Assault Crimes

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2018 | Assault Crimes

In Pennsylvania, assault crimes are generally defined as crimes involving the use of unlawful force. In Pennsylvania, there are several different assault crimes. Indecent assault lawyer The following is a list of crimes in Pennsylvania that are generally considered to be assault crimes:

Simple Assault

Aggravated Assault

Recklessly Endangering Another Person

Sexual Assault

Indecent Assault

There are two different types of assault crimes which are listed above. Sexual assault crimes which deal with the touching of sexual organs (such as vagina or breasts) of another person without their consent and physical assault crimes, which generally involve the unlawful use of physical force against another person without their consent. Make sure to contact an experienced Chester County Assault Attorney if you have been charged with one of the above crimes. There are several defenses to these various crimes, but it is best to consult with the former Assistant District Attorneys at the Bellwoar Kelly, LLP.

Now that we know that there are two different types of assault crimes (sexual and physical) we can examine very briefly the specific crimes listed above. Simple Assault is a misdemeanor charge that alleges that a defendant caused injury or attempted to cause injury to another person. Aggravated Assault is a felony crime where a defendant is charged for intentionally causing serious bodily injury to another person. Murder of an unborn person Recklessly Endangering another is a charge for a defendant who recklessly does something to another which may cause serious bodily injury. Sexual Assault is a very serious crime that alleges that a defendant touched a victims privates (vagina or penis) for sexual gratification and without their consent. And finally Indecent Assault alleges that a defendant touched another person sexually without their consent. Assault crimes can be very serious charges and in many cases call for a state prison sentence.

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