Philadelphia Aggravated Assault Lawyer
Aggravated assault is a serious criminal charge and if you are convicted, you will be facing serious repercussions affecting both your immediate and long term future. You may incur significant jail time and fines and will be termed a violent felon; a label that will follow you for the rest of your life.
Such significant penalties must be met with an equally forceful defense. This is not a crime to be taken lightly or handled passively. You need to retain a criminal defense attorney who will vigorously defend your rights and your freedom. Call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to schedule a meeting with one of our Criminal Defense Attorneys.
What is Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated assault is a felony. One is guilty of this crime when they "attempt to cause serious bodily harm to another person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly, with extreme indifference to the value of human life."
Taking any action which meets the elements of the above definition will amount to aggravated assault. Also, the use of a weapon is likely to cause an action to rise to the level required to equate to aggravated assault.
Additionally, the 'who' and 'how' of your case can make a significant difference. It is considered aggravated assault to "intentionally or knowingly attempt to cause or successfully cause fear of imminent serious bodily injury, actual bodily injury or actual serious bodily injury" to agents or employees of the penal system while they are performing their duties. This alternative definition of aggravated assault may apply to police officers, sheriffs, prison employees, probation or parole officers, firefighters, emergency medical service personnel, parking enforcement officers, judges, district attorneys, public defenders, teachers, school officials, private detectives, and agents of various government agencies.
Depending on the facts of 'who' and 'how', an aggravated assault will be either a first or second degree felony. Both may amount to a fine of up to $25,000, while a felony of the first degree can carry a prison term of up to 20 years and a felony of the second degree a prison term of up to 10 years.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Given the consequences, how could you not retain counsel? You are facing potentially decades in prison, tens of thousands of dollars in fines, and a stigma that will follow you around for as long as you live.
With an experienced and aggressive advocate in your corner, you can prepare to challenge the evidence put forth by the prosecution and work towards either a dismissal of the charges or an acceptable plea deal. An aggressive, comprehensive defense is vital to achieve the best results possible. Call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys.
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