If you have been charged with assault in Arizona, there is a wide variation in the level of the offense that may apply in your case. Assault can range from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class 2 felony. Being accused of assault of any kind is a very serious allegation, and Phoenix prosecutes assault cases vigorously. In most cases, assault is charged as a felony . As a result, it’s important that you protect your rights by finding the right attorney and understanding the crime of which you’ve been accused.
To be clear, you don’t need to punch or hit somebody to commit assault. It includes threatening violence, as well as inflicting physical harm on a person. The crimes can involve sexual, physical or verbal abuse. In cases where a weapon is used, or where serious bodily harm occurs, assault becomes a more serious charge, known as aggravated assault.
The penalties for assault can vary a great deal. This is largely due to the complex nature of an assault victim’s reaction to the crime. It can be emotionally damaging, as well as physically detrimental to a person. Penalties for felony assault charges can include:
- Mandatory prison time
- Fines and restitution
- Community service
These penalties can change your life forever – make no mistake about it, a felony conviction is devastating. If you have been charged with assault or aggravated assault, you need someone on your side who knows how to negotiate on your behalf. And if you have been wrongfully accused, it is more important than ever to find a lawyer to make your case and ensure that the truth prevails.
Phoenix Assault Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with assault, you need a firm that will stand by you and fight the allegations from start to finish. In many cases, Mr. Black is able to get the charges you’re facing reduced, dropped or dismissed, so call us now. Our law firm has been helping clients vindicate their rights for years. We’ve successfully represented individuals charged with the following offenses:
- Class 2 felony aggravated assault
- Class 3 felony aggravated assault
- Class 4 felony aggravated assault
- Class 5 felony aggravated assault
- Class 6 felony aggravated assault
- Class 1, 2 and 3 misdemeanor assault
- Assault (deadly weapon)
- Assault (dangerous instrument)
For a free consultation, call our office at (480) 280-8028.
July 17, 2014