Phoenix Assault Attorney

There are various ways that a person could face charges of assault in and around the Phoenix area. A person can face either “assault” or “aggravated assault” charges, and the consequences of a guilty conviction in these situations can be severe. At the Younglove Law Firm, our Phoenix assault attorney is ready to stand up for your rights when you are facing these charges.

We will not hesitate to take on aggressive prosecutors in an effort to investigate your case. Our goal is to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether so you can get back to living your life.

Why choose Younglove Law Firm for help with this case?

At the Younglove Law Firm, we have been helping Phoenix assault clients since 1997. We will have your back when you are facing these charges.

  • Attorney Douglas Younglove has tremendous courtroom strength and has handled more than 100 jury trials.
  • The Younglove Law Firm criminal defense lawyers will bring extensive experience to your case, and our firm is well-respected in and around the Phoenix area.
  • We take the time to get to know our clients personally so that we can understand their goals and needs moving forward. We are always accessible to our clients so they can ask us any questions pertaining to their case.

How will an attorney help an assault case in Phoenix?

Once a person has been charged with a crime involving assault or aggravated assault, it is critically important to be represented by an attorney with experience handling these cases. Assault cases can be defended in a variety of ways, and an attorney can use their resources to:

  • Conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you, including obtaining all evidence being used against you by law enforcement and prosecutors.
  • Gather additional evidence through an independent investigation that can be used to strengthen your case.
  • Handle all communication and negotiation with prosecutors for any plea deals or reduced sentencing.

Understanding Phoenix assault charge penalties

Under ARS § 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.

Under ARS § 13-1204, a person commits aggravated assault by:

  • Committing assault as above and;
  • Causes serious physical injury,
  • Using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument,
  • Committing an assault after entering into private home of person with intent to commit assault,
  • If the assault is upon a child 15 years old or younger,
  • Commits an assault upon a peace officer or teacher in their official capacities.

Penalties for assault charges in Arizona will depend heavily on whether or not a person is charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense. Misdemeanor assault charges will typically result in a person facing up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Those charged with felony aggravated assault could face Class 2 to Class 5 felony charges depending on the circumstances related to the case. This could result in significant prison sentences and a fine of up to $150,000.

Contact our attorneys for a confidential consultation of your assault charge case in Phoenix

If you or somebody you care about is facing assault charges in Phoenix, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At the Younglove Law Firm, you can count on an experienced team standing by your side throughout your entire case. We pledge to investigate every aspect of the case against you so we can get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. When you need a Phoenix assault attorney, you can contact us for a confidential consultation of your case by clicking here.