Charged with Assault? Hire a Rochester Assault and Battery Attorney

Rochester Assault Lawyer

In the State of New York, assault is the criminal act of intentionally or recklessly causing physical injury to another person without legal justification. Depending on the specific circumstances of the incident in question, this offense can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony and can expose a person to a variety of harsh legal consequences. If you have been accused of committing assault, it is urgent that you retain the services of a trial-tested Rochester assault and battery attorney from the Law Office of Frank Ciardi as soon as possible to protect your future.

Having been defending the rights of accused clients for more than a decade, our founding lawyer Frank Ciardi can use his extensive legal knowledge to defend your rights in court and advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges. With more than 100 cases tried, we are fully prepared to go the distance in pursuit of securing a desirable verdict on your behalf.

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Penalties for Assault in New York

An assault charge can expose a person to several serious penalties. If convicted of misdemeanor assault, a person can face up to one year in jail, fines up to $1,000, or probation for up to three years. Felony assault convictions can be much more serious, as a Class B felony charge of first degree assault can result in up to 25 years in prison.

These charges will range in severity

depending on several key factors, including:


The severity of the victim’s injuries


Whether the injury was caused while committing another crime


Whether or not a deadly weapon was used


If the victim had any special protections under New York law

In addition to the legal consequences, any sort of conviction for a violent crime can ruin a person’s reputation and ability to find employment. Since the stakes are so high, it is imperative that you retain trusted legal representation as soon as possible in the event that you should ever face charges of this nature. Upon a detailed evaluation of your case, our firm can craft a custom-tailored defense aimed at maximizing your chances of securing a positive outcome for your situation.

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Your future is far too important to be left in the hands of an inexperienced public defender. At The Law Office of Frank Ciardi, our Rochester assault and battery attorney can use his experience as a former prosecutor to anticipate the opposition’s strategy, giving you the edge you need in the courtroom. Our Rochester criminal defense attorneys truly believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, and we are committed to treating you with the respect you deserve throughout the duration of your case. With our compassionate representation and high-caliber legal professionals in your corner, you can rest easy knowing your case is in excellent hands.

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