New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 120.08 Assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

A person is guilty of assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional when, with intent to prevent a peace officer, police officer, a firefighter, including a firefighter acting as a paramedic or emergency medical technician administering first aid in the course of performance of duty as such firefighter, or an emergency medical service paramedic or emergency medical service technician, from performing a lawful duty, he or she causes serious physical injury to such peace officer, police officer, firefighter, paramedic or technician.

Assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional is a class C felony.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 120.08 Assault on a peace officer, police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services professional - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-120-08.html


FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard