Defending clients facing PA assault charges
Being arrested for assault in Pennsylvania is a serious matter that needs the attention of an effective criminal defense attorney. If a person was to be convicted of this crime, they could find themselves facing harsh consequences and a criminal record that could significantly impact the future. It is important to fight these charges by exploring the facts of the case and the legal defenses available to free a person altogether. If you or a loved one have been arrested for anything from a simple assault charge to an aggravated assault arrest, it is important to consult with an attorney with experience. For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has provided effective criminal defense for clients in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. For a law firm that is dedicated to your future and will fight tirelessly on your behalf, contact The Conner Law Group.
Pennsylvania simple assault charges
A person who attempts to or intentionally or recklessly causes bodily injury can face a simple assault charge. If a person neglectfully caused bodily harm with a deadly weapon, this charge could apply. If a person put the fear of bodily injury into another, it could constitute this charge. Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second degree, with some exceptions. For one, if the assault charge came from a fight entered voluntarily, the charge is downgraded to a misdemeanor of the third degree. For an assault charge against a child under the age of 12 by a person older than 18, it is a misdemeanor of the first degree. Accordingly, misdemeanor charges are very serious and can subject a person to varying amounts of jail time and/or fines. Aggravated assault is a much more serious matter.
Pennsylvania aggravated assault charges
An aggravated assault charge is more serious than a simple assault charge. An aggravated assault charge can be issued for several reasons, including wanton disregard for the value of human life, an attack against an officer of the government, an attack with a deadly weapon, an attack against a school staff member, bodily harm to a child under 6, and serious bodily harm to a person under the age of 13, just to name a few. This is a complicated matter. Some aggravated assault charges are first-degree felonies while others are second-degree felonies. This charge can mean serious jail time.
Contact an experienced PA assault defense attorney
Being arrested for assault is a very serious matter. It is imperative that one has strong legal representation when facing such a significant issue. With an assault conviction, a person could face overwhelming jail time and a criminal record that could devastate one’s life and livelihood. For over 25 years, The Conner Law Group has provided effective criminal defense regarding all criminal acts, including assault and aggravated assault. Our firm understands the grave legal situation you may be in and we are ready to ease your stress and fight tirelessly for you, with a goal of having your charges dropped completely. For a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact The Conner Law Group.