Our goal in each and every case is to ensure that everything that can be done will be done to provide you, the client, with the best chance of a successful outcome, whether that means a dismissal, a reduction in the charges, or a not guilty verdict. Not all assault charges are equal, in terms of their classification, or in terms of their potential consequences.
The basic categories of simple assault under the Arizona Criminal Code are: While the penalties for these offenses could involve jail time in some cases, there are a number of other assault and assault-related charges that are treated much more harshly under Arizona law.
Assault is one of the most commonly charged offenses in Arizona.
But the charges and penalties vary substantially depending upon the specific factual allegations, and range from class 3 misdemeanors (maximum 30 days in jail) to class 2 felonies (presumptive sentence of five years in prison for a first offense).
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Due to the severity of the allegations, all domestic violence accusations are taken seriously.
In many instances, people are falsely accused of domestic violence, but in Arizona, the burden of proof is on the accused to show that they did not commit the alleged offense.
An assault charge can take on many different forms, with the type of injury caused in an assault determining whether or not the charge is a misdemeanor or felony.
Assault does not necessarily have to involve physical contact.
Assault charges come in different flavors under AZ law.