What is assault? What if I use a weapon?
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 a Wilkes-Barre criminal defense attorney today!
The Citizens Voice reports that the suspect in the vicious machete attack on a GAR student was apprehended by U.S. Marshalls. The suspect has been charged with simple assault and aggravated assault. The victim's hand was nearly severed when the suspect slashed his hand with the machete.
If you are accused of aggravated assault or simple assault, you need an experienced Wilkes-Barre defense lawyer to navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected. A Luzerne County criminal defense lawyer will listen to your side of the story and present any available defenses to the charges at hand.