A regular assault in Arizona involves knowingly and recklessly causing physical harm to another person or touching another individual with the intent to injure, provoke, or insult. If the assault happens between two people who live together, it is known as domestic violence and the guilty party (parties) will be charged accordingly.
What are the Classifications of Assault in Arizona?
There are three misdemeanor classes for regular assault:
- Class 1: The most serious charge where physical injury is caused. This can lead to six months in prison along with a 3 year probation period.
- Class 2: This includes the threat of injury and if convicted, you could spend up to four months in prison along with a 2 year probation period.
- Class 3: This includes touching with the intent to injure or provoke and could lead to a 30-day spell in prison along with 12 months probation.
Why Did I Get Charged with Assault?
If you conduct one or more of the following forms of assault, you can face the maximum sentence allotted by Arizona law. This is why it is imperative that you speak with an experienced trial attorney prior to fighting the charges on your own.
- Causing physical injury to someone else – whether recklessly, intentionally, or knowing it some form or fashion that injury would result from a specific action.
- Putting someone else in imminent danger with reasonable apprehension.
- Injuring, insulting, or provoking someone else by knowingly touching him or her.