ASSAULT/BATTERY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The crimes of assault and domestic violence are among the most serious crimes on the books in Arizona, and carry with them penalties commensurate with the seriousness of their nature. With more than 5,000 reported cases of assault/battery and more than 15,000 cases of domestic violence in Arizona each year these crimes are, sadly, all too common. There is nothing common about standing accused of such crimes however, and if you've been accused of either your first step is acquiring legal representation at The Blumenreich Law Firm.
In Arizona, assault is defined in Title 13, Chapter 12 of the Arizona Revised Statutes:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical injury to another person
- Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury
- Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult, or provoke such person
The charge of aggravated assault is consummated in several different ways. It stems from the above listed definitions but has many different twists and turns that lead to the higher charge. One of the more common examples is the causation of serious physical injury to another. A further example is committing a simple assault (see above) using a gun or dangerous instrument (knife, car, or anything that is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury). The State likes to make the allegation of dangerousness which carries a mandatory prison sentence if convicted at trial. They are very liberal in such regard. The dismissal of the dangerous allegation is of the up most importance.
One type of domestic violence is the physical harm inflicted on a household or family member by another member of the same household or family. Domestic violence charges may involve a number of variables, including whether it was a one-time occurrence or a repeat offense, injuries involved, restraining orders, the presence of children, and more.
A conviction on either of these charges can carry with it very real consequences, and it is important that your rights are invoked and protected as the legal process plays itself out. Attorney Josh Blumenreich is experienced in the handling of such cases, and will provide the type of vigorous and well-planned representation that is vital to defendants in such cases. If you stand accused of assault/battery or domestic violence, call The Blumenreich Law Firm today.