Case Studies
Winning an Aggravated Assault Case

The client came to the firm charged with assaulting another man by hitting him repeatedly over the head with a hammer. The victim was admitted to the hospital and required several staples to close his head wounds.

The client was charged with aggravated assault with intent to cause serious bodily injury.

Efforts to resolve the matter through negotiation were fruitless - the best offer made by the Commonwealth would require the client to serve three to six years in state prison. The Commonwealth threatened to put the client in jail for twelve years, should he be convicted at trial.

We took the matter to trial and presented the case to a jury. We mounted a vigorous defense, and argued that the client had acted to save his life in a very dangerous situation. After a three day trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all charges, except for one count of simple assault.

The client was sentenced to NO JAIL TIME whatsoever.

The client and his family were thrilled.