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Assault Touched to Injure, ARS § 13-1203 & § 13-1204

Many people think that assault is only charged in cases where a person physically injures another. However, an individual can be charged with assault even if they never touched someone else. That is because assault involves an attempt or threat to injure another individual.

According to Arizona law, Title 13, Criminal Code § 13-1203, someone commits assault when:

  • They intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause any physical injury to another individual

  • They intentionally cause another person to fear imminent physical injury

  • They knowingly touch another individual with the intent to insult, provoke, or injure them

The charges can be elevated to aggravated assault (§ 13-1204) if the person commits assault under a range of circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • Causing serious physical injury to another person

  • Using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument

  • Using such force that results in disfigurement or impairment

  • Committing assault after entering a private home with the intent to commit the crime

  • Committing assault while the victim was bound or otherwise physically restrained

If you are facing assault charges, turn to the Law Office of Christopher M. Jeffrey to receive experienced legal representation. When you hire our firm, you can work directly with a Tucson assault attorney who not only understands the complexities of the criminal justice system, but is also dedicated to fighting to protect your rights and freedom.

For more information on how to successfully defend against your assault charges, call (520) 394-8008 today.

Assault Classifications & Sentences

The penalties for an assault conviction in Arizona are determined based on the severity of the crime. Simple assault charges will be prosecuted as a misdemeanor, while aggravated assault will be convicted as a felony.

  • Class 1 assault – Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500

  • Class 2 assault – Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to four months in jail and a maximum fine of $750

  • Class 3 assault – Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500

  • Aggravated assault – Class 2 to 5 felony, depending on the circumstances; mandatory jail sentence when classified as a “dangerous offense”; first offense, up to 15 years in prison

Getting Assault Charges Dismissed

Just because you have been charged will assault does not necessarily mean that your case will proceed to trial or a plea. With a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side, you may be able to get the prosecutor or the court to dismiss your case. Our legal team can evaluate your case to determine if there are any grounds on which the case could be dismissed.

Potential grounds for dismissal include:

  • Insufficient cause to arrest

  • Improper charging document or criminal complaint

  • Unlawful stop or search

  • Lost or insufficient evidence to prove guilt

Whether your case can be dismissed prior to a trial or plea, or you need to fight your charges in court, the Law Office of Christopher M. Jeffrey is here to aggressively advocate on your behalf. We can help you work towards a solution to get your charges reduced or even dropped altogether.

Call (520) 394-8008 today to schedule a free consultation with our Tucson assault lawyer.

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