Assault Charge Q&A

State College criminal defense lawyer Jason S. Dunkle answers some of the most frequently asked questions by students and individuals who have been charged with assault or may believe they will be chared with assault. Attorney Dunkle has experience in representing people charged with misdemeanor Simple Assault and felony charges of Aggravated Assault. If you or someone your know has been charged with an assault offense, such as Simple Assault or Aggravated Assault, you should contact JD Law by email or by calling (814) 954-7622 and schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced State College criminal defense lawyer.

Penn State students can easily walk to the JD Law Office as it is located in downtown State College and only minutes away from the University Park Campus of Penn State. It is in your best interest to speak with someone that is looking to defend your rights and obtain the best possible resolution.

Why am I being charged with Aggravated Assault or Simple Assault when I was simply defending myself?

Do I have to prove self-defense at trial, or does the district attorney have to prove that I didn't act in self-defense ?

Why was I charged with Aggravated Assault and not just Simple Assault?

How can I be charged with assault if the victim did not suffer a "bodily injury"?

I have never been in trouble before, am I eligible to participate in an ARD program?

Why didn't the police talk to me to get my side of the story in the assault investigation?

If you have any other questions about criminal defense please do not hesitate to call our office at (814) 954-7622 or toll free at or (814) 954-7622.