Aggravated AssaultAggravated Assault Charges in Arizona

An assault pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-1203 can be elevated to aggravated assault on the basis of any of a number of circumstances, listed under A.R.S. §13-1204. These aggravating circumstances include:

  • If the person causes serious physical injury to another, A.R.S § 13-1204 (A)(1)
  • If the person uses a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(2)
  • If the person commits the assault by any means of force that causes temporary but substantial disfigurement, temporary but substantial loss or impairment of any body organ or part or a fracture of any body part, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(3>
  • If the person commits the assault while the victim is bound or otherwise physically restrained or while the victim’s capacity to resist is substantially impaired, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(4)
  • If the person commits the assault after entering the private home of another with the intent to commit the assault, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(5)
  • If the person is eighteen years of age or older and commits the assault on a minor under fifteen years of age, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(6)
  • If the person commits assault as prescribed by section 13-1203, subsection A, paragraph 1 or 3 and the person is in violation of an order of protection issued against the person pursuant to section 13-3602 or 13-3624, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(7
  • If the person commits the assault knowing or having reason to know that the victim is a peace officer, constable, firefighter, teacher, healthcare practitioner, prosecutor, code enforcement officer, park ranger, or judicial officer, A.R.S. § 13-1204 (A)(8)

Under A.R.S. § 13-1204, aggravated assault can range from a class 5 to class 2 felony, depending on prior criminal history and the circumstances of the assault. Pursuant to A.R.S. § 13-704, sentencing for an aggravated assault can range from two years of jail time to life. Sentencing depends on a variety of factors. If you’ve been arrested for aggravated assault in Arizona, contact us today for representation you can trust.

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