Assault Lawyer in Scranton, Clarks Summit and Northeastern, PA
Anyone charged with aggravated assault should seek a competent, dedicated, and results-driven aggravated assault defense attorney immediately. Proudly serving the Scranton, Clarks Summit and Northeastern Pennsylvania communities, Bill Peters of the Peters Law Firm has the experience to build a solid aggravated defense for you.
Aggravated Assault and You
The FBI defines aggravated assault as “…an unlawful attack by one person upon another to inflict severe or aggravated bodily injury.” The FBI further states that “[aggravated assault] is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.”
The FBI also presents statistics regarding aggravated assault: “In 2014, there were an estimated 741,291 aggravated assaults in the nation. The estimated number of aggravated assaults increased by 2.0 percent when compared with the 2013 estimate, and decreased 14.0 percent when compared with the 2005 estimate.” The FBI further adds that: “Of the aggravated assault offenses in 2014 for which law enforcement provided expanded data, 26.9 percent were committed with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, or feet. Firearms were used in 22.5 percent of aggravated assaults, and knives or cutting instruments were used in 18.8 percent. Other weapons were used in 31.9 percent of aggravated assaults.”
Since aggravated assault is a crime of violence, the penalties and consequences surrounding an aggravated assault conviction range from jail time to a substantial prison sentence. Other consequences of an aggravated assault conviction include fines, restitution, and court-ordered community service.
Why Choose Bill Peters and The Peters Law Firm for Your Aggravated Assault Defense
When you or someone you know is accused of or is under investigation for aggravated assault, it’s paramount that you seek sound legal representation. Bill Peters has the tenaciousness, diligence, and expertise to prepare a strong aggravated assault defense for you while working to fight for your rights and interests.
Peters is a graduate from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in both political science and history. He went on and received his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. A lawyer with a reputation for results and excellence, Peters is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was also named by the National Trial Lawyers as a “2016 Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney”. Bill Peters has a sound knowledge base of the criminal justice laws as they pertain to the state of Pennsylvania.
When you work with Peters on your aggravated assault case, you will be treated with respect, and communication with you will remain constant. You’ll stay abreast of the happenings of your case and each action that Peters takes and makes with your case will be explained to you.
Peters specializes in helping clients with violent accusations and charges. Whether it’s through a robust self-defense argument for an acquittal of your case or another strategy, Peters will relentlessly fight for your freedom, ensuring the best possible income for you. So, contact Bill Peters and the Peters Law Firm for your aggravated assault defense today!