Assault Charges

Assault charges are common in college communities such as State College, PA and Penn State University. Assault charges cover a range of alleged actions including things of a physical, sexual and emotional nature. The State of Pennsylvania lists close to 20 different statutes relating to assault.

Because there are so many types of assault that State College and Penn State law officials can charge you with, we can’t list them all here. You’ll find links to more information on the most common types of assault charges below. If you don’t see the specific charges you face, then please contact us to arrange a brief phone consultation. We’ve represented clients facing every kind of assault charge and will be happy to provide more information in person.

Simple Assault

Simple assault charges are the most common type of assault charges in the State College and Penn State community. To be charged, law officials must believe a person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly caused bodily harm to another. The link above offers more information on simple assault charges and how we work with clients to defend against them.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault charges are more a serious category of assault charge used when State College and Penn State law officials believe a person intended serious bodily harm to another individual. These charges represent a felony and a serious problem for those who are charged. Use the link above to learn more about the charge and how we work with clients to defend against this type of assault charge.

Harassment

Harassment charges are usually levied when State College and Penn State law authorities believe a person has an intent to harass, annoy or alarm another. This behavior can be physical or emotional. Use the link above to learn more about how we work with clients to defend against this charge.

Reckless Endangerment

Recklessly endangering another person charges result when local authorities believe an individual’s actions put another at risk of serious bodily injury or death. Use the link above to learn more about how our firm can help with your defense.

If the specific charge you or a loved one faces isn’t listed above, then please contact us for a free consultation on your case. Chances are that we’ve helped others who have faced the charge in the past. Work with a  State College lawyer who will give your case the attention and detail required to help get your life back on track.

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