Assault is considered a criminal act of threatening violence or using violence on another person. This crime can be physical, verbal or even sexual. Assault is a very serious crime in Arizona. If you or a loved one have been charged with any form of assault, it is absolutely vital that you contact a qualified, knowledgeable and experienced attorney to schedule a free consultation.
Understanding An Assault Charge
An assault charge can be brought against you or a loved one in many different ways. In Arizona, an injury is not necessary in order for someone to be charged and convicted of assault. A person can be charged with assault if the potential victim was allegedly placed in reasonable fear of imminent physical injury or if the victim was touched with the intent to injure, insult or provoke.
Charges of misdemeanor assault could potentially carry punishment of up to 6 months in jail along with fines up to $2,500. That is why it is important to make sure you contact an experienced assault defense attorney if this charge has been placed on you.
A misdemeanor assault charge in Arizona can turn into Aggravated Assault if any of the following elements occur:
Aggravated Assault charges are charged as felonies in the state of Arizona and need to be taken seriously. Contact an experienced assault defense attorney if this charge has been placed on you.
Assault w/ A Domestic Violence Designation
Assault charges can have a domestic violence designation if the assault happened between spouses, former spouses, partners, former partners, boyfriend or girlfriend, persons with whom you have a child, or if it happened to children. Having a domestic violence designation added onto an assault charge is not something to take lightly. You or your loved one would be subject to assault penalties and even more strict penalties that come with the domestic violence designation. If you have been charged with assault and have a domestic violence designation, then you need to contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help you with your next steps.
Assault Defense Lawyer In Phoenix, Arizona
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime then this is a very stressful time in your life. The most important step you can take right now is consulting with an experienced attorney that has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and how to handle misdemeanors. If you choose to work with our firm, you will always have direct access to your attorney and will be working with one of the most knowledgeable criminal attorneys in Arizona.
Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and other areas around Arizona. If you or a loved one have been charged with an Assault charge in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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