A recent client was facing a severe sentence for a Simple Assault charge in Reading, PA. This client was on state parole at the time of the alleged offense and was facing a guaranteed return to state prison if convicted. The complainant told police that our client came over to her house and struck and bit her. Our client said that the woman attacked him with a knife following an argument and he defended himself. After consultation with Attorney Nevins, our client decided to proceed with a trial and elected to have the case heard by a judge rather than a jury. When all of the evidence was presented before the Berks County judge by Attorney Nevins, the judge found our client “not guilty” and the charges were dismissed.
The decision to move forward with a trial in Berks County is not one that should be taken lightly. Penalties are typically much higher following a conviction at trial. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal law attorney to help you decide what action to take next. Call us today at 610-372-5128 or email us at [email protected]