Phoenix Assault Attorney
What Constitutes "Assault" in Arizona?
The State of Arizona is very strict with respect to violent crimes, especially
assault charges. Assault occurs when the defendant intentionally attempts
to harm another individual. People can be charged with this crime, even
if no physical contact occurred and no harm befell the victim. In short,
simply the threat of violence can constitute assault. Were you accused
of assault? Talk to an aggressive Phoenix criminal defense attorney at
Sutton Law, P.C. for help.
Call (602) 223-1440 for a
FREE criminal defense consultation.
Types of Assault Charges
Depending on who the alleged victim is and the nature of the alleged assault,
charges may range anywhere from a minor misdemeanor to a major felony.
Defendants face a variety of penalties, including the potential for lengthy
sentences in jail or prison.
Misdemeanor assault charges may include:
- Class 3 misdemeanor, which occurs when the defendant knowingly touched
the other person with the intention of injuring or harming them
- Class 2 misdemeanor, which occurs when the defendant knowingly and intentionally
placed the victim within reasonable risk of physical harm (does not require
- Class 1 misdemeanor, which occurs when the defendant knowingly, intentionally,
or recklessly caused the victim to sustain bodily harm
Because of what is at stake, it is important to retain the services of
an experienced and skilled assault lawyer in Phoenix who knows their way
around the criminal justice system. You need Sutton Law, P.C. on your side.
Former Prosecutor Ready to Fight Your Charges with You
Attorney Terry Sutton is a former prosecutor who has extensive experiencing
tackling cases from both sides of the court. Whatever level of assault
that you have been charged with, we are able to take on your case and
aggressively protect your rights and interests. We fully understand the
severity of your situation and are dedicated to helping you fight for
the best possible outcome.
To schedule your
FREE case evaluation, dial
(602) 223-1440 today!