Anyone accused of any type of assault should have a Glendale assault attorney to prove his or her innocence or secure reduced sentencing if possible. Assault is a serious crime and the state of Arizona aggressively pursues criminal cases for all types of assault. Contact the Stewart Law Group today if you or a loved one needs legal representation to fight assault charges.
Two main defenses against an assault charge exist: mistaken identity and self-defense. The police may have arrested a suspect due to confusion with the subject’s description or other faults with the evidence in play. Additionally, Arizona upholds a Stand Your Ground law, which allows an individual to use physical force, even deadly force if necessary, against an immediate threat of harm from another person. If you face unjust or wrongful assault charges in Glendale, AZ, call the Stewart Law Group today to schedule a meeting with a criminal defense attorney.
An individual arrested and charged for any type of assault may want to secure representation from a public defender to save money on legal fees However, most public defenders handle many cases at a time and despite their legal acumen simply cannot deliver the same degree of personalized attention that a private firm like the Stewart Law Group offers. Simply put, hiring a Glendale criminal defense attorney is the best way to protect your rights, future, and freedom after an arrest.
Assault charges can lead to jail time, probation, restitution, restraining orders, and the loss of professional licenses and some privileges. A criminal defense attorney will carefully review a prosecutor’s evidence and interpretation of the facts in the case to look for procedural errors, inconsistencies, and exonerating evidence to secure lighter sentencing or acquittal. If the prosecution offers any sort of plea bargain, the defendant’s attorney will help determine if accepting the offer would be in the defendant’s best interests.
Arizona defines an assault as any threat of harm made against another person knowingly, intentionally, and/or recklessly. Assault charges often accompany other criminal charges like battery or may receive special designations such as “aggravated” under certain circumstances.