do his or her best work, on every case.

At Greco Neyland Attorneys at Law, our approach is based on prior experience as prosecutors, and an understanding of how criminal law works from the opposite side of the table, and a staunch belief that everyone is entitled to a robust defense. This combination of past experience and firm conviction in defense leads to a reliable, informed defense practice that fully and effectively represents our clients.

To learn more about the assault and aggravated assault defense services at Greco Neyland or ask specific questions of our qualified attorneys, contact our Manhattan office immediately.

Contact Greco Neyland, PC today at Greco Neyland, PC located at 535 5th Ave #2500, New York, NY 10017 or Call (212) 951-1300 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Ant V
Ant V
19:04 17 Sep 17
I'm just going to start this review by saying Jeff Greco is amazing attorney. I have absolutely no complaints about the service he provided me. He was knowledgeable, available at all times and very understanding. I can tell Jeff Greco actually cared about me and the situation I was going through. He seemed well connected and respected in the court system community and got my case dropped from a DWI charge to a violation very swiftly. I was going through financial problems, he not once pressured me about payments. Again not only is he an Amazing attorney but also an AMAZING human being. I would recondmend Mr. Jeff Greco to anyone! -Anthony Vargas
Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
01:19 08 May 17
2 years ago I was charged with a crime "cash smuggling " I made the mistake of not reporting the amount of cash I was taking out of the USA . Prior to that I've never committed a crime , not even a traffic ticket on my record. So you can imagine what I felt that day that I was arrested. I've never been in a trial before , I didn't know who to call, I didn't know any lawyers in this type of case. Thank God my sister in law worked in a attorneys office so she ask her boss (attorney) if she knew somebody GOOD In this type of cases. Her boss automatically said he needs somebody with power and with a good record -MR. Jeffery L. Greco (Jeff) . Having Jeff by my side was the Best decision I've made in my life. The level of professionalism and caring of this man is Amazing . I've always heard that lawyers are just interesting in the money , it wasn't the case with "Jeff " he wanted me free, he wanted me to keep my job and enjoyed the freedom with my family . He kept money to the side , he worked with me, with my situation , and he was never intimidated by the Judge. I can not stress enough how he treated me through out the entire case, so much respect . I don't know much lawyers, but He is the one you want to defend you. I didn't step a foot in jail, i was able to keep my job, and now I'm enjoying freedom. Jeff and I still text each other here and there , is like we're family , i consider him my friend. I owed my life to this man, best attorney ever. Jose L Cabrera .
Kelvin Camilo
Kelvin Camilo
18:33 16 Aug 17
first offense for me and i was super nervous. i called multiple attorneys and the first thing they would ask was if you knew my fee. From the moment i spoke to Jeff Greco he made me feel like we were friends and I made a mistake and not to worry he has my back. Jeff was available at all times and when ever I texted he was prompt, no matter how many questions I had, which happened to be a lot. He got my case dismissed and made sure I was comfortable the whole time I time he was defending me. I would definitely recommend Jeffrey Greco.
salvador reyes
salvador reyes
23:57 08 May 17
Very amazing people! Jeff Greco took my case, and made me feel confident from the very first time I met him looked me rite in the eyes and told me everything would be okay. Was with me every step of the way communication was always open was even given his personal cell phone and he was available night and day... Goes without saying that I am very pleased with the service Mr. Greco and his team gave me... Would recommend to anyone 100%... Thank you so much you helped me and my family!
03:56 04 Sep 17
I was facing 20 years to life for a federal conspiracy case. Jeff push for a speedy trail the goverment came down to ten years it being is one time deal offer then came down to three years and finally a week before trial try to change my trial date. Jeff wrote a letter apposing this adjourment which the judge apposed. Two weeks later jeff walk me out from jail with time served. Till this day i can text him and he will answer me jeff is like a friend that i owe my life to. From my experience being in federal jail most attorney wont fight for you because the federal govement is unbeatable the only thing he ask for was for the truth which i did tell him and he took it from there . Thank you jeff
Boris Pekhman
Boris Pekhman
14:49 20 Nov 17
Jeff Greco is a wonderful attorney! He took my case and worked it very hard, he also supported me so much, explaining to me the details. He did exactly what he promised. The case didn't go to trial. Thank you Jeff!!!I strongly recomend this highly professional, wonderful attorney!
Sofia Carbonera
Sofia Carbonera
19:32 08 Dec 17
Mr. Jeff Greco has complete understanding of law, high standard of ethics and honesty, and communication. I highly recommend GRECO NEYLAND!
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