Westchester Assault Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., our Westchester assault lawyers know that prosecutors will commonly make an aggressive push for an assault conviction due to the nature of these alleged offenses. With that in mind, you will need to do everything you possibly can to protect your rights as you work your way through the Westchester criminal process. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you develop an effective legal strategy intended to reduce or altogether eliminate the charges against you.
If you have been charged with assault or a related offense, you need to consult with a Westchester assault attorney as early on as you can to give yourself the best chance at successfully defeating your charges and protecting your future.
Degrees of Assault in Westchester
Understood as the reckless or intentional physical harm of another person, assault charges can range anywhere from a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 1 year in prison) to a Class B felony (punishable by up to 25 years in prison). When determining the severity of the charges brought against you, Westchester prosecutors will consider whether:
- The use of a deadly weapon is alleged
- The victim was severely injured
- The victim is part of a protected class (including police, paramedics, elders over 65, and young children under 11)
Our Westchester legal team understands just how devastating these charges can be; we will do everything we can to help you protect your future.
Consult with a Westchester Assault Attorney
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C., our Westchester assault attorneys will work closely with you to build a comprehensive legal strategy intended to help reduce or, ideally, altogether eliminate the charges against you. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our Westchester criminal defense attorneys, please call our offices at (914) 772-3166 today.