What's the difference between Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault?

We just updated our legal guide to include an in-depth discussion of the different types of Assault charges under Pennsylvania law. Click here to learn more about Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Assault on Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers, and the difference between these types of charges. We also provided explanations and examples of some of the many different defenses that may be available to a defendant facing these serious charges.