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Legal Statutes: New York

UPDATED August 17, 2016

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Article 120. Assault and Related Offenses

back to topSec. 120.00 Assault in the third degree

A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when:

1. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or
2. He recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or
3. With criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.

Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.
History: (L.1965, c. 1030.)