Philadelphia Assault and Battery Lawyer
If you have been accused of Assault and Battery in Pennsylvania, you are facing a serious criminal defense which requires you to take immediate action, in order to best protect your rights. While there are many different types of assault related crimes, they all share one thing in common: a conviction can ruin both your personal and professional lives.
What Is Assault and Battery in Pennsylvania?
Assault and Battery in Pennsylvania is one crime – that is both assault and battery are the same thing in Pennsylvania. The common meanings of Assault and Battery are somewhat different in Pennsylvania. In most states, assault is a crime for causing an individual apprehension or concern regarding a potential forthcoming physical injury, while battery is the crime for actually causing physical harm. However, as stated before, these two crimes are merged in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, a charge of assault can be levied either for causing someone physical injury, attempting to cause injury, or for putting them in fear of such injury. In other words, both what would be considered assault in other states and what would be considered battery are classified as assault in Pennsylvania. Consequently, a charge of assault can range drastically in both scope and consequence.
What Should I Do if I’m Charged with Assault?
Do not do the case on your own. These cases can be complicated, and there are many defenses to assault. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience defending assault cases. Our trial attorneys have negotiated down charges for our clients, and in other cases outright won their cases, by defending them aggressively. We have over 50 years combined experience defending and winning cases. Our winning defenses have included: self-defense, lack of evidence arguments, and attacks on the credibility of the other person.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
If charged with Assault (and battery) in Pennsylvania, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. We can begin to prepare a defense by examining the relevant facts and contacting witnesses in an effort to either prove your actions to be legal or unintentional.
No matter what you do, do not engage in self-help. Do not contact your accuser. Do not go to court alone because you are confident in your innocence. Once criminal charges have been levied, you are in need of professional assistance.
Let the criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. help you. We will work diligently to give you the best defense possible. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your legal needs.
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