Aggravated Felony Assault

Felony Assault Criminal Defense Phoenix, AZ

Aggravated Assault Defense Lawyer

Getting arrested and charged with an Arizona felony aggravated assault charge can be overwhelming. The Arizona courts and prosecutor take felony assault charges very seriously and you should too. The Law Office of James Novak has the experience and know-how to defend your felony assault charges. As a former Arizona prosecutor James Novak understands the need to provide a strong defense to these charges.

Arizona Laws - Aggravated Assault ● Felony Assault

Under A.R.S. 13-1204 Aggravated assault; classification; definition a person can be charged with a felony assault if the victim receives serious physical injury, a deadly weapon was used or force was used that substantially impaired, disfigured the person. Other factors could sustain a felony assault charge that include knowing or had reason to know the victim was a police office on duty. The crime of Arizona Aggravated Assault is basically two separate factors. The accomplishment is assault under A.R.S. 13-1203 with the action of committing one or more of the aggravated factors listed below under the law:

Your Assault charges will fall under Arizona felony aggravated assault law if any of the following applies:

“A. A person commits aggravated assault if the person commits assault as prescribed by A.R.S. section 13-1203 under any of the following circumstances:

  1. If the person causes serious physical injury to another.
  2. If the person uses a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
  3. Assault is described as force that causes temporary but considerable disfigurement, loss, or loss of function of an organ, or body part including fracture.
  4. If the person commits the assault While the victim is physically bound or restrained, or does not have the capacity to resist the restraint impaired.
  5. If the person commits the assault following intrusion or entry into another person’s private residence intending to carry out assault.
  6. If the person is 18 years old or older and carries out an assault on a person who is 15 years old or younger
  7. If the person commits assault as prescribed by section 13-1203 while the person is violating an order of protection issued against them under section 13-3602 or 13-3624.
  8. If the person commits the assault knows or has reason to know, that the victim is following:

(a) A Police, or third party instructed by the officer while the officer is engaging the official duties of their occupation.

Aggravated Assault ● Felony Assault Penalties in Arizona

If convicted sentencing for your aggravated assault or felony assault charges is the responsibility of the Judge.

A felony sentencing is divided into two main parts:

The first possibility is the Arizona Department of Corrections – Prison. Depending on the level and classification of felony you could receive many years in prison.

The second possibility is felony probation. With felony could include jail up to one year, probation, counseling, fines, restitution, community service. Some other not so obvious consequences of an assault conviction could include an impact on your current or future job opportunities.

Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer for Aggravated Assault ● Felony Assault Charges

If you have been charged with an Arizona felony Aggravated Assault charge do not wait until it is too late. Speak with an Arizona lawyer who has the experience to defend you for an AZ aggravated or felony assault charge. Your future and freedom may be at risk. Call James Novak today at (480) 413-1499 for your FREE consultation and speak directly with an experienced Arizona criminal defense attorney\to discuss your case.