Felony Assault vs. Misdemeanor Assault
If you have been charged with felony assault or a misdemeanor assault, you need a highly skilled, highly qualified Assault Lawyer who can provide an excellent legal defense. Both felony and misdemeanor Assault Charges have serious consequences, including heavy jail time, serious fines and more.
The Blanch Law Firm’s assault lawyer team is one of the premier criminal defense firms in New York, providing a sophisticated legal defense for anyone involved in an assault case. We defend clients in all manner of assault cases, including: Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault; Assault with a deadly weapon; Assaulting a police officer; and more.
The Blanch Law Firm employs a unique defense technique which involves assigning multiple members of our assault lawyer team to every case. Our keen understanding of New York Assault Law, and our aggressive defense strategy have produced the following results, among many others:
- Our Client was charged with assault after breaking the victim’s nose and orbital bone in their eye, causing permanent nerve damage. The Blanch Law Firm was able to secure a deal where our client would plead to a violation and spent no time in jail.
- Our client was charged with assault during a robbery and accused of brutally kicking the victim in the face while they were on the ground. The Blanch Law Firm was able to get all of these charges dismissed.
New York Assault Law
The distinction between felony assault and misdemeanor assault under New York Assault Law usually involves the severity of the injuries the alleged victim suffers, as well as the circumstances under which the alleged assault occurs.
- Felony Assault: A felony assault charge will usually involve some measure of violence. Simply threatening someone with violence will not garner such a severe charge. A criminal assault will be classified as a felony if it involves the infliction of serious bodily injury, possibly involving the use of a dangerous weapon. In such cases, the felony assault charge may be accompanied by other charges such as battery, weapon possession and more. The penalty for a felony assault is at least one year in prison, and many felony assault charges result in multiple years in prison, as well as serious fines and a long probation. For example, assault in the first degree involves intent to cause serious physical injury as well as actual serious physical injury, and could result in a B Felony Charge which has a maximum 25 years in prison!
- Misdemeanor Assault: Most assault cases will bring misdemeanor assault charges, which still have serious consequences. If you have prior convictions, even a misdemeanor assault charge can lead to serious jail time. If your misdemeanor assault charge is an A misdemeanor, you could face up to 1 year in prison, and that’s without a previous criminal history. A B misdemeanor still brings with it 90 days in prison, and both misdemeanor assault charges carry serious financial penalties.
As you can see, assault charges (whether felony assault or misdemeanor assault) can lead to serious consequences. If you do not have a highly skilled assault lawyer working with you, you may be at the mercy of the prosecution, the judges or the jury. If you want the best possible chance at staying out of prison and with your loved ones, Contact The Blanch Law Firm today for your initial consultation.