Assault Appearance Ticket Defense Lawyer
Desk appearance tickets for assault. When the police become aware of an
assault, they can arrest the person or people they believe are responsible.
After the arrest, the police can bring the perpetrators to court immediately
or release them with a desk appearance ticket for assault. The desk appearance
ticket is a document that officially notifies the person who was arrested
that they must appear in criminal court to face assault and related charges.
Whether or not the desk appearance ticket charges assault, the District
Attorney can add, modify, or remove assault charges add other charges
instead. This is because the ultimate charging decision is left to the
District Attorney. However, this is somewhat rare and if the desk appearance
ticket charges assault, it is very likely that in court the District Attorney
will file assault related charges.
At your first court appearance for an assault desk appearance ticket, you
may find out that the District Attorney added other assault related charges.
This is common in New York City. It is because the NYPD, being aware that
the District Attorney is primarily responsible for charges after the arrest,
may not pay as aggressive in charging as the District Attorney’s
Office. In addition to any charge for an intentional assault, the District
Attorney may also charge reckless assault, attempted assault, and harassment
by physical contact. Because each misdemeanor charge carries up to a year
in jail, adding additional charges gives the District Attorney more ways
to win and more ways to punish.
Being arrested for an assault can end up being more serious than it would
seem. Because it’s a violent offense, you can be required to obey
an order of protection (restraining order) in favor of the victim immediately
after your arrest. From there, if you are convicted, you face the possibility
of a jail sentence even if it’s your first arrest. Any conviction
for assault will also result in a criminal record which, if discovered
by prospective employers, licensing authorities, landlords, or others,
could be very difficult to explain. Some employers and landlords can even
be sued if they knowingly associate with someone with an old assault conviction
who later assaults someone else. If you’re not a US citizen, an
assault desk appearance ticket that turns into a conviction can lead to
severe and permanent immigration problems.
- Reckless Assault P.L. 110/120.00
We handle cases involving:
- Stranger Assaults / Sidewalk Altercations
- Fights in the subway
- School Fights
Desk appearance ticket for assault in New York City?
Contact us today to schedule your case evaluation.