It is unfortunate, but every year in the state of Pennsylvania, the act of assault is ranked as one of the most frequently charged crimes. When you hear the term assault, you may be thinking of a fight between two people who have disagreement or even domestic violence cases. Physical actions in these instances do fall into the assault category, but an assault can fall into a much wider range of interactions between two or more people.
Just like there are different classifications of assault, there can be different consequences for an assault conviction based on the designation you were charged with. The penalties for assault can range from being put on probation to as much as 20 to 40 years in jail.