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     § 2701.  Simple assault.

        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of assault if he:

            (1)  attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or

        recklessly causes bodily injury to another;

            (2)  negligently causes bodily injury to another with a

        deadly weapon;

            (3)  attempts by physical menace to put another in fear

        of imminent serious bodily injury; or

            (4)  conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle

        on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law

        enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a

        correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention

        facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or

        any search of the person.

        (b)  Grading.--Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second

     degree unless committed:

            (1)  in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual

        consent, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the third

        degree; or

            (2)  against a child under 12 years of age by an adult 21

        years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of

        the first degree.

The Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers of Ciccarelli Law Offices are experienced in fighting for you, representing you and answering your questions regarding Simple Assault Charges.  We are based in the greater Philadelphia area at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and have satellite offices for your convenience.  Contact us by email or at (610) 692-8700 when you need a PA Simple Assault Charges Lawyer.


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