violent crimes


Some of the most serious criminal offenses in Pennsylvania are categorized as “offenses involving danger to the person.” These crimes include murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, and strangulation, to name a few.

Generally, these offenses are felony offenses, and they’re commonly referred to as violent crimes in most cases. Statistically, these sorts of crimes make up a small fraction of the new cases that are filed each year in Pennsylvania. Caseload Statistics of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, 2018.


If you or a loved one is charged with a violent crime, call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, Ryan H. James, who has tried and argued these cases with successful results.  Attorney James can be personally reached at 412-977-1827, or by e-mail at