Defending Domestic Violence Charges in Pennsylvania

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is a serious problem in Pennsylvania, with serious penalties. We can all agree that family violence is never a good thing. But sometimes, decent people can make mistakes or get caught in misleading or false allegations. It's important to remember that even if the police charge you with domestic violence, you are still innocent until proven guilty. But you shouldn't try to handle criminal charges on your own. Attorney Joseph D. Lento is well-versed in domestic violence matters and can ensure the best possible outcome in your case.

Tragically, the recent death of a Pennsylvania man recently demonstrated what can happen if you don't respond to domestic violence charges appropriately and why you need an experienced defense attorney guiding you along the way.

Domestic Violence Suspect Shot

According to police, the 35-year-old man was wanted on a domestic violence charge but fled when the police tried to serve a warrant in Richland Township in Cambria County. Police said the man led them on a 45-mile chase through Cambria, Westmoreland, and Indiana counties at speeds over 100 mph. State police joined the pursuit near Blairsville on Route 22 and performed a maneuver to slow the man's car. He then rammed a police car before getting out of his car.

The suspect died in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. Witness statements and video from police dash cameras and body cameras showed that the man pointed a gun at police and fired numerous rounds at police from inside and outside his car. Police later found a stolen handgun and ammunition in his possession. A western Pennsylvania prosecutor reviewed videos, reports, witness interviews, and other evidence before ruling that state troopers were justified in shooting the man.

Why You Need an Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence charges in Pennsylvania can be serious and include much more than simple assault. You can face domestic violence charges for harassment, false imprisonment, stalking, assault, child abuse, sexual assault, and more. Charges for domestic violence can range from a summary offense for a harassment conviction or a second-degree misdemeanor for false imprisonment to second and third-degree felonies for sexual assault or stalking. A domestic violence conviction can result in penalties ranging from a fine to ten years in prison, depending on the charge. You could also face a Protection from Abuse order prohibiting you from contacting or approaching a victim of domestic violence.

If you're facing a domestic violence charge, this isn't a matter you should handle alone. You need an experienced attorney to ensure that you handle this the right way. A skilled lawyer can protect your rights in the criminal justice system and ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the experienced Criminal Defense Team at the Lento Law Firm are well-versed in Pennsylvania criminal defense. They've been protecting the rights of Pennsylvanians in domestic violence and PFA matters for years. They can help you too. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888.535.3686, or contact them online to schedule your consultation today.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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