The common definition of aggravated assault in Arizona is the unlawful attack by one person upon another with the intent of inflicting serious bodily injury. Aggravated assault is not limited to physical assault using any body parts; it is also applicable to the use of guns, knives, baseball bats, a car or any other item that can be defined as a “deadly weapon” or “dangerous instrument.”
Sentences for an aggravated assault charge can range from probation up to seven years for a first offense. With prior convictions, penalties could increase to 35 years in prison.
At Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, we know how to fight criminal charges. We understand how stressful this experience is and are committed to answering all your questions and keeping you informed of all aspects of your case. With almost 40 years of combined experience, we have a long history of fighting violent crime cases across Arizona.
Several defenses can be used in aggravated assault cases.
In person-to-person cases, self-defense is often a defense that we can exert on your behalf. This most commonly applies when a person uses physical force to protect him or herself against another’s unlawful use of physical force.
In vehicular aggravated assault cases, the state has to prove that the defendant caused the injury or accident and often is unable to do so because mechanical problems with the car or road conditions could have caused the accident.
Our criminal defense lawyers at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, have extensive experience representing clients who are facing criminal allegations; we know how to investigate such matters and anticipate what the state will use against you. We also often consult with forensic experts to build the strongest defense possible.
Attorney Alex Lane worked as a prosecutor for three years, having attended numerous seminars for law enforcement personnel and prosecuting attorneys. Many of these seminars discussed investigative tactics and trial techniques, as well as strategies prosecutors, use.
Mr. Lane has a complete understanding of how the police and prosecutors work and can bring this experience to the table to defend you in your case.
You need an aggressive attorney to defend you and your rights.
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If you have been charged with a DUI, drug charge, sex crime or any serious criminal offense, let an experienced defense team fight for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our partners today. Call (480) 562-3482 or send an email.