Assault involves a violent act against another person, including verbal, physical, or sexual assault, whether threatened or attempted.

While assault does not technically include the physical beating or striking of another, most juvenile assault charges are accompanied by charges of battery. Battery is the actual striking of someone against their will.

How Juvenile Courts Handle Assault Charges in Arizona

If your child is charged with an assault offense, the consequences can be extremely serious. First the court will make a decision on whether or not your child is a delinquent, meaning that he or she would be charged with the crime if older than 18.

The court will then consider a list of factors such as past offenses to decide what the appropriate punishment will be. Your child might be subject to custodial or non-custodial dispositions.

Need help with juvenile assault charges in Arizona?

Schedule a FREE case review today!
Contact Us Now
Wade and the entire team were excellent every step of the way. When you have to put faith in the hands of an attorney, you can trust Wade Tanner to be responsive, knowledgeable, and focused on your entire situation. After meeting with several attorneys, Jackson White Law was by far the best and kept all their promises.read more
Daniel H.
I wish I could give 10 stars! From the moment I called Jackson White's ALTCS team, I felt like everything was going to be taken care of. They were the calm in my storm, the island in the ocean. I hope they know the difference they made in at least one life. And, after all, that’s the best thing we can do.read more
denise A.
Wade was easily the best option in defending my case. He was extremely helpful, dedicated, knowledgeable, and knew exactly what he was doing. Never once did he fail to explain what was going on or what I was being offered to the complete full extent. Highly recommend Mr. Tanner if you are in search of an attorney.read more
Chase C.
Professional, friendly, and efficient service. They helped guide us through the legal system while we were dealing with the death of a loved one. Timely responses were greatly appreciated. They told us exactly what the process would be and followed up every step of the way, answering questions as they came up.read more
Carrie B. W.
Very helpful went above our expectations Would recommend to friends and familyWould have had a real problem with this case but they got a better deal then we ever thoughtWas possible Margaret Pfannenstiel
harold W.
Adam Ashby and Ashley Weeks of JacksonWhite represented my case and exceeded all expectations of any possible outcome from the initial interview. The outcome couldn’t have been any better if I had written it myself. They are both outstanding lawyers that really do have the best interest of their clients in mind and I could tell throughout the whole process. I was treated with respect and consideration the entire time with constant communication about my case so I understood exactly what was happening. I will recommend this firm for anything any of my friends or family needs going forward should it arise. Thank you JacksonWhite and especially Ashley Weeks and Adam Ashby!read more
Michael

 

If the juvenile is a first time offender, the punishments are typically much less severe. These might include:

  • Minimal probation
  • Community service
  • Parental supervision
  • Juvenile detention

When juveniles are repeat offenders, the sentencing becomes harsher. Higher degrees of assault such as “aggravated assault” may also result in worse sentences and lengthier terms of incarceration.

Most dispositions imposed on juvenile assault offenders are geared toward rehabilitation, though if danger to the community and/or property is foreseen by the court, the juvenile could face harsher sentences and longer detentions.

Protecting Your Child Facing Assault Charges

At JacksonWhite Law, you will have the best opportunity to protect your child from a harsh sentence by the court. Our juvenile defense team, led by attorney Jeremy Geigle, has years of experience in all areas of juvenile criminal defense.

With JacksonWhite, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the attention and time you deserve. Each year, too many juveniles who are accused and convicted of crimes are unable to present their side of the story correctly or fully.

There are far too many factors that can affect the outcome of your case – improper evidence gathering by authorities, insufficient investigative time spent on the scene, poor interviews with witnesses and more.

Protect Your Child’s Future, Today

With so many issues at stake, it’s important that your legal team fully defend and protect your rights and ability to defend your case.

To learn more about how we can help you, call our office today for your free consultation.
 

Call the JacksonWhite Criminal Law team at (480) 467-4370 to discuss your case today.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out the form below to get your free consultation and discuss your best legal options.