Assault charges are serious and require the skill & expertise of an experienced assault attorney located in Philadelphia.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania defines assault as an attempt to knowingly, willfully or intentionally cause bodily harm to another person. Assault can also be charged when a person negligently causes bodily harm to another person with a deadly weapon or uses physical menace to put the fear of bodily harm in another person.
How Pennsylvania Assault Is Classified
There are a few different categories that assault is classified in, including:
- Felony assault
- Vehicular assault
- Assault of a minor
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault and battery
What Will Happen If I Am Convicted Of Assault?
The penalties for assault in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are harsh and will change your life forever.
Simple Assault – 2 year prison sentence
Simple Assault With Mutual Consent – 1 year prison sentence
Simple Assault Against A Minor – 5 year prison sentence
Aggravated Assault & Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon – 10 year prison sentence
Aggravated Assault W/Extreme Indifference Or Against A Police Officer – 20 year prison sentence
How To Fight Assault Charges With A Philadelphia Assault Attorney
If you want to avoid prison time, fines and a permanent criminal record, it is essential that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we will investigate your case fully to determine the best defense, including proving that the allegations against you are false or that there is not enough evidence to convict you.