Criminal Defense

Alcock & Associates – Assault Lawyer in Phoenix

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.


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


Our specialized team of assault attorneys have had the honor and responsibility of handling many assault cases throughout the state of Arizona.

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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.


Arizona Revised Statute 13-1203.

  1. A person commits assault by:
    1. Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or
    2. Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
    3. Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.
  2. 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.


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.

Domestic Violence Charges:

There are cases in which an assault charge can also be a domestic violence charge. This occurs when the alleged victim of the assault lives at the same address as the individual who has been accused. Domestic violence is a separate designation, and can lead to serious consequences for anyone who is found guilty.

There are a couple of defenses that can be used in an assault case. One defense would be that the assault was in self defense and defense of others.

Another defense to assault is that the crime did not take place at all. There are oftentimes where assault cases are successfully defended due to the fact that eyewitness testimonies are confusing and contradictory.

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Our Attorneys Know How To Win Assault Cases

By choosing Alcock & Associates as your assault lawyers, you can benefit from their expertise in assault laws and their commitment to personalized and dedicated representation. Our clients benefit from our:

  • Extensive knowledge of assault laws
  • Personalized and dedicated representation
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven courtroom experience

Here’s an example of a successful assault case by Alcock & Associates:

Our firm won a very serious felony assault case. Our client took his case to a trial by jury. Our client, though he was arrested, was threatened by two men in a parking lot. The two men later told the police that our client was pointing a gun at them. In the state of Arizona, if you even point a gun at someone it can lead to charges of Aggravated Assault, which is a Class 3 Dangerous Offense. This crime carries with it significant mandatory prison time.

Our firm presented evidence to the jury that raised substantial doubts about the victim’s stories. We demonstrated that it was quite possible that the alleged assault never took place and that the so called victims had invented their story. As a result, the jury returned a verdict of “Not Guilty.”

Tips On How To Survive An Assault Charge

Do not have contact with the alleged victim. The state can charge you with additional charges and a judge can also take into consideration any attempts by you to influence a victim or witness.

Don’t answer any questions: If you receive a call from a detective or the alleged victim, you don’t have to answer any questions. If the police ask to speak with you, you can always invoke your right to speak with an attorney first.

Be patient during the court process. Don’t panic and allow the process to unfold. The court system can cause people to make bad decisions because it is very stressful. Learn as much as you can about how the system works and what to expect. Don’t let fear guide you during this time.

If you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer about an assault case, give us a call. The consultation is free.

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Here at Alcock and Associates our team and staff are dedicated to helping and representing YOU. The first step is to understand your case. We will take the time to get to know you and your legal situation so that we are best able to answer all of your questions. After your initial consultation with our attorneys, you will know what you are facing and what can happen to your case.


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