What Is Hazing In The First Degree (NY PL 120.16) In Buffalo?

Hazing is an issue which has been addressed in various ways by nearly all states, and at every college and university throughout New York.

Because Hazing can pose a significant risk to a person’s health and safety, NY PL 120.16 specifically defines hazing, and prohibits it.

Hazing is intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct which creates a substantial risk of physical injury, and causes such injury, in the course of initiating a person into an organization or affiliation with an organization.

While hazing is best known for its role in fraternity scandals, hazing has also been a problem in military organizations and law enforcement.
Hazing in the First Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor, which can lead to sentence as long as one year.

Often, Hazing charges may be leveled at more than one person in an organization, in which case individuals are strongly encouraged to seek their own legal counsel.

The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help you when you’ve been charged with Hazing in Buffalo. Call us today at 585-484-7432 for a legal consultation.

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