Criminal Defense

Tucson Assault Attorney

Experienced & Aggressive Legal Representation in Arizona

Sometimes, verbal confrontations can turn physical. Assault is a violent crime that is often brought against individuals engaged in a fight or brawl. Unfortunately, a conviction for assault has serious consequences, including jail/prison time, costly fines, and a permanent criminal record that can damage your professional reputation and personal life.

If you have been arrested for assault in Arizona, the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC can help you either get your charges dismissed or significantly reduced to avoid serving any time behind bars. Our Tucson assault lawyer can review your case, determine your available defenses, and protect your rights and future throughout the criminal justice process.

If you are facing charges for assault in Tucson, contact us today to start your defense.

Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault

Simple assault means knowingly or recklessly causing physical injury to someone else, or knowingly making physical contact with someone else with the intent to harm, provoke, or insult. Furthermore, you could be charged with assault for intentionally causing someone else to fear imminent bodily injury.

In Arizona, assault charges are categorized by the following three misdemeanor classes:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor – The assault caused actual physical injury. This type of misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum six-month jail sentence and a fine no more than $2,500.
  • Class 2 misdemeanor – The assault included a threat of injury. This type of misdemeanor carries a jail term of up to four months and a fine not exceeding $750.
  • Class 3 misdemeanor – The assault included intent to injure or provoke. This type of misdemeanor results in a jail sentence of up to 30 days and a maximum $500 fine.

Aggravated assault means intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly injure, provoke, insult, or cause injury to another individual. Common examples of aggravated assault include causing serious injury or disfigurement, using a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon, assaulting a minor who is 15 years of age or younger, assaulting a police officer or firefighter, assaulting someone who is restrained, or entering a private residence to commit assault.

Aggravated assault can be charged as high as a Class 2 felony or as low as a Class 6 felony. A first offense may result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

Can you go to jail for a misdemeanor assault charge?

In Arizona, if you are convicted of misdemeanor assault you can face serious penalties including jail time.

Possible jail sentences for misdemeanor assault include:

  • Class 1 misdemeanor: six months in jail
  • Class 2 misdemeanor: four months in jail
  • Class 3 misdemeanor: 30 days in jail

Along with jail time you could face fines, probation, reimbursement of incarceration costs and community service.

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With nearly a decade of experience, our Tucson assault lawyer has defended clients facing various violent crimes, including assault. Do not risk getting convicted by letting our firm fight for you immediately.

Facing assault charges? Contact our Tucson assault attorney to discuss your case today.

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What Sets The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC Apart?
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  • Se Habla Español

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    All clients have different financial circumstances, and we are accommodating of that.

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    A free and confidential evaluation will be provided before we decide to take your case.