The Colonial Park Diner has been a fixture of Lower Paxton Township for decades. So has The McShane Firm. When it comes to assault related charges in Lower Paxton, there is one clear choice for your assault charges lawyer in Colonial Park, Linglestown and all of Lower Paxton: The McShane Firm.
We understand violence
Unfortunately in this world there are bad folks. They do bad things. They attack you. You have the right to defend yourself. Unscripted and unannounced violence is all around us. It is all of our jobs to protect ourselves and our families. Many DAs who prosecute assault charges have never been in a legitimate fight. They have no frame of reference as to what it is like to be afraid for your life or your health. They live in a bubble. It is our job as your trusted and tested self-defense and assault charges lawyer in Lower Paxton to get them to pause and listen. It is something we do well.
We teach self-defense
No other set of lawyers in PA have taught as many citizens as we have about the use of force. None. We have held lectures all over the Commonwealth about it. Most DAs and even some judges believe they know the law of self-defense in PA. Sadly, most are wrong. They hold the incorrect school house rules notion that its the person who strikes first is automatically in the wrong.
The law in PA clearly rejects that. You can absolutely defend yourself. If under the totality of the circumstances you reasonably believed that you needed to use force to defend yourself against potential imminent force, you are justified. You don’t have to wait for the person to slap you. You don’t have to wait for the bad guy to shoot you. PA allows for preemptive self-defense. Most importantly, it’s not Monday morning quarterbacking. Lots of police and DAs love to try to do that. In the heat of the moment we make life or death decisions in nanoseconds. It’s hurt or be hurt. Kill or be killed. That’s the truth
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We know the rules of the street
The rules of the street are simple. You don’t stop until the threat is over. It’s not hit one time. Then siop, and wait to see what the other person does. It’s not I-go-you-go. Fighting in the real world is not about being fair. It is the justified use of force to protect yourself or others without all of the pleasantries and rules we find in boxing or MMA. It is about ending the threat as soon as possible. DAs sitting around sipping lattes second guessing how much force should have been used is not the law.
What are the maximum penalties for assault charges?
- Simple Assault Charges
- Aggravated Assault Charges
- Homicide Charges
- Voluntary Manslaughter Charges
- Involuntary Manslaughter Charges
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Justin Went Beyond our Expectations
I am a single mother and because of work could not spend enough time watching over my son. Unfortunately, he became involved with gangs and out himself in a very bad position. One of his friends was involved in a homicide and my son was being charged as well.
My sister recommended Justin McShane and we decided to have him represent us. He worked really hard and was very prepared. He cross-examined every witness and in the end my son was acquitted of all of the felony counts and left with a misdemeanor.
When I took my son to Mr. McShane’s office to thank him, he went out of his way to talk to my son about his involvement in gangs. He explained how serious these charges were and that if he continued in that way he could get into a lot of trouble. It looks like my son took that to heart because he has been staying at home more and we’ve been talking about getting him back into school.
Thanks Justin. You’re not only a good lawyer but a good man with a golden heart.
Lower Paxton Assault charges jurisdictions
MDJ covering the South Side of Lower Paxton Township (traditional Colonial Park area)
MDJ office covering the north side of Lower Paxton Township (including Linglestown)
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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!
Saved my Life
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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