If you have been charged with assault and battery in Philadelphia, you will need a fierce Philadelphia criminal defense attorney who will fight hard on your side. We can help.
Facing Assault and Battery Charges
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Assault & Battery Charges
Assault and battery charges in Philadelphia are taken very seriously. Assault is the unsuccessful attempt to commit battery that causes apprehension in the other person. Battery is considered causing purposeful and unwilling harm to another person. Two types of assaults can be charged in the state, simple and aggravated. Assault charges can also depend on who they are committed against and the result of the crime. In Pennsylvania, you can face up to two years in prison even for the lowest level of assault charge, and up to twenty based on the scenario. Philadelphia has an increased rate of assault and battery charges. These are serious criminal charges with harsh penalties. Our Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer is on standby to protect your freedom and rights.
A simple assault is typically one that doesn't result in serious injury. In fact, it does not have to result in any injury at all. You can be charged with simple assault even if you never touched someone. All you would have to do is put fear in them that you would. Aggravated assault is occurs when serious bodily injury is caused by acting in extreme indifference to human life or if it’s carried out against a police officer or other public safety officials. We will fight hard to have your assault and battery charges dismissed or lessened. This can mean serving probation, rather than serving jail time. Don’t’ take any chances, call now.
Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing assault and battery charges, you need to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney who is well versed in defending violent crime cases. Our lawyer has over twenty years defending these types of cases and will represent you with fervor. As a former prosecutor, our assault attorney knows how the State will try and build their case against you. First, never make a statement to the police without retain sound legal counsel. Every case is different, and as such, your defense will be tailored for you. Many viable defenses for assault and battery cases exist. The burden of proof lies with the State to make their case. You may have had a lack of intent. Many times, things are said in anger, but not really meant. Other times, the case is strictly he-said, she-said. When police show up to an assault and battery call, they make an arrest based on who has the most severe injury. This does not mean that you were not acting in self-defense. We can help prove that.
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The Law Office of William Spade has been defending cases for assault and battery in Philadelphia for over twenty years. Call us today and let an experienced criminal defense attorney help you.