Mesa Assault Lawyer

Assault charges may arise subsequent to an argument, a physical altercation, or in connection with other crimes, such as disorderly conduct or robbery. An allegation of assault is a serious matter, and in Arizona, an assault is considered a violent crime. An assault charge could be a felony or a misdemeanor depending upon the circumstances, but in any case, requires an aggressive defense to challenge the evidence and mitigate the associated penalties with this type of conviction.

If you are facing an assault charge, contact a Mesa criminal defense attorney who will vigorously defend your rights and seek to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. The Firm represents clients facing all types of assault charges, including (but not limited to), aggravated assault, endangerment, threatening and intimidating, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and misdemeanor assault.

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An allegation of assault is often accompanied by an accusation of battery. In Arizona both Assault and Battery have been merged into one statute. Assault includes merely a threat of the use of force. Battery means actually touching the other person. Assault and Battery can include the use of an object or a weapon to intimidate or cause physical injury to another. The more severe the injury caused, the more serious the charges and penalties can be if you are convicted.

Some circumstances which can result in a charge of aggravated assault include:

  • Assault after entering an individual's private residence
  • Causing severe injury
  • Use of a deadly weapon
  • Assault on a firefighter, prosecutor, peace officer, medical professional, or teacher

Domestic disputes can result in false accusations of assault, and law enforcement officers may feel compelled to believe the statements of the alleged victim. Even if the alleged victim later decides that he or she no longer wants to move forward with the case, this alone will not result in a dismissal by the prosecutor, as it is the State who brings the charges, not the victim. It is crucial that you have the help of an aggressive and dedicated assault defense lawyer to help you navigate through our often-complicated criminal justice system.

Do you need a lawyer for your assault charges in Mesa, Arizona?

Any assault charge can have a serious impact on your future. This Firm has an extensive track record in defending clients charged with criminal offenses, assault and domestic violence cases, and will fight vigorously to protect your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC for a confidential and informative consultation regarding your case.

To discuss your defense, contact a Mesa assault attorney at the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC.
Initial case evaluations are free.