Buffalo Penalties For Gang Assault In The Second Degree (NY PL 120.06)
Buffalo prosecutors take a very strong stand against allegations of assault by groups of people.
When three or more persons engage in an assault that injures another, all are subject to charges under Gang Assault in the Second Degree (NY PL 120.06), a class C felony that can result in up to 15 years in prison.
Many people mistakenly believe that they can successfully fight the charge if they can show that they are not part of a street gang, but the statute does not require you to be part of any organization.
The elements the state has to prove are simply that you intended to cause injury, caused injury, and that you were aided by two or more persons who were physically present.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, our experienced attorneys have been providing strong legal defense for our clients since 1955.
If you’ve been charged in connection with a gang assault in Buffalo, call 716-542-5444 today and talk to an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney for free.