Understanding NYC Assault Laws

Can you go to jail for taking a swing at another person during a bar fight?

You certainly can. New York takes assault charges very seriously.

Of course, bar fights aren’t all that common. Nevertheless, assaults happen in New York every day. Recently a man was arrested for going after someone with a baseball bat in broad daylight.

Assault may be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony in New York.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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