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Assault & Battery Attorneys

Skilled assault and battery defense lawyers in Phoenix, AZ.

Aggravated Assault Lawyer

Our assault and battery law firm in Phoenix is dedicated to building the best possible defense for your case. We take the time to sit down with you and get the facts. Our lawyers will then develop a comprehensive plan to help you through the Arizona court system. Whether you face misdemeanor assault or a felony aggravated assault charge, our team can leverage the evidence in your favor to get the best outcome in a court of law. In order to begin the process, it is important for defendants to understand the types of assault charges that can be levied against them as well as the implications – both financially and legally.

Assault charges in Arizona are classified in the following ways:

Class 3 Assault
  • Class 3 misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $500
  • Maximum sentence of 30 days in jail
Class 2 Assault
  • Class 2 misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $750
  • Maximum sentence of 4 months in jail
Class 1 Assault
  • Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $2,500
  • Maximum sentence of 6 months in jail
Aggravated Assault
  • Class 2 to Class 5 felony
  • Mandatory jail time
  • Maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for first offense

There are a number of ways to have a misdemeanor charge reduced or dismissed altogether. The state of Arizona occasionally allows a misdemeanor assault case to be dismissed by completing a diversion program. This requires the defendant to complete an anger management class. Typically, this option is only available if the person in question has an otherwise clean criminal record and displays willingness to complete these classes. Aggravated assault charges have fewer – if any – leniencies.

By definition, aggravated assault indicates that a more serious crime has been committed. Aggravated assault can be defined if any of the following conditions exist:

Additional conditions apply if the victim in question is a member of law enforcement, a firefighter, emergency services worker, teacher, health care practitioner, or prosecutor, public defender, or judicial officer. Attempting to remove a firearm or any other kind of weapon from a peace officer can also result in an aggravated assault charge.

Our assault lawyers will help determine the appropriate defense for even the toughest aggravated assault and battery case. This could include a claim of self-defense, defense of others, defense of property, or even consent. Certain conditions and limitations apply to each of these defenses. Your lawyer will be able to explain what they mean as well as how your defense will be proved in a court of law.

Josh Blumenreich is one of the most trusted assault and battery defense lawyers in the Phoenix area. Contact the Blumenreich Law Firm today to claim your free consultation.