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If you were accused of committing assault and battery, having an experienced attorney on your side to fight your charges is imperative. A conviction could result in jail or prison time and/or fines, and the punishments can have lasting consequences on your life, potentially affecting your ability to get a job, find housing, or qualify for certain government benefits. The prosecution will fight hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the offense. Being able to challenge the allegations made against you requires having the skills and knowledge to spot weaknesses in the other side’s evidence and argue such either during negotiations or at trial.
At Maria Jones Law Firm, we understand the seriousness of assault and battery charges and the impacts of a conviction. That is why we provide focused and dedicated defense to work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf. Our team has extensive experience practicing the law; we understand the processes and nuances of the legal system, and we know what it takes to get charges reduced or dropped.
We are ready to provide the professional legal service you need. Call us today at (602) 603-4032 for a free and confidential consultation.
What’s the Difference Between Assault and Battery?
Although often used together, assault and battery are two separate actions. Both involve causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another person, but the main difference between the two is that you could be charged with assault even if you didn’t actually touch the other individual. Generally, battery is the completion of an assault offense and is considered a more severe crime.
For example, if you intentionally swing a punch at someone else and miss, you are committing assault. However, if you make contact with the other’s face and causes serious physical injury, you are committing assault and battery.
How Is Assault and Battery Defined?
Arizona distinguishes between misdemeanor and felony assault.
Under A.R.S. 13-1203, 3 different types of conduct are considered assault. These include:
Aggravated assault is defined in A.R.S. 13-1204 as committing assault under specific circumstances.
Unlawful conduct that results in an aggravated assault charge includes committing assault:
What Are the Potential Penalties for Assault and Battery?
Assault is a misdemeanor offense.
The class of charge and penalties you face depend on the specifics of your circumstances:
Because it is considered more serious than assault, aggravated assault is charged as a felony. Again, the class depends on the conduct you are accused of engaging in.
The potential charges and penalties for battery are as follows:
Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation
If you were charged with assault and battery in Phoenix, consult with a skilled attorney as soon as possible. At Maria Jones Law Firm, our team will listen to your side of the story to develop a compelling legal strategy and fight charges.
We offer 24/7 legal assistance. Call us at (602) 603-4032 or contact us online.
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