Phoenix Assault Lawyer

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, misdemeanor assault, or other assault-related crimes, contact a Phoenix assault lawyer at AZ Defenders today. Our team of attorneys provides exceptional service and outstanding criminal defense. We offer free consultations and are available to take your call 24/7.

Why Trust AZ Defenders with Your Assault Charge in Phoenix?

  • Our assault defense lawyers do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for you. We are one of the most aggressive criminal defense firms in America.
  • Our criminal law firm can take your call 24/7.
  • Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers have a history of success and more than two decades of experience in the criminal justice system.
  • We are a client-oriented firm, providing dedicated, white-glove service and handling every aspect of your case.
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Types of Assault Charges in Arizona

There are two types of assault according to Arizona Law: Simple assault and aggravated assault.

Simple Assault & Misdemeanor Assault

Simple assault can be defined under Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1203 as:

  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical injury to another person. (This is a class one misdemeanor when committed intentionally or knowingly, and a class two misdemeanor when committed recklessly).
  • Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. (This is a class two misdemeanor.)
  • Knowingly touching another person with intent to injure, insult, or provoke that person. (This offense is a class three misdemeanor.)
  • The penalties for a class 1 misdemeanor can include fines (not more than $2,500) and a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.

Aggravated Assault

As covered in Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-1204, assault is aggravated when:

  • It causes serious physical injury or substantial temporary disfigurement
  • A deadly weapon or dangerous instrument is used to commit the offense
  • A victim is bound or restrained
  • An adult assaults a minor age 15 or younger
  • A person enters a private home to commit assault
  • A police officer, firefighter, or other officer is assaulted

Aggravated Assault Penalties

If convicted, this type of assault can be charged as a class 2 felony, which could lead to a prison sentence.

Reckless Endangerment

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 considered a class one misdemeanor.

Threatening or Intimidating

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:

  • Cause physical injury to another person or serious damage to another person’s property;
  • Cause, or act in reckless disregard of causing, serious public inconvenience, including but not limited to the evacuation of a building, transportation facility, or place of assembly; or
  • Cause physical injury to another person or damage to the property of another person to promote, further, or assist in the interests of, or to cause, induce, or solicit another person to participate in a criminal street gang, criminal syndicate, or racketeering enterprise.

Defenses to Assault

A number of defenses can be raised against charges of assault. A skilled Phoenix assault lawyer can raise the following:

  • No proof of intent, recklessness, or other mental state required for conviction.
  • Suppression of evidence due to violations of the fourth, fifth, or sixth amendments.
  • Affirmative defenses including self-defense, crime prevention, defense of others, and defensive display of firearms.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Assault Attorney in Phoenix

Having an experienced Phoenix assault 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 the Phoenix assault attorneys at AZ Defenders as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. Available 24/7 to take your call. (480) 456-6400

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