Aggravated Assault is charged in very limited circumstances in New York, and is an extremely serious charge.
In the first instance, aggravated assault will be charged when you have seriously injured, or injured with a dangerous weapon, a person you knew or should have known to be a police officer.
Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer is a Class B Felony carrying a penalty of up to 25 years in state prison.
The second type of Aggravated Assault in New York occurs when a person over the age of 18 assaults a person under the age of 11, with a previous conviction for the same act within the past three years.
Penalties for Aggravated Assault upon a person less than eleven years old are up to four years in state prison.
Aggravated Assault charges can destroy your future. Call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 and talk to a Queens criminal defense attorney for free.