Assault charges can result from a simple threat of violence to actually inflicting bodily harm

by Aaron Black • October 28, 2016
Physically assaulting someoneAssault in Phoenix are taken very seriously under the Arizona law, therefore, I strongly encourage you to seek immediate legal representation from a criminal defense attorney because it is imperative that you fully understand the charges against you.

From misdemeanor assault to aggravated assault depending on the circumstances you could be facing mere fines or worse yet a lengthy prison sentence.

Misdemeanor Assault

If you have been charged with misdemeanor assault charges the consequences can be life-altering. The charges can range from a class 1 misdemeanor to a class 3 depending on the circumstances of the alleged assault.
  • Class 1 Misdemeanor – This is the most serious of misdemeanor charges in that you have intentionally caused physical injury to another person. If proven that you actually caused physical harm the result can be 6 months in jail.
  • Class 2 Misdemeanor – A class 2 misdemeanor charge can be the result of intentionally placing someone in imminent physical injury. This charge doesn’t require that you actually touched someone however, you have put someone in fear of serious injury. The result can be up to 4 months in jail, probation, anger management classes, community service and monetary fines.
  • Class 3 Misdemeanor – If you knowingly touched another person with intent to cause physical injury, insult or provoke them, you may be facing a class 3 misdemeanor. The charges can result in a fine and up to 30 days in jail. In addition, you may face probation, community service, and classes.

Aggravated Assault                   

Aggravated assault can be the result of several different circumstances such as causing serious physical injury to another person, committing injury to someone while using a deadly weapon or physically restraining someone.

A class 3 felony, the penalties for aggravated assault can range from 5-15 years in prison for your first offense to 10-20 years for a second conviction and 15-25 years for a third conviction.

If you would like to learn more about the repercussions associated with assault charges in Phoenix click here to contact me or call 480-729-1683 for a free consultation.


About the Author

Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.

Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.

Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.

After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.

After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.

Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.

You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
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