In this video blog post, Mr. Petrus addresses the consequences of being charged with felony assault in New York City. If an individual is convicted of felony assault in New York, they will most likely receive a prison sentence and be labeled as a “violent felony offender”. Violent felony offenders have far less opportunities to seek early release from prison, are subject to stricter supervision when released on parole, and face harsher penalties for parole violations. These severe consequences are why it is critical to have a knowledgable criminal defense attorney represent you if you are being charged with felony assault.
To view this video and others addressing similar legal questions, visit the blog of Paul D. Petrus, Jr. at petruslaw.com.