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What Is Assault In The Third Degree?

New York categorizes crimes and punishments according to various factors, with more serious infractions leading to more punishment.

If you’ve been charged with Assault in the Third Degree, it means that prosecutors believe they can prove that you intended to cause injury to another person, recklessly caused injury to another person, or caused injury to another person through criminal negligence, by means of a dangerous or deadly weapon.

Assault in the Third Degree is a class A misdemeanor, and carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.

If you’ve been charged with Assault in the Third Degree, call the Queens Defense Lawyers at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.