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Misdemeanor assault charges are raised to felony or assault charges, when certain aggravating factors surround the assault. Aggravated assault charges are taken very seriously in Arizona because they are crimes that harm or injure another person or victim. All Felony Assault charges carry prison sentencing if convicted in Arizona. You will need an experienced assault defense attorney to legally represent you to assure you will be treated fairly;  protect your rights; and defend your charges.

Arizona Aggravated Assault: A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A) Classification

A person may be charged with aggravated assault under A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A) if the person  knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally provoke, injure, insult, cause physical injury or harm to another person. Specifically a person may be guilty of felony assault or aggravated assault if they:   

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“Understanding the strict Arizona Assault laws, is the  first step to defending your charges. Being familiar with them, also contributes to prevention.”

Misdemeanor Assault Laws in Arizona

If you face any type of assault charge, you should consult a Chandler criminal defense attorney to discuss your charges and defense options. This offense sometimes referred to as “simple assault” charges. And although they are classified as misdemeanors, they carry severe penalties due to the fact that they are considered crimes against a victim. Misdemeanor assaults are classified into three different categories Class 1; Class 2; and Class 3; with Class 1 charges and penalties being the most severe: