If you or someone you care about faces assault charges, seek help from Peoria assault attorneys. In the Peoria, Arizona area, you do not have to look further than the attorneys at Stewart Law Group. Contact our Peoria criminal defense lawyers today for a free consultation.
An assault charge has the power to change an individual’s life for the worse. The two lower classes of assault charges do not require proof of injury, such as a bruise, cut, or black eye. For that reason, wrongful assault charges happen every day. Additionally, in some cases the defendant inflicted bodily harm, but not to the extent the accuser asserts. Even in cases where the defendant acknowledges guilt, it is imperative to carry out an investigation and to construct a proper defense to ensure that the court’s punishment fits the crime.
Assault Charge Defense Attorneys
If authorities arrest you or someone you know for assault, seek legal help. The laws in the state of Arizona are stringent toward assault charges. In a case of simple assault or simple harassment where the victim does not have to provide much proof of the event, legal leeway may result in wrongful accusations and wrongful arrests.
The attorneys at Stewart Law Group are ready to help build the best defense possible with their knowledge of what the prosecution may do next. Do not hesitate to get a lawyer by your side. Contact our Peoria firm for a free consultation today.
Why You Should Select Stewart Law Group
The attorneys at Stewart Law Group have extensive courtroom experience in criminal defense cases. Here are a few examples of why clients work with us.
- We have served thousands of clients over decades of practice.
- The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
- Our attorneys are former prosecutors. As defense attorneys, they have experience from both sides of the courtroom and can anticipate the next move of the prosecution.
- Our attorneys emphasize compassionate, dedicated care for their criminal defense clients.
Types of Assault Charges
Assault charges are wide-ranging in the legal world. They vary from scuffles with scratches and bruises to scenarios where victims are severely injured. Additionally, assault applies to two strangers fighting in a bar, but it also applies to spousal abuse in the home, and more. Because the genre of crime is large, the punishments vary widely. Here are the most common areas of assault cases.
- Assault is when a person knowingly or recklessly intends to hurt another person, but without a weapon.
- Aggravated assault is knowingly or recklessly intending to hurt another person while armed with a weapon.
- Domestic violence is assault that occurs between two members of a family, or people in a romantic or sexual relationship. Child abuse also falls under domestic violence, but it sometimes treated differently. Even if you believe your loved one will commit assault or harm, talk with an order of protection attorney in Peoria to legally protect yourself.
- A violation of injunction against harassment is a violation of an order of protection or restraining order. This means that an individual who has committed or may commit domestic violence toward another person has a protective order put out against them and that he or she chose to knowingly violate it.
- Endangerment is intentionally putting another person in danger with the intent of hurting that person.
- Harassment can fall under (or be related to) assault charges but does not typically involve injury.
- Aggravated harassment includes a wide array of more severe forms of harassment, including stalking and violating protective orders.