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.