ARS § 13-1203 Assault is defined as;
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing any physical injury to another person; or
- Intentionally, placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury; or
- 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.
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.