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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Primary Location
304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

These locations are available by appointment only

1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Our firm provides excellent services at reasonable fees and accepts a variety of payment methods, including most major credit card providers.

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Domestic Assault

Any accusation involving domestic violence comes charged with an emotional stigma that is difficult to fight. Many claims of domestic abuse stem from misunderstandings or manipulations, but they all begin a legal battle that is an uphill climb for the accused.

Your rights may be trampled in law enforcement’s eagerness to protect the alleged victim. An experienced lawyer can fight to protect your rights during the challenging situation ahead of you. You need an aggressive attorney on your side who is not afraid to proactively ensure that you are innocent unless proven guilty.

West Chester Domestic Assault Attorney

At Ciccarelli Law Offices, we know that your future is at stake. We have represented dozens of individuals across Pennsylvania who have faced domestic violence charges, and we know what you’re up against. If convicted, you face prison time, fines, and a mark on your permanent record that can deny you opportunities including certain rights. We can aggressively fight to defend your from these outcomes.

Call us at (610) 719-3200 today to schedule your free consultation to discuss the unique circumstances of your situation. We can give you an honest assessment of your case and help you choose the best way forward. Let us reduce your stress by taking on the burden of your challenging situation in Chester County.

Definition of Misdemeanor Domestic Assault in Pennsylvania

An individual may face charges of domestic assault if they commit simple assault against a family member or other person in their household, including a spouse, children, anyone related by blood or marriage, or anyone living in the same residence.
This type of assault if defined by 18 Pa. Const. Stat. § 2701 and includes instances of:

  • Attempting to cause of intentionally causing bodily injury to another person
  • Causing injury to another person with a deadly weapon through negligence
  • Attempting to instill fear of serious bodily injury into another person through physical menace

Felony Aggravated Domestic Assault in Pennsylvania
A domestic assault charge is considered a felony assault under certain circumstances, including:

  • Attempting to cause or causing serious bodily injury to another household member through knowingly or recklessly attempting to harm them, in a manner that show disregard for human life
  • Attempting to knowingly injure a household member with a deadly weapon

A deadly weapon is defined for both of these scenarios as a weapon capable of causing death or serious bodily injury, such as a gun, knife, or heavy object.

Penalties for Domestic Assault in Pennsylvania

An offender convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault faces a second degree misdemeanor charge that carries the possibility of up to 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. However, if the assault was committed against a child younger than 12 years old by an adult 21 years or older, the offense may be punished by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

For a charge of aggravated domestic assault, the offense is considered a first degree felony that is punishable by up to 20 years on jail and up to $25,000 in fines.

Apart from jail time and fines, this charge can affect future opportunities, such as educational and employment applications. In addition, you may lose custody of your children or other rights.

Seeking a Domestic Violence Attorney in Pennsylvania

If you are facing the uphill battle against an allegation of domestic assault, Ciccarelli Law Offices can reduce your stress by helping you understand every step of the process before you. Our experienced attorneys are ready to aggressively defend you against this serious charge in West Chester, Lancaster, Kennett Square, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (610) 719-3200 if you are facing a domestic violence charge in Chester County or the surrounding areas.

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