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Assault charges in Arizona range from misdemeanor assault to aggravated assault. You could be charged with a misdemeanor assault if you physically injure another person or if you touch another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke them. You could also be charged with a misdemeanor assault even if you do not touch another person. For instance, if you threaten someone by yelling, “I am going to get you,” while you are holding a book up, in a ready to throw manner. This is because that person may reasonably believe that, at that moment, you are going to throw a book at them.


Consider the same example however instead of holding a book, you are pointing a gun at someone. Because a gun is a deadly weapon, you could be charged with aggravated assault. That person may reasonably believe that by saying “I am going to get you,” while pointing a gun at them means that you are going to shoot them right then and there.


Aggravated assault is a Class 3 felony and is considered a dangerous offense which means that if you are charged with aggravated assault, you could face up to 15 years in prison. An assault will be elevated to a felony if any aggravating factors are present, including the use of a deadly weapon (the gun in the example above). There are 10 other aggravating factors that can elevate your assault charge to a felony. An experienced attorney can determine whether any aggravating factors are present in your case and can help defend against them. Call Van Norman Law immediately for a confidential evaluation of your case. We will investigate the charges that have been brought against you, develop an appropriate defense and advise you right away.

Being involved in a civil matter or having a criminal charge brought against you can be scary. At Van Norman Law, we understand that your future may depend on the outcome of your case. Trust our legal team to help defend your rights. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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