Assault

Assault charges span from misdemeanors to serious felonies. An experienced lawyer can be the difference between a lengthy jail sentence and probation or even acquittal.

The attorneys of RHFA Law have spent 25 combined years fighting for people who have faced serious crimes. We have experience getting charges reduced and in fighting for a full acquittal. From our law offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we help people throughout Allegheny and the surrounding Pennsylvania counties.

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Pennsylvania laws contain two levels of assault charges:

  • Simple Assault is a misdemeanor, with punishments from probation to jail.
  • Aggravated Assault is a felony, and references any assault that involves a weapon and/or involves serious bodily injury. Aggravated Assault is a more serious offense that is more likely to involve jail or prison. However, conviction of aggravated assault does not always involve incarceration.

Although Pennsylvania does not consider it a separate charge, there are special considerations in cases of Domestic Violence. When an alleged victim calls the police and makes an allegation, the police are required by law to make an arrest. The alleged victim cannot simply drop the charges in a case of domestic violence. This decision rests with the District Attorney. Consequently, you need a solid defense attorney to discuss a resolution with the District Attorney.

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Time is important in these charges. Contact the attorneys of RHFA Law to set up a free, confidential consultation regarding any assault charge.