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Phoenix Assault Attorney

Armando Nava


In Arizona, the law states that assault involves intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing harm to another person, or causing another to fear physical harm, or touching with the intent to cause harm or provocation. Below are the different levels of Assault you can be charged with:

Arizona Assault Statutes:

Class 1 Assault requires proof that you intentionally, recklessly or knowingly caused physical harm to another person. 

Class 2 Assault requires proof that you intentionally put another person in reasonable apprehension of physical danger.

Class 3 Assault requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you touched another person with the intent to injure or insult, or provoke the other person. An actual injury is not required to have occurred in this instance. 

Aggravated Assault: This form of assault can be classified as Battery in the state of Arizona. This can be charged anywhere from a Class 2 to a Class 5 felony. If you end up being convicted of Aggravated Assault / Battery as a dangerous offense, you will go to prison. 

Do I need an attorney?

If convicted, any form of Assault will need you to contact a lawyer. Below we listed the Penalties that could potentially come with being convicted for an assault charge, so we do not recommend going at this without an attorney by your side.


Class 1 Assault: 

  • Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $2,500 
  • A Jail Sentence up to 6 Months 

Class 2 Assault:

  • Class 2 Misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $750 
  • A Jail Sentence up to 4 Months 

Class 3 Assault:

  • Class 3 Misdemeanor
  • Fines up to $500
  • A Jail Sentence up to 30 Days

Aggravated Assault / Battery:

  • Class 2  to Class 5 Felony
  • Mandatory Jail Time (If classified as a Dangerous Offense)
  • Up to 15 Years In Prison 

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