Understanding Aggravated Assault In Arizona
The common definition of aggravated assault in Arizona is the unlawful attack by one person upon another with the intent of inflicting serious bodily injury. Aggravated assault is not limited to physical assault using any body parts. However, it is also applicable to the use of guns, knives, baseball bats, a car, or any other item that can be defined as a “deadly weapon” or “dangerous instrument.”
Consequences for Aggravated Assault in Arizona
If you’re convicted of aggravated assault in Arizona, sentences for those crimes can range from probation to up to seven years for a first-time offense. However, if you have prior convictions, penalties could increase to 35 years in prison.
Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers
Tait & Hall: Your Experienced, Serious Criminal Defense Team
At Tait & Hall, we know how to fight criminal charges. We understand how stressful this experience is for our clients going through the court process, especially if it’s their first time. We’re committed to answering all your questions, keeping you informed of all aspects of your case, and easing your burdens whenever possible. With several decades of combined experience, we have a long history of fighting violent crime cases across Arizona.
Our Approach to Fighting Aggravated Assault Charges
Luckily, there are several defenses that can be used in aggravated assault cases. Here at Tait & Hall, our Arizona criminal defense lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case, and comb through every detail, to develop a strategy tailor-made for YOU. We intend to reach the best possible results for your case.
For example, a defense often employed in a person-to-person case is that the “assault” was committed in self-defense. This most commonly applies when a person uses physical force to protect themself against another’s unlawful use of physical force.
Alternatively, in vehicular aggravated assault cases, the state has to prove that the defendant caused the injury or accident. The state is often unable to do so because mechanical problems with the car or unsafe road conditions could have caused the accident.
If you work with an attorney at Tait & Hall to represent you in your aggravated assault case, we promise to employ every strategy available to us to effectively fight for your rights.
Why choose Tait & Hall?
We understand how prosecutors think.
Our criminal defense lawyers at Tait & Hall have extensive experience representing clients who are facing criminal allegations. We know how to investigate such matters and can anticipate what the state will use against you. We also often consult with forensic experts to build the strongest defense possible.
With several former prosecutors on our team, we have an advantage that most criminal defense firms do not: we know how prosecutors think, we understand their strategies, and we know what will be compelling to them in the courtroom.
Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Side
If you’ve been charged with aggravated assault, you need an aggressive attorney to defend you and your rights. With a criminal defense attorney from Tait & Hall, your chances of success in court will greatly increase. You deserve to have an experienced, dedicated advocate by your side– and we promise to be there for you every step of the way.
Call our Phoenix office at (480) 405-6767 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.