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                            New York Criminal Assault Laws
 
§ 120.05 Assault in the second degree.

A person is guilty of assault in the second degree when:
1. With intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or
2. With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument; or
3. With intent to prevent a peace officer, police officer, a  fireman, including a fireman  acting as a paramedic or emergency medical technician administering first aid in the course of performance of duty as such fireman, an emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service technician, or medical or related personnel in a hospital  emergency department, from performing a lawful duty, by means including releasing or failing to control an animal under circumstances evincing the actor's intent that the animal obstruct the lawful activity of such peace officer, police officer, fireman, paramedic or technician, he  causes physical injury to such peace officer, police officer, fireman, paramedic, technician or medical or related personnel in a hospital emergency department; or
4. He recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument; or 
5. For a purpose other than lawful medical or therapeutic treatment, he intentionally causes  stupor, unconsciousness or other physical impairment or injury to another person by administering to him, without his  consent, a drug, substance or preparation capable of producing the  same; or
6. In the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempted commission of a  felony, other than a felony defined in article one hundred thirty which requires corroboration  for conviction, or of immediate flight therefrom, he, or another participant if there be any,
causes physical injury to a person other than one of the participants; or
7. Having been charged with or convicted of a crime and while confined in a correctional facility, as defined in subdivision three of section forty of the correction law, pursuant to such charge or conviction, with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or
8. Being eighteen years old or more and with intent to cause physical injury to a person less than eleven years old, the defendant recklessly causes serious physical injury to such person; or 
9. Being eighteen years old or more and with intent to cause physical injury to a person less than seven years old, the defendant causes such injury to such person; or 
10. Acting at a place the person knows, or reasonably should know,  is on school grounds and with intent to cause physical injury, he or she:
(a) causes such injury to an employee of a school or public school district; or
(b) not being a student of such school or public school district, causes physical injury to another, and such other person is a student of such school who is attending or present for educational purposes. For purposes of this subdivision the term "school grounds"  shall  have the meaning  set  forth  in  subdivision  fourteen of section 220.00 of this chapter.
11. With intent to cause physical injury to a train operator, ticket inspector, conductor,  signalperson, bus operator or station  agent employed by any transit agency, authority or company, public or private, whose operation is authorized by New York state or any of its  political subdivisions,  he  or she causes physical injury to such train operator, ticket inspector, conductor, signalperson, bus operator or station agent while such employee is performing an assigned duty on, or directly related to, the operation of a train or bus.     Assault in the second degree is a class D felony.
 

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