Misconduct Involving Weapons
Assault with Weapon Defense Phoenix, AZ
Misconduct or Assault with Weapon Defense Attorney
When faced with Arizona felony charges or Assault Charges you are exposed to some very serious consequences. The prosecution aggressively to seek convictions for defendants who use a weapon during the commission of a crime or those who are “prohibited possessors” of weapons due to prior felony conviction (s).
Misconduct Involving a Weapon Laws
Arizona Law involving assault or misconduct with weapon laws falls under A.R.S. 13-3102. Misconduct involving weapons is commonly charged when (1) A weapon is allegedly used during the commission of a crime in Arizona or (2) A prohibited possessor of a weapon results after someone is convicted of a felony charge that prevents them from possessing or carrying a weapon.
Arizona Law A.R.S. 13-3102.: Assault with Weapon and Misconduct Involving Weapons Law reads in part as follows:
A person may be found in violation of A.R.S. 13- 3102, Arizona laws for weapons misconduct if they knowingly:
- If they possess a concealed deadly weapon (excluding a pocket knife), or have control of over one, immediate access to further a serious, or violent crime, or felony; or if they fail to answer a police officer accurately if the police ask them if they have a deadly weapon in their possession;
- Are carrying a concealed deadly weapon, or have one within their control, an they are under 21 years of age;
- Possess dry ice to use as a deadly weapon. This includes selling, manufacturing, transferring, or transporting it for this purpose;
- Are a Prohibited Possessor, as described under Arizona Law and possess or have control over a deadly weapon.
- Give, or sell a deadly weapon to a Prohibited Possessor;
- Impair or change the appearance or surface of a deadly weapon;
- Use or have immediate control over a deadly weapon in the process of committing a felony;
- Unlawfully discharge a gun at an occupied building or structure in furtherance of a crime for a street gang or syndicate.
Misconduct with Weapon ● Assault with Weapon Penalties
In Arizona most cases involving Misconduct Involving a Weapon involves a victim or have a criminal record. Both of these factors are aggressively pursued by the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s Office. Typically, the prosecutor will seek a prison term upon conviction. Therefore it is imperative that you provide yourself with a strong defense. Upon conviction you can find yourself going to prison, serving jail, lengthy probation, fines, and counseling.
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Assault or Misconduct with Weapon Charges
The Law Office of James Novak is on your side and will provide a strong defense to your felony weapons charges. As a former prosecutor he understands what it takes to build your defense and work towards protecting your future and our freedom. When faced with Arizona felony Misconduct with Weapons charges call James Novak today at (480) 413-1499 for your FREE consultation.