Assault can be as simple as intimidating someone and making him or her feel threatened or as complicated as violently injuring someone, also known as aggravated assault. Both crimes can result in prison time and a criminal record. If you have been accused of committing assault, you need an experienced violent crimes lawyer to protect your rights.

At Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., our assault defense lawyers take the time to sit down with you and listen to your side of the story. We understand what you are going through, and we will be with you until the end. We offer aggressive criminal defense representation and compassionate counsel to our clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. We will always be honest with you about what you are up against, what we can do for you and what we believe your best options are. We fight for you and for your future.

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We go to work as soon as you retain our services. If you call us early in the process, we may be able to act before charges are filed against you, potentially limiting the damage that may be caused by an arrest or conviction.

Assault charges can carry a prison sentence, the length of which depends on the type of assault, the intended victim and whether you have committed prior crimes that count toward the “three strikes” rule. We take all of this into account as we look at your case and create a plan of action.

We can defend you for charges involving:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Recklessly endangering another person (REAP)
  • Endangering the welfare of children (EWOC)
  • Terroristic threats
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Kidnapping
  • Attempted homicide
  • Homicide
  • Resisting arrest

Having a conviction for assault can prevent you from owning or possessing a firearm. Using a weapon during a crime may result in a sentence enhancement or mandatory jail time. If the assault is on a “protected class,” such as a medical professional, teacher or police officer, the penalty becomes more severe. Terroristic threats, harassment and stalking can also carry prison sentences.

You need the competent counsel that our attorneys offer to prevent serious problems arising in your future.

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We are here for you when you need us. Call us at (610) 685-8000 or contact us online to schedule your free 30-minute initial consultation. We can meet with you at our office in Wyomissing, Lancaster or Lebanon, and we will come to you in jail, if necessary.