Aggravated Assault

If you’ve been arrested or charged with assault or aggravated assault, you need the aggressive defense of  The Law Offices of Richard J. Fuschino to fight for your rights. We know the law and how to aggressively defend clients charged with assault, and we work hard to defend our clients.

If convicted of assault, you could have a permanent criminal record, spend time in jail, and face an expensive fine. In addition, you may find it difficult to purchase a firearm, lease an apartment, or find a job. If you are divorced and have visitation rights with your children, your visitation may become supervised or temporarily suspended, depending on the specifics of your case. You may also be required to take anger management classes or seek counseling.

Due to the severity of these consequences, it is imperative that the circumstances surrounding the assault charges be thoroughly investigated. Did you act in self-defense? Was alcohol involved? Did you sustain injuries? Did you start the initial argument? Philadelphia assault lawyer, Richard J. Fuschino will investigate what happened and explain why his client acted as he or she did. If guilt is not in question, we can ask that the court consider probation in exchange for community service and/or counseling.

If you’ve been arrested for assault, don’t assume a plea of “guilty” will make your problems go away. To learn more about what an assault conviction could mean for your future and how we can help, call Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer Richard J. Fuschino today at 215-515-8600 for a free consultation.

Altercations, Fights and Charges of Assault

Attorney Richard J. Fuschino represents people facing assault charges stemming from all incidents, including:

  • Road rage
  • Bar fights
  • Domestic violence
  • Fights in a parking lot
  • Disputes with a neighbor
  • Confrontations at a sporting event
  • Fights at a private party

Acting in Self-Defense

Usually, when a fight breaks out, people turn and look to see what all the commotion is about. As a result, they don’t always see the events leading up to the fight. If they see a person throw a punch, they may just assume that this person started the altercation. When police arrive, if they interview anyone at all, they may only interview those with a prejudiced or incomplete knowledge of what actually happened. Consequently, people who acted in self-defense can find themselves facing assault charges. That’s precisely why we track down witnesses, gather security video camera footage when available, and carefully examine the context in which an argument arose. We strive to tell our client’s side of the story and expose any self-serving or contradictory testimony on the part of others.

Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Richard J. Fuschino Today

Regardless of whether you’ve been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, sexual assault, or assault and battery, we can help. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact the Law Offices of Richard J. Fuschino for a free consultation at  215-515-8600.