Aggravated Assault Upon A Police Officer Or A Peace Officer (NY PL 120.11) Defense Lawyer
Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (NY PL 120.11) in Buffalo is a Class B Felony with serious penalties, such as a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
The charge alleges a number of elements, all of which must be proven by the prosecution.
- You intended to cause serious physical injury to a person
- That the person was known, or should reasonably have been known, to be a police officer engaged in the performance of official duties
- That the assault occurred while the officer was engaged in the performance of official duties
- That the serious physical injuries were caused by the use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
Despite the seriousness of the charges against you, there are a number of defenses available in any assault case, and your conviction is not guaranteed.
Many cases where police brutality is alleged involve incidents that are charged under NY PL 120.11, and many defendants have compelling medical evidence to show injuries sustained from an attack by out of control cops.
Self defense is a valid defense in assault cases.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, we defend clients in Buffalo against even the most serious charges.
Call us today at 716-542-5444 for a free consultation with an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney.