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Assault is the crime of trying or threatening to hurt someone physically.

Under Pennsylvania law, an assault can happen when a person intentionally or knowingly causes physical harm to another person, or attempts to do so, and puts the other person in fear of immediate bodily harm. You don't have to physically make contact with the other person to be charged with assault. By merely threatening to harm them you can be arrested for assault. Assault is categorized as either simple assault or aggravated assault. If convicted, you could face a prison sentence and be fined. Experienced Pennsylvania assault lawyers like Robert H. Reese, Jr., Heather L. Adams, or Christopher M. Patterson can provide you with the skill and strategy that you need when faced with a serious accusation like assault. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.