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
Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert & the Entire
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,
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.