Aggressive Defense For Serious Assault Charges

In Pennsylvania, assault charges carry stiff penalties that can limit your freedom and impact your future opportunities. Building an aggressive but strategic defense can help minimize the immediate and long-term impact of an assault charge.

At Chan & Associates in Lancaster, we provide client-focused defenses aimed at reducing or eliminating the consequences you are facing. With more than 20 years of combined experience, our attorneys know what it takes to challenge assault charges. They will use their knowledge to protect your best interests.

What Is Assault?

Assault usually involves causing physical harm to another person or acting in a threatening way that would cause another person to believe you would harm them. In Pennsylvania, there are three main types of assault:

  • Aggravated assault: Aggravated assault charges are typically brought when the victim sustained serious injuries in the incident or a weapon was used to carry out the offense.
  • Simple assault: Simple assault is more common than aggravated assault, and it occurs when someone attempts to cause or does cause physical injury to another person.
  • Harassment: Harassment charges typically follow an incident in which someone touched another person in a way that did not cause injury.

Assault can also encompass sexual assault and domestic violence. All types of assault carry serious penalties that can include jail time and steep fines. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced assault lawyer on your side to help you navigate the process of defending yourself.

Attorney Chad Zimmermann has extensive experience protecting individuals who are facing assault charges. He will aggressively build a defense that is focused on minimizing the impact of the charges against you.

Talk To One Of Our Attorneys About Your Case

If you were charged with assault, we can help. In your first consultation, we will listen to your story and help you understand your best options. To arrange an appointment, please contact us online or call our office at 717-925-0665.