Chester County Assault Attorney
Chester County Assault Charges & Fighting
Are you facing criminal charges for fighting, simple assault or aggravated assault in or around Chester County PA? Assault Charges can happen to anyone, and not just to the neighborhood bully. Where initiated by alcohol, drugs, or a relationship, in a bar fight, or road rage, a sporting event such as a fight with a Giants fan at an Eagles game, a dispute with your spouse, girlfriend or in law or argument with your neighbors, you or your family could be charged with assault even if you doe not start or initiate the fight. All too often, you or at the mercy of the snap judgment of a police officer taking an angry, motivated, vengeful or prejudiced witness, ex girlfriend, spouse or enemy over your word.
When evidence and guilt is not in question, extenuating circumstances may convince the court to either reduce the charges against you or the sentence you face. As your criminal defense lawyer, I work with prosecutors in exploring alternative sentencing options when a plea of “guilty” may be in your best interest. In certain cases where provocation, a medical condition, or alcohol is involved, it may be possible to avoid jail or a heavy fine in exchange for a promise to get counseling, provide community service, and agree to probation.
The charge of simple assault is a misdemeanor offense that is charged when someone attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon or attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of eminent serious bodily injury.
The charge of aggravated assault is a felony offense and is charged when someone attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes serious bodily injury; attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes injury to a to a police officer, probation officer or other court related official or attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon.
Committed to Helping You Avoid the Worst Possible Scenario
While there are no guarantees in criminal defense law, understanding your rights and the legal options available to you can improve your chances when defending yourself. As a criminal defense attorneys with years of experience in our criminal justice system, we understand how to negotiate with the court, how to identify questionable police conduct and suspicious testimony, and prevent clients from making certain kinds of mistakes.
You also need Chester County criminal lawyers both passionate in what they do and compassionate in their treatment of their clients. You deserve a Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer that is available when you need him, treats you with respect, and protects your rights vigorously. We make your choice all the clearer fighting for clients throughout Chester County. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer, contact us at (610) 692-8700