Gilbert Assault And Aggravated Assault

Charges of assault and aggravated assault come with serious penalties upon conviction. If you or someone you care about are facing any kind of assault charge, let the team at AZ Defenders get to work on your behalf. Our Gilbert assault attorneys have the resources and experience you need to fully investigate your case and build a quality defense on your behalf.

Why Turn To AZ Defenders For This Case?

When you are facing an assault charge in Gilbert, you need to turn to an attorney with extensive experience in criminal defense cases. AZ Defenders is here for you.

  • You can count on having an aggressive defense team by your side. We do have no problem taking a case to trial to defend your rights.
  • Every client gets personalized attention for their case. We will never put you on the backburner because we know how much is at stake.
  • We have more than 20 years of combined legal experience to bring to your case.

Understanding The Types Of Assault In Arizona

There are two types of assault charges that a person can face in Arizona, both of which can lead to serious penalties for the accused.

Simple Assault (A.R.S. 13-1203) is charged as a misdemeanor offense. Under state law, these charges are applied if:

  • Someone put another person in fear of bodily harm
  • Another person is touched in any way with the intention to cause physical injuries
  • Someone causes actual physical harm to another person

Aggravated Assault (A.R.S. 13-1204) charges are more serious and can range from Class 2 to Class 6 felony charges. These charges are appropriate under the following conditions:

  • A serious physical injury was caused
  • The assault involved a deadly weapon
  • The victim of the assault was physically restrained
  • The victim sustained temporary but significant disfigurement or fracture
  • The assault occurred after entering a person’s private residence
  • The victim was a police officer, prison guard, medical professional, firefighter, teacher, or other protected victim according to the law

Depending on the facts of the case, a person charged with assault could face prison time ranging from 18 months to 21 years as well as fines of up to $150,000.

How Will An Attorney Help?

Charges of assault and aggravated assault in Arizona require help from a skilled attorney. It is the job of your Gilbert criminal defense lawyer to investigate your case and formulate the best defense strategy based on the facts. This could include showing that:

  • You had no intention of committing the assault (particularly aggravated assault)
  • The police did not follow proper procedure in your arrest
  • You were defending yourself or your property
  • Nobody was actually harmed by your actions
  • You did not actually commit a crime at all

Let Us Get To Work On Your Behalf

If you or someone you know is facing an assault charge in Gilbert, you do not have to do this alone. The team at AZ Defenders is ready to provide a vigorous in your case. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate every aspect of your charges, leaving no stone unturned. We believe everyone has the right to a fair hearing of their case. Let our Gilbert assault attorney get to work on your behalf today. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (480) 456-6400.