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Arizona Assault and Aggravated Assault

If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with assault or aggravated assault, it is critical that you contact a Tempe assault defense lawyer immediately.

Misdemeanor Assault

  1. A misdemeanor assault in Arizona can occur in one of three ways;
  2. A person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes a physical injury to another person;
  3. A person places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
  4. A person knowingly touches another person with the intent to injure, insult, or provoke the person.

(See Arizona Revised Statutes 13-1203).

As you can see, only the first situation requires a physical injury, which can be as minimal as a scratch or red mark left on a person. The other two scenarios do not require a physical injury but have the potential of jail also.

Aggravated Assault

There are many variations of felony aggravated assault. It is in your best interest to contact an experienced criminal lawyer to determine the specific charge you are facing and its potential penalties. For example, most aggravated assaults involving a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument are charged as a class three "dangerous" felony and carry a mandatory prison sentence between 5 and 15 years. The mandatory prison sentence may increases if the victim is less than fifteen years of age or is a police officer.

It is essential that you have an experienced and aggressive criminal lawyer handling these charges to best investigate the particular evidence in your case. Not all firms have the experience to successfully defend your Arizona drug charges and we will fight to provide a successful resolution in your matter.

We have experience representing individuals with all assault related charges, including the following:

• Assault   • Drive By Shooting
• Aggravated Assault • Disorderly Conduct
• Assault, Domestic Violence • Discharging a Firearm
• Endangerment • Threatening and Intimidating
• Assault on Public Safety Employees • Prisoner Assault With Bodily Fluids

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