Navajo County Assault Lawyer
Defending Assault Charges in Navajo County
When you have been charged with assault in Navajo County, come to Williams Law Group for dedicated legal defense to help you avoid the serious consequences you face. The courts in our area take violent crimes seriously, and whether you are accused of committing assault during a domestic violence incident, during an altercation or under any other circumstances, it is important to retain a
Navajo County criminal defense lawyer who will fight to safeguard your rights. We have represented clients on everything from misdemeanors to several week-long felony jury trials, and are ready to meet with you today.
It is not advisable to discuss the charges with anyone but an attorney, as you would be at risk of making incriminating statements. There is rarely anything you can say to the police which will help to resolve your situation. Once you have been arrested, they already believe you committed the crime, and anything else you tell them will only be used to add to the evidence. For example, if you say that you hit the other person after being provoked, you are admitting that you did hit the other person, as well as the fact that you were present at the scene of the crime, whereas a criminal defense attorney could otherwise place the burden of proof on the prosecutor to establish that you were even there, let alone proving that you hit anyone.
What is assault?
Section 13-1203 of the Arizona Criminal Code outlines several different conditions of assault. For intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing physical injury to another person, you can be sent to jail for up to 6 months, while threatening someone with injury can lead to jail sentence of 4 months. Touching another person with intent to injure, insult or provoke is punishable by up to 30 days in jail. The charge will be increased to aggravated assault, a felony which carries up to 10 years in prison, if you are accused of causing serious injury or disfigurement or of using a deadly weapon.
Contact a Navajo County assault attorney
who will stand by you as the case progresses and work tirelessly to seek a favorable outcome.