A simple assault can quickly escalate to an aggravated assault given the right set of circumstances. Penalties for an aggravated assault are more severe when you have prior felonies on your record. Given the seriousness of the penalties, it is even more important to call an attorney of the Phoenix, Arizona, Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC at 602-957-3300. With almost twenty years of criminal law experience, Howard Snader represents people living in and around the cities of Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, Casa Grande, Kingman, Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Kingman, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Yuma, Apache Junction, and Goodyear.
Aggravated assault can occur in a few different ways including:
- An infliction of a serious injury on another
- The use of a deadly weapon or dangerous weapon to intentionally place someone in imminent fear of serious injury
- When a person causes a serious injury to another while driving drunk
- Assaulting a police officer, teacher, prosecutor, health care provider, or prison guard
- An assault by an adult on a child under the age of 15
Serious Criminal Penalties
As a Criminal Law Specialist Certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, lawyer Howard Snader has challenged the criminal charges filed against people for violent crimes. If convicted of any assault resulting in a serious physical injury you face mandatory probation and the possibility of imprisonment. If an assault involved a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, you face a mandatory minimum five-year jail sentence. If involved in DUI accidents, people face a sentence anywhere from five to fifteen years imprisonment.
The Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC will find any defense available to defend you against unsubstantiated criminal charges. He has successfully argued for dismissals, plea bargains, and reduced charges in many aggravated assault cases. He will challenge the validity of searches, seizures, arrests, wiretaps, informants’ statements, and a variety of other police conduct in your case.
Contact an Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Attorney
To learn more about the charge of aggravated assault, call the Phoenix, Arizona, Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC.
Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.