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YOU NEED A SKILLED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IF YOU ARE CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN PHOENIX
Assault is considered a crime of violence and may bring severe consequences if you are found guilty. A criminal defense lawyer with a focus on violent crimes is crucial in such cases. Prosecutors in Arizona will aggressively seek convictions on assault charges. Your rights must be defended by a highly-qualified criminal defense attorney whether this is your first arrest on violent crimes charges or you have been convicted before. However, if you have a criminal record, the penalties for a conviction on assault charges can be catastrophic. Minimize your risk of conviction with a skilled Phoenix criminal defense lawyer on your side.
If you have been charged with assault, call the Phoenix Law Offices of Ashley D. Adams as soon as possible. Our experienced criminal law attorneys will provide you with the best defense possible. Assault charges are serious and conviction can severely affect your future. Contact Ashley D. Adams today via this website or call (480) 219-1366 for a free case evaluation. You will receive candid and experience-based guidance and advice.
WHAT IS ASSAULT AND WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES?
Assault is the intentional act of attempting or threatening to forcefully or violently cause physical harm or injury to another person. The intended victim must be aware of the threat and have a reasonable apprehension of imminent danger. It must also be apparent to the victim that the perpetrator has present ability to carry out the act (even if the perpetrator does not, in fact, have that ability). The charge of assault does not require actual physical contact with the victim (which is a battery). Only the reasonable and immediate threat of forceful contact is necessary. While the charge is very serious, when a skilled defense lawyer represents you, prosecutors may have an incredibly difficult time proving that assault actually occurred. A skilled attorney knows how to find the flaws in the prosecutor’s case.
There are several types of assault that are provided for in the Arizona statutes: