Defense to assault charges
There are some obvious ones such as they just have no proof of an assault. There’s no physical evidence. No video. No photos. And so the credibility of the witness or witnesses is always a big deal in these cases. We shred liars. We can’t stand them. Another typical defense is an alibi, meaning you were not where the complaining witness says you were doing what they say you were. In addition to that Pennsylvania has very favorable self-defense laws. Here is a lot of information on self-defense in PA.
This is the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Lykens. You do not want to be an involuntary guest there. When you, a friend or a loved one is facing assault related charges in the Lancaster area, you need the best assault charges attorney in Lancaster. Our reputation, knowledge, and experience proves to you that we are the best. Here’s why…
How to save yourself
Ready for some truth. Who your attorney is determines the outcome of your case. I know we all like to pretend that we live in a “fair” world. we fool ourselves into thinking fairness exists. We pretend that we live a world where only someone’s merit gets them promoted. That’s just not true. Who you know is as important if not more so than what you know. The messenger does matter. When you face this reality and indisputable feature of our criminal justice system, then you need to look on how to make this whole thing the most unfair thing for the government. You do that by hiring us. For nearly 20 years, your friends and neighbors have picked us to go and pick on the government. We are the biggest and best DUI and criminal defense firm in all of PA. You don’t get that way by accident. Just…
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So when you are ready to stop Googling about your problem and you are ready to make it unfair for the government, contact us.
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- DOES PENNSYLVANIA LAW ALLOW FOR USE OF FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE?
- DEFENSE OF OTHERS
- THE CASTLE DOCTRINE AND STAND YOUR GROUND
- CIVIL IMPLICATIONS OF THE JUSTIFIED USE OF DEADLY FORCE
- THE CASTLE DOCTRINE IN PENNSYLVANIA: A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION
What you need to know now
Maximum sentences and the worst case scenario
You are probably looking for reliable and complete information about what the maximums are for these charges. You want to know what the worst case scenario is. Here is some information for you to answer those questions, right now.
- Simple Assault Charges
- Aggravated Assault Charges
- Homicide Charges
- Voluntary Manslaughter Charges
- Involuntary Manslaughter Charges
- Terroristic Threats
When you can’t lose….
Make no mistake about it, the government is beating you now. They are investigating you. They may have even charged you. If you are out on bail or are in jail, the government is winning. It’s time to fight back… hard. And that’s what we do. For nearly 20 years, your neighbors and friends have called on us to champion them. We hold you up trophy high. We refuse to let you make a mistake. You can easily do your due diligence checks on us. We put all of our qualifications and experience out there for all to see
Other things you need to be concerned about
So many lawyers don’t look beyond the immediate problem which is the criminal charges. If they care at all, they care about the task immediately in front of them: the criminal case. But you can’t afford to take that singular view because the consequences of any conviction can last a lifetime. We put together this really long list of problems that you will face in the long run if you don’t get all over this now.
Felony Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania
Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania
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I reached out to a few different firms after receiving my court details in the mail, but I quickly realized that the McShane firm felt the most consistent and genuinely interested in my case. They’re very passionate about getting you the best results, and communication with attorney Corey Fahnestock was quick and easy. Both attorney Corey Fahnestock and Cassandra Frantz were very helpful and informative as they were consistently updating me whenever a delay or change in terms would occur. Worth every dollar! I highly recommend Corey Fahnestock for anyone serious about seeking true justice!
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Tim was able to do what seemed to be impossible! My case was dismissed at trial and I was able to go back to my life. Don’t hesitate to retain Tim as your attorney, he is worth every penny. I couldn’t be any happier with my experience.
My attorney Timothy Barrouk did a wonderful job by getting my charges dismissed. He was helpful the whole time and I could call him whenever I had any sort of questions.
Justin McShane and his firm are the best in the nation. They handle and win the toughest cases on a regular basis. Justin and his wife are not only trial lawyers but they are also scientist. When a lawyer can combine this type of knowledge, tenacity and trial skills…it’s a work of art. If they will take your case, you are very lucky. When you can’t afford to lost, you call the McShane firm.
I cannot thank them enough for the outcome of my case. Attorney Tim Barrouk was dealing with a client who was on edge, never been arrested, and didn’t trust him 100% in the beginning, but he came recommended so he was my lawyer. I remember offering to hire a second attorney to help and he reassured me he had it under control. After a while it appeared I made a great choice. He knew the pros & cons of every judge my case was assigned to, he knew when to talk and when to listen in court, he didn’t let me take a bad deal, never pressured me, and responded to every text or call I ever placed to him. Cathi Lee kept me updated on where to be and when to be there. and was always available also. I was facing an Aggravated Assault charge causing serious bodily injury, simple assault, unlawful restraint, and 4 other misdemeanor charges and facing up to 10+ years in state prison. I never denied what I did and there was even video of me doing it. At the end of the day, All my charges were dropped and replaced with one summary offense of disorderly conduct and I was sentenced to pay a $25 fine plus court costs. Tim was always honest, and even told me flat out, these charges fit what you did but your case is triable and we’re gonna work for the best outcome. There were no promises or bs, just facts and business. Thank you Tim and the rest of The McShane Firm for getting me justice and not letting me get lost in the system.
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But it gets worse, if the alleged crime involves a loved one, you can bet that with the criminal charges will come a Protection from Abuse order.
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