LaGuardia Airport in New York City serves as a hub for travelers from all over the country. Individuals arrested for committing a crime at the airport could face serious consequences as their actions potentially put the safety of countless other passengers and airport personnel at risk.
Assault charges can arise from intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm to another person. An individual arrested for assault at LaGuardia Airport can face felony assault charges in different degrees. The severity of the charges depends on a number of factors including the ages of the victim and perpetrator, the extent of the victim’s injuries, the perpetrator’s intent and whether a weapon was used.
According to the New York Penal Code, there are three different types of assault: assault in the third degree, second degree and first degree. Each level of assault carries its own penalties, which range from probation to prison sentences. The most serious charge of the three is assault in the first degree in which a person may be accused of severely injuring someone else by using a deadly weapon, intending to disfigure them or engaging in conduct that exposes them to the risk of death.
The laws governing assault charges are complex as there is likely to be more than one person involved in the incident. In some cases a person charged with assault may simply be defending themselves without any intent of harming another individual.
Assault charges in New York are very serious. If you have been arrested for assault at LaGuardia Airport, contact the experienced attorneys at Brill Legal Group. In such cases, it is important to gather the contact details of witnesses, as well as obtain video footage from security cameras where the alleged assault occurred before it is destroyed. We know how to use all the available resources and build an aggressive defense to fight the charges leveled against you.