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 the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such as self-defense or defense of a third party. Although the person whom you assaulted may have instigated and thrown the first punch, you may still be charged in the criminal system and fined and imprisoned. Don't wait; call an assault defense attorney now!
The Citizens Voice reports that a three term Dupont Councilman was charged with simple assault, aggravated assault and terroristic threats in a domestic dispute with his wife. The councilmen allegedly kicked his wife and smashed her head off of a counter before grabbing a rifle and threatening to kill her.
If you are accused of aggravated assault or simple assault, you need an experienced Luzerne County criminal defense attorney to navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected. A Lackawanna County criminal defense lawyer will listen to your side of the story and present any available defenses to the charges at hand.