Choose Arizona’s Experienced Assault Lawyer
If you have been arrested for an assault crime, you may feel that your situation is hopeless. Nothing is further from the truth! With an experienced Phoenix assault lawyer working on your case, you may be able to get your charges lowered or even dismissed entirely.
Types of Assault Charges
Arizona lists assault crimes under Chapter 12 of Title 13 of the criminal code. This area of criminal law includes:
In Arizona, a simple assault is a misdemeanor charge. Depending on the level of force that is involved, the crime can range from a class 3 misdemeanor (the least serious type of criminal offense) to a class 1 misdemeanor (the most serious). If you have been accused of misdemeanor assault, you may be placed on probation, could face jail time and fines, and have to take anger management classes.
Under certain circumstance, an assault can be “aggravated” which turns it from a misdemeanor into a felony. Depending on how serious the circumstances of the charges, aggravated assault can be anything from a class 6 felony (the least severe) to a class 2 felony (the second-most severe crimes). For a first-time aggravated assault with no prior felony convictions, the defendant is eligible for probation. However, probation is not guaranteed, and the Defendant may be sent to prison for a felony conviction.
Endangerment is an assault-related crime that actually does not require any physical contact. Rather, it is a vague law that involves acting recklessly to create a substantial risk of harm or imminent death. Depending on the nature of the risk, this endangerment is classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Top-Rated Assault Lawyer in Maricopa County
Stewart Salwin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served 5 years as a Deputy County Attorney in Phoenix. He will work with you to craft a strategic defense plan for your assault case so that you can achieve the best possible outcome. Whether you’ve been arrested for misdemeanor assault, aggravated assault, endangerment, or some other assault-related crime, we have the experience you need to protect your good name.
Hire an Experienced Arizona Assault Attorney
Having an experienced Phoenix assault lawyer by your side can change the outcome of your case. At Salwin Law Group, we will carefully analyze the evidence in your case and develop a defense strategy that optimizes your chances of success. We will carefully explain the criminal process to you, answer all your questions, and keep you updated on the status of your case every step of the way. We know this is a difficult time for you. Let us help you get your life back.