In Pennsylvania, Aggravated Assault can be graded as a felony of the first degree, meaning a conviction for aggravated assault can result in a period of incarceration of up to 20 years, plus tens of thousands of dollars in fines, and significant damage to your reputation.

In addition, Aggravated Assault can be charged as a Felony of the Second Degree. It is so charged in a variety of circumstances, often when a person is accused of assaulting a police officer. We will explain the difference between these two charges in more detail below.

These cases can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Although less serious than Aggravated Assault as a Felony of the First Degree, these assault cases still carry potentially serious risk of incarceration and the potential to change your life forever.

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Luckily, you do not have to face these serious charges alone. Our Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers have represented countless individuals in assault cases involving serious injuries. 

Our attorneys have defended clients in a wide range of aggravated assault cases, including:

  • Bar Fights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Incidents where people have been beaten by the police
  • Neighborhood fights
  • Gang Fights
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Workplace Violence
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Accusations of police assault
  • Accusations of assaulting medical personnel
  • Street fights

Our Attorneys Are Experienced Defending Aggravated Assault Cases

The Philadelphia aggravated assault defense lawyers at Krasner & Long have defended these clients at jury trials, trials before judges, negotiated favorable pleas, and had charges dismissed.

Recently, our lawyers have successfully defended clients:

  • Facing serious assault charges where the defendant allegedly shot another individual
  • Accused of assaulting state troopers at a casino in the Poconos.
  • Alleged to have hit another man in the face with a medieval war mace (that would be a metal ball with spikes on it, attached to a chain, meant to be swung into an opponent’s face)
  • With a significant history of mental health issues and accused of assaulting police during a medical emergency.
  • Facing a sentence of over 25 years because the complaining witness received severe injuries including a broken jaw.
  • Involved in a domestic dispute with a significant other and accused of using his car to attempt to seriously injure the complaining witness.
  • Accused of strangulation.
  • Facing serious criminal and professional penalties for allegedly assaulting first responders

We have engineered many successful defenses, including the highly publicized Askia Sabur trial. Philadelphia police officers severely beat Mr. Sabur using their batons and then charged him with a variety of crimes including assaulting police. Krasner & Long’s Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys never backed down from taking the case before a jury and won an acquittal on all counts. After the acquittal, the firm successfully brought a civil rights claim against the police, securing a generous settlement for the client, just shy of $1 million.



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