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Our client, a manager of a local business, was arrested on charges of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person when a co-worker’s alleged that our client injured her. Our client promptly hired Thomas Kenny of Kenny, Burns & McGill to represent her in relation to the criminal charges.

Our client, a business professional, wanted to clear her good name and take the case to trial. Attorney Kenny carefully investigated the allegations and prepared a defense. The trial was held at the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice. Attorney Kenny had a room full of witnesses to testify about our client’s good character.

Following trial, the Court acquitted the client of all charges. The judge said those two words that every criminal justice client wants to hear: “not guilty. “

For more information about simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. See the below law.

§ 2701  Simple assault

(a)  Offense defined. Except as provided in section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault), a person can be guilty of assault if he or she:

(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 a person 18 years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(Dec. 19, 1988, P.L.1275, No.158, eff. 60 days; June 22, 2001, P.L.605, No.48, eff. 60 days; Dec. 9, 2002, P.L.1391, No.172, eff. 60 days; Dec. 18, 2013, P.L.1198, No.118, eff. Jan. 1, 2014)

2013 Amendment.  Act 118 amended subsecs. (a) and (b)(2).

Cross References.  Section 2701 is referred to in sections 2709.1, 2711, 2712, 6105.1, of this title; section 6711 of Title 23 (Domestic Relations); section 9720.8 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure; section 2303 of Title 44 (Law and Justice); sections 4503, 4601 of Title 61 (Prisons and Parole). Not guilty.

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