Aggravated Criminal Contempt is a Felony. You can be charged with Aggravated Criminal Contempt when you:
- Intentionally or recklessly cause serious physical injury or injury to the protected party.
- Commit the crime of Criminal Contempt in the First degree in violations of N.Y. Penal Law Sections 215.51(b) or 215.51 (d) and have been convicted of Aggravated Criminal Contempt in the past; and
- Have previously been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree in the past 5 years.