Simple Assault Defense


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The government has the burden of proof in simple assault cases. This means in all assault cases the government must prove the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest standard under the law. Assault in Pennsylvania requires causing or attempting to cause bodily injury. 18 Pa. C.S.§ 2701


Many assault cases rest on witness credibility. Thus if the complaining witness has a criminal record or was using drugs / alcohol at the time of the incident there may be a credibility defense to your assault case.


There may be a self defense theory in your assault case. Section 505 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Pennsylvania case law allows use of force in self defense. If you raise a self defense theory, the government must prove you were not acting in self defense beyond a reasonable doubt.


You may win the case by denying patently false charges. If the government has no evidence then you should consider testifying. A strong and adamant denial of the charges is appropriate where said charges are totally fabricated or unfounded.

The Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos was founded on our commitment to the client. We pride ourselves on unparalleled service. Our firm answers all incoming calls from clients, at all hours, and strives to promptly resolve your legal issue.

Areas of Practice

1628 JFK Blvd., Ste. 1301
Philadelphia, PA 19103