Scranton Aggravated Assault Attorney
Let Attorney Thompson Defend Your Rights
assault is a serious charge. If you or a loved one are convicted of aggravated
assault, the consequences are severe in the state of Pennsylvania. Make
sure you have a skilled
Scranton criminal defense attorney on your side. Our founding attorney,
William D. Thompson, is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedom of his clients. Call
us to discuss the specifics of your case as soon as possible.
Our firm is available 24/7 to take your calls.
Fill out our online form or give us a call at (570) 666-1068.
According to the Pennsylvania Crimes Code, aggravated assault is defined
as an attempt “to cause serious bodily injury to another.”
If someone causes serious bodily injury intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, that
is also considered aggravated assault. Likewise, any attempt at violence
against a public official performing his or her duties would be listed
under the same crime, including using tear or noxious gas or a stun gun
to incapacitate them.
Aggravated assault is a first- or second-degree felony, depending on the
circumstances. Committing aggravated assault against a police officer
or firefighter will result in a first-degree felony, the penalty for which
is up to twenty years in prison. It all other circumstances, it would
be considered a second-degree felony, which carries a sentence of up to
ten years in prison. You might also face fines, which can be added to
any prison sentence under state law; however, these are left to the discretion
of the trial judge to determine.
Talk to Our Skilled Attorney Today
If you’re facing an aggravated assault charge, you should mount a
defense as soon as possible. Several arguments could be used to explain
the crime, but our attorney would need to review your case to see which
best suits the situation. Our legal team is available 24/7 to take your
call and begin your case. Attorney Thompson is solely devoted to practicing
criminal defense, so he can exclusively focus on the details of each situation.
He also provides each client with personal attention because we are personally
invested in each client’s case. Let us see how we can help you defend
your rights and protect your freedom.
To discuss the details of your case,
contact us at (570) 666-1068 or fill out our online form to schedule your free