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Scranton Man Charged with Assaulting Girlfriend

By Rogan Law  May. 8, 2012 9:40a

25-year-old A.P. recently turned himself in after fleeing the scene where he allegedly physically assaulted his pregnant girlfriend. The incident occurred after an argument involving Facebook. The girlfriend was reportedly angered about a post or other use of Facebook and subsequently kicked A.P. out of the home. He later returned to the residence and took the girlfriend's car keys which she tried to get back from him. Her criminal complaint states that A.P. then threw her on to a couch, held her down and was choking her and punching her in the head. After turning himself in to local police he was formally charged for assault and harassment offenses. Were you arrested for assault and battery? Talk to a Scranton felony lawyer to find out about your legal options.

About Assault and Battery Charges

Assault includes acts that are considered a threat of violence against another. Battery charges can be brought against an individual that allegedly commits a physical act of violence against another person. Aggravated assault or aggravated battery is a felony offense in Pennsylvania. Assault and battery cases can include charges for sexual assault, use or threatened use of a deadly weapon, domestic violence, hate crimes, gang crimes, kidnapping, carjacking, armed robbery and others. Penalties for these serious charges can include expensive fines and many years in prison as well as a "strike" on your criminal record (Pennsylvania is a three strikes state). If the victim of an alleged attack is found to have died from injuries connected to the incident, murder or manslaughter charges may also be filed which may mean a life sentence.

Scranton Assault & Battery Lawyer

Felony charges are very serious and it is critical that you get the help of an assault and battery lawyer immediately if you have been charged with this crime in the Scranton area. An attorney with us at Rogan Law has successfully defended clients throughout northeastern part of the state including Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Stroudsburg, Milford, Honesdale, Montrose, Tunkhannock, Jim Thorpe and surrounding communities. Your future and your freedom may be on the line so you need a tough, highly competent defense lawyer working to get the charges dismissed. We are dedicated to ensuring our client's side of the story is heard and then doing everything we possibly can to get a positive outcome.

Contact a Scranton assault and battery attorney on our team to discover what a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to do about your felony charges.

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