Scottsdale Assault Lawyer will Fight Your Assault Charges
"There are two sides to every story. A Scottsdale Assault Defense Attorney will tell Your Side of the Story."
In Scottsdale, Arizona there are two classes of assaults-a "misdemeanor assault" and "felony aggravated assault". Each possesses a range of sentencing and penalties based on the circumstances of the charges. Scottsdale Arizona, views both of them as serious crimes. The Scottsdale Assault laws, and punishments are dictated by the assault laws 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 were charged with an Assault of any kind in Scottsdale, AZ, you ill face harsh penalties if convicted. You should contact Scottsdale criminal defense or an assault Attorney who defends clients frequently in Scottsdale Courts. A Free Consultation from a Scottsdale Assault Lawyer is easy to find and very important. The following is short summary of the two assault types:
Scottsdale, Arizona Misdemeanor - Assault:
Misdemeanor Assaults are charged in Scottsdale when a defendant's actions caused a person bodily harm or fear of bodily harm; physical contact with another individual with the intent to cause bodily injury, or actually causing physical harm or injury to another; the intent to harm or provoke another person; intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical danger and injury; intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical harm to someone. If convicted, of a Scottsdale misdemeanor assault, sentences and penalties can include up to one year in prison, fines up to $2,500, fees and restitution to the victim or the victim's family.
Scottsdale, Arizona Felony- Aggravated Assault:
An Aggravated assault in Scottsdale, Arizona is a Felony. These are far more serious charges than misdemeanor assaults, and consequently penalties are extremely serious. Certain additional circumstances if presented, will elevate a misdemeanor assault up to a felony aggravated assault. Just some of those factors 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.
Scottsdale Assault and Aggravated Assault Defenses:
Your Scottsdale criminal defense attorney will work with you to gain evidence, and build an effective defense. It is essential that you provide whatever details or information your attorney requests, in an effort to build the best defense case possible for your assault charges. The Attorney will then gather, evaluate, build and mount what they feel will bring you the most successful outcome in your case. Assault defenses can be complex. Your criminal defense attorney will draw from their extensive training, education, prior defense cases, litigation experiences, and case law that may exist and apply to your unique set of circumstances.
Here is a sample list defenses an experienced Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney might consider using depending on the charges and circumstances of the case
• You Feared for your life.
• Your actions were in self defense
• Your actions were in response to what you perceived was life threatening
• Circumstances surrounding State of Mind of both you and the victim
• Necessity Defense
• Lack of adequate evidence
• No witnesses
• No weapon used or found or proved to be used
• Other persons were involved in the altercation
• The assailant who hurt the victim was not you
• Questionable testimony by the victim - history of false allegations by the victim
• Your Constitutional Rights were violated during pre-indictment investigation, search, seizure or arrest.
• You were provoked or intimidation by the victim
• The situation was an accident, completing occurring outside your control
• The situation was unforeseen, or unexpected situation
• Proof that your prudently and actively did everything possible to help avoid threat, injury, or harm to the victim
There are two sides to every story. A Scottsdale assault lawyer will tell your side of the story. An experienced Assault Defense Lawyer understands your story is important, from your point of view. The attorney's job is to find out what defenses can be used based on your unique set of circumstances; protect your rights, freedom, and future; and in every case do what ever is needed to attempt to get the charges dismissed or in the alternative charges reduced, evidence suppressed, to get the best possible outcome for you.
If you have been charged with any Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney and James Novak (Former Prosecutor).