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Experienced Assault Defense Attorney Serving Beaver County

Last updated on June 4, 2024

Being accused and charged with assault in Pennsylvania can lead to serious repercussions. That is why you should seek quality legal guidance to defend your rights regardless of how serious or minor your charges may seem.

With more than 25 years of experience, Attorney Benyo has worked directly with individuals in Beaver County and surrounding areas to protect against serious criminal assault charges that would seriously affect their lives. He is dedicated to creating a unique and extensive defense for each client.

Different Kinds Of Assault Charges

Assault in Pennsylvania is defined as the intentional act of causing harm to another person, which can also include the threat or fear of harm. Several classifications of assault are defined by whether or not a victim was injured, a weapon was used and an assault occurred while committing another crime. These classifications include:

  • Assault and battery: Pennsylvania often uses battery and assault together and interchangeably. Battery is not a separate offense under criminal laws.
  • Simple assault: Knowingly, intentionally or recklessly causing injuries or threatening to cause bodily harm to another person is called simple assault. A simple assault charge can carry a $2,500 to $10,000 fine and two to five years in jail.
  • Aggravated assault: The intentional act or attempt to cause serious bodily injuries with the risk of death is considered an aggravated assault. A minimum charge for aggravated assault can include 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
  • Indecent assault: Intentional indecent, sexual contact with another person without their consent is called indecent assault. Sexual assault charges can lead to a 20-year sentence.

An assault charge carries more than fines and prison time. Those convicted can lose jobs, housing, educational opportunities, child custody, voting rights and gun ownership privileges.

Why You Should Have A Lawyer On Your Side

At Benyo Law Office, attorney Benyo aims to reduce or dismiss charges against his clients. Dismissal is the best-case scenario that Attorney Benyo hopes to achieve with every one of his client’s cases. You can receive a free, confidential consultation with attorney Benyo by calling 724-302-4091 or emailing him today.