Arizona Assault Charges
Assault charges in Arizona are serious criminal charges. They can have numerous detrimental effects on your life if you are convicted. The penalties will vary depending on the type of assault charges you’re facing and the extent of the harm, if any, that resulted. Charges in this category include simple assault, aggravated assault, and assault with enhancements for domestic violence. You will need an experienced assault lawyer to reduce or overturn the charges against you.
Misdemeanor Assault Charges
In Arizona law, a simple misdemeanor assault has taken place if a person either deliberately or recklessly causes an injury to another person, however slight, or deliberately touches another person intending to cause an injury, or to insult, or provoke the person. But the definition goes even further. It is not even necessary to actually cause a physical injury to face an assault charge if the other person was in reasonable apprehension of suffering imminent bodily harm.
Arizona charges aggravated assault as a felony, punishable by prison, fines, counseling and community service.
Assault Charged as Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is not a specific crime. Rather, it is an enhancement to any charge, including assault, that occurs within the context of a domestic relationship.
Domestic violence charges may subject you to additional penalties. These may include a restraining order, domestic violence classes, and loss of your right to own a gun, even at the misdemeanor level. If you are not a US citizen, you can be deported.
You Need an Experienced Criminal Law Specialist on Your Side
If you’ve been accused of assault, you need the best assault lawyer you can find. You need one with a practice devoted exclusively to criminal defense and a long record of positive outcomes for clients accused of serious crimes. You’ll know you’re hiring an expert if you choose a lawyer who has been board certified by the State of Arizona as a Criminal Law Specialist. Your future is at risk. So don’t make the mistake of using an inexperienced lawyer, a general practice lawyer, or a public defender. A board certified specialist will give you the best shot at keeping your freedom. He will also help you avoid many of the dire consequences of a criminal conviction.
Top Rated Legal Representation in Maricopa County
Attorney Howard A. Snader, with offices in Phoenix and Scottsdale, has been an Arizona Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 1995. He is a former Maricopa County prosecutor who knows how to work with the system for your benefit. He enjoys the highest possible AVVO rating—10 (superb). Howard will conduct a detailed investigation of the circumstances of the incident and the behavior of law enforcement officers leading up to, during, and after your arrest to determine if they violated your rights in any way. Moreover, assault lawyer Howard will interview witnesses and gather detailed information in order to determine the most effective defense strategy for your unique situation. He is sometimes able to avoid having charges filed at all, and has an excellent record of having charges dismissed or reduced, as well as achieving acquittals for his clients at trial.
Choose an Experienced Assault Lawyer When Your Future Is at Stake
When your future is at stake, you need the experience and expertise that Phoenix assault lawyer Howard Snader can provide. Call him at the first indication that you may be facing assault charges. If law enforcement arrests you, assert your constitutional right to remain silent. Don’t discuss the incident or attempt to tell your side of the story. Wait until Howard arrives to ensure that you fully protect your constitutional rights and that your future is in the hands of a specialist.
Your initial consultation is free, and payment plans are available.