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Have You Been Charged with Assault?

Skilled Harrisburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

As a violent crime, assault is always taken very seriously by both law enforcement and prosecutors. If you have been charged, then our seasoned and award-winning Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys at Curcillo Law, LLC are ready to hear from you. Our firm brings more than 90 years of collective legal experience to our clients' cases. We have the strategies, insights, and resources to ensure that every avenue towards a reduction or dismissal is explored to its fullest extent.

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Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault

Assault charges are defined in 18 Pa. Cons. Statute § 2701. The two most common of these charges are "simple assault" and "aggravated assault." Simple assault is the most minor of these offenses and is defined by attempting to intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly harming someone. Negligently causing bodily injury or making someone fear "imminent, serious bodily injury" could also be considered simple assault.

However, assault is considered "aggravated assault" when the accused:

  • Attempts to cause serious bodily injury
  • Causes serious bodily injury intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly
  • Causes serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon
  • Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to law enforcement officers, probation officers, court-related officials, teachers or school staff, or public transportation workers
  • Attempts to put any of the people above in fear of "imminent, serious bodily injury" while they are doing their duty
  • Uses noxious gases to harm any of the people above while they are doing their duty

Certain assaults against young people and children can also be considered aggravated assault. These offenses can be either charged as misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. For more specific information on your assault charge, what penalties you might be facing, and what your defense options are, contact our team today for an initial case evaluation.

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