New York Hazing Defense Lawyer
Former Assistant District Attorneys with 75+ Years' Combined Experience
Hazing is an age-old tradition which involves subjecting prospective members
of an exclusive organization or club to various rites of passage. Today,
this is most common in high school and college settings. Despite its ancient
roots, hazing activities that can cause bodily harm are illegal in the
state of New York. The main key to a successful defense against a hazing
charge starts with an exceptional New York criminal defense firm. At
Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., our attorneys have years of experience in criminal defense. We work tirelessly
to pursue the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients and tailor-fit
each case to their individual needs and circumstances.
For a complimentary consultation,
call the firm at (646) 681-5997!
What constitutes Hazing?
According to New York Penal Law §120.16, hazing occurs any time the
initiation into an association or organization depends on the individual
intentionally or recklessly engaging in activates which carry the risk
of substantial physical injury to himself or others. Hazing in the first
degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
Though hazing is classified as a misdemeanor under the law, make no mistake,
a hazing conviction can have long-lasting consequences for any student
or person. A conviction would go onto your public criminal record, and
could affect long-term employment prospects and other financial opportunities.
Defense for Hazing in New York
There are various ways that our attorneys here at Goldberger & Dubin,
P.C. can help defend you against a charge of hazing. For example, if someone
were to suffer an injury during an initiatory rite of passage, we would
look at factors such as:
- Whether or not the injury may have been due to a preexisting condition
- Whether or not the activities of the rite of passage were the proximate
cause of the injury
- Whether or not the activities of the rite of passage were inherently dangerous
If you have been accused of hazing, or even formally charged, it is in
your best interest to work with our dedicated and qualified legal team
to mount your defense.
Call (646) 681-5997 for a Free Case Evaluation!
As trusted and experienced New York
criminal defense attorneys, we level the playing field on behalf of our clients. Everything
we do is in the best interest of our client and in pursuit of the best
possible outcome on their behalf. During every step of case proceedings,
we educate our clients in the law, explaining and demystifying the legal
process so that they know what to expect, and can make informed decisions
about their future.
Our firm's experience as former Assistant District Attorneys gives
us an edge in court, because we know what direction the prosecution will
pursue. Let us fight for your future!