Charged with Aggravated Assault?
Frank Walker Law Can Fight for You
Simply put, aggravated assault involves attacking someone with the intention
of hurting them. Distinct from assault charges, aggravated assault allegations
are extremely serious. Regular assault charges are often coupled with
battery. Additionally, regular assault may not actual involve physically
hurting someone. Assault charges may be considered aggravated when the
perpetrator attempts to unlawfully attack and harm another person.
For example, if an individual is intends to rob someone by using the force
of a dangerous weapon, he/she may be charged with aggravated assault.
If you've been charged with aggravated assault, you need a high-quality
defense attorney on your side. Frank Walker Law can help. If you feel
like the evidence is stacked against you and you don't know where
to turn, our firm can give you the powerful defense representation you
need. Aggravated Assault is a felony and punishable by at least two years
Defining Aggravated Assault
According to Pennsylvania law, aggravated assault is an offense defined
by one's intention to cause physical harm to another person, attempt
to hurt officers or public employees, intention to hurt someone with a
deadly weapon, or the intention to physically hurt a teacher or educational
staff member. Additionally, the use of tear or noxious gas may elevate
assault charges to aggravated assault. The use of stun guns or electronic incapacitation
devices may result in aggravated charges as well. You may be charged with
aggravated assault if the court believes that you acted in a way that
demonstrated an extreme indifference to human life.
This includes reckless actions or any other behavior that innately disregards
the value of other lives. Specifically, Pennsylvania statutes include
offers, agents and other agency employees. Assault may be considered aggravated
when an individual attacks or attempts to harm a public transportation
employees who is currently on the job. The presences of a deadly weapon
can have a significant bearing on the charges brought against you. If
you have been arrested for attacking someone with a dangerous weapon or
intending to do so, you may be charged with aggravated assault.
Actual, physical contact is not necessary – only the intention to
hurt someone. Education professionals are mentioned in Pennsylvania law
as well. Specifically, teaching staff members, members of school boards,
student employees and elementary public school teachers are included in
the statute. Teachers employed by private schools that are licensed by
the Department of Education may be included as well. Sometimes, the threat
of violence is enough to merit an assault or aggravated assault charge
– if the threat is made against an officer or agency employee.
The Importance of a Defense Lawyer
If you've been charged with aggravated assault, time is of the essence.
In the face of a felony allegation, you need to make sure that your rights
are protected. At the firm, we understand the serious nature of an aggravated
assault charge and want to help you. Call our office today and see what
a top-notch legal advocate can do for you. We are committed to offering
client real legal help. As a criminal defense law firm, we know that you
need a defense attorney ready to fight with the same enthusiasm as the
prosecution. When you contact the firm, we will aggressively pursue the
case outcome you want and need. Don't risk your future, freedom and
reputation; call today. When you work with a lawyer form Frank Walker
Law, we walk beside you through every step of the legal process, gather
evidence in your favor and create a strategy to combat the evidence held
against you. To learn more, fill out free
case evaluation form or
contact our office today.