Tensions can run high in bars and nightclubs around New York City, especially when alcohol is involved. If you engage in physical altercations with others while at a nightclub or bar, you may be arrested on the spot or when you leave the establishment.
Typical charges for fighting in a bar or nightclub include:
Assault in the 3rd degree
Hiring a NYC criminal defense attorney to represent your criminal case will not prevent you from being charged civilly; however, it can minimize the damage that a criminal conviction would cause in the civil case. For example, what you say in court during your criminal case can be used against you during your civil case.
If you are convicted of the assault, the plaintiff can use that as evidence against you in the civil case.
Contact an Experienced Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney
For these reasons, it is imperative to hire a Manhattan criminal defense attorney as soon as you are charged with assault. Paul D. Petrus, Jr. will always consider the effect your criminal case may have on the civil case. Call him today to schedule a free initial consultation.