Mesa Assault Lawyer will Fight Your Assault Charges
"There are two sides to every story. Let a Mesa Assault Lawyer protect your rights and educate the court on your side of the story."
In Mesa, AZ there are two categories of assault charges. The first is a "misdemeanor assault". The second is a "felony aggravated assault. Each has different levels of penalties based on the circumstances surrounding the incident that led to the charges. Both are viewed as very serious crimes in the Mesa Arizona. The Mesa Assault Laws, Sentencing and Penalties are dictated by the strict assault laws in the criminal code of
Arizona Criminal code A.R.S. 13-1203 (misdemeanor assault) and Arizona Criminal code A.R.S. 13-1204 (felony aggravated assault).
If you face Mesa assault charges, you will potentially face serious penalties if convicted. You should immediately consult a Mesa criminal defense or Mesa Assault Attorney if you have been charged of any assault offense. A Free Consultation from a Mesa Assault Lawyer is easy to find. Consider it a necessity not an option. The following is a brief outline both Mesa assault types.
Mesa, Arizona Misdemeanor Assault:
Misdemeanor Assaults Mesa are charged when a defendant's actions involve putting someone in fear or jeopardy of bodily harm, physical contact with another individual with the intent of causing physical injury, or causing actual physical harm or injury to another; the intent to harm or provoke another person; intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical harm to someone. If convicted of a Mesa AZ misdemeanor assault you could be sentenced to up to one year in prison, fines up to $2,500, fees and restitution to the victim.
"A Free Consultation from a Mesa Assault Lawyer is easy to find...Consider it a necessity not an option".
Mesa, Arizona Felony Aggravated Assault:
An Aggravated assault in Mesa, AZ is a Felony. These charges are far more serious than misdemeanor assaults. There are several circumstances that if present will elevate an assault to the "aggravated" assault level. They include, but are not limited to the following: "serious physical injury" to another person, that creates a reasonable risk of death; use of a deadly weapon; if an assault is committed while the victim is restrained and not able to resist; if the assault causes substantial, temporary or permanent disfigurement; if the person commits the assault while violating a valid order of protection (restraining order); if the person attempts to gains control of a law enforcement officer's firearm or weapon; if the assault is against a police officer, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, teacher, school employee, or licensed health care professional, engaged in their official duties, or against a prosecutor; if the person is eighteen years of age or older and the victim is fifteen years of age or younger. The penalties if convicted include among other serve punishment fees, and fines, restitution to the victim, lengthy prison sentences, long term felony criminal records that will following you adversely for the rest of your life.
Mesa Assault and Aggravated Assault Defenses:
There should be no secrets about what your criminal defense attorney will do for you if retained. An open line of communication should exist. A private criminal defense attorney works for you, not the state, not the public defender's office, not the city---just you. And together you will work as a team to build an effective defense. It is up to you to work with your attorney to provide information they request in your defense. It is the Attorney's job to gather, examine, build and mount a successful defense based on that material and drawing from their training, education, experience in defense and litigation. Below is a list of some of the defenses a good Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney might consider, based on the circumstances of your case:
• You feared for your life or well being
• You acted in self defense
• You reacted to a perceived threat
• Circumstances surrounding both you and the victim's state of mind
• Necessity Defense - such as in the case of a mother protecting her child from imminent danger or harm
• No evidence exist
• No witnesses exist
• No claimed weapon exists or was found
• Other parties or entities were involved
• You were accused wrongly. The assailant was someone other than you.
• The victim is not credible and character is in question
• Your Constitutional right were violated during search, seizure, arrest, or thereafter
• You were provoked, threatened, or intimidation by the victim verbally, physically or in writing
• Accidental nature v. intentional nature
• Unforeseen, or unexpected situation
• The proximate cause of the injury involved circumstances outside your control such as an unexpected act of nature, or caused by someone other than yourself.
• Proof of significant efforts or actions that you did everything within your means to avoid the victim's harm or endangerment. And these actions were consistent with that of a prudent person in the same situation.
There are two sides to every story. Let a Mesa Assault Lawyer protect your rights and educate the court on your side of the story. An experienced Assault Defense Lawyer, understands your story is important, from your point of view. Your Mesa Defense Attorney will gather and examine all evidence, build, and mount a strong defense against the prosecution based on your set of circumstances. If hired, your defense attorney will interview witnesses, turn stones regarding circumstances surrounding the events, and use all defenses that may apply to your Phoenix Assault charges. The attorney's job requires they do everything possible under the law to protect your rights, freedom, and future. Their ultimate goal in every case is to get your case dismissed or in the alternative charges reduced, evidence suppressed, or the best outcome possible in your case.
If you have been charged with any Mesa Assault, aggravated felony assault, DUI, Extreme DUI, Repeat Offense DUI, Under age 21 DUI, DUI with child under 15 in vehicle, Aggravated Felony DUI, Drug, Felony Drug, Dangerous Drug, Narcotics, Marijuana, any Arizona DUI, Arizona, Arizona Drug DUI, or any other criminal charge including theft, domestic violence, drugs crimes, probation violations, robbery, computer crimes, ID theft crimes, or any other criminal charges contact the Law Office of James Novak, for your Free Consultation at (480) 413-1499. Speak directly with experienced Mesa Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).
The Law Office of James Novak is devoted to handling 100% DUI, Drug & criminal cases in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa Arizona and surrounding areas valley-wide.
This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.