ARS 13-1202, Threatening another to Cause Physical Injury
In the age that we live in such threats can even be the result of a text, voicemail and posts on social media.
Under ARS 13-1202 if convicted you can face misdemeanor charges. If however the conduct was done in retaliation of someone reporting assault or domestic violence it can become a class 6 felony.
Arizona Assault Classifications
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or
- Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
- Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.
Misdemeanor Assault PenaltiesClass 1 misdemeanor - A class 1 misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor offense
- Punishable by up to 6 months in jail
- 3 years of probation (5 years maximum probation for DUI offenses)
- $2,500 fine plus surcharges
- Driving on a suspended license
- Disorderly conduct
- Criminal damage
Class 2 misdemeanor
- Carries a maximum punishment of 4 months in jail
- $750 fine plus surcharges
- 2 years of probation
- Reckless driving
- Criminal trespassing in the second degree
- Criminal damage
Class 3 misdemeanorA class 3 misdemeanor is the lowest criminal offense, but still can carry severe punishments.
- Maximum of 30 days in jail
- 1 year of probation
- $500 fine plus surcharges
- Criminal trespass in the third degree
- Criminal speeding
Class 6 felony
- Carries a maximum punishment of 2 years in prison
- 3 years of supervised probation
- $150,000 fine plus surcharges
Criminal Defense to threatening or intimidating
- The threat is not considered criminal
- Self defense
- You were defending someone else
- No threat was actually made
- The threat wasn’t genuine
- Free speech under the 1st amendment
Personal, legal representationThe Law Office of Aaron Black defends those accused of threatening assault under ARS 13-1202 in Phoenix and surrounding Arizona cities. Unlike many large firms that want as many cases as possible, Aaron represents a limited number of clients at any given time which allows him to provide the personalized service that you expect from a criminal defense attorney.
When your freedom is at risk contact Criminal Defense Attorney Aaron Black or call 480-729-1683 to set up a free consultation. My ultimate goal is to keep my clients out of jail and the dismissal of their case.