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Self Defense Assault Charge

Self Defense Assault Charge

Self-defense is a common defense in assault cases. If you have been charged with assault for an act of self-defense, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona to help you argue your case.

Here are some key points to a self-defense argument:

  • You believed you were threatened with imminent physical harm.

  • You believed that force was the only way to avoid harm.

  • There was no way to escape the situation.

  • Did you threaten, provoke, or antagonize the other person?

  • The force you used was reasonable within the situation.

  • The threat you felt was reasonable.

For more information on the justification of self-defense in Arizona, refer to A.R.S. 13-404.

If you have been charged with assault, speak to one of the criminal defense attorneys at Tyler Allen Law Firm and we will be glad to help.