Perhaps you made a poor judgment call or found yourself drawn into an action that you wish you had avoided. Whatever the cause, you are now facing a criminal conviction.
Unfortunately, an arrest for or even an accusation of criminal conduct can have life-changing ramifications. Attorney Michael J. Skinner knows Pennsylvania’s criminal laws and has represented clients for years. Steeped in knowledge pertaining to procedural methods to assist his clients in avoiding the significant consequences and severe penalties that often result from a criminal conviction, Mike Skinner gets results.
If you face assault charges, seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the Skinner Law Firm today.
Domestic assault can lead to severe outcomes. Pennsylvania defines domestic assault in two ways: misdemeanor domestic assault and felony aggravated domestic assault.
This simple assault charge occurs when someone:
Pennsylvania law describes felony domestic assault in this way:
This charge involves following another person in or near public places; repeated unwanted communication, or engaging in annoying or alarming cyber contact, and more.
If a person follows another person with the intent of placing that person in reasonable fear of bodily injury, this action is known as stalking.
When a parent or guardian knowingly endangers the welfare of a child by not providing proper care or engaging in abusive behavior, these actions can bring charges of child abuse.
This charge in Pennsylvania is considered a felony of the second degree. The crime is engaging in sexual intercourse with a person who has not consented.
If an individual knowingly and unlawfully restrains an individual against his or her will, the act is defined as false imprisonment and brings a second-degree misdemeanor charge.
If you face charges for a violent crime of any kind, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to fight the accusations. The Skinner Law Firm dedicates itself to fighting for the rights of its clients. Email us today or call (610) 436-1410 for a free consultation—and let us work on getting the best possible outcome for your case.