Relationships can be difficult and complex. Sometimes simple arguments or misunderstandings will escalate leading to further conflict. This conflict can sometimes get out of hand and become physical which neither person may have intended. Once this occurs you may quickly find yourself in police custody. Domestic Assault is taken very seriously. Assault charges can have severe consequences following a conviction including fines and/or incarceration. These potential consequences may have a negative effect on your professional and personal life. No matter how minor you think the incident may be, the long-term effects could be drastic. It is critical that if you are arrested for domestic violence, that you contact an experienced attorney right away for an aggressive defense.
If you have been charged with domestic assault contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, including a former Assistant District Attorney, for a consultation today at 610-891-8806.
Domestic violence is an issue that deeply affects our society and is a problem for many families. An assault charge in Pennsylvania involves intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly inflicting bodily injury on another, attempting to do so, or putting someone in fear of imminent bodily injury. Domestic Assault arises when the assault occurs to a spouse, ex-spouse, family member, or partner.
Common defenses to assault charges include self–defense or defense of others. Self-defense may be an available defense if you are protecting yourself and your actions were reasonable and not excessive. Defense of others may be available if your actions were taken to protect another individual from injury. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the assault, an attorney may recommend that you immediately get into anger management treatment and/or alcohol counseling if alcohol was involved. If the defendant has been proactive and received treatment, many times the district attorney and sentencing judge will take that into consideration.
Do not delay in contacting an experienced attorney to fight for the best possible outcome for your specific circumstances. The most effective defense strategies depend on the specific details of the case and the lawyer’s ability to investigate which is why it is imperative to contact our attorneys as soon as possible after a charge. We act fast to preserve valuable evidence that the prosecution may attempt to get thrown out. Our attorneys thoroughly research case law, procedural law, and statutes relevant to our client’s specific case to stay up to date on the best arguments and defenses.
Contact one of our seasoned attorneys for a consultation today
If you have been arrested with domestic assault, do not hesitate to get legal help right away. Call MMD&C attorneys at 610-891-8806 to schedule a consultation.
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