Defending Simple Assault or Aggravated Assault in Philadelphia


10/24/2017

Defending simple assault or aggravated assault in Philadelphia requires a skilled and experienced defense attorney.  Lauren Wimmer aggressively defends those charged with assault in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.  Assault is one of the most common offenses in Pennsylvania.  These crimes also carry stiff consequences, even for first offenders. Prosecutors will often press for a serious felony conviction when the facts, evidence, and circumstances suggest otherwise. 

Assault may be charged even if no one was physically harmed.  The threat to cause physical harm to another or the brandishing of a knife, gun or other weapon is enough to warrant assault charges in Pennsylvania.  There is a big difference between “charges” and a “conviction.”  As an experienced Philadelphia assault attorney, Lauren Wimmer fights aggressively for her clients at every step in the process.  She works to get the charges against you (and the associated consequences) reduced or dropped altogether.  She is relentless in trial, and challenges not only the physical evidence but the prosecutor’s version of the events.

One of the key aspects of defending simple assault or aggravated assault in Philadelphia is “intent.”  Intent is a high legal standard which the prosecution must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt.”   Another important issue is the presence of “serious bodily injury.”  If injuries resulting from an altercation or alleged assault result in the substantial risk of death, permanent injury or disfigurement, the prosecution will press felony charges which can result in heavy fines and several years in prison.

Wimmer Criminal Defense Law has several successful strategies to defeat simple assault or aggravated assault charges.  These include, but are not limited to, self-defense, the absence of a genuine serious bodily injury, alibi, lack of evidence, and the credibility of our client.  If you are looking for a proven attorney with experience defending simple assault or aggravated assault in Philadelphia, we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call (215) 712-1212 for a free consultation today.