Different Types of Assault

Different Types of Assault

Have you or a loved one been charged with assault and want to know the different types of assault? Contact our criminal defense lawyer in Buffalo now.

Assault in the First Degree

  • Assault in the first degree is a Class B felony.
  • Assault in the first degree means that, in the commission of another felony – or in flight from one – you caused serious physical injury to another person.
  • Injuries contemplated by assault in the first degree may include death or impairment of a body function.

Assault in the Second Degree

  • This is a Class D felony.
  • You may be guilty if you cause physical injury to a person in the course of committing or in flight from another felony.
  • Several factors are considered to determine that you were in flight from committing a felony, including distance from the site of the felony, possession of the fruits of the crime, and police involvement.

Assault in the Third Degree

  • Assault in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
  • You are guilty if you physically injure someone by causing severe pain or substantial impairment.

Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree

  • Vehicular assault in the second degree is a Class E felony.
  • Operating a motor vehicle and causing serious injury as a result of alcohol or drug impairment may result in being found guilty.
  • Serious physical injury includes possibly causing death or major physical impairment.

Contact Our Experienced Buffalo Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been charged with one of the different types of assault and are wondering what to do next?  Contact Robert Friedman, an experienced Buffalo Criminal Defense Lawyer for help.

With over 35 years of experience assisting business owners throughout New York, he has the skills and resources needed to ensure your best interests are protected. Contact him today and let his experience work for you.

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