A criminal assault charge can be the result of road rage, a bar fight, or something in which bodily harm was inflicted on another person. The charge is a serious one and has serious criminal penalties that may be imposed if convicted. There are times when the prosecutor will add a charge of disorderly conduct to the assault charge and that can increase the penalties that result if convicted. What you need is a very focused criminal defense attorney to take on your case and have your penalties reduced or dismissed. If they are not reduced or dismissed, then you need an aggressive attorney to fight the evidence against you by casting doubt upon it and getting a verdict of not guilty.
If you’ve been accused of assault in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale or the surrounding area it is important to give Myles A. Schneider & Associates a call before talking to the police.
Types Of Assault Cases
There are different types of assault cases that your Phoenix assault attorney can represent you in. They include:
- Domestic violence
- Assault and battery
- Drive by shooting offense
- Discharging a firearm
- Aiming a laser
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Sexual assault
- Felony assault
If convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge, the penalty is up to six months in jail on the first offense. If the assault was committed against a woman, child, officer of the law, teacher, fireman, or a disabled person, it can be considered a felonious assault and the penalty could be jail or prison time. If a dangerous weapon was used or serious injuries resulted, an allegation of dangerousness can be filed by the prosecution and that can increase the penalties and result in mandatory prison time.
Aggravated assault is a common assault charge in Arizona and requires an Arizona assault lawyer who will do their best to keep clients involved throughout the entire decision-making process, just like in any case. The client is always the boss with their attorney providing them with the guidance needed to make the right decisions.
Aggravated assault is considered a felony and it is punishable by restitution, fines, counseling, and prison time. Community service may also be required. Unfortunately, a felony conviction of this magnitude can have a lasting impact on a person’s life, so it is a must to seek legal assistance from an experienced attorney as soon as you believe you may be charged and to not say anything to the authorities if you are charged because anything you say can and will be used against you as per the Miranda Rights that are supposed to be read to you upon your arrest.
Contact A Phoenix Assault Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been arrested for assault, you deserve accurate information and you deserve solid representation. Myles A. Schneider and Associates can help you with that. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 602-926-7373 or fill out our contact form and someone from our office will contact you. You deserve to move forward in your life and this means having a satisfactory conclusion in your case, which is what we will work hard to do for you.
Have you been charged with a crime? Get in touch with a qualified and professional Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case! Our legal experts will fight for your rights and you will get you justice you deserve.