An assault charge in Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County Pennsylvania can have very serious consequences, including jail time. Pennsylvania assault laws are complicated and any error in how you defend yourself could land you in jail or lead to other serious penalties and punishment.

Types of Assault Charges

Often people are charged with assault after getting in a fight. In many instances, the other person files the assault charge, regardless of who may have thrown the first punch. Any punch or brawl, or just threatening someone with physical harm can lead to an assault charge. If someone files assault charges against you, and you are arrested, you will require an attorney to help explain what happened, and why the charges should be dropped.

The attorneys at Gallant & Parlow have extensive experience defending assault charges and will use every legal defense to ensure your constitutional rights are protected.

We have experience defending clients accused of, arrested for, or charged with assault crimes, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault and battery
  • Assault causing serious bodily injury
  • Domestic assault
  • Sexual assault

Defending Our Clients

Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients charged with assault crimes in the Pennsylvania and federal courts. A federal assault can have much greater consequences and harsher penalties. Our attorneys understand the federal laws and can defend you if are charged with aggravated assault or assault with a deadly weapon.

Depending on the particular circumstances of your case there may be several possible defenses. Or there may be the possibility of reducing the charges, i.e., aggravated assault, could be a reduced to simple assault. It is crucial to hire an attorney who can help you navigate through the complicated assault laws and ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact Us

To arrange a free confidential consultation with an experienced assault charge defense lawyer and to receive specific legal advice on how our firm would defend you in your assault case, please call us for a free, no obligation criminal defense legal consultation. All calls are strictly confidential. Please call us at (215) 568-2900.


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