Second Degree Assault is a felony in New York, and is often charged as a Domestic Violence crime.
Conviction can result in seven years in prison, but the punishment doesn’t end there.
In New York, a felony conviction has wide ranging implications for your future after you’re released from prison.
As a felon, you may be excluded from various rights and privileges either for a period of time, forever, or until you satisfactorily petition to have your rights and privileges reinstated.
Some of the ramifications include:
- You may lose the right to vote in state and federal elections
- You may not collect welfare in the future
- You will not be eligible to live in federally funded housing (HUD, etc)
- You may not be permitted to own or use a firearm
- You will be ineligible to serve on a jury
- You may not be eligible for various professional licenses
If you’ve been charged with Second Degree Assault in New York, get experienced legal help right away.
You may believe you are guilty and will be convicted, but the criminal defense team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you identify options you may not be aware of.
Call us right away at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.