There are three ways to be charged with simple assault (also known as “misdemeanor assault”). An individual commits assault if he or she:
- 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 such person.
Depending on the circumstances, Assault charges vary in classification and severity of punishment.
Class 1: Up to 6 months in jail/fines of $2,500 (plus assessments and surcharges)/3 years of probation.
Class 2: Up to 4 months in jail/fines of $750 (plus assessments and surcharges)/2 years of probation.
Class 3: Up to 30 days in jail/fines of $500 (plus assessments and surcharges)/1 year of probation.
Glazer Hammond, PLLC is familiar with the classifications of assault as they pertain to Arizona law and can create a strategy to obtain the best possible result in your case.
Many factors can elevate the charge from a simple to an aggravated assault, including but not limited to:
- Causing serious physical injury to another;
- Use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument;
- Assault by any means of force that causes substantial impairment to or loss of any body part;
- Assault while the victim is restrained; and
- Assault on a minor under fifteen (15) years of age.
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Glazer Hammond, PLLC can effectively evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case to create a solid defense that will help you achieve the least severe sentence possible.