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The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Assault and Related Offenses

In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents those who have been charged with assault and related offenses, which are classified under New York State Penal Law, Title H: Offenses Against the Person. Over 20 different offenses are categorized as being assaults and related offenses. Some of these offenses, such as assault in the third degree, are misdemeanors, while others, like assault on a police officer is a felony (Class C).

Assault and Related Offenses

Assault, which involves the attempt to inflict bodily harm on someone and the inflicting of such harm, includes aggravated assault, reckless assault, and gang assault. Endangerment, hazing, and menacing are also included in this category. Finally, luring a child, menacing, and stalking are a part of these specific offenses against the person. In terms of assault, aggravated assault is considered a more serious type of assault as it involves the use of a weapon.

Being Charged

If you have been arrested and charged with assault or other related offenses you have the right to have a lawyer present before answering any questions. Having an attorney present helps preserve your rights and protects you later from possible problems related to statements you may make while in custody.

As stated in your Miranda rights, which are generally read to you by the arresting officer, “You have the right to remain silent” and during questioning, “anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law.” You are also informed that you have the right to have legal counsel present while being questioned. These rights are important and should be exercised if you have been arrested for a criminal offense.

What We Will Do

If upon arrest you contact The Sanders Firm P.C., we will send one of our criminal defense attorneys to meet with you. Once they confer with you, they will stay with you and advise you throughout your questioning. They will make sure that your rights are preserved.

Prior to trial, we will review all evidence, interview you and any witnesses, and determine the best possible strategy for your defense. As a client, you will be involved in all discussions and decision-making.

Due Process

If you have been charged under assault and related offenses contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. Doing so will preserve your rights and it will allow you to have someone begin to work towards your defense. The Sanders Firm, P.C. offer its clients personal service, attention to detail, and a wealth of experience and knowledge concerning New York State’s criminal justice system. In every way, we are dedicated to the best interests of our clients. Call The Sanders Firm, P.C. We are your voice for justice and are ready to serve you any time and any day.