Assault and Weapons Charges
Under A.R.S. 13-1203 a person commits assault by:
- 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.
Most offenses charged under section 1203 are misdemeanors commonly referred to as simple assault.
A.R.S. 13-1204 addresses aggravated assault (felony assault). Aggravated assault can be charged several different ways, but there is typically an element of the case more involved than simple assault escalating it to a felony.
If the assault takes place between people living together, or involved in a romantic relationship, simple assault can be charged as a domestic violence offense that brings about serious consequences.
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony assault charges, the penalties can be extremely severe. It is important to hire an experienced attorney to help one navigate the criminal system and ensure the best result.