Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Spivak Law Firm, we strongly defend people charged with committing violent crimes such as assault and domestic violence. We investigate your case by collecting evidence, securing witnesses, and determining whether you have an active defense to the charges. We use our strong negotiation and trial skills to protect your legal rights.
To speak with an attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Assault Crimes in Pennsylvania
Can you be convicted of assault even if you never laid a finger on anyone?
Under Pennsylvania law, assault consists of intentionally or knowingly causing physical harm to another person or attempting to do so, which puts the other person in fear of immediate bodily harm. Thus, you need not physically hit another person to be charged with assault. Mere threats are enough.
To have an attorney review your case, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Penalties for Assault in Pennsylvania
Under Pennsylvania law, penalties for assault vary depending on the circumstances. Simple assault is punishable by two years in prison. Simple assault on a child under 12 is punishable by five years in prison. Aggravated assault is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
For more information, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.