Assault misdemeanors do not actually require that you injure another person or even that you touch the other person. Assault in Arizona can be charged as a Class 1, 2 or 3 misdemeanor. The level of the offense of an assault charge is based on the alleged actions.
If you are charged with assault, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. The partners at Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, have the experience necessary to help you fight these charges involving violent crimes.
Assault charges can be a Class 1 misdemeanor if a person at least recklessly causes any physical injury to another person. This can include a small scratch, a bruise or even just a red mark. A Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to six months in jail, three years’ probation and a maximum fine of $2,500.
A Class 2 misdemeanor can result when a person places another in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. This can include verbal or physical threats such as pretending to hit a person. A Class 2 misdemeanor is punishable by up to four months in jail, two years’ probation and a maximum fine of $750.
Assault is a Class 3 misdemeanor if a person knowingly touches another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke. This offense does not require that an injury result from the touching. Simply touching another person can result in this charge. A Class 3 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, one-year probation and a maximum fine of $500.
Assault can result in a domestic violence offense if the relationship between the two parties is familial or romantic or if the two parties live together. Domestic violence offenses carry additional potential consequences.
At Lane, Hupp, & Crowley, PLC, our attorneys will present potential constitutional defenses and may present evidence to show a lack of injury, a lack of intent to cause injury or that the alleged conduct could not result in the alleged injuries.
We can also assist when additional offenses are involved with your case, including sexual assault, aggravated assault and more.
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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.