Aggravated assault is a serious felony offense. Anytime you have a physical altercation with someone known to you to be a police officer you may be charged with aggravated assault. Even a simple shove, kick or even spit on an officer may result in the charge of aggravated assault. As in any case, the state must prove the elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt.
There are also defenses available to you which may help you win the case. One of the mitigating factors in a case that both the prosecutor during plea negotiations and the judge during sentencing considers is the age of the defendant. If you are under 20 years old at the time of the offense, your age can be used as a mitigating factor which could result in a better plea and less of a sentence.
Have more questions regarding aggravated assaults relating to police? Contact criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle, a criminal defense attorney in Arizona for a free consultation regarding your question.