Scranton Aggravated Assault Attorney

Let Attorney Thompson Defend Your Rights

Aggravated 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.

Pennsylvania Law

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 consultation today.

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