Aggravated assault carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment, that doesn't mean that someone gets that kind of time upon conviction because of the sentencing guidelines.
However, before you start thinking about time, think about what else can be done, like beating the case. Call me at 215.665.1695 to discuss.
You should probably contact a good criminal defense attorney in NYC. He or she may be able to get some more information about the warrant, make sure it is, indeed for you, and schedule you to surrender so you're not extremely inconvenienced by arrest and extradition in your home state. That will make the process much easier than having police contact where you are and getting into the system the hard way.
Mr. Keller is right. Have a qualified criminal-defense lawyer like one of us explore the possibilities of your case, like ARD, an get on it as soon as possible. Waiting to address your case could hurt you.
Brad V. Shuttleworth
The price an attorney quotes you, if a flat fee, will largely depend on his or her evaluation of the facts of your case, the complexity of the legal issues involved and the time it will take to handle your matter. It is not uncommon for prices to differ from attorney to attorney.
Good luck to you. I may have time to speak with you if you are facing new charges. Just click on my profile, and call the number given.
Brad V. Shuttleworth
If you want to hire another lawyer, that attorney can enter his or her appearance and represent you, as long as there is enough time to prepare before trial. In addition, if you hire new counsel, and trial is approaching, he or she can request a postponement from the court to prepare.
Please call me at my office at 215.665.1695. I would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the facts of your case.
An individual (sometimes referred to as a complainant or alleged victim) does not have the ability to "drop" charges in a criminal matter in Pennsylvania. Only the District Attorney's Office may do so, as it is them who represents the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you are a complainant, and you don't want the Commonwealth to pursue charges, you may or may not be successful, because it is the District Attorney's case, not yours. You should consult with a lawyer about this matter, before...