Assault charges can be life-altering, carrying severe consequences and potential long-term implications, including potential jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. That is why, when faced with assault charges in Phoenix, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney who specializes in assault defense.
Alcock & Associates is a reputable and highly respected law firm specializing in assault defense. Our team of skilled attorneys has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in assault cases throughout Phoenix, from simple assault to aggravated assault. Our comprehensive knowledge of Arizona assault laws enables us to provide tailored and strategic legal representation, maximizing your chances of a favorable outcome.
EXPERT DEFENSE FOR YOUR ASSAULT CASE
Alcock & Associates offers a comprehensive range of services to assist individuals facing assault charges, including:
Legal consultation and case evaluation: The firm provides a thorough analysis of your case, explains the potential consequences, and outlines possible defense strategies.
Defense representation in court: The attorneys at Alcock & Associates will advocate for you in court, presenting a strong defense and challenging the prosecution’s evidence.
Negotiating plea deals and reduced charges: They have extensive experience in negotiating with prosecutors to secure favorable plea deals or reduced charges for their clients.
Expertise in assault-related offenses: Alcock & Associates specializes in handling assault cases, including domestic violence assault, sexual assault, and
PERSONALIZED & DEDICATED REPRESENTATION
Our specialized team of assault attorneys have had the honor and responsibility of handling many assault cases throughout the state of Arizona.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for an assault case, we would like to meet with you today to see how we can help you through the process. We understand that for many, if not all, the criminal process can be confusing and intimidating. Having said this, we strongly encourage and advise you to contact our assault lawyers BEFORE your first court date. This will give us the best opportunity to have the necessary time in order to look at the facts of your case, prepare a defense and finally to ensure that we do everything in our power to win your assault case.
THE ASSAULT STATUTE IN ARIZONA
Arizona Revised Statute 13-1203.
- A person commits assault by:
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or
- Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
- Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.
- Assault committed intentionally or knowingly pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 1 is a class 1 misdemeanor. Assault committed recklessly pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 1 or assault pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 2 is a class 2 misdemeanor. Assault committed pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 3 is a class 3 misdemeanor.
UNDERSTANDING ASSAULT CASES IN ARIZONA
The state of Arizona has various types of charges when it comes to a crime such as assault. Likewise, there are also a variety of factors come into play when determining how an assault case should be classified or categorized. Some cases may be considered as simple as a misdemeanor. Other cases that seem similar in retrospect may be considered and charged as a serious felony cases.
Our assault attorneys advise you to consider some basic questions to determine the classification and seriousness of your assault case.
Here are some of the factors that are likely going to make an assault case more serious.
- Was the victim seriously injured? (broken bones)
- Was the assault potentially deadly? (choking)
- Was the victim a child?
- Was the victim a police officer or school official?
- Was a weapon used? (knife, bat, gun, auto…)
The previously mentioned factors can significantly impact the way the government charges and prosecutes an assault case. Obviously cases involving deadly weapons and/or children are far more serious.
Misdemeanor or Felony?
One of the most common questions that individuals ask in regards to their assault case is if their charge is a misdemeanor or a felony. Chances are if you have to go to a city court, then you are probably being charged with a misdemeanor.
However, if the victim of the alleged assault was a public official or police officer, some sort of weapon was used, or there was serious bodily injury, assault can be charged as a felony. Having said this, if you have to go to superior court, you are likely being charged with a felony.