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New York City Assault Lawyer

Effective Defense Strategies for Assault Charges in NYC

Assault charges can have very serious consequences. Depending on the severity of the allegations and the extent of the injuries involved, prosecutors often seek significant jail time and substantial restitution. Accused offenders may also be burdened by Orders of Protection and could be at risk for civil lawsuits either during or after a criminal case.

If you have been accused of or charged with assault, you need a NYC criminal attorney who thinks big and understands the nuances of assault charges. Attorney Bederow has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous assault cases over more than 20 years in practice. He has defended people from all walks of life in their time of need.

Facing charges for assault? Schedule your consultation with our New York City assault attorney today – call (212) 256-9491.

Understanding Assault Charges in New York

In New York, assault can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the alleged incident.

Factors that will affect your charges include:

  • Whether a weapon was used
  • Whether you have a criminal record
  • The severity of the victim’s injury
  • The identity of the victim

New York law recognizes different types of assault. Vehicular assault, for example, involves the use of a motor vehicle to cause injury. If the victim of the alleged incident was a family member or dating partner, it is considered domestic assault.

At the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C., we defend clients charged with assault regardless of the severity or complexity of the case.

Our Assault Attorney Isn’t Afraid to Take Your Case to Trial

As a former prosecutor, New York City assault attorney Mark Bederow knows how to properly investigate cases, assess witnesses’ credibility, and craft strong defenses capable of withstanding the prosecution.

Sometimes it is in a client's best interest to engage the prosecutor in negotiations or encourage the prosecutor to dismiss the case. When circumstances do not result in a favorable negotiation, or if they warrant a vigorous trial defense, we are ready to fight for you at trial. Mr. Bederow has a stellar reputation as a leading trial lawyer.

If you are facing any type of assault charge, contact the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. at (212) 256-9491.


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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Outstanding Case Results
  • Former Manhattan Prosecutor
  • Nationally Recognized
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

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