Arizona Violent Crime Attorney
Defining the Crime of Assault
Assault is the criminal act of using violence against another person with the intention of causing physical harm. Assault is categorized as a violent crime. Offenses of this nature may consist of verbal threats or the actual infliction of an injury. Assault crimes are further categorized as simple assault and aggravated assault. Simple assault is considered a lesser offense than aggravated assault and is typically classified as a misdemeanor. Verbal threats, physical attacks involving minor injuries, or attacks that do not involve the use of a weapon are all considered simple assault. Aggravated assault is a felony offense that involves an illegal physical attack on another person with the intention of inflicting serious injuries. Aggravated assault crimes may also involve the use of a weapon.
Violent crimes are illegal offenses that involve the use of violence in the form of verbal threats, physical force, or bodily attacks. Violent crimes may or may not involve the use of a weapon.
Frequently committed violent crimes are:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic violence
- Murder / Manslaughter
- Armed robbery
Violent Crimes & Legal Penalties
The legal penalties for a violent crime conviction will depend upon several factors, such as: the defendant’s prior criminal history, the type of crime committed, the extent of the victim’s injuries, and if a weapon was used during the commission of the crime. If a person is convicted of a violent crime, such as assault, he or she may be subject to jail time, fines, community service, probation, and legal fees.
Contact The Brubaker Law Office
If you have been charged with assault or another type of violent crime, you will need reliable, aggressive legal representation from a skilled criminal defense attorney who has experience as an assault lawyer and violent crimes lawyer. Brubaker Law Office has handled an array of violent crime cases for clients throughout Arizona. At our firm, each client’s case is a priority. Find out how we can defend you by calling our office today or completing the form and we can arrange a free consultation.