(1) intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or
(2) intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
(3) knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.
Assault does not require a defendant to physically or intentionally harm another person. Assault can be accidental (i.e., caused by reckless or careless conduct). Irresponsible actions that show a deliberate lack of respect for the victim’s safety (as with the offense of endangerment) can be construed as assault.
Assault can be threatening or intimidating conduct where the defendant intentionally causes another person to fear physical injury. Recall that threatening or intimidating conduct may involve verbal conduct only, where words alone are capable of causing the victim to fear physical injury.
Assault can occur through physical touch. Whether the physical touch is intended to injure or merely intended to provoke another person, it is assault. This means that the force of physical contact and whether the victim suffers physical injury is not relevant.
Any conduct that is considered assault, if committed by a defendant related to or in a relationship with the victim, can result in domestic violence charges.
In Arizona, assault and battery are charged under the same statutes, and charges range from misdemeanor assault to felony aggravated assault. The Arizona assault Statutes also include charges for endangerment and threatening.
Whether you have a misdemeanor assault charge or aggravated assault charge, the penalties can be severe. You can be charged with an assault under a wide variety of circumstances, and charges can even be filed against you if you were merely defending yourself. Because there are so many different ways an assault charge can arise, there are as many different defenses that need to be explored. In our experience, it is best to have a criminal justice attorney begin to work on your case's four assault charges right away to make certain you have the best outcome at trial.
That’s where the Arizona assault attorney at Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers, as your assault and battery lawyers, comes in.
As your criminal defense lawyers in Arizona we will help you every step of the way to ensure that you understand your assault charges, are informed of all your potential consequences, and together we will ultimately formulate your best defense for your legal case. Perhaps your actions were accidental. Maybe you acted in self-defense, or out of fear for your own safety. You may have been acting in defense of another person. The Arizona assault attorneys at Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers will not only explore all possible defenses for your case, but we will also closely examine the actions of the police to ensure that your constitutional rights were protected before, during, and after your arrest.
With the wide variety of assault charges in Arizona, starting with something as simple as the mere threat of violence to inflicting serious bodily harm on someone, the potential sentences range anywhere from a fine to a lengthy prison sentence. The good news is that you don’t have to navigate this road alone. By hiring Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arizona as your criminal justice attorneys to represent you in your assault case, together we can find the best outcome for your situation. Contact one of our Assault Attorneys right away.
We are located in Arizona with locations across the East Valley, and offer a free legal consultation with an assault lawyer about your criminal charges.
2915 E Baseline Rd Suite 116, Gilbert, AZ 85234
All initial consultations are free of charge and we will help you quickly determine what you should do with your pending criminal charges. Our attorneys and staff are friendly and understanding of your situation.
We can help you if you have been arrested and charged with any of the following crimes in Arizona:
Genesis DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers has criminal defense attorneys in convenient locations across Maricopa, Pinal, and other counties in the state of Arizona. Visit our web page for each of these cities for more specific information:
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