Attorney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with Simple Assault (18 Pa.C.S.A. 2701), a misdemeanor of the second degree, and two (2) summary charges. At the preliminary hearing, which was held in “magisterial district court” in Berks County, Attorney McAllister was able to successfully argue before the Judge that the misdemeanor Simple Assault charged should be thrown out of court.

The Judge agreed with Attorney McAllister’s arguments, although the Judge did find out client guilty of the lesser summary charge of harassment. Nevertheless, our client was very happy with the outcome of her case. Instead of a misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault, which carries jail time and / or probation, along with fines and costs that can easily top $1,000.00, our client only received a modest fine of $150.00 and no probation.

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Reading, PA, or Berks County, PA, call our office right away at 610-372-5128. It is critical to speak with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney before talking to the police or going to court. Our office offers free consultations in criminal matters, and we would be happy to discuss the specifics of your case in more detail.