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the charge of harassment subject other to physical contact,what

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the charge of harassment subject other to physical contact,what are the penalities if pleading guilty?Pa law
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 5 years ago.
Hello JACUSTOMER,

The charge of Harassment (subjecting a person to physical contact) is considered a summary offense (18 Pa. Code § 2709).

A person who is convicted of a summary offense may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 90 days (18 Pa. Code § 1105) and imposed a fine not exceeding $300 (18 Pa. Code § 1101[7]).

The above penalties are the maximum that can be imposed. The court has discretion to impose less. And I suspect that if this is a first offense the court would likely accept just a fine as part of a plea bargain.

Thomas
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is this a criminal conviction? If the person does not press charges then what happens?
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 5 years ago.
Yes, this is a criminal conviction if you plead guilty. If the person does not press charges, it is very unlikely you will be prosecuted.

Thomas
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