Stabbing, shooting, punching. or any type of offensive contact inflicted upon another person will land the aggressor in serious legal trouble. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or intent to cause serious bodily injury to the victim. The object doesn't have to be a knife or gun, but can be any object capable of causing serious bodily harm.
Weapons lead to more serious charges and increased jail time. There are often justifications or defenses for assaulting another person such as self-defense or trying to protect another person. Although the person whom you assaulted may have instigated the fight or thrown the first punch, you still need an aggressive Luzerne County criminal defense lawyer to protect your legal rights!
The Citizens Voice reports that robbery suspect fired two shots at a State Trooper that tried to detain the suspect. Luckily, the shots missed the officer, who then chased the suspect in his car but was unable to secure the suspect. The suspect is still at large and considered very dangerous.
If you are facing criminal charges in Lackawanna County; you need to defend your rights!