Assault is a common offense that occurs under a variety of circumstances. Nevertheless, the consequences can be severe. If you are facing charges of assault or assault-related crimes, contact AZ Defenders today. Our attorneys serve Phoenix and the surrounding area, providing exceptional service and outstanding criminal defense.
There are two types of assault in Arizona: Simple assault and aggravated assault.
Simple assault can be defined under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1203 as:
As covered in Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1204, assault is aggravated when:
Certain related crimes are frequently charged along with assault, including the following.
Under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1201, a person commits endangerment by recklessly endangering another person with a substantial risk of imminent physical injury or death. Endangerment that involves substantial risk of imminent death is a class six felony. Otherwise, endangerment is a class one misdemeanor.
As stated in Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1202, a person commits threatening or intimidating if he or she threatens or intimidates by word or conduct to:
A number of defenses can be raised against charges of assault and assault-related crimes, for example:
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. If you have been charged with assault or an assault-related crime in Phoenix, call AZ Defenders as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.