Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.—Tamika
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Pittsburgh Aggravated Assault Lawyer

Know Your Rights – PA Laws & Penalties

An arrest for aggravated assault or an aggravated assault charge is a very serious offense, also known as “felony assault”. Aggravated Assault differs from Simple Assault and typically means that the accused intended to cause serious bodily harm to another person.

An aggravated assault conviction is a felony and typically involves years of prison time and expensive fines.

If you assaulted a police officer, school board member or a teacher at an elementary or secondary school, or if you used a deadly weapon to cause or to attempt to cause bodily injury, or if you used a stun gun, Taser or teargas or other noxious gas, or if you committed assault with “extreme indifference to human life”, you will be charged with aggravated assault, and not simple assault.

The penalties for an aggravated assault conviction are as follows:

• General Aggravated Assault: A second degree felony and up to ten years in prison.
• Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon: A second degree felony and up to ten years in prison.
• Aggravated Assault with Extreme Indifference to a Public Officer: A first degree felony and up to twenty years in prison.

If you have been arrested for aggravated assault, it is important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. There are several defenses that can be used in these types of cases and people are falsely accused every day. It is important that you contact a reputable and experienced Criminal Lawyer in Pittsburgh for a free consultation.

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At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we understand how stressful this type of situation can be on you and on your family. We are here to help you better understand your rights and know how you can fight for them. We are compassionate attorneys that will do everything we can to help you retain your freedom.

It is important to speak with an experienced attorney right away if you face aggravated assault charges – your future and your family’s future is at stake.

Do not speak to the officers who arrested you without an attorney present. Request to speak with your attorney. If you are in jail, do not speak to anyone other than your attorney about the alleged crime, even if the officers tell you they will let you go temporarily. It is also important to not have any contact with the alleged victim.

WHAT AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT LAWYER CAN DO FOR YOU

An experienced attorney will help you fight for your rights by thoroughly reviewing your case, listening to your side of the story and developing a solid defense strategy.

The prosecution and arresting officers are going to try their hardest to have you convicted. You should talk to an attorney who knows how to fight back.

A skilled attorney will investigate all pieces of evidence and talk with all possible witnesses to help strengthen your case and to help prove that your actions were unintentional or that you unknowingly committed the crime. An attorney will also investigate whether the arresting officers made any mistakes while making your arrest, which could result in having your charges dropped.

It is important that you share with your attorney all details that will help your defense. At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we are compassionate people who will help you understand your rights and what type of sentencing you face so that together we can develop the best possible defense strategy.

DEFENSES FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

Self-Defense

While self-defense is a legitimate defense in a Pennsylvania court, your attorney will need to prove that you acted in self-defense. That it why it is important to hire an experienced and aggressive attorney to handle your case. A skilled attorney will look for all evidence to prove that your actions were unintentional.

When your future and the future of your family is at stake, it only makes sense to take every possible action to fight for your rights. Talk to a compassionate crime attorney, like David J. Shrager, about your case — all consultations are free.

The Alibi Defense

If you were falsely accused and were not at the scene of the alleged crime, you can use an alibi defense to disprove the allegations. Using an alibi means that you will need a reliable and trustworthy witness to testify that you were not at the scene of the crime.

Lack of Evidence

In order for you to be convicted of aggravated assault, the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Your attorney can question and challenge witnesses in order to create doubt in a juror’s mind.

Lack of Intent to Harm

If you did not intend to harm the victim or if you were intoxicated or on drugs or medication at the time, it is possible to argue a lack of intent. In this case, it will be more difficult for the prosecution to prove criminal intent.

In addition, your attorney has the right to plea bargain for a lessor sentence if there is no other possible way to prove your innocence or if you have already admitted guilt.

A skilled attorney will pull every stop to fight for your rights. Call Attorney David J. Shrager today for a free consultation.

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AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CHARGE DOES NOT
MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.