ASSAULT DEFENSE LAWYER
Any assault charge in Philadelphia is serious. However, aggravated assault charges are even more serious than other types of assault allegations. While “simple” assault is a misdemeanor, aggravated assault is a felony offense, which means the penalties are substantially greater. If you are convicted of aggravated assault in Philadelphia, you could be imprisoned for years, in addition to facing costly fines. You will also sustain damage to your reputation, and could even lose your job.
In light of the dire consequences that can result from a conviction of aggravated assault or other violent felony crimes, it is critical to be represented by an experienced defense lawyer if you or a loved one is facing these charges in Philadelphia or the surrounding counties. The legal team at the Law Office of Lloyd Long has successfully handled numerous aggravated assault cases, and is prepared to build a robust defense on your behalf.
It is urgent to act quickly if you, your spouse, your boyfriend or girlfriend, or a family member has been arrested for aggravated assault. For immediate legal assistance, call the Law Office of Lloyd Long at (215) 666-0381 for a free legal consultation. Our criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide assistance.
What is the Sentence for Aggravated Assault in PA?
In Pennsylvania, aggravated assault can be graded as a felony of the first degree. This is the most serious type of felony other than murder, which underscores how urgent aggravated assault charges truly are.
When aggravated assault is charged as a first degree felony, a conviction could result in a prison sentence of up to 20 years, plus tens of thousands of dollars in fines. You could also permanently lose your gun rights, while sustaining irreversible damage to your personal and professional relationships.
In other cases, aggravated assault is graded as a second degree felony. Though less serious than a first degree felony, a felony of the second degree is still one of the highest charges a defendant can stand accused of. Second degree felony aggravated assault is charged in a variety of circumstances, often when the defendant is accused of assaulting a police officer, such as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD). When aggravated assault is a felony of the second degree, a conviction can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, in addition to fines.
Whether graded as a first or second degree felony, aggravated assault charges put you at risk for incarceration and have the potential to change your life forever. If you or someone you love is facing these charges, it is urgent that you contact us today for a comprehensive legal defense.
Assault Charges We Handle and Case Results
Luckily, you do not have to face these serious charges alone. At The Law Office of Lloyd Long, our Philadelphia defense lawyers have represented countless individuals in assault cases that resulted in serious injuries. To provide a few examples, our criminal attorneys have defended clients in aggravated assault cases including:
- Accusations of assaulting a police officer
- Accusations of assaulting medical personnel
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Bar fights
- Domestic violence and spousal abuse
- Gang fights
- Incidents where people have been beaten by the police
- Street fights and neighborhood fights
- Workplace violence
The Philadelphia aggravated assault lawyers at The Law Office of Lloyd Long have defended these clients at jury trials, trials before judges, negotiated favorable pleas, and had charges dismissed. Our criminal lawyers have successfully defended clients:
- Accused of assaulting state troopers at a casino in the Poconos.
- Accused of strangulation.
- Alleged to have hit another man in the face with a medieval war mace. This type of weapon is a metal ball with spikes on it, attached to a chain, meant to be swung into an opponent’s face.
- Facing a sentence of over 25 years because the complaining witness received severe injuries including a broken jaw.
- Facing serious assault charges where the defendant allegedly shot another individual.
- Facing serious criminal and professional penalties for allegedly assaulting first responders.
- With a significant history of mental health issues, and accused of assaulting police during a medical emergency.
Philadelphia Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyers Can Help
If you, your son or daughter, a romantic partner, or a family member has been charged with aggravated assault in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, you need to seek immediate legal help. The sooner we are able to begin planning your defense, the stronger of a case we can build on your behalf.
The Philadelphia aggravated assault attorneys at the Law Office of Lloyd Long defend clients throughout Philadelphia, including Center City, North Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and beyond. If you were arrested for aggravated assault in Allegheny West, Brewerytown, Chestnut Hill, Chinatown, East Falls, Fairmount, Fishtown, Francisville, Frankford, Germantown, Grays Ferry, Hunting Park, Kensington, Manayunk, Mantua, Mount Airy, Nicetown-Tioga, Northern Liberties, Old City, Overbrook, Penn’s Landing, Point Breeze, Port Richmond, Powelton Village, Queen Village, Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Strawberry Mansion, Washington Square West, or other areas of Philadelphia, call the Law Office of Lloyd Long right away at (215) 666-0381 for a free legal consultation.