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Pennsylvania law defines the elements of assault as: (a) Offense defined. -- A person is guilty of assault if he: (1) attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; (2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; (3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or (4) conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or any search of the person.

Should an individual be accused of assault in Southwestern Pennsylvania or its surrounding areas, his or her sentence has the potential to be significantly harsher if the act:

  • Was carried out against a teacher, emergency first aid professional, public transportation driver, person over 60, handicapped person, etc.

  • Involved a deadly weapon

  • Was carried out by a person with a spotty criminal record.

At The Schwendeman Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations to those accused of assault . Mr. Schwendeman has handled hundreds of cases in and recognizes that convictions come with harsh penalties. His practice is committed to providing aggressive criminal defense to the accused.

For more information or to schedule a private case evaluation with the Schwendeman Law Firm, call 855.674.9898 or Email at





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