Examples of Aggravated Assault
Some common examples of aggravated assault include:
- Assaulting someone using force or violence, which causes severe injuries or disfigurement to the victim.
- Striking a person with a dangerous object or weapon.
- Assaulting a school employee, teacher, or principal.
- Assaulting a police or law enforcement officer.
In the state of Arizona, aggravated assault is treated as a dangerous felony. The offense may be charged as a class 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 felony, where a class 6 felony is considered the least severe and a class 2 felony the most severe. However, the punishment for an aggravated assault crime will depend on the severity and seriousness of the offense and other surrounding circumstances. The possible penalties for aggravated assault include:
- Class 6 Aggravated Assault: Punishable by anywhere from 18 months to three years in prison, with a presumptive sentence of 27 months.
- Class 5 Aggravated Assault: Punishable by anywhere from two to four years in prison, with a presumptive sentence of three years.
- Class 4 Aggravated Assault: Punishable by anywhere from four to eight years in prison, with a presumptive sentence of six years.
- Class 3 Aggravated Assault: Punishable by up to 15 years in prison, with a presumptive sentence of 7.5 years.
- Class 2 Aggravated Assault: Punishable by anywhere from seven to 21 years in prison, with a presumptive sentence of 10.5 years.
Other possible penalties include:
- Fines of up to $150,000
- Community service
- Restitution to the victim
How a Skilled Criminal
Defense Attorney Can Help
Trying to defend your aggravated assault allegations by yourself could expose you to the risks of suffering the maximum penalties. If convicted, you could face devastating consequences, such as a lengthy prison sentence, massive fines, and a criminal record. Therefore, when facing aggravated assault accusations, it is paramount that you hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to help protect your rights and build a strong defense strategy for your case.
At Faussette & Faussette, we’re dedicated to providing experienced legal guidance and aggressive representation to individuals facing aggravated assault charges. When we represent you, we will do everything we can to investigate every detail of your case, explore all possible legal defenses, and fight the charges against you as we pursue a positive outcome for your case.
Using our extensive knowledge and legal understanding, we will help you navigate the Arizona criminal justice system, fight vigorously to defend your legal rights, and ensure that these allegations don't ruin your life. So if you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated assault, don’t wait. Call or reach out to our firm today to schedule a free case consultation.