Aggravated assault in Phoenix is a more serious crime than simple assault. Therefore, you will probably need a criminal defense attorney if you are facing aggravated assault charges in the east valley. If accused of aggravated assault, you could be charged with a class-2 or class-3 felony in Arizona. Possible punishments include imprisonment, fines, probation and community service. If a person uses a deadly or dangerous weapon to commit aggravated assault, the imprisonment penalties are more usually more severe and can range from 1.5 (minimum) to 35 (maximum) years, depending on the person’s prior record. Since the possible punishments can be very severe, it is in your best interest to contact a JacksonWhite criminal defense attorney to begin preparing your defense.
To learn more about aggravated assault charges in Arizona, please contact myself, criminal defense attorney, Jeremy Geigle. I’d be more than happy to speak with you about your case in a free private consultation. Call (480) 467-4370.