Assault Defense

Skilled Defense Counsel for Assault and Violent Crimes

If you're facing charges of simple assault, aggravated assault or weapons offenses, the advice of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer can help reduce your exposure to punishment while expanding the range of your options for a favorable resolution of the case. To discuss your charges with an experienced trial attorney, contact the McClenahen Law Firm in State College.

Call 814-308-0870 for a Free Consultation in Central Pennsylvania

Matt McClenahen has extensive experience and an impressive trial record on behalf of clients charged with crimes of violence. He has even met the stringent training and experience requirements necessary for death penalty defense certification in Pennsylvania. This background not only allows him to make an accurate assessment of the risks you face in light of the evidence against you, but also gives your defense an extra measure of credibility in plea negotiations that can significantly reduce your exposure to punishment.

Our law firm advises and represents people charged with crimes of violence such as the following offenses:

  • Murder (homicide, manslaughter)
  • Assault including aggravated assault, simple assault by mutual affray (fighting)
  • Domestic violence
  • Terroristic threats
  • Harassment
  • Unlawful possession of firearm
  • Possession of prohibited offensive weapons, including switch blade knives, throwing stars, nun chucks or swords

The defense strategy we recommend for your case will depend on many factors, primarily the nature of the evidence against you. Depending on the circumstances, however, we can develop and present such defenses as self-defense, defense of others, diminished capacity, mistaken identity or that the complainant has simply fabricated the allegations against you.

To learn more about our experience and trial record in the defense of violent crime charges, contact the McClenahen Law Firm in State College for a free consultation.