Lawyers With Friedman & Ranzenhofer Help Those Arrested On Menacing In The Second Degree (NY PL 120.14) Charges
Menacing in the Second Degree (NY PL 120.14) in Buffalo is a Class A Misdemeanor, characterized by one or more of three provisions in the statute.
As a general proposition, the crime of Menacing means to engage in conduct that would create a reasonable fear or injury or death in a person.
Menacing in the Second Degree defines such acts more specifically:
● Placing, or attempting to place, another person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury, or death, by displaying a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, or other firearm.
● Repeatedly following a person, or engaging in a course of conduct, or repeatedly committing acts over a period of time that intentionally place or attempt to place a person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury, or death.
● Committing the crime of Menacing in the Third Degree (intentionally using physical menace to put a person in fear of imminent physical injury, imminent serious physical injury, or death) in violation of an order of protection.
As a Class A Misdemeanor, conviction could put you in jail for as long as a year, and leave you with fines, fees, and restitution costs.
At Friedman & Ranzenhofer, we know that misunderstandings happen, and we defend clients charged with Menacing in Buffalo to the fullest extent possible.
Call us at 716-542-5444 and speak to an experienced Buffalo Menacing defense lawyer for free.