Aggravated Assault Attorney in Arizona
An assault is defined by the Arizona statute (see ARS 13-1203)as knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly causing injury to another person, intentionally causing someone to have a reasonable fear of being harmed, or knowingly touching someone to insult, injure or provoke that person. An aggravated assault is defined by ARS 13-1204. Below is a brief description of the jail time you may face if you are convicted of an aggravated assault charge.
The below sentence ranges are for first-time offenders only.
- Class 6 aggravated assault charges (resulting in an 18- 36-month prison sentence) can be filed against first-time offenders committing an assault in these instances:
- Someone who is unable to resist
- After entering the victim’s home while intending to commit assault
- Against a minor younger than 15 years old, while being at least 18 years old
- By touching someone in violation of a protection order
- By knowingly targeting a certain class of people working for the public good, like teachers, paramedics, and firefighters
- A Class 4 aggravated assault felony may be charged if an assault results in temporary disfigurement of the victim; this may result in a four- to eight-year prison time.
- Assault causing serious injury to someone else or assault committed with a weapon may result in a Class 3 felony conviction and five to 15 years of jail time. If such an assault is committed against someone under the age of 15, a Class 2 felony may be charged, resulting in seven to 21 months of prison time.
Aggravated Assualt - Threatening or IntimidatingThreatening or intimidating another or their property is also considered assault in Arizona and can result in Class 1 misdemeanor charges. However, the charges increase to a Class 3 felony offense and carry a 3 ½ year prison sentence, if the threat is made against a witness to a crime, or if the threat is made by someone involved in gang activity or criminal enterprise. Arizona also considers it assault if a person causing serious public inconvenience; including action that causes evacuation of a public place or building.
Aggravated Assualt - Endangerment Laws
Endangerment refers to an act that endangers someone to risk personal physical injury. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor and carries a potential prison term of up to one year and fines of $2,500.
Reckless or felony endangerment is any behavior that creates the risk of “imminent death” and carries a potential sentence of up to one year in prison and a record as a convicted felon. It is a Class 6 felony and carries a presumptive prison sentence of one year with a maximum of 1 ½ year.
Charged with Aggravated Assualt? Don’t risk your freedom and conviction!
Your criminal history and all the circumstances of the crime will impact the length of your jail time. If this is your second conviction, the jail time can increase to as much as 10 to 20 years in prison, and a third conviction can increase the prison sentence to as much as 15 to 25 years.
Any time you’re or a loved one is charged with aggravated assault there is a substantial risk of jail or prison time. However, any experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer in Arizona will fight to ensure you receive the shortest jail time and sentence possible.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault, you should consult with an experienced, qualified criminal attorney, Canyon State Law Firm in Arizona who will review your case and explain your options. Thomas Hogle has been fighting the Arizona criminal justice system for over a decade with honest, aggressive, and confidential representation.
Contact Us For a Free Aggravated Assault Attorney ConsultationWe are located in Arizona with locations across the East Valley, and offer a free legal consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in Mesa about your criminal charges.
1755 S Val Vista Dr Suite 205
Mesa, AZ 85204
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:
- Domestic Violence
- Threatening or Intimidation
- Dogs Not Permitted at Large
- Indecent Exposure
- Disorderly conduct
- Failure to Appear
- Resisting Arrest
- Misconduct Involving Weapons
- Misconduct Involving Explosives
- Probation Violation