NY Penal Law 120.00 – Assault in the third degree

NY PENAL LAW 120.00 – ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE

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New York Penal Law 120.00 states the following:

Assault in the third degree.

A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when:

  1. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or
  2. He recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or
  3. With criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.

Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.

There are various degrees of assault in New York and each carries its own set of potential penalties and legal considerations. Visit our Assault Charges page for more information.