1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title H: Offenses Against the Person Involving Physical Injury, Sexual Conduct, Restraint and Intimidation
  6. Article 120: Assault and Related Offenses


Section 120.00 Assault in the third degree

Penal (PEN)

  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.