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Assault Charges Defense

Assault Charges Defense Attorney in Tucson, AZ

Assault charges are severe and could have life-altering consequences, which is why it's so important to choose the right lawyer to help defend you. In the Tuscon area, that lawyer should be our firm, Katsarelis Law, PLLC.

At Katsarelis Law, PLLC, we're proud to say that we have successfully defended hundreds of assault cases in Arizona and the surrounding areas. Contact me right away if you or someone you know is facing assault charges so that we can prepare your defense with the utmost care and attention to detail. We offer a free consultation to explain your situation to us without obligation and learn how we can help you avoid the severe consequences that an assault conviction can bring about.

Katsarelis Law, PLLC, Tucson Assault Lawyers You Can Trust

It is stressful, frightening, and overwhelming to be facing criminal charges. This applies especially to charges involving violence that could lead to a lengthy prison sentence. A defendant charged with assault, battery, or a related offense should contact our attorney as soon as possible.

At Katsarelis Law, PLLC, our criminal defense lawyer fights hard to protect our clients' rights. In the event of a conviction, long-term ramifications, such as jail time, could result from assault and battery charges. You can contact me for a confidential consultation if you or a family member is arrested in Tucson and charged with assault or battery.

Arizona Statute: Assault Charges

Your potential sentence can also vary depending on the charge, from mere fines to a lengthy prison sentence. Assaults range from the mere threat of violence to physical harm.

Understanding your assault charges is the first step in determining your future. Call me for a free legal case evaluation if you face assault charges in Arizona.

Misdemeanor Assault

Assault can result in a misdemeanor charge if:

  • You physical harm another person
  • You Pose a reasonable threat of physical harm to another person, or
  • An individual touches another intending to injure, insult, or provoke them.


An act of endangerment, or reckless endangerment, is any action that could cause physical harm because of carelessness, recklessness, or negligence. It is like an assault charge, but there is no willful or deliberate threat of harm. Arizona Endangerment Charges are Class 1 Misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2500 fine.

Defending the case requires the prosecution to prove intent and knowledge of the above. If the defendant is found guilty of a misdemeanor assault in Arizona, the defendant may face up to one year in jail, restitution to the victim, and fines.

You must prove that one of these elements is not present to defend against Arizona aggravated assault charges. The significant component is that you committed an assault. Our Arizona criminal defense lawyer can get the charges reduced or dismissed by finding gaps in the prosecutor's case.

Aggravated Assault

It can take several factors to elevate an assault to the level of an "aggravated assault". If you face charges as serious as this, you want to ensure you get the best help you can- let us assist you.

The following factors can aggravate assault offenses:

  • Assault resulting in "serious bodily injury."
  • Fractures or disfigurements that are temporary but substantial
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • In the case of a restrained or captive victim
  • An adult perpetrates the crime against a child 15 years old or younger.
  • Someone commits a crime after entering their private home
  • When the victims are Officers, correctional officers, firefighters, prosecutors, teachers, or medical professionals.

In Arizona, aggravated assault is a Class 3 felony, which carries a sentence of 5-15 years, depending on the seriousness of the offense. If convicted, you may face lengthy prison sentences, long-lasting criminal records, excessive fines, fees, counseling, restitution to the victim, adverse effects on your job and future employment, damage to your family, and other potential punishments.

If you are charged with aggravated assault in Arizona, contact Katsarelis Law, PLLC to determine what penalties you may face.

Threatening / Intimidating

An act of verbal, physical, or mental intimidation that threatens to cause physical injury or property damage is illegal. Acts that cause the evacuation of a public building or place also fall under threat laws. Intimidation and threats are class 1 misdemeanors. When a witness to a crime is threatened or the person making the threat is a gang member or accomplice to a criminal enterprise, the charge becomes a Class 3 felony offense.

If you are charged with assault, you should not take charge lightly. Never narrate your side of the story once the police have arrested you. This could unknowingly harm your case. Therefore, the best way for you to attain a favorable outcome is to retain a criminal defense or assault lawyer in Arizona who will represent your interests, tell your side of the story, and present compelling arguments on your behalf.

As part of my representation, you can expect me to file a motion to dismiss your charges, reduce them to lesser charges, suppress the evidence against you, or get the best result possible.

Why Choose Katsarelis Law, PLLC for Assault Defense?

Personalized legal counsel is essential to delivering the best results. There is no 'one size fits all approach in criminal defense law. Your criminal defense lawyer must aggressively defend you if accusedfalsely of assault and battery charges. I will:

  • Devise the best legal defense strategy
  • Conduct a confidential review
  • Explain your options and rights carefully
  • Gather all evidence relevant to the assault charge

At Katsarelis Law, PLLC We Defend Tucson Assault Defendants and Victims

As a victim of assault, you may seek legal recourse. Our Tucson law firm can provide you with the help and support you need from an experienced team of attorneys.

Also, if you have been charged with assault, you must act quickly to secure a qualified defense attorney to help defend your rights. Our first consultations are free, and we are available Monday-Friday. Contact Katsarelis Law, PLLC, today so we can get started on your case!

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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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