At Katsarelis Law PLLC, our experienced assault attorneys have defended clients in the criminal justice system for more than ten year. We have successfully obtained acquittals for our assault clients, arguing self-defense and lack of intent. Getting arrested and/or charged can be a very frightening experience that can leave you feeling vulnerable.
Some of the common defenses to assault include:
Defense of property- most of the assaulters claim to have done that in defense of their property. According to the law, it is accepted. If your property is withheld or invaded, you may use a considerable amount of force to protect it. This mostly happens with homeowners, and we can help you withdraw the charges.
Duress- we use this type of defense when you have been forced to conduct an assault by threat or use any physical forces that resulted in bodily injury.
Self-defense- this is the common defense used in assault cases. If you are charged with assault but it was for self-defense, the court will need evidence that shows you were threatened, show that there was no harm to the other party from you, and on your side, you did not have the chance of escaping the situation. This procedure may sound hectic, but Katsarelis law is ready to ease your work. Your work tells us all you know and leaves the rest to us.
Defense of other people- this is not very different from self-defense. All the limitations that are associated with self-defense are applicable here too. It would be best if you had reasonable ground for your perceived fear to establish such a defense.
Lack of mental state- we can also help you avoid an assault prosecution if you are not in the required mental state or did not act knowingly or intentionally when they committed the offense.
Necessity- we will use this defense strategy if you are engaged in assault conduct which is a criminal offense, but you did it out of condition that, if avoided, would have caused the private or public injury.
Consent- if you have consented to a particular act, then we can use this as a defense strategy and drop your charges.
Our assault crime and battery charge defense lawyers are ready to assist you if you are charged with assault crimes. The criminal justice system of Arizona works under complex laws and regulations, which can become overwhelming. However, by contacting our law firm, people can get the best legal representation throughout Arizona. Our lawyers are known to handle all assault cases with care and efficiency. They work with total dedication and commitment to gather evidence in favor of the accused party. Our lawyers use unique strategies to represent their clients to win the case. Moreover, our lawyers guide the clients through every step of their case and help them understand what is happening.
Don’t know where to start yet? It is necessary to find yourself a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer who will help you navigate through better. Speaking with an experienced assault attorney will explain to you the available options and assist you in getting the best possible outcome.
For any charges that need an attorney to help, reach us on 520-510-0439, 177 North Church Avenue, Suite 600, or send us a mail at [email protected]. Our crime attorneys in Arizona and Tucson are dedicated to helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes in their cases. We do this by negotiating with the government, preparing for trial, and litigating motions to suppress evidence. Assault is a serious crime that could result in jail time and other penalties. Let us help you avoid these consequences as much as possible.
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