Assault & Vehicular Assault

New York Assault & Vehicular Assault Attorneys

Assault & Vehicular Assault Our NY Criminal Defense Attorneys regularly represent those accused of Assault or Vehicular Assault in the New York area. The elements of assault and related offenses are set forth in New York Penal Law Section 120.00. Section 120.00 of the Penal Law includes many different types of assault and similar offenses including:

  • Misdemeanor Assault (or simple assault);
  • Reckless Assault;
  • Vehicular Assault;
  • Aggravated Assault;
  • Assault of a Police Office;
  • Gang Assault;
  • Hazing;
  • Menacing;
  • Reckless Endangerment; and
  • Stalking.

In New York, Assault charges range from Misdemeanors punishable by a maximum of one year in jail to very serious Felonies. The potential penalties and defenses available for assault and related crimes will depend on the specific charge. Our attorneys stand ready to vigorously advocate on your behalf if you have been accused of such a crime.

What specific assault crime you are charged with will depend on many factors including the severity of the injury caused, whether a weapon was used, whether you acted alone or “in concert”, etc. Regardless of the charge, our New York Criminal Defense Lawyers will protect your rights and obtain the best possible disposition whether through negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, motions, hearings, or trial. For a sampling of results we have achieved for clients, please click here.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with Assault or a related offense, please contact the New York Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC for a consultation. We will dedicate all of the firm’s resources to your defense.

Client Reviews
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Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
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My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
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Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
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Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
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Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
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Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne