According to the law, assault is a criminal offense that is defined by actions that are taken to deliberately instill fear of violence in another. As such, these are offenses that often fall under the category of violent crimes. Although assault and battery charges often go hand-in-hand, there is a very distinct difference between the two. Whereas assault is the mere threat of violence, battery is the actual follow-through. As such, it is possible to be charged for one and not the other. If you words were mis-perceived and taken as a threat of violence, then you could very easily be charged with assault and made to suffer the consequences of a conviction. At Mack & Stephens, we are here to make sure that that does not happen.
Types & Penalties
Assault will be considered as aggravated if a deadly weapon is on a person's being when violent threats are made. Again, there does not need to be an actual utilization of the weapon; its presence is enough to invoke a stricter charge on the defendant under accusation. No matter what your assault charges entail, from simple assault to aggravated assault to assault and battery, you should not forego your right to legal counsel. Our firm can help you fight the charges that have been made against you and work to clear your name of the crimes currently associated with it.
The Mack & Stephens team consists professional attorneys in the field of criminal defense law. If a false accusation of assault was made against you and you are now facing the consequences of a potential conviction then you should immediately call an associate from our firm to discuss your case. We have been instrumental in securing a successful outcome to the cases of thousands in Pennsylvania, and we will devote the same level aggression and legal agility to work for you.