ARS § 13-1203, Assault

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ARS § 13-1203 Assault

ARS § 13-1203 Assault is defined as;

  1. Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or
  2. Intentionally, placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
  3. Knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke such person.

Assault committed intentionally or knowingly pursuant to paragraph 1 is a class 1 misdemeanor.

This offense carries a jail term of 0 to 180 days. Probation Is eligible, unsupervised, up to 3 years.

Assault committed recklessly pursuant to paragraph 1 OR assault pursuant to paragraph 2 is a class 2 misdemeanor.

This offense carries a jail term of 0 to 120 days. Probation Is eligible, unsupervised, for this offense. Assault committed pursuant to paragraph 3 is a class 2 misdemeanor. This offense carries a jail term of 0 to 30 days. Probation IS eligible, unsupervised, up to a year.

If you are bing charged with ARS § 13-1203 Assault Contact, Assault Defense Attorney, Carissa Jakobe at Mendoza Law Office.

When charged with ARS § 13-1203 or Assault, there is always an alleged victim.

More often than not the alleged victim does not come to the table with clean hands. Whether he or she has a violent past, prior felony convictions, been convicted or charged with a violent crime, provoked the offense or even attacked first, these are the critical facts that Mendoza Jakobe Law investigates in order to craft a defense and corroborate your side of the story. In like vein, Arizona has granted its citizens many justification defenses, e.g. self-defense, lawful display of a weapon, crime prevention, and third-party protection. These are just some of the many ARS § 13-1203 defenses available to someone who has been charged with ARS § 13-1203, a violent offense. All of these are taken into immediate consideration and investigated from the first meeting with violent crimes attorney, Carissa Jakobe at  Mendoza Jakobe Law.

Define Sexual Exploitation of A Minor

A.R.S 13-3553 “Sexual Exploitation of a Minor” (i.e. “Child Pornography”) is a class two (2) felony.

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Phoenix Sex Crimes LawyerThe maximum penalty on a Sexual Exploitation charges actually carries more time than the maximum penalty on a Second Degree Murder charge. A conviction will require you to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of your life, and you are not allowed to have any contact with anyone under the age of eighteen (18) (this includes your own children), without going through numerous testing procedures and only with the consent of your Probation Officer.

If the victim is 15, 16, or 17 is defined as knowingly recording, filming, photographing, developing, or duplicating any visual depiction in which a minor is engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct.

Sexual exploitation of a minor carries a mandatory prison term of 3 years to 12 years. Probation IS eligible up to a lifetime term. Registration as a sex offender IS mandatory.

Sexual exploitation of a minor, if the victim is under 15 is defined as knowingly recording, filming, photographing, developing, or duplicating any visual depiction in which a minor is engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct.

Consecutive sentences for each picture of a multi-count sexual exploitation case is constitutional.

Sexual exploitation of a minor carries a mandatory prison term of 10 years to 24 years. Probation is NOT eligible. Registration as a sex offender IS mandatory.

Due to the serious nature of the allegations and exposure to life-altering consequences, sex crimes allegations require attention to detail, work ethic, and proficiency in the law. It is vital to Ms. Jakobe, both professionally and personally, that she treats every client with dignity and respect in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere.

If you’re are being charged with Sexual exploitation of a minor then your entire life is at risk. You need the Phoenix sex crimes defense that on Carissa Jakobe of Mendoza Jakobe Law can provide.

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Domestic Violence laws in Phoenix


Domestic Violence laws in Phoenix, Arizona. Criminal Defense Attorney, Carissa Jakobe, breaks it down.

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Phenix Domestic Violence DefenseDomestic violence offenses encompass a wide range of offenses ranging from assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, harassment, and damage to property just to name a few. Even just simple incidents that are charged as misdemeanors. Literally, almost any offense can have the domestic violence tag attached to it. The reason why the law decides that some Violent Crimes offenses are “domestic violence” is solely due to the relationship status between the parties. This is not limited to marital spouses or unmarried couples. It extended to all family members (brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc). Widening the sweep of this law, it even extends to roommates living in the same house.

Domestic violence (“DV”) offenses start off as simple offenses but just due to the sole nature of the relationship of the parties, a domestic violence conviction leads to a mandatory loss of one’s right to bear arms, i.e carry a gun. This is a federal mandate in which the states follow. It does not even have to be a violent offense between the two parties, so long as the offense has that domestic violence tag, or enhancement. Therefore, a conviction for a domestic violence offense triggers one’s loss of their gun rights and he or she is now a prohibited possessor. Possessing a gun while a prohibited possessor is a class 4 felony. Click Here To Read More

Who Is Ms. Jakobe?


Phoenix Criminal Defense AttorneyMs. Jakobe has groomed and perfected herself for the practice of criminal defense since the beginning of her education. She graduated from the prestigious Gonzaga University in 2001 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and minor in Political Science. During Ms. Jakobe’s tenure at Gonzaga she was an intern for the Spokane Public Defender’s Office. After graduating, Ms. Jakobe went straight through to Gonzaga University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 2004 while law clerking for Washington State’s top criminal defense firm, Stiley & Cikutovich. In 2005 Ms. Jakobe began working at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office and then transferred to the Office of the Legal Defender in late 2009. While at these offices, she handled everything from simple misdemeanors to murders, and was in court almost every single day. Ms. Jakobe even assisted in the training and education of other criminal defense attorneys in Arizona at various seminars and educational institutions.

After six years working with Maricopa County public defense, Ms. Jakobe opened up her own law office in 2011. Despite Ms. Jakobe starting out small, she had earned a very big reputation during indigent practice: smart, original, and aggressive. Word of Ms. Jakobe’s law office soon traveled fast throughout Maricopa County and she was hired by some of Arizona’s most high-profile and infamous clientele.

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Ms. Jakobe’s practice focuses on sex crimes, drug trafficking, organized crime, and violent crimes. Ms. Jakobe has a successful track record of dismissals and favorable resolutions by proactively and aggressively working up cases in pretrial motion and litigation practice. She has dedicated herself to clients by providing quality over quantity representation, and every client can expect Ms. Jakobe to live up to her name.

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