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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.

Penalties

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.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so!

    “I met Mr. Thompson about 4 years ago. I was on probation at the time and I hired him in June 2011 for a reduction of my sentence. (I was sentenced in 2008 for 5 1/2 years Probation, among other things. Mr. Thompson was not my lawyer at the time ) After hiring Mr. Thompson he had a hearing set up with the Judge in October 2011, however I was violated before my court date. He immediately came to speak with me the day I was incarcerated in September of 2011. He kept me up to date with information regarding my case regularly. If I had questions he was able to answer them. For example I was on a certain block while incarcerated. He was able to answer my question. He was also in communication with my mother during that time to keep her up to date as well. He was reasonably priced in comparison to my previous lawyer. He managed to have my sentence reduced by a year and a half with a violation and I was out of jail in 43 days. I have used him in other situations regarding the law after being out of jail in November 2011 and I would use him again. I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so. ”

    Maura

  • I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.

    “I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. Every other lawyer I talked to told me that I was getting 5 years for my second DUI and you got me six months [probation]. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. ”

    Bob

  • Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome.

    “We were referred to Bill by a senior member of law enforcement. As a parent, your worst nightmare is receiving a call that one of your children had found themselves in a situation that could have serious criminal ramifications. Bill was quite willing to accept our case, and immediately set about the task of learning and examining the facts, then having a detailed conversation with us as a group, and independently with our child. Bill walked us through all the implications of his actions, and outlined best and worst case scenarios so that we would be adequately armed with as much information as possible. A lot of that may seem standard fare for some attorney’s, but where Bill absolutely stood apart was the way he engaged us as a family. Granted, we do not have a lot of experience working with attorney’s, but the experience of working with Bill was in large part contradictory to the stereotype. He gave us the feeling that he genuinely cared about our child’s well-being, and we walked away from our initial meeting with an assured feeling that he would do whatever it took to provide us with the best possible outcome. This was a traumatic experience for our child, but through it all, he actually looked up to Bill as not just his attorney, but somewhat of a mentor. This speaks volumes to Bill’s ability to effectively communicate with us, and the level of transparency into the process that he provided. Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome, and we are extremely grateful for his dedication to the case and his brilliance in the execution of it. We would 100% recommend Bill with no reservations whatsoever. ”

    Former Client

  • I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words.

    “I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words. ”

  • We would definitely recommend him to friends!

    “We were referred to Bill by a lawyer who had previously help us with some real estate issues when we were looking for a criminal lawyer. From the first call, Bill was great with communication and keeping us update with information. He explained everything very clearly from the worst case scenario to the most realistic. He made sure every question was answered and did the research when necessary. Overall, Bill took what could have been a huge mess in multiple counties and helped us get a fair and reasonable resolution for everything. Honestly, we hope we never have to call Bill again, but we would definitely recommend him to friends. ”

    Former Client