Today I represented a woman charged with Simple Assault for an alleged incident in Reading, Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania Simple Assault is a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree which carries with it a maximum possible penalty of 2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. My client had been charged with Section 2701(a)(1) alleging that she attempted to cause or did intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to the victim.
The case was at the preliminary hearing stage. At this level the Commonwealth is required to establish a “prima facie” case against the defendant. If so, the charges are bound over to the court of common pleas.
In this particular case the District Judge determined that the Commonwealth could not meet their burden of proof and agreed to my request to dismiss the case.
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