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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.

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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 physical touch)
  • 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!

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