Assault Charges


An assault charge can involve many different situations, from a fight between strangers to an argument between family members or loved ones that escalated into a physical confrontation. The fact of the matter is that when the police are called to break up a fight, someone will likely face charges. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony assault, it is very important to have an attorney on your side who understands what is necessary to protect your rights. For years, Philadelphia assault defense lawyer Michael J. Diamondstein has successfully defended the rights of people throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Developing A Strong Defense To All Types Of Assault Allegations

Michael defends people facing the full range of assault charges, including:

  • Aggravated or simple assault
  • Domestic violence charges

In addition, he defends clients facing other types of violent crime accusations, including robbery, sexual assault and even murder. In every case, Michael will interview witnesses and look closely at the evidence to find all potential defenses. By doing so, he will have a full understanding of the events that led to your arrest, and how best to defend you against the charges. In some cases, self-defense may be a possibility. Pennsylvania also has the “Castle Doctrine” which permits the use of force, including deadly force, to protect against threats inside a person’s home or vehicle.

An experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to identify all defenses available in support of your case. The prosecutor will have the burden of proving each part of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. With Michael on your side, the prosecution’s burden of proof can become much more difficult to meet.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C.

The firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss your specific charges. Call 215-940-2700 or complete the firm’s online contact form to get started.