Assault Charges Lawyer in Harrisburg


This is your local Magisterial District Judge Office. Right next to Johnson Flowers in that little plaza. We’ve been coming to this building and fighting the government for nearly 20 years. The government doesn’t want you to hire us. They want a push over. When you need the best assault charges lawyer in Harrisburg, you need us.

Look beyond the now, we’ll protect you for your future.

Too many attorneys look to end the case quickly. They don’t tell you everything that you lose by giving up and pleading guilty. Either they don’t know about it or they don’t care enough about you to tell you about it. We know. We care. Here are the major consequences to criminal charges in PA

Felony Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences in Pennsylvania

When selecting which attorney to hire, please consider:

  • Can you call anytime and talk to a live person?
  • Do they offer payment plans with no credit checks?
  • Will your attorney be attentive and explain what’s going on?

At The McShane Firm, we answer yes to all of these questions. We strive to provide you with a great customer service experience during this tough time.

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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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Free information to help you now

We don’t treat you like most lawyers do. Most lawyers will treat you like a mushroom. They keep you in the dark and hope you grow. We give you too much information rather than too little information. That’s because we know exactly what we are doing. We know how to not only play human courtroom chess, but we are Masters level elite players of the game. So, let’s start getting you some answers to questions like:

  • What are the maximum sentence for this charge?
  • Are fines excessive?
  • What’s the worst that can happen to me?
  • Is there mandatory jail time?
  • Is there any defense to these charges?

Here are some preliminary answers to a lot of those questions.

What is The McShane Difference?

  • We take time to understand your personal needs and goals. Then we cater our legal strategy to fit you.
  • We care about you. We listen and return phone calls. We will take time to explain things so you are not left anxious in the dark.
  • We will make this as easy as possible. We will try to minimize the number of times you have to be in court which means less disruption of your work and family life.

Does this sound like what you are looking for in an attorney? If yes, then take the next step and call (717) 657-3900.

What our clients say

Our clients love us. When police, prosecutors, judges. celebrities or just plain old folk like you and I get in trouble, they call us. We are the trusted and well known lawyers who fight.


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Defenses to assault cases

One of the best defenses to assault cases is self-defense. Lots of attorneys cannot properly tell you the law of self-defense in PA. They just think of it like other folks. You can hit, when you are hit. You can shoot, when you are shot at. While that’s part of it, there is a lot more to it. The doctrine of anticipatory self-defense applies. Plus, there is the castle doctrine that not only covers your residence, but also the area near to it. And ask an attorney about Stand Your Ground law and you’ll likely get the wrong answer. So read all of this to make sure you know


Our Clients are entitled to a Bill of Rights which states:

  • Our clients have the right to expect, we will be proactive in communication. You will hear it from us first. We will return all phone calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • Our clients have the right to expect plain speaking, straight shooting. No B. S.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to do it right the first time, every time.
  • Our clients have the right to expect us to be on time and professionally prepared for all court appearances, and all meetings.
  • Our clients have the right to expect that they will be fully informed at all times.

This is our promise to you. Call today to get us on your side: (717) 657-3900.