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What is a misdemeanor assault in AZ?

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Misdemeanor Assault in AZ Video

Misdemeanor Assault Video Transcript

Today we’re going to be talking about misdemeanor assaults. Now a misdemeanor assault occurs when one, you intentionally or knowingly cause physical injury to another person. That could be any physical injury. That could be a scrape on your hand, or it could be a bruise on your face. Whatever it is, as long as the state, that being the prosecutors can prove that there was an injury that you caused to someone else, you could be looking up to six months in jail. It’s a class one misdemeanor. If they could prove to the state that you recklessly caused a physical injury to another, that’s a class two misdemeanor. It’s still punishable by up to four months in jail. If they can prove that you intentionally placed another in reasonable apprehension of physical injury, that’s also a class two misdemeanor, again, punishable by up to four months in jail.

Now the last one is knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke them. Basically, you go and you poke somebody in the chest with your finger, or you push them back. That’s assuming you don’t actually cause any physical injury. That’s still a class three misdemeanor. It’s punishable by up to 30 days in jail. Now assault could range. There’s also felony assault, which we’ll talk about at another time, as well as domestic violence assaults. There could be different ramifications with that depending on the relationship. If you do find yourself arrested or potentially charged with one of these misdemeanor assaults, please give us a call. Also, you could check out or section on assaults defenses. Research up on it first before you to speak to us, and hopefully we could help you out.