Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes in New York State have some of the most severe punishments in the penal law. An experienced New York violent crime defense lawyer knows many of these offenses not only require a mandatory term of imprisonment, but a term of post release supervision or parole. Some offenses, such as illegal gun possession, have a mandatory minimum of three and one half years state prison for a first time offender.  REMEMBER - all violent felony sentences are enhanced.

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Here are some of the more serious felonies in NY:

New York Penal Law - Class A-I Felonies

     Offense
Penal Code
Aggravated enterprise corruption
Aggravated murder
Arson in the first degree
Conspiracy in the first degree
Crime of terrorism
Criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the first degree
Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree
Criminal use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the first degree
Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree
Kidnapping in the first degree 
Murder in the first degree
Murder in the second degree
Operating as a major trafficker

May not contain all Class A-I Felonies in the New York Penal Law.

 

New York Penal Law - Class B Violent Felonies

     Offense
Penal Code
ATTEMPTED murder in the second degree
ATTEMPTED kidnapping in the first degree
ATTEMPTED Arson in the first degree
Manslaughter in the first degree
Aggravated manslaughter in the first degree
Rape in the first degree
Criminal sexual act in the first degree
Aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree
Course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree
Assault in the first degree
Kidnapping in the second degree
Burglary in the first degree
Arson in the second degree
Robbery in the first degree
Incest in the first degree
Criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree
Criminal use of a firearm in the first degree
Criminal sale of a firearm in the first degree
Aggravated assault upon a police officer or a peace officer
Gang assault in the first degree
Intimidating a victim or witness in the first degree
Hindering prosecution of terrorism in the first degree
Criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the second degree
Criminal use of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the third degree

May not contain all Class B Violent Felonies in the New York Penal Law.

 

New York Penal Law - Class C Violent Felonies

     Offense
Penal Code
ATTEMPT to commit any class b violent felony
Aggravated criminally negligent homicide
Aggravated manslaughter in the second degree
Aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree
Assault on a peace officer, police officer, fireman or emergency medical services professional
Assault on a judge
Gang assault in the second degree
Strangulation in the first degree
Burglary in the second degree
Robbery in the second degree
Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
Criminal use of a firearm in the second degree
Criminal sale of a firearm in the second degree
Criminal sale of a firearm with the aid of a minor
Aggravated criminal possession of a weapon
Soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism in the first degree
Hindering prosecution of terrorism in the second degree
Criminal possession of a chemical weapon or biological weapon in the third degree

May not contain all Class C Violent Felonies in the New York Penal Law.

 

New York Penal Law - Class D Violent Felonies

     Offense
Penal Code
ATTEMPT to commit any class c violent felony
Reckless assault of a child
Assault in the second degree
Menacing a police officer or peace officer
Stalking in the first degree
Strangulation in the second degree
Rape in the second degree
Criminal sexual act in the second degree
Sexual abuse in the first degree
Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree
Aggravated sexual abuse in the third degree
Facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance
Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree
Criminal sale of a firearm in the third degree
Intimidating a victim or witness in the second degree
Soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism in the second degree
Making a terroristic threat
Falsely reporting an incident in the first degree
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the first degree
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in a sports stadium or arena, mass transportation facility or enclosed shopping mall
Aggravated unpermitted use of indoor pyrotechnics in the first degree

May not contain all Class D Violent Felonies in the New York Penal Law.

 

New York Penal Law - Class E Violent Felonies

     Offense
Penal Code
Persistent sexual abuse
Aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree
Falsely reporting an incident in the second degree
Placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree
ATTEMPT to commit criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree subdivision five, six, seven or eight

May not contain all Class E Violent Felonies in the New York Penal Law.

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