Most assault charges stem from one of these incidents:
Assault is upgraded to aggravated assault when the other person feels seriously endangered. Assault with a deadly weapon is another serious category, in which the deadly weapon can be almost anything.
Conviction for an assault can be very damaging. A common defense is casting doubt on what actually happened. Often the apparent loser in a fight is assumed to be the victim, when in fact he or she may have started it. Sometimes the action of violence was in self-defense, or there may have been no intention to cause harm.
For criminal defense rooted in a passion for your constitutional rights, call the Manhattan or Brooklyn offices of Aidala Bertuna & Kamins PC. You can also describe your assault charges for our lawyers in an email.