Assault on a Judge (NY PL 120.09) is a very specific criminal allegation, and a very serious one.
To win their case, prosecutors will have to convince a jury that you caused serious physical injury to a judge while you intended both to cause that degree of injury, and that your intent was to prevent the judge from performing his or her official duties.
Cases that hinge on intent can be more difficult to prove.
Prosecutors must show that you committed the assault, that you knew the victim was a judge, and that you had some interest in a case that would compel you to take action to prevent it from being heard or decided.
It’s vital that you fight back, whatever the facts of your case.
Conviction can mean a sentence of up to 15 years, and a permanent felony record that can’t be expunged.
For help with Assault On A Judge charges, call Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 585-484-7432 and talk to an experienced Rochester criminal defense attorney for free.