A Skilled Scranton Defense Attorney Defending Your Rights Against Aggravated Assault Charges
Aggravated assault is a serious charge. If you or a loved one is convicted of aggravated assault, the consequences are severe in the state of Pennsylvania. Make sure you have a skilled aggravated assault attorney on your side. Attorney William D. Thompson, founder of Thompson Law, is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedom of his clients. Call the firm to discuss the specifics of your case as soon as possible.
Pennsylvania Aggravated Assault 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 For Aggravated Assault In Pennsylvania
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 20 years in prison. In all other circumstances, it would be considered a second-degree felony, which carries a sentence of up to 10 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 A Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney For Aggravated Assault Cases Today
If you’re facing an aggravated assault charge in Lackawanna County, you should mount a defense as soon as possible. Several arguments could be used to explain the crime, but Mr. Thompson will need to review your case to see which best suits the situation. He 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 he is personally invested in each client’s case. Discover for yourself how he can help you defend your rights and protect your freedom.